The Rittenhouse Women's Wellness Center 

Comprehensive Care Exclusively for Women 

November 2014 

Issue #47

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Over the Counter Cold Treatments

By: Jillan Rowbotham,D.O., Board Certified Physician 

at the Rittenhouse Women's Wellness Center


It is never a good time to get sick but unfortunately the cold and flu season is once again squarely upon us. The common cold lasts an average of seven to ten days and typically starts with a sore throat and possibly low grade fever, then progresses to nasal and sinus congestion. Finally, a cough, sometimes productive of mucus, is usually the last symptom to develop and the last to resolve. There is not yet a cure for the common cold and antibiotics not only won't help but increase the risk of allergic reactions, side effects, and development of resistant bacteria.  Plenty of rest and fluids are the mainstays of treatment, but there are also many medicines available over-the-counter that can help make things more manageable - the key is choosing the correct medications for the symptoms you are experiencing.

Ultimate Smoothie Components

Don't give up your morning smoothie because temperatures are dropping! Smoothies are a great way to consume more fruits and vegetables during the day. Our Registered Dietitian, Theresa Shank, recommends following 's structure for incorporating a well balanced smoothie into your daily routine

Workout Motivation Tips

There are a number of completely legitimate reasons you lost motivation to exercise. Work, family/friends, or maybe you just don't feel like it. Whatever the case, there are numerous ways to combat the temptations that keep you from reaching your fitness goals. Here are some tips to stay motivated to workout.  


1. Keep your fitness gear in sight 

You know the old saying, out of sight, out of mind? Well, if your yoga mat is tossed in the back of your closet, then you're less likely to attend class, right? Simple visual cues can serve as a reminder to keep fitness a priority. Try placing your gym clothes next to your bed or weights close to your door. 


Read more for motivation!


Looking To Turn Back the Hands of Time?
New Aesthetic Procedure Can Help

ThermiTight is the first of its kind aesthetic procedure that delivers controlled thermal energy under the skin to reverse the effects of aging. It's great for problem areas of the face, neck, tummy and thighs and has been featured in Elle and Allure Magazines as well as on the popular television show, The Doctors.  

All procedures are performed by our board certified physician, Dr. Joanna Kakaty-Monzo, who is currently a member of the Clinical Advisory Council of Thermi Aesthetics, and was one of the first physicians in the US to offer ThermiTight. [Learn More]

Membership Discounts



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



Dana Hot Yoga Bala Cynwyd Receive 15% OFF 10 and 20 card class card packages* 

Dana Hot Yoga has been the premiere Hot Vinyasa Studio on the Main line and surrounding areas since 2007. You can expect intensity in physical postures and heat purification, as well as the opportunity to bring the body and the mind into stillness. You will feel refreshed and rejuvenated after each session. [Learn More]



Lacquer Lounge - Receive a 15% discount on all services

Lacquer Lounge is a luxury Nail Lounge &
 Beautique excited to bring you a new level of style and health protection in nail & beauty services. They have a superior commitment to sanitation, the latest in beauty technology and provide the highest quality services. [Learn More

CrossFit Center City -  Receive a 10% discount on Small Elements Classes

CrossFit Center City was established in January of 2009 in the heart of Center City Philadelphia making it the oldest CrossFit affiliate in the city. The gym has grown into a community that boasts nearly 300 members of all ages, backgrounds and the most broadly educated and experienced full-time coaching staff in the city, along with a stellar layout of classes meant to make you better at life, CrossFit, running, rowing and more! [Learn More]



Salon Thalia -  Receive a 10% discount on hair cut or blow dry services 


Salon Thalia is a modern hair salon in Center City Philadelphia,offering a variety of services to revitalize your look and well-being. Along with high-quality cuts and color, they also offer Keratin treatments, formal styling, relaxers, bridal services, facial waxing, professional make-up, lash extensions, and manicures. [Learn More]



Pure Sweets & Co. - Receive a  10% discount on entire order


Pure Sweets & Co. Pure Sweets & Co. is the only 100% organic, plant-based, gluten-free,kosher parve cafe in Philadelphia.  P.S. & Co. offers handcrafted meals, cold-pressed juices and full service brunches on the weekends from 10am-2pm and a farm-to-table 5 course dinner on Fridays at 7pm. [Learn More]


*Bala Cynwyd location only

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 stimulate the production of new  collagen and elastin. It also creates "micro-channels" to infuse anti-aging serums deeper into the skin for the best results! [Learn More]
November Specials at DermaCenter!

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.