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A Musical Veterans Day Ice Cream Social at Organ Stop Pizza October 1, 2014

veteran day flagDATE: Tuesday November 11, 2014
TIME: 1:30pm – 3:00pm, doors open at 1:15pm
WHERE: Organ Stop Pizza, 1149 E. Southern Ave., Mesa

Enjoy a free concert to celebrate and honor our veterans, with an emphasis on patriotic music and a demonstration/explanation of OSP’s Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ.
No food service will be offered other than beverages and ice cream and they will be available to purchase at current menu pricing. Organ Stop Pizza only accepts cash/checks. No debit/credit cards accepted.

RSVP:  480-813-5700 ext. 975 to reserve your space

 

FREE BBQ FOR VETERANS AT VALLEY FAMOUS DAVE’S on NOV 11 October 30, 2012

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In observance of Veterans Day on Sunday, November 11th, Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que in Phoenix would like to thank all former and current Military personnel for their dedication and commitment to our country by offering a FREE “Two Meat Salute.”

The “Two Meat Salute” is a choice of two different meats, including St Louis-Style Ribs, Georgia Chopped Pork, Texas Beef Brisket, Country Roasted or Barbeque Chicken, Traditional or Boneless Chicken Wings, Southside Rib Tips, Hot Link Sausage, Chicken Tenders or Beer-Battered Cod, served with a Corn Bread Muffin and a choice of one side.

The Veteran must provide either a U.S. Uniformed Services ID Card, form DD-214 or current leave and earnings statement w/photo ID, dog tags w/ a picture ID, or photo of them in uniform.

“Supporting our local Veterans is very important to me and our staff,” said John Erlandson, owner of the Valley’s four Famous Dave’s Restaurants and Catering company. Very important in part, because Erlandson is not only a Army Reserves Veteran, but also a 1990 graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger School. He is proud to be able to give back. “This is just a small way for all of us at Famous Dave’s here in Phoenix to show our appreciation for their selflessness and service to our country,” said Erlandson.

There are four Famous Dave’s restaurants in the Valley including Chandler at 3250 West Frye Road; Peoria at 16148 North 83rdAvenue, SanTanVillage in Gilbert at 2206 E Williams Field Rd and Mesa Riverview in Mesa at 1011 Dobson Road.  Go to www.famousdavesbbq.com for full offer details.

Famous Dave’s offers a variety of signature menu items, including award-winning St. Louis-Style Ribs brushed with Rich & Sassy® Sauce, Texas Beef Brisket, Georgia Chopped Pork, Santa Maria Tri-Tip, Country Roasted Chicken, Wilbur Beans, Creamy Coleslaw and Dave’s Famous Bread Pudding. Guests can also enjoy the delicious char-grilled burgers, salads, lip smackin’ sandwiches and home-style desserts. A Lil’ Wilbur Kid’s Menu includes classic kid favorites, such as Macaroni & Cheese, Chicken Tenders and Root Beer Floats. For more info, visit www.famousdavesbbq.com or www.facebook.com/phoenixfamousdaves.com

 

RED MEANS STOP ANNOUNCES NEW SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

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(Scottsdale, AZ October 2012) – Red Means Stop (RMS) is announcing a new scholarship program designed to benefit families who are unable to afford driving school. Since 1999, Red Means Stop has been actively dedicated to making our Arizona roads safer for our citizens, especially in their avocation to minimize red light running on our valley streets. The new scholarship announced last month by Frank Hinds, Executive Director of Red Means Stop (RMS) launched in September 2012 with the Jordan family, a family of triplet boys, being the pilot participants of the developing program.

In July of 2000, Deanna Jordan became a military widow when her husband was killed in an Apache helicopter accident leaving Deanna with 4 year old triplet boys to support on her own. After recently being informed that their benefits that they had been dependent on were coming to an abrupt end and with three boys of age to drive, Deanna wanted to be assured that her children are safe on the road. She was shocked to learn that schools no longer offer driver’s education for students, a problem as proper training can be costly for a single parent home.

“This grant has been a Godsend to us, and a little bit of weight off of my shoulders. I am so happy that they will get the quality education that DrivingMBA offers,” said Deanna. “It’s so scary to think about letting them drive. It makes me feel a little better knowing that they are getting such a great foundation to start driving with! Thank you Red Means Stop and DrivingMBA!”

Red Means Stop is elated to help the Jordan family with their need to properly teach and train the Jordan triplets, Kyle, Cameron and Justin, for their futures’ as drivers and ultimately wish this scholarship will benefit other families looking into the program at DrivingMBA.

“DrivingMBA’s ability to provide programs to kids who can’t afford it is very limited. The Red Means Stop board decided a worthwhile goal would be to develop a new generation of safe responsible, young drivers and educate them about red light running,” said Maria Wojtczak, owner of DrivingMBA.

The scholarship program is hoping to bring more sponsors for both organizations and generate awareness for the growing need to properly prepare teenagers for driving on our busy roads and highways. Both DrivingMBA and Red Means Stop are dedicated to educating the community and they both believe this new scholarship is the next step forward.

About Red Means Stop
In January 1999, three families who incurred the consequences of red light runners founded the Red Means Stop Coalition. The Red Means Stop Coalition is the only known grassroots organization of its kind in the United States with a long-term goal of having the message about the dangers and consequences of red light running spread throughout the country. The Red MeansStop Coalition has been featured on numerous national television programs, including the NBC Nightly News, ABC World News Tonight and Good Morning America. To learn more about RMS, visit their website at http://www.redmeansstop.org/

About DrivingMBA
DrivingMBA is an Arizona based Driver Training and Education provider with locations in Scottsdale and Chandler. DrivingMBA’s driver training programs are designed to reduce the risk and magnitude of death, injury and property damage caused by teenage drivers through a comprehensive approach to driver training. DrivingMBA combines the use of state of the art simulators, on-road instruction and classroom to teach students how to drive through experience in a no-risk environment. To learn more about DrivingMBA, visit their website at drivingmba.com

 

 

OSR PHYSICAL THERAPY Celebrates Ten Years of Service with Open House

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(Anthem, AZ October 2012) Orthopedic and Sports Rehab (OSR) Physical Therapy is celebrating ten years of service this November. Opened in 2002 by husband and wife physical therapists’, Aaron and Kori Williams, OSR has endured the most challenging economic situations to open four clinics throughout the valley, with more locations planned in the next year. With a distinct mission to provide patients with highly qualified care and hands-on personalized rehabilitation, OSR has proven results. On November 8th from 5-8pm at each of their four locations, OSR will be celebrating the milestone with an open house for past and present patients, local physicians and the surrounding community. Food, drink, anniversary cake, raffles and giveaways will be provided and the original Anthem office will also host a bounce house, face painting and live music provided by Kip Fox.

 

OSR’s first ever location, in Anthem, is a spacious 4,000 sq. ft. facility which offers the latest in physical therapy equipment and technology, providing an optimal healing environment for patients and their families. In 2008, OSR expanded to North Phoenix in Mountainside Fitness and again in 2009 with clinics in Peoria and Gilbert. Each of their facilities, along with all staff, promotes healthy living and fast but stable recovery in a fun and energetic environment.

Despite the recession, the Williams’ have been successful in expanding an additional three locations, with the same commitment and service that made their Anthem location such a success. They understood the recipe for triumph in the physical therapy industry relies in the dedication displayed in daily operations and a willingness to positively affect the lives of those suffering from injury or pain.

 

“Although we treat people of all ages with various types of pains and injuries, including orthopedic and post surgical, we treat many young athletes,” said Aaron Williams. “Each year, more than 3.5 million kids under the age of 14 receive medical treatment for some sports-related injury and we at OSR are dedicated to helping those in the Valley recover quickly and safely.”

 

OSR is currently the official provider of rehab services’ for Boulder Creek High School in Anthem, providing their athletes with service to heal their injuries. OSR also currently hosts a free clinic on Saturdays’ called “Bumps and Bruises” where kids can receive quick evaluations of their past week in sports. OSR’s aquatic therapy program at their Gilbert location has been proven extremely effective in treatment for patients that have recently had surgery, a unique approach not offered by many therapy providers.

 

OSR is looking forward to more decades in business and a future filled with many more locations across our Valley. For now however, they wish to continue their commitment to their patients, both past and present, and hope they are able to celebrate success November 8th at any of their locations. To find out more about OSR, visit www.osrphysicaltherapy.com/

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ABOUT (OSR) Physical Therapy

Founded in Anthem, Arizona in 2002 by Physical Therapist, Aaron Williams, Orthopedic & Sports Rehab (OSR) Physical Therapy provides patients with highly qualified care and hands-on personalized rehabilitation services’ intended to produce results. OSR is a comprehensive out-patient physical therapy clinic that specializes in treating a wide variety of problems and diagnoses related to: orthopedic injury, sports injury, post-surgical injury, soft-tissue injury, back and neck pain, motor-vehicle accidents, general hand therapy, work-related injury, and neurological disorders. Remaining committed to continued growth and excellent care for their patients has OSR among the very best. Their four facilities throughout the Valley offer the latest in physical therapy equipment and technology in order to provide an optimal healing environment for patients and their families. Their clinics are available for tours. For more information visit http://www.osrphysicaltherapy.com/

OPEN HOUSE EVENT:

WHAT: 10th Anniversary Celebration

WHEN: Thursday, November 8th 5-8 p.m.

WHERE: 

·        **OSR Anthem Clinic 41125 Daisy Mountain Drive, Suite 121  (623) 551-9708

·        OSR N. Phoenix Clinic 2655 West Carefree Highway in Mountainside Fitness (623) 434-4655

·        OSR Peoria Clinic at 9784 West Yearling Road (623) 412-2117

·        OSR Gilbert Clinic at 3345 Val Vista Drive in Mountainside Fitness. (480) 857-7123

WHY: OSR will be celebrating their 10 year milestone with an open house for past and present patients, local physicians and the surrounding community. Food, drink, anniversary cake, raffles and giveaways will be provided. 

**The original Anthem office will also host a bounce houses, face painting and live music provided by Kip Fox.

 

 

DeRosa Medical expanding to East Valley to help women with hormonal problems August 21, 2012

Women of all ages, from their twenties through their eighties, can experience hormonal problems. Younger women can be affected by the use of birth control pills, antidepressants and other medications. And most women will experience hormonal deficiencies from the time they begin menopause (typically in their thirties and forties) through and beyond post-menopause. That’s a long time spent being ill.
Most doctors either don’t diagnose hormonal issues properly, or accept them as a normal stage of life causing minor discomfort such as temporary hot flashes and sleep problems. But these imbalances and hormonal deficiencies lead to serious, debilitating health issues – everything from extreme fatigue, chronic aches and pains, sleep disorders and premature aging to pre-diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, strokes and heart attacks.
Dr. Angela DeRosa, founder of DeRosa Medical, has devoted her life to the serious issue of women’s hormone health, and she’s bringing her expertise to Chandler, Ariz., starting Sept. 17 with a new office at 1727 Frye Road, Suite 120, in the Halstead Medical Plaza. She will practice one day a week, and a well-trained, experienced physician assistant will see patients full-time Monday through Friday. Though the practice began with a focus on women’s health, it has expanded to serve a large number of men as well.
DeRosa Medical also has offices in Scottsdale and Sedona, which attract men and women from all over – even as far afield as Alaska, Hawaii and Germany. Now, East Valley patients are ecstatic an office is coming to their neighborhood. An open house meet-and-greet is scheduled for 3-7 p.m. Sept. 20 to talk to staff, learn about services and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments.
DeRosa Medical is a “one-stop shop” for most medical needs, including primary care. But Dr. DeRosa is one of few physicians in the country who fully understand the complexities of hormones and can accurately examine, diagnose and treat patients with safe, biodentical hormones.
The topic of hormones is dear to Dr. DeRosa, because she started having menopausal symptoms in her twenties and wasn’t sure what was happening. Now, she sees patients of all ages who have been misdiagnosed many times over. They’re grateful for her and her staff’s understanding, thoroughness and effective treatment.
On the web: www.derosamedical.com. Chandler office number: 480-619-4097 or toll-free at 855-619-4097.
Dr. De Rosa and East Valley patients are available for interviews in person, by telephone and on the air. To arrange, please contact Charlotte Shaff, The Media Push, 602-418-8534charlotte@themediapush.com.
 

Red vs Blue Heroes Pizza Challenge! August 16, 2012

I am so excited to announce this great collaboration! Support The 100 Club of Arizona and vote with your taste buds at Organ Stop Pizza by enjoying delicious custom-created pizzas by Mesa Fire and Police!
RED vs. BLUE HEROES PIZZA CHALLENGE
WHO: Organ Stop Pizza and 100 Club of Arizona
WHAT: Police vs Firefighters – Show Your Support Pizza Contest
WHEN: August 18 to September 15, 2012
WHERE: Organ Stop Pizza (Southern/Stapley) in Mesa
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WHY: To honor our local heroes, the police and firefighters in the Valley, Organ Stop Pizza is holding a friendly competition between the two Mesa organizations to support The 100 Club of Arizona. Between August 18 and September 14th, 2012, customers of Organ Stop Pizza are encouraged to vote with their taste buds and choose between the four pizzas in the competition, selected by the Mesa Fire and Police. The Mesa Police will have the Smokey BBQ Chicken Pizza and their own Hawaiian Five-0 Pizza, with toppings of pepperoni, bacon, pineapple and onion to choose from. The Mesa Firefighters will be represented with a Buffalo Chicken Pizza and a 5-Alarm Pizza, complete with pepperoni, sausage, mushroom and jalapeño. For every purchase (in restaurant or carry out), 20% will be donated to the 100 Club. At the end of the competition, the total of pizzas purchased will be compiled and a winner will be announced at a Community Safety Fair. That winning pizza, announced September 15th, will be added to the Organ Stop Pizza menu until the end of October and every purchase of that pizza, will continue to bring 20% of proceeds to the 100 Club of Arizona.
 
On Saturday, September 15th from 2-5pm in the Organ Stop Pizza parking lot located on the SW corner of Southern and Stapley in Mesa, the community is invited to a free, family-friendly safety fair put on by the Mesa Fire and Police Departments and local organizations. Parking and admission are free for live entertainment, fire and bicycle safety demonstrations, giveaways, health information and a pizza eating contest between police and firemen. There will also be fire trucks and police cars to check out, plus police dogs and treats from Blue Bell Ice Cream.

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Organ Stop Pizza is celebrating 40 years in the Valley. Home to the nation’s largest Wurlitzer pipe organ, the unique pizza restaurant is a favorite entertainment destination for all ages. Along with pizza, they offer pasta, appetizers, a salad bar, ice cream and beer/wine and soft drinks. Everything from Bach to rock is played by professional organist to crowds of up to 700 people every night. They are a cash or check business. No debit or credit cards accepted but an ATM is available in the lobby. For more information, go to www.organstoppizza.com or email admin@organstoppizza.com
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The 100 Club of Arizona is a nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to public safety officers and firefighters when they are seriously injured or killed in the line of duty. It was started in 1968, and has given more than 6 million dollars in financial support to Arizona’s men and women who stand behind the badge. For more information, go to www.100club.org or email info@100club.org

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The problem with “Pellet Mills” and women who need hormone replacement therapy. Scottsdale Internist has advice August 6, 2012

Women’s hormone health is a hot topic, popping up on talk shows and doctor’s offices everywhere. But one Valley physician wants to make sure women are asking the right questions, getting correct information and seeking the proper care before embarking on hormone replacement therapy.
“We use hormones as a tool for overall health, and not just one piece of the pie,” said Dr. Angela DeRosa, founder of Scottsdale-based DeRosa Medical.

Many doctors dabble in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and do not treat the whole person, she said. These “pellet mills,” as Dr. DeRosa calls them, respond to the demand by women who recognize their symptoms after watching a TV show or reading web sites and decide they need treatment.

It’s not uncommon for these doctors to have little to no training in understanding hormones. The bulk of them are naturopathic doctors or ob-gyns giving HRT as a way to make a quick buck. Most don’t even accept insurance; it’s on a cash-only basis. And they don’t properly test, examine and assess patients’ overall health, so they give the wrong dosages and even the wrong hormones.

“Most doctors give a lot of estrogen and a little testosterone, but it should be the other way around,” DeRosa said. Almost all of her patients are shocked to hear a typical healthy woman has 60 percent estrogen and 40 percent testosterone, she said. Women come in to her office bloated, crying and with severe premenstrual syndrome, Dr. DeRosa said, because the doctors treating them have given them improper dosages and don’t understand the nuances of their health needs.

“Unfortunately, there’s no good training for this,” she said.

Dr. DeRosa, who went through menopause in her thirties, has spent years researching and learning the data in order to effectively treat women with biodentical hormone therapy. These hormones are compounded in a lab to have the same chemical and molecular structure as natural human hormones. They are different and safer than synthetic hormones such as Premarin, Prempro or Provera.

Her practice, DeRosa Medical, is an internal medical practice specializing in women’s health and offering a comprehensive, “one-stop shopping” approach to care. That way, there’s no lack of communication or miscommunication between two or more doctors trying to manage the patients’ primary care needs, hormone health and other issues.

Most importantly, DeRosa said, hormone therapy can effectively treat everything from hot flashes, sleep problems and migraines to sugar issues, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, which can lead to serious health issues such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

Women typically start losing testosterone in their thirties and estrogen in their forties.

“About 40 to 50 percent of the women who come into our office our pre-diabetic,” DeRosa said, “and it’s because they’re testosterone deficient. If you don’t have testosterone, you’re not going to move sugar properly.”

Hormone deficiencies can also rob women of their happiness and fulfillment in life, and Dr. DeRosa is also dedicated to giving this back to women.

Nancy Foote, 52, of Gilbert is a patient at DeRosa Medical who considered quitting her job as an eighth-grade teacher before seeing Dr. DeRosa. She was short-tempered and cranky, and was having trouble dealing with her students. “I had a little black rain cloud over my head all the time,” Foote said.

After HRT, she felt like Dr. De Rosa “gave me a lot of my spirit back” and she had more mental clarity and patience with her students, her nine grandchildren and herself.

“I was amazed at the amount of time she took,” Foote said. “She wasn’t just concerned about my weight gain or my mood swings or my hot flashes. She was as interested in how I felt intellectually and emotionally. I’m more than just a patient; more than just a dollar sign; and it’s been a while I’ve felt like that at a doctor’s office.”

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DeRosa Medical, has offices in Scottsdale and Sedona, and is opening in Chandler in September. On the web: www.derosamedical.com

Specific information on bioidentical hormones:
www.derosamedical.com/health-and-wellness-services/bio-identical-hormone-therapy/