Alivation Aesthetics
Did You Know We Have Primary Care?
The Importance of Mental Health Communities
Travel and Mental Health

Alivation Aesthetics

We’ve always used the word integration to describe what we do here at Alivation Health. The body is a whole system, and needs to be treated with each part in relation to the whole. Likewise, the organization works best with people from multiple divisions working together simultaneously for the betterment of all patients. We have Primary Care for taking care of the physical person, and Behavioral Health for taking care of the mental life of a person. We have a pharmacy to make sure people get the medications they need, and a research division to help study the medications of tomorrow. Together, we like to think we ensure the best possible advantage for all people looking to live their healthiest, best selves. In the spirit of integration, and our continual pursuit of Next Level You, we’re proud to now offer Alivation Aesthetics.

What do we mean?

Simple. So often when treating patients at Alivation, we hear a consistent refrain: People wishing they could change something about their physical appearance, and a decreased quality of life as a result. Most of us likely have something about ourselves we’re not fond of, or parts of our physicality we’re always seeking to improve. These issues may even cause us emotional stress or mental hardship. But for some people, the desire to improve mentally comes directly from a desire to improve physically. While we encourage everyone to be happy and healthy in their own body, if someone is unable to achieve that, we believe it is our responsibility to offer the best options to get there. We want everyone to achieve and maintain optimal health and have nothing stand in the way, no matter how big or how small.

Aesthetics answers this dilemma. It’s a natural offshoot of our mission. For many people, it will likely improve their quality of life, sometimes greatly. From minor skin and laser procedures to larger truSculpt ones, treating the whole person can be as big or as small as required. When exercise, dietary, or mental strategies aren’t enough to achieve what you’d like, or the body that would facilitate your progression, Aesthetics steps in and helps you complete the last important leg of your personal journey. It’s there to make sure you receive the things you’ve earned from your self-improvement.

The symptom relief for those with body dysmorphia, personal anxiety, or negative self-image can mean all the difference. Many people will no longer be hampered by poor self-esteem or struggling to fix multiple challenges at once. For those who have body issues getting in the way of their larger recovery, mentally or physically, this helps to remove a final barrier to their goals. We strive to do whatever we can to ensure people live their best lives, have the most happiness possible, and look and feel exactly how they want. There is simply no substitute for complete wellness, in any form it takes. Alivation Health is proud to be an all-in-one, integrated place where everyone can get what they need.

Alivation Aesthetics is eager to help you achieve your goals. Grant Duffy, Director, leads the division and provides clinical expertise and care along with the team of Jayme Bristol, MSN, FNP and Allison Schindler, APRN. Call 402-817-2246 to schedule your free consultation and begin a new Next Level You today.

Alivation Aesthetics offers:

Body Sculpting & Body Contouring

Muscle Definition & Enhancement

Skin Revitalization

Pigment Reduction

Anti-Aging Protection

Laser Tattoo Removal

Laser Hair Removal

Vein Reduction


Did You Know We Have Primary Care?

We only ask because a lot of people don’t know that about us. Good fact to know, right?

Yes, Alivation Health has a Primary Care division in our garden level. It has nurses, APRNs, a PA, and a doctor. It’s right next to our medical records and Aesthetics divisions, and is fully integrated with the rest of our divisions. Primary Care used to be Family Practice Specialists, LLC. But luckily for us, we inherited a great company with a truly terrific medical team. Our Primary Care specialists see all kinds of people for all kinds of reasons, not the least of which are acute issues, vaccines, annual physicals, routine checkups, bloodwork, minor skin issues, and the list goes on, longer than a single blog can do justice to.

Lincoln has a wide variety  of medical practitioners and clinics. So what sets us apart? What makes Alivation’s Primary Care a go-to for the neighborhood and community? It’s our passion for providing complete, whole person care. Dedication to patient experience and outcomes is essential, and we practice it every single day. While Lincoln has many great medical clinics, our Primary Care is fully integrated with the rest of our services, meaning you receive complete care from one team, in one location, in one convenient trip.

We have many established  patients who trust us to partner with them in their care, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to help anyone who walks through our doors. Many people are often surprised to learn about our breadth of services and the care options available on our premises, and we can’t say we blame them: our building is large, and we provide cutting-edge treatment and assessment options that many haven’t been able to experience elsewhere.  It can be an adventure to visit Alivation for the first time and see everything, and we realize that every patient has unique needs, but Primary Care, especially in cold and flu season, is something for everyone.

You’ll find happy, dedicated people here. They’ll listen, are eager to chat with you, and will get you the services you need for whatever ails you. Our Primary Care team doesn’t limit their care to only outside patients: it was awesome this year to be able to get a flu shot just down the hall from people you know, especially since they’re amazing at their jobs. It was convenient and helpful, and contributed to our entire team’s overall wellness, and in turn, the wellness of our patients. We all work together, and we all try to stay healthy together.

For those looking for a new primary care provider, and a passionate, expert  team to handle their health needs, Alivation’s Primary Care should be your go-to. Convenient location, a great team, integration with other services—what’s not to love? Call us anytime to schedule your first appointment, or feel free to ask about it when you’re here for another appointment in our Brain Health, Research, or Aesthetics divisions. We’re always happy to take new patients, we provide walk-in and same day appointments, and we accept all forms of insurance. Now that you know we have Primary Care, you can feel assured it’s the best care you’ll find.


The Importance of Mental Health Communities

We live in uncertain, often frightening times.

This is no world-shattering statement. Everyone who watches or reads the news knows the world is often unsafe, dangerous, troubled by wars, famine, disease, crime, and political unrest. In early January, the hashtag #WWIII was trending on Twitter, as well as the usual talk of apocalypses and nuclear war. Heavy stuff. Fortunately, the news of our planetary demise has been greatly exaggerated, and despite the threats and insecurities, the world goes on.

But a big part of what helps get us through is community involvement and positive social networks. In challenging days, our mental health struggles are often exacerbated, and our worries magnified. Everything can seem like the end of the world, and every setback may seem fatal to our wellbeing. For those frightened of the world and what it holds, having a friend or a group of friends to talk and bond with can be a lifesaver.

We’re not immune to such frightened feelings at Alivation from time to time. Everyone who works here is, not surprisingly, human. With over 80 team members, we have plenty of different personal challenges to go around, but we always work through them. Team bonding is vital to our organization. The quality of our teamwork and friendships is what keeps us all going, and builds a structure of better care for every patient who walks through our door. We want their uncertainties and fears to be mitigated by our strengths and compassion.

Everyone who knows us knows that we like to help, love to laugh, and are always willing to listen to problems. We have good practice, helping each other frequently. We’re truly integrated, not only in services but in spirit. Part of the joy of working at Alivation is the way people cut through the smoke and truly reach other people, listening to challenges, and accepting the best because it is right. We listen to each other; we care. We pass that on.

For the world at large, these positive social interactions are essential to a healthy mind. We’re a social species, and we always have been. We crave positive interactions in whatever form they might take, and we value our relationships with others precisely because they can’t always be quantified as a data point. A good thing can just be a good thing, and a benefit only has to make you better to be a benefit.

So as we enter the colder (and darker) days of our midwestern winter, let’s take a moment to recognize the values of our social interactions, and the way our mental health is bettered by the people we know and the outlets we have. Let’s remember that the world isn’t ending, and we’re always able to grow beyond our perceived challenges and limitations and be even happier tomorrow than we were today. Let’s feel for others and let them feel for us in kind, and be grateful we’re friends with great people.

For those who need a social outlet or more mental health help, please feel free to call us anytime. We’re always glad to help, and you’ll find the positive social benefits you’re seeking with Alivation’s caring, often lovable bunch. We’re a judgment-free zone, and we only want what’s best for you at all times. We’ll do everything we can to help, and we’re proud that we have the opportunity to partner with your care. We can all make each other better.


Travel and Mental Health

Any number of films and books have portrayed protagonists traveling to “find themselves”, or to get in better control of their lives. After the book and subsequent film of Eat, Pray, Love became huge hits, for example, more and more people began to look at the emotional side of traveling, and sometimes the idea of a journey being a solo endeavor that enriched our own minds began to take hold. Any truth to it?

Of course!

Travel can be wonderful for mental health. It doesn’t even need to be very far, or expensive. Traveling to a new place can enrich our minds, and steep us in a new culture. We can explore things we’ve never seen before, and visiting a new place can be a helpful metaphor for us unlocking parts of our mind that we might have to deal with. By finding and experiencing these places, we can also occasionally make peace with something from our past that we might’ve needed to remember.

On a simpler level, it can also enhance our happiness. Few things get people as excited as taking a trip, or breaking out of their normal routine and experiencing something new. Whether you go alone or with friends or loved ones, the happiness we can reap from traveling can provide the type of stress relief and positive emotional boon that we need. The ability to unwind and relax from work and our routines is an excellent decompression effect, one that can significantly add to our happiness.

Perhaps the trip will strengthen relationships as well. We’ve seen that in countless films as well, and there’s obviously truth in it. Sharing a unique experience in a faraway place is a terrific bonding memory, one that has the potential to help for years to come. Cementing relationships of all sorts is possible, and nothing is better than being able to look back with fondness on a journey taken with someone important to you.

It isn’t hard to go from these benefits to seeing the overall mental health effects. So often, our own state of mental health is about decluttering our minds, or being able to see through the fog that is preventing us from achieving our best selves. A simple trip has the ability to do that, and lets us unlock the parts of ourselves we miss, or need to build on. Relieving stress has numerous health benefits as well, which means traveling can even positively affect physical health.

Like with most parts of life, the key is to find balance and to manage expectations. It’s unlikely one trip will solve all problems in your life, and it’s even more unlikely that it’ll fix a genuine mental health condition that you may have. But for symptom relief and a great positive experience that can act as an anchor in the worst of times, traveling fits the bill. Managing a trip into your daily life can help you realize goals and objectives, and what it is that means the most to you. Making sure you pursue the right things is a tremendous influence in the right direction.

For those with mental health challenges or concerns, traveling is a useful paradigm, teaching us to explore and discover more about ourselves while seeking new things. Journey to unknown places and seek out the best of yourself, and don’t be afraid to try for better things that might make you happier.