When it comes time to take care of you and your health, where you go matters. Readers’ Choice can guide you in the right direction with personalized knowledge straight from the people of this city.

Nominations and final voting: Based entirely on community participation, Omaha businesses are nominated as the best in their category for about eight weeks at TheReader.com beginning in January and running through the end of February. Tens of thousands of nominations inform the top nominees in each category who will appear on the final ballot. Final voting runs March 5 through April 30. Stringent procedures help insure one-person, one-vote and minimize vote-buying. An independent accounting firm Hancock & Dana, one of Omaha’s oldest, counts final votes to tabulate the awards.

Winners: This list represents what Omaha locals and Reader readers love — businesses that are the best at what they do. With deep thanks to everyone in the community who participated, we congratulate these amazing awardees!

Best Bank

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: First National Bank

Readers’ Choice: Pinnacle Bank, American National Bank, Dundee Bank, Great Western Bank

Readers’ Recommend: 1st State Bank

Readers’ Refer: ACCESSbank

Best Chiropractic Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Essentials Natural Family Health

Readers’ Choice: Koca Chiropractic, Becker Chiropractic and Acupuncture, Kunz Chiropractic

Readers’ Recommend: Powers Chiropractic PC, Martin & Schrage Chiropractic

Readers’ Refer: Special Kneads LLC

Best Cosmetic Dental Office

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: New Image Dentistry

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental, Shadow Ridge Dental, Bolding Dentistry, Hardy Benjamin G DDS

Best Cosmetic Practice – Noninvasive

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Skin Specialists PC: Joel Schlessinger MD

Readers’ Choice: Dermatology Specialists of Omaha, Ideal Image Omaha

Readers’ Recommend: Imagen Cosmetic Surgery

Best Cosmetic Surgery Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Popp Cosmetic Surgery

Readers’ Choice: Aesthetic Surgical Images, Ideal Image Omaha, Finkle Cosmetic Surgery Center

Best Counseling Clinic

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Heartland Family Service

Readers’ Choice: Psychiatric Services, P.C., Arbor Family Counseling, The Center for Mindful Living

Readers’ Recommend: Omaha Integrative Care

Best Credit Union

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Centris Federal Credit Union

Readers’ Choice: Metro Credit Union, Cobalt Credit Union

Readers’ Recommend: Creighton Federal Credit Union, Omaha Police Federal Credit Union

Readers’ Refer: Omaha Firefighters Credit Union

Best Dentist Office

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Premier Dental

Readers’ Choice: The Dentists at Village Pointe, Bolding Dentistry, Hoover Dental

Readers’ Recommend: Curry Roger K DDS, Susan M Niles DDS, Today’s Dental – Tranquility Park

Readers’ Refer: Parra Family Dentistry

Best Dermatology Clinic

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Midwest Dermatology Clinic P.C.

Readers’ Choice: Braddock Finnegan Dermatology, P.C., Dr. Joel Schlessinger, M.D., Skin Specialists PC

Best Float Tank Center

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Float Center

Readers’ Choice: True REST Float Spa

Best Health Clinic

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Methodist Physicians Clinic

Readers’ Choice: CHI Health, OneWorld Community Health Centers, Inc

Readers’ Recommend: Boys Town Pediatrics

Readers’ Refer: Strada Healthcare

Best Hospital

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Nebraska Medical Center

Readers’ Choice: Methodist Women’s Hospital, Methodist Hospital, CHI Health Lakeside Hospital

Best In-Home Health Care

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Visiting Nurse Association

Readers’ Choice: Hillcrest Health Services, CHI Health Lakeside, Comfort Keepers

Best Insurance Agency

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: State Farm: Greta Ritchie

Readers’ Choice: State Farm: Steve Skidmore, Beau Iske State Farm; Farmers Insurance: Lance Juett; American Family Insurance: Steve Grow Agency, Inc.

Best Lasik Center

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Omaha Eye & Laser Institute

Readers’ Choice: LasikPlus, Kugler Vision

Best Law Firm – Bankruptcy

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Patino Law Office

Readers’ Choice: John T. Turco & Associates, P.C., The Abboud Law Firm, Husker Law, Skrupa Law Office, LLC

Best Law Firm – Criminal Defense

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Abboud Law Firm

Readers’ Choice: Schaefer Shapiro, LLP, James Martin Davis Law Office

Readers’ Recommend: Petersen Law Offices

Best Law Firm – Divorce

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Koenig Dunne Divorce Law

Readers’ Choice: McGill Law, P.C., L.L.O., Kinney Mason, PC, LLO, Husker Law

Readers’ Recommend: The Law Office of David Riley

Best Law Firm – DUI

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Schaefer Shapiro, LLP

Readers’ Choice: Olsen Law Offices, Robb N. Gage Attorney at Law, Craig Martin Law

Best Law Firm – Personal Injury

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hauptman O’Brien Wolf & Lathrop, P.C.

Readers’ Choice: The Abboud Law Firm, Dyer Law

Readers’ Recommend: Ronald J. Palagi

Readers’ Refer: Inserra l Kelley l Sewell, Injury Attorneys

Best Long Term Care Facility

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hillcrest Health Services

Readers’ Choice: Brookestone Village, Maple Ridge Retirement Community

Readers’ Recommend: Quality Living Inc, Westgate Assisted Living

Best Massage

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Massage Envy

Readers’ Choice: Intuitive Wellness with Makala, Faces Spa, Old Market Massage, Omaha School of Massage Therapy, Skilled Touch Health & Healing

Best OB/GYN Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Nebraska Medicine – Olson Center for Women’s Health

Readers’ Choice: CHI Health Clinic Women’s Health, Mid-City OB/GYN, P.C., Omaha OB/GYN Associates, P.C.

Best Optical Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Malbar Vision Center

Readers’ Choice: Pearle Vision, LensCrafters

Readers’ Recommend: Commercial Optical

Best Optometrist Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Malbar Vision Center

Readers’ Choice: Pearle Vision, ModernEyes Eyecare + Eyewear, Midwest Eyecare, Millard Family Eyecare Q Street

Best Orthodontist Office

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Omaha Orthodontics

Readers’ Choice: Hawley Orthodontics, Huerter Orthodontics, Braces Omaha, Igel Orthodontics Dentofacial Orthopedics

Best Pediatric Office

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Boys Town National Research Hospital

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Children’s Clinic PC, Children’s Physicians Eagle Run

Readers’ Recommend: John J. Vann, M.D., CHI Health Lakeside

Best Pharmacy

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Walgreens

Readers’ Choice: Kohll’s Rx, Baker’s Pharmacy

Readers’ Recommend: Elmwood Pharmacy

Best Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: OrthoNebraska

Readers’ Choice: Excel Physical Therapy, Makovicka Physical Therapy

Readers’ Recommend: Noll Spine Rehab & Orthopedic

Readers’ Refer: Physical Therapy Works Inc

Best Podiatrist

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Foot and Ankle Center of Nebraska and Iowa

Readers’ Choice: Ankle & Foot Clinic, Foot and Ankle Specialists, Mid Plains Podiatry, P.C., Momentum Foot and Ankle Wellness Center

Best Veterinary Clinic

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Walnut Creek Veterinary Clinic

Readers’ Choice: Ralston Vet, Westgate Animal Clinic, Papillion Animal Hospital

Readers’ Recommend: American Animal Hospital, Goodrich Veterinary Clinic, Millard West Veterinary Clinic, Morgan Pet Clinic, Best Care Pet Hospital, Heartland Pet Hospital


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