Devastating Depression

One morning, I woke up and literally could not get out of bed. It’s the most awkward and crazy thing I’ve ever felt. At the time I was 31. I was physically fit. But it was like a brick wall had been built on top of my body overnight. It was frightening.

Best of 2010 81-101

81 Vintage Shop Like “Mad Men” set decorator Amy Wells, we’re big fans of Fullerton’s Out of Vogue, where you’ll quickly discover the difference between this place and second-hand shops. From rotary telephones to Dansk kitchenware, every item in this treasure-trove has a vintage pedigree. 109 E. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, 714-879-6647, outofvogue.com.

Best of 2010 61-80

61 Gourmet S’more That childhood summer fave, the S’more, has grown up at BeachFire Bar & Grill. A 4-by-4-inch homemade graham cracker is topped with a wedge of housemade marshmallow torched golden, drizzled with melted bittersweet Belgian chocolate, and crowned with a scoop of vanilla-bean ice cream. $7. 204 Avenida Del Mar #D, San Clemente, 949-366-3232; 25682 Crown Valley Parkway, Building I, Ladera Ranch, 949-542-7700,

Best of 2010 1-20

01 Soda Selection The ruffled crown cap. The frosty glass bottle. The pop and hiss as you snap one open. A sundry selection of 100-plus vintage sodas—including diet and pure cane sugar varieties—awaits at Zlaket’s, each promising a carbonated dose of nostalgia and a sweet remedy for that summertime thirst. Mix and match your own $8 six-pack. 12921 Main St., Garden Grove, 714-534-2188, zlakets.com.

Introduction

Health care is the focus of public debate now more than any time since 1945, when President Truman proposed an initiative that, 20 years later, was enacted as the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Then and now, at the center of that roiling debate are the doctors, the men and women whose training, instincts, and compassion for their patients and their community remains the most vital sign of the county’s overall health. Each year, the Orange County Medical Association c

Criteria

To be selected for the 2010 Physicians of Excellence honor, applicants were required to meet the following baseline criteria: • Be certified by an American Board of Medical Specialties board member • Be in good standing with the Medical Board of California • Maintain his/her primary practice in Orange County for the last five years • Be in practice within his/her specialty for the last five years Applicant nominees also were requ

Doctors by Specialty: K–O

Maternal and Fetal Medicine Judith Hyunsuk Chung Health services research UCI Manchester Pavilion, 200 S. Manchester Blvd. #600, Orange, 714-456-2911 Carol Ann Major Diabetes and pregnancy UCI Medical Center, 101 The City Drive S. Building 56, Orange, 714-456-6707 Deborah A. Wing Maternal and fetal medicine UCI Medical Center-Obstetrics & Gyn

Doctors by Specialty: Q–Z

Radiology Stephen A. Feig Breast imaging UCI Medical Center-Radiology, 101 The City Drive S., Orange, 714-456-6905 June M. Herman Radiology-mammography and nuclear medicine UCI Medical Center-Radiology, 101 The City Drive S., Orange, 714-456-6595   Rheumatology Michael Fabricant Rheumatoid arthritis St. Jude Her

Chronic Back Pain

It was Christmas Eve, intense back pain had landed me in the hospital, and I’d never felt lower in my life.

Best of 2010 21-40

Value Restaurants 21 Cafe Rio, Lake Forest 22 Cucina Alessá, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach 23 Daily Grill, Irvine 24 Dosa Place, Tustin 25 House of Big Fish,Laguna Beach 26 House of Kabob, Lake Forest 27 Scottie’s Smokehouse, Orange 28 Wadiya, Anaheim 29 Yves’ Bistro, Anaheim Hills 30 Z’Tejas, Costa Mesa 31 Diner Chili for the Health-Conscious