A Complete Approach to Women's Health
March 2015 Newsletter
Adding Specialists to RWWC

Cardiology* Parul Patel, M.D.,  is a Board Certified Cardiologist joining Rittenhouse Women's Wellness Center. She has extensive experience in treating patients who have a family history of heart disease along with diagnosing various cardiovascular disorders such as: adult congenital heart disease, heart attack and heart failure. Dr. Patel will begin offering her services at Rittenhouse Women's Wellness Center beginning April 3rd and patients are welcome to schedule now.[Learn More] 


Rheumatology Manijeh Bahremand, M.Dis a board certified internist who specializes in Rheumatology services at Rittenhouse Women's Wellness Center. She has experience in treating and diagnosing patients with arthritis as well as other autoimmune disorders and illnesses that affect the musculoskeletal system [Learn More]



Gynecology -     Joanna Kakaty-Monzo, D.O. offers comprehensive health care for women from 18 yrs & older through menopause and beyond. Patients may see Dr. Kakaty-Monzo for all gynecological needs. She will perform treatments for pelvic pain, family planning, urinary incontinence and minimally invasive surgical procedures. [Learn More]


Gynecology -      Eterial Burrell, WHNP-BC,  Board Certified Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, also offers a wide variety of gynecology services at the Rittenhouse Women's Wellness Center and has a great deal of experience in urodynamics, Nexplanon® birth control insertion/removal as well as intrauterine device (IUD) insertion/removal. [Learn More]


*Cardiology services available beginning April 2015. 


Ensure Safe Travels:

Why a Travel Visit is Important

By: Maria Mazzotti, D.O.


As spring comes along, some of us are starting to think about our summer vacation plans.  If you are one of those people who is considering traveling to an area that requires updating your vaccines or getting vaccines that are not required growing up in the United States, it is never too early to get started with your Travel Visit. 


There are a few things to keep in mind before traveling. 

  • Schedule your travel appointment as soon as possible. We recommend at least 4-6 weeks in advance.
  • Have a list of your medical problems, medications, allergies and your doctors name and phone numbers.
  • If you have artificial devices in your body.
  • Insurance companies may or may not pay for the travel visit, vaccines and medications.

To read more about the importance of a travel visit, click here. 

What's in a Registered Dietitian's Kitchen?

By: Theresa Shank, Registered Dietitian





With Memorial Day right around the corner, we asked Theresa Shank, our registered dietitian what she recommends clients to have in their kitchens to help them lose unwanted winter pounds. Here is what she had to say:


There are many items that are important to have in a healthy kitchen while trying to lose weight, but I won't bore you with that and just keep it simple by recommending my "must haves."


Fresh Fruit: Even though fruit is loaded with nutrients and antioxidants, its natural sugar content can be troubling for weight loss. I recommend limiting fruit intake to 1- two servings per day. My favorite picks are apples, grapefruit, blueberries, strawberries, cantaloupe and pears.


Fresh seasonal vegetables or frozen vegetables: the more vegetables you eat the leaner you will be, so aim for at least 5 servings a day. * One vegetable serving counts as a ˝ cup cooked or 1 cup raw. 


What else does she include in her kitchen essentials?


Membership Updates

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



BLO/OUT Blow Dry Bar is Philadelphia's premier blow dry bar with locations in Rittenhouse, Washington Square and Willow Grove Mall offering shampoo, blow dry and expert styling services 7 days a week as early as 7am and as late as 9pm. They also offer an affordable luxury of a shampoo, blow dry and styling by expertly trained stylists with the added bonus of champagne, wine, coffee or tea! [Learn More]


Received a 10% discount on all services Monday-Thursday


To learn more about membership, click here



About Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Benjamin Lam



Double board certified in both General Surgery as well as Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr.Benjamin Lam isa fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons as well as the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.  With nearly 20 years of experience patients describe Dr. Lam as "knowledgeable and caring". Dr. Lam typically sees patients at both our Philadelphia and Main Line offices - the first Monday of each month. Dr. Lam also sees patients at his private practice in Newtown, Bucks County, PA.


Dr. Lam carefully listens to your needs and goals and will work with you to develop the best treatment plan possible. At the Rittenhouse Women's Wellness Center, Dr. Lam performs non-surgical procedures such as Botox, Juvederm, Juvederm Voluma and consultations for surgical procedures including: 


  • Breast Contouring
    • Breast Enhancement
    • Breast Reconstruction
  • Body
    • Abdominoplasty / Tummy Tuck
    • Liposuction
  • Facial Procedures
    • Face Lift, Neck Lift/Jowls
    • Rhinoplasty - Nose Refinement

Learn more about Dr. Lam and services he offers at Rittenhouse Women's Wellness Center!


March Specials at DermaCenter




Attention Members:

How to Access Your Patient Portal Account


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

A: In order to contact a doctor directly, please use your patient portal. The doctor will respond within 1 business day of your submission. Please be sure the request is non-urgent.


Q: How do I access my portal?

A: Please go to www.rwwc.com 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 whereyou 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 info@rwwc.com 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 info@rwwc.com




Request Your Patient 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: info@rwwc.com.  



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Main Line: 610-668-7992


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