The Rittenhouse Women's Wellness Center 

Comprehensive Care Exclusively for Women 

October 2014 


Issue #46

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Focus on Breast Cancer

By: Monica Duvall, M.D., Board Certified Physician 

at the Rittenhouse Women's Wellness Center


As we embark on Breast Cancer Awareness month, it is worthwhile to review the statistics, risk factors, and preventive strategies of this globally devastating disease.  Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed malignancy worldwide.  It is the most common female cancer in the U.S., and it is the second leading cause of cancer death in women in the U.S., with over 40,000 deaths annually. 


Non-modifiable factors that are associated with an increased risk of breast cancer are female gender, white race, increasing age, postmenopausal status, and prolonged exposure to estrogen, such as early onset of periods or late menopause. [Learn More]

Healthy Snack:

Raw Protein Energy Bites


energy bitesDon't get caught in a snack time rut! Try these natural protein balls from health coach Jessica Wyman for a quick energy bite pre- or post-workout. 


Our Registered Dietitian,Theresa, recommends that you try to incorporate some source of fuel 30 minutes to one hour before exercise. Two to three of these energy balls have enough satiating protein to get you through your workout. You can also pop a protein ball after your workout to hold off your hunger until your post-workout meal; which should be consumed no later than an hour after exercise to gain muscle-replenishing benefits. [Read Recipe]

Outdoor Exercise Tips for the Fall
fall fitness
Summer has come to a close and we now welcome the Fall season with open arms! This is a great time of year to exercise outdoors during those brisk, chilly mornings on Kelly Drive. In order to prepare for your new fall fitness routine, follow  these tips from our fitness specialists.

1. Dress Appropriately: The fall can be a finicky season with some mornings cooler than others. You want to make sure that you are wearing the proper attire. You want to be warm enough for the conditions but wear breathable clothes such as Under Armour's outdoor gear to help release the heat your body is producing during your workout.


Read more tips on exercising outdoors this Fall!

Membership Discounts



Our membership program includes exclusive discounts with our growing list of partners. This month we have added...





Pure Fare - Best of Philly Healthy Lunch Spot, offers delicious, healthy and all natural food. With all products being organic, gluten free and fresh, this makes it easier to eat healthy for the on-the-go working woman. [Learn More]




Receive 10% OFF entire purchase* at Pure Fare. 



The Bronzed Bee - Best of Philly Spray Tan, offers custom airbrush tanning & waxing services in the Rittenhouse Square area. This boutique works hard to make sure each client receives the highest quality and service at each and every visit.  [Learn More]




10% discount on all services for new and returning/existing clients; a 15% discount on all packages; and 10% off all retail products**


Accessible Home Health Care -offers non-medical home care services for all ages: from newborns to seniors. All caregivers are there for offer compassionate care to you or a loved one. [Learn More]

Discounted rate of $19.50 per hour*** Including: free in-home safety assessment and free medical assessment by an RN with regular 90 day follow-ups.


Dr. William Sun, Board Certified Ophthalmologist

Dr. Sun has nearly 40 years of medical experience and is conveniently located in the Rittenhouse Square area of the city. He performs many services including routine eye and vision exams. [Learn More]

20% OFF contact lenses; 20% OFF frames 

*21st Street location only. Can not be combined with other discounts or promotions. 

**All discounts listed can not be combined with other discounts or promotions.

***discount is good for all shifts regardless of care needs or day of the week. Standard 4 hour minimum per shift applies.

New Treatment at DermaCenter
Micro Needling
Micro Needling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy is the fastest and most convenient way to help reduce wrinkles, fine lines and acne scars - NOW AVAILABLE AT DERMACENTER!

Micro Needling starts the release of growth factors that stimulates the production of new  collagen and elastin. It also creates "micro-channels" to infuse anti-agiing serums deeper into the skin for the best results! [Learn More]

Narberth Botox and Juvederm Party


Injectable Event Details  


November 3rd: Main Line office 2pm-8pm


Dr. Benjamin Lam

DermaCenter Medical Spa at the Rittenhouse Women's Wellness Center would like to invite you to our Center for our popular, exclusive injectable party! All procedures are performed by certified physicians including plastic surgeon, Dr. Benjamin Lam.


Every guest will receive a personalized skincare consultation from one of our Physicians in the privacy of our Medical Spa.   




Dr. Joanna Kakaty-Monzo


With Botox treatments your skin will look smoother in a few days, giving you a younger, fresher look. These procedures take only a few minutes and are followed by no down time and minimal discomfort. Dr. Joanna Kakaty-Monzo brings us years of experience as an injector of both botox and fillers. 

We hope you can join us for this event! For more details and to RSVP, see below.



BOTOX® Cosmetic Event Details:


Details: $11 per unit*


Call now - Space is limited!


Click here to RSVP

Juvederm Event Details:


Restore fullness to your cheekbones or lips, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, or smooth away smile lines, worry lines and fine lines with Juvéderm™ Injectable Filler. Filler injections help to restore your youthful appearance with minimal recovery time. We use only Juvederm with lidocaine to minimize your discomfort.


Each attendee will receive $100 off each vial of Juvederm*!! 


Click here to RSVP


*Must sign up for Brilliant Distinctions program in order to receive discount.

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Attention Members!

Your Guide on Accessing the Portal

Q: What is the best way to contact my doctor directly? 

A: In order to contact your doctor directly, please use your patient portal. Your doctor will respond within 24 hours of your submission.


Q: How do I access my portal?

A: Please go to and click on "my wellness sign in" located in the top right hand corner of your screen. This will bring you to the portal log in page where you will need to enter your username and password that was sent to your email. 


Q: What happens if I do not have my log in information?

A: Please email and request this information directly. You will then receive an automated email with your username and password. 


Q: Once I log in, what can I do?

A: Once you log in to your patient portal account, you will be able to see any upcoming or past appointments you may have had - this will be displayed on your homepage. You can also view any previous blood work results, schedule your annual physical or GYN, request refills, referrals and ask your doctor any private questions that you may have. You can access these options on the left hand side of your screen.


To request your new  patient portal log in and password, please email  


Request Your Portal Information Today!


Our patient portal allows patients to be able to view your labs, print your radiology prescriptions, reference your visit summary, schedule routine appointments, request prescription refills, request referrals and more.



To request your new patient portal login and password, please email  


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The Rittenhouse Women's Wellness Center provides primary care including routine gynecology, medical & aesthetic skin care, nutrition, fitness and emotional well-being exclusively for women. Our goal is to provide our patients with an integrated approach to health and well-being.