A Complete Approach to Women's Health
August 2015 Newsletter
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Added Protection with Gardasil 9

By: Maria Mazzotti, D.O.


At the end of last year the new version of Gardasil (Gardasil 9) was approved.  This is very significant, because it has coverage for 5 additional HPV strains that account for 20% of cervical cancers diagnosed. So, previously the vaccine was up to 75%, now it is up to 90% effective! The added news is it is just as safe. The shot is approved for use in females ages 9 through 26. (In males ages 9 through 15.)  Obviously the sooner you get the vaccine, the more effective it will be for you.  HPV screening is not recommend before starting, therefore, even if you have tested positive for HPV, there are still strains it can protect you against.


To learn more about Gardisil 9, click here

Sunburn Do's & Dont's

With summer now in full swing sunburns are, unfortunately, an all too common occurrence. More than 30 percent of adults and 70 percent of children and adolescents report at least one sunburn during the course of a year.  The best approach for sunburn is prevention through sun avoidance or diligent use and reapplication of a sunscreen. Sometimes, despite our best efforts, we end up lobster red after a sunny day.


Sunburn is a self-limiting condition that usually resolves in a few days. There is nothing you can do to reverse the skin damage or speed up the healing time but there are some things you can do, and things you shouldn't do, to reduce pain and further damage.

To learn the Do's & Don'ts of sunburns, click here.


Optimize your workout: post exercise nutrition
Optimize Your Workout: Post Exercise Nutrition

How can you get the most out of your workout? Putting in time at the gym is just part of the equation to getting the results that you are looking for. While you may know the importance of pre-exercise nutrition, if you are not properly fueling your body afterwards, you are probably cutting yourself short. Whether you are a weekend warrior or a seasoned veteran - you may have different nutrient needs but eating the right foods at the right time to help recover from the wear and tear of exercise is essential. Feeding your body after a workout allows you to see the results you want in terms of increasing your energy levels, strength, endurance, building lean muscle and losing weight. Skipping your post-workout recovery can put you behind for your next workout and also increase your risk for illness and injury.

What should I eat after my workout?

A combination of both a carbohydrate and a protein is best. Also, remember to re-hydrate the body with fluid and electrolytes to replenish what's lost when you sweat it out.  Carbohydrates are stored in the muscles as glycogen and are the body's main source of fuel during exercise.


To read more about getting the best out of your workout, click here.

Membership News New Partners, added benefits, & deeper discounts

Each month, we will be adding exciting, new partners with higher discounts! 


NEW! Rittenhouse Smiles: ONE BLOCK from Our Office

  • Members who do not have dental insurance receive 50% OFF 1st visit cleaning* and x-rays; FREE teeth whitening for life
    • You will pay $150 for a $550 visit
  • Members who do not have dental insurance receive 20% OFF visits and procedures after initial visit
  • All members who become patients receive 
    free teeth whitening for LIFE**
Andrea Cronin, DDS
Andrea Cronin, DDS

Rittenhouse Smiles is a private dental office located one block off of Rittenhouse Square in the historic Medical Towers Building.  Their goal is to provide patients with the highest quality dental care in a comfortable, relaxed and friendly environment.  Attention to detail and deep personal respect is highly valued in their office.


Rittenhouse Smiles offers comprehensive treatment plans which ensures that each patient receives all options when it comes to their dental health. They take pride in their reputation and make sure appointments are on-time, uninterrupted and dedicated to welcoming, treating and completing your dental treatment.[Learn More]


    NEW! Pine Deli: Across the Street From Our Office

    10% OFF Entire Order

  Pine Deli Logo

Pine Deli is conveniently located across the street from our office at 1613 Pine Street and offers a vast menu for their patrons. Their menu includes sandwiches, homemade burgers, salads and Korean food specialties. Their Korean food selections are Bulgogi, Jabchae and Bibimbop. This quaint deli offers breakfast all day, weekly specials which include a sandwich and a 12 oz soda or 10 oz coffee. They are open Monday-Saturday 8:00am-9:00pm. If for any reason you arrive to your appointment early or once your appointment is finished, you can receive a discount on meals! [Learn More]



Higher Discount! Blo/Out Blow Dry Bar


NOW 25% 
OFF all services Monday-Thursday 


Blo/Out Blow Dry Bar logo

BLO/OUT Blow Dry Bar offers an affordable luxury of a shampoo, blow dry and styling by expertly trained stylists at a flat rate 7 days a week with the added bonus of champagne, wine, coffee or tea! BLO/OUT's Signature styles include a straight voluminous blow dry with a twist, sleek loose curls, silky straight blow dry, beachy messy blow dry and others. BLO/OUT also offers an array of creative formal styles for your special event.

BLO/OUT has locations in Rittenhouse, Washington Square and Willow Grove Mall offering the convenience of no reservation needed, on-demand in house or office BLO/OUT and an events team for your party or wedding. BLO/OUT services also include dry and oily scalp treatments, Moroccan oil restorative hair treatments, scalp massages, makeup services and lashes. [Learn More]


To see our complete list of partners, click here!
*Does not include periodontal scaling.
** Maximum of 1 syringe per year. 



Added Membership Benefit! DermaCenter Medical Spa


35% OFF of all skin care services*


Additional 10% OFF monthly promotions & specials**



Dermacenter Medical Spa logo

DermaCenter Medical Spa offers the latest in non-invasive procedures such as laser hair removal, spider vein removal, cellulite reduction & body contouring and MORE!.




*Can not be used toward products or injectables. Can not be combined with any other promotions or specials.**Additional 10% is taken off of the monthly specials. (ex: 50% off laser hair removal monthly special will now be 60% off). Can not be used toward products or injectables.  


Have You Received Your Membership Card?

All members of Rittenhouse Women's Wellness Center's will receive EXCLUSIVE 
benefits from our partners when showing a valid membership card. You will receive a membership card in the mail after signing up or renewing your annual membership. You can also request a card while in the office for an appointment. If you do not receive your membership card through either of these channels, you may email info@rwwc.com to request one to be sent to your current address.
You're Invited! Pine Street Botox & Juvederm Event


August 3rd, 2015 | 2:00pm-6:00pm



DermaCenter Medical Spa at the Rittenhouse Women's Wellness Center would like to invite you to our Center for our popular, exclusive injectable party! 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. Lam is also available for plastic surgery consultations on August 3rd, 2015.  



We hope you can join us for this event!

To attend this event, you must RSVP by calling 215-735-7992.  


BOTOX® Cosmetic Event Details


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. 

Details: $11 per unit* Call now - Space is limited!


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*!! 


To attend this event, you must RSVP by calling 215-735-7992 or email here


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


Dermacenter August Specials



ATTENTION: Narberth Patients

Change in Hours


Please take note that our Narberth office will no longer offer Saturday appointments until further notice. If you are currently a Narberth patient and if for any reason you need to seek medical
care over the weekend, please call our office at 610-668-7992 and you will be directed to the
on-call physician. 



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 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 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.  



Rittenhouse Women's Wellness Centers

Philadelphia: 215-735-7992

Main Line: 610-668-7992


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