Dr. Scott Parry
It takes experience and a high level of sensitivity to navigate the health concerns of LGBT men and women, and our readers say Dr. Scott Parry (intownprimarycare.com) has mastered the technique. Working out of Intown Primary Care, Parry practices traditional family and internal medicine, while providing everything from PrEP to masculinizing hormones for LGBT patients.
Runners up included Drs. David Spivey (doctors.piedmont.org); David Malebranche; Mark Tanner; John Ouderkirk; Jason Schneider (www.resurgens.com/jason-a-schneider-md) and J. Manuel Patino.
Making your money work for you doesn’t have to be difficult with the right financial planner by your side. For LGBT Atlantans, that planner is Leslie Cook (www.ameripriseadvisors.com/leslie.a.cook). Working out of Ameriprise Financial, Cook has nearly two decades of experience helping LGBT Atlantans with everything from retirement income strategies to domestic partnership planning.
First and second-place runners up went to Don Dusick (yourcorneronline.com) and Emma Foulkes (www.fswealthmanagement.com/team/emma-i-foulkescfp-crpc).
A smile can speak more than a thousand words and for a megawatt grin, our readers choose Chip Hill (www.chiphilldds.com). Operating out of Midtown, Hill specializes in general and cosmetic dentistry. Lauded by patients for being as kind, gentle and funny as he is skilled, Hill is an especially great fit for those typically afraid of the dentist’s chair.
First and second-place runners up were Scott Bartruff (piedmontperiodontics.com) and Tudor Dragulescu (www.greatexpressions.com).
For money management made simple, Wells Fargo (wellsfargo.com) is our readers’ top choice. This iconic national chain has branches just about everywhere, including machines in QuikTrip gas stations for late-night cash runs. Best of all, this 165-year-old bank has been a bold supporter of Atlanta’s LGBT community, with a constant presence in the city’s annual Pride parade.
First and second-place runners up were BB&T (www.bbt.com) and The Private Bank (www.theprivatebank.com).
Sometimes it’s best to keep it simple. So say our voters who chose CVS (www.cvs.com) as the best pharmacy. Whether you’re looking for face cream, contact solution or are making a late-night cough syrup run, CVS has it. Over the years, this national drug store brand has expanded its offerings. Now you can grab everything from pet supplies to small groceries.
First and second-place runner up went to Ansley Kroger (www.kroger.com) and Alliance Community Pharmacy.
Sniffing out prime real estate comes naturally to Justin “JZ” Ziegler, who earned your vote as the city’s best realtor for the fourth time in the last six years. President of Common Ground Real Estate (www.commongroundrealestate.com), Ziegler came to real estate after the economic downturn of 2011. His acumen has since earned him a reputation for being a go-to insider for gorgeous properties.
Runners up were Will Stinson (www.kw.com/kw/agent/will-stinson) and the team of Barb Rowland (palmerhouseproperties.com/?aios_agent=barb-rowland) and Suzanne Feese (palmerhouseproperties.com/aios_agent=suzanne-feese).
Flawless skin is a thing of beauty, and dermatologist Mack Rachal can help you achieve it. On staff at Midtown Medical Associates (www.midtownmed.com), Rachal specializes in cosmetic as well as general dermatology, including Botox treatments for troubling frown lines. Schedule a visit for help with everything from worrisome moles to psoriasis, to ensure your skin is as smooth, beautiful and healthy.
First, second and third place runners up were Anna Pare (www.dermatologyconsultants.org), Teri Eastin (www.atlantaacnespecialists.com) and Tunisia Cornelius (www.atlantadermatologyexperts.com).
When getting a gorgeous body is your goal, LA Fitness (www.lafitness.com) is the destination. This national chain has numerous locations, including several across Atlanta – each with its own unique personality. Purchase a membership and enjoy access to step aerobics, basketball, handball courts and a wide variety of fitness equipment. Getting in shape has never been easier!
Runners up were Equilibrium Fitness (www.equilibriumfitnessatl.com) and Catalyst Fitness (www.catalystfitness.com).
The blown-out look has taken hold and for bone-straight hair that blows them away, look no farther than BLO Salon (404-323-8428, 770-598-8853). But this modern concept salon is no one-trick pony. BLO provides cuts, color, highlights and even waxing in addition to its namesake “blo-outs.” Schedule a visit for a fabulous new look.
First and second runners up were Taper Hair Studio and Everson McKinley Salon (www.eversonmckinleysalon.com).
Natural Body Spa
We all need to relax once in a while, and the top place in Atlanta to do it is Natural Body Spa (www.naturalbody.com). Offering a wide array of pampering services – from manscaping to full body exfoliation – this urban oasis of relaxation has locations throughout the metro Atlanta area. Treat yourself to a visit and let them massage your cares away.
Runners up were Blue Med Spa (bluemedcenter.com) and Jiao Reflexology (www.jiaoatlanta.com).
LGBT men and women have unique legal challenges and perhaps no lawyer in the city has been a better advocate for our issues than attorney Mimi McCain (www.titlelaw.com/GWM). This founder of the Stonewall Bar Association and 2014 recipient of a lifetime award from the association is an attorney with Ganek Wright Minsk PC, specializing in residential and commercial closings and builder development representation.
First runner up went to Denise VanLanduyt (www.vanlanduytlaw.com) and second runner up to Thad Woody (www.ksfamilylaw.com/attorneys/thad-f-woody).
The Georgian Terrace
Welcoming guests since 1911, The Georgian Terrace (www.thegeorgianterrace.com) remains a favorite for those looking to experience classic Southern hospitality. There’s plenty to love about this classically glamorous hotel in the heart of Midtown. But the Georgian Terrace has earned a special soft spot in the heart of the LGBT community as one of a select group of city hotels actively courting gay and lesbian travelers.
First and second runner up spots went to The W (www.starwoodhotels.com) and Loews (www.loewshotels.com).