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OSR PHYSICAL THERAPY Celebrates Ten Years of Service with Open House October 30, 2012

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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


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


WHAT: 10th Anniversary Celebration

WHEN: Thursday, November 8th 5-8 p.m.


·        **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.



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:

Specific information on bioidentical hormones:


Renowned Arizona Spine and Back Specialists Focus on Well-Being April 25, 2012

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MAY is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month. The specialists at Sonoran Spine Center can help YOU! 

Renowned Phoenix Spine and Back Specialists Focus on Well-being
Sonoran Spine Center helps Arizona residents stay healthy and pain-free this spring

(April 2012 – Phoenix, AZ) Valley residents looking for help with any back, spine or arthritis issues are fortunate to have several of the Southwest’s leading spine and back specialists available at SonoranSpine Centers.

Founded in 1999 by Dr. Dennis Crandall, Sonoran Spine Center includes a group of cutting-edge, innovative physicians and surgeons specializing in all areas of the back and spine. Helping adult and children with spinal curvatures, scoliosis, work injuries, slipped vertebra and disc herniations, as well as many other conditions, these doctors have studied new methods to improve treatment through both surgical and non-surgical techniques.

“At Sonoran Spine Center we understand the importance of providing high-quality patient care and promoting a positive patient experience,” said Dr. Crandall. “This is what differentiates us from other practices and allows us to maintain quality staff members which in turn boosts patient satisfaction and promotes better treatment outcomes overall.”

Currently, the practice has five top spinal physicians including:
  • Dr. Crandall, recipient of the Phoenix Magazine TOP DOC award in Spine health for four consecutive years, is well-known for his back deformity surgery and research. As founder of the SonoranSpine Research and Education Foundation, he is dedicated to research, outcomes and studies about golf and work-related injuries. Dr. Crandall is the Spine Chief of the Banner Orthopedic Residency Program and is a spine consultant for professional sports teams in Arizona including; the Phoenix Suns, Arizona Diamondbacks and Arizona State University. 
  • Dr. Chang, was recently a guest-expert on the popular-syndicated television program, The Doctors. Here he spoke about his work with scoliosis patients. He is known for performing successful surgeries that other doctors shy away from. Dr. Chang is fellowship trained in spine deformity surgery.
  • Dr. Crowder, is the only spine surgeon in Arizona using a new robotic method. He has a passion for educating and helping patients with osteoporosis. 
  • Dr. Datta, is a surgeon and expert in all aspects of spine care. He is especially interested in wellness and fitness and the role these lifestyle choices make in supporting good spine health. 
  • Dr. Mosalliaie, focuses on conservative care, pain management, spinal injections, electrodiagnostics and musculoskeletal disorders. 
Sonoran Spine Centers is also proud to have research specialist Jan Revella, RN on staff. Jan has more than 30 years of orthopedic experience and is a committed educator on arthritis, osteoporosis andspine issues. She has spoken throughout Arizona about living and feeling better with arthritis and she is author and presenter of the popular book and DVD series, “Feeling Good with Arthritis.” 

Sonoran Spine Centers has served children and adults with spine and back problems throughout the Valley for more than 12 years. Specializing in areas include the simplest problems to the most complex, from the easiest to the most difficult and caring for patients of all ages. Sonoran Spine Center provides comprehensive conservative care as well as spinal surgery options. For more information on the services provided or to schedule an appointment to speak with one of the highly-qualified physicians, visit and please LIKE us on Facebook

Top 5 Health Screenings Every Woman Should Have

May is National Women’s Health Month 

What Preventative Health Screenings do Women Need to Stay Healthy? 

(April 23, 2012 – Scottsdale, AZ) – Preventative health screenings are important but there is conflicting information about who needs them, when the right time is to get screened and how often certain tests should be done. May is National Women’s Health Month so it’s time to set the record straight and take health matters into your own hands.

“Preventative health screenings are crucial but often confusing for my female patients,” said Dr. Angela DeRosa, president and chief managing officer of DeRosa Medical, P.C., a private women’s heath medical practice in Scottsdale and Sedona. “Routine tests are our best defense for early diagnosis of disease and in-turn higher successful treatment rates if something is detected. Women need to make their health a priority and National Women’s Health month is a great time to do that.”

Dr. DeRosa suggests these Top 5 tests for her patients:

1.      Heart disease is the number one killer of women throughout the world, six-times more likely to cause death than breast cancer. Based on these statistics, women over the age of 50 should have an electrocardiogram (EKG) yearly.

2.      Skin cancer screenings must be conducted every year no matter what your age. The American Cancer Society anticipates Arizona will have 1,650 new cases of melanoma in 2012.

3.      Pap smears should be done annually between the ages of 21 and 30 and then every 3 years in patients older than 30, providing they are in a monogamous relationship and have a history of normal pap smears.

4.      Starting at age 40, mammograms need to be performed every other year and annually after age 50.

5.      A colonoscopy should be performed at age 50 to screen for colon cancer. After a baseline is established, follow up tests should be done every 5-10 years.

“You can never be too careful when it comes to your health,” added DeRosa. “Just this year I discovered a melanoma on a patient’s stomach during a routine skin cancer exam. She had been told by another physician that it was nothing to worry about.”

May 13-19, 2012 also marks the 10th annual National Women’s Health Week designed to empower women of all ages to take control of their own health needs through screenings, being active, eating right and prioritizing mental well-being.  

For more information on what screenings every woman should have, visit


ABOUT DR. ANGELA DEROSA AND DEROSA MEDICAL: Nicknamed “Dr. Hot Flash” by friends and colleagues, Dr. Angela DeRosa, DO, MBA, CPE is president and chief managing officer of DeRosaMedical, P.C., a private practice in Scottsdale and Sedona dedicated to providing high comprehensive care including advanced care in women’s health and hormonal medicine. She is nationally recognized as an expert in the field of internal medicine and women’s health. After going through menopause at the age of 35, DeRosa focused her attention on hormone therapy to combat early onset menopause. Recruited by Procter and Gamble Pharmaceuticals, DeRosa worked as the Senior Medical Director for the West Coast where she was in charge of their osteoporosis line and a member of the scientific team for the approval and the launch of the female testosterone patch Intrisa. Currently she hosts a weekly radio show in Northern AZ and holds monthly events called “Hormonal Happy Hours” where women can eat, drink and talk openly about their health concerns. 



CrossFit Scottsdale Celebrates Birthday with Big Celebration August 5, 2010

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Scottsdale, AZ – August 4, 2010 – Getting fit and firm all while celebrating a very special occasion. That doesn’t sound like your usual birthday party, but that’s what is happening over at CrossFit Scottsdale. The innovative local exercise and training facility is about to turn two years old, and to mark the occasion, they are holding an extraordinary party and event. The best part, it’s not just members who are invited, it’s open to the entire public.

CrossFit Scottsdale owners Luke and Najla Kayyem are opening up their doors and hearts to the public to thank the community for their support. On Friday, August 20th from 6:30pm-9:30pm, everyone is invited to come and join in the fun. The community can enjoy appetizers, drinks, and a fashion show featuring clothing from lululemon functional athletic wear. The public will also get the chance to learn about the great programs offered by CrossFit Scottsdale, with workout demos provided. Also included, raffles and live music for all to enjoy. One of the best things about CrossFit Scottsdale is not only are they a part of the greater Scottsdale community, they have their own “internal” tight-knit community. Owner Najla Kayyem says, “The people who workout at CrossFit Scottsdale are committed to their health and each other through strong motivation and daily support not found in ordinary gym environments.”

We’d love to see you come out and see what this unique exercise and training program can offer anyone—they have classes for all ages and fitness levels, perfect for anyone looking to change up or start up an exercise routine. CrossFit Scottsdale isn’t your typical gym; they cater to the specific needs of the individual and offer the client up to date progress reports so they can see just how well things are going all along. They offer tons of tips and information on their website, including the WOD (Workout of the Day), so it’s an open source of information for anyone who wants to get involved in their growing community. CrossFit Scottsdale gives people of all exercise levels the tools they need to build confidence, lose fat and weight and feel like they have the support needed in order to succeed. Please RSVP at 480-922-3253 or email

About CrossFit Scottsdale
CrossFit is a strength and conditioning training program with exercises executed at high intensity and that are constantly varied. With programs from ages 3-83, CrossFit teaches students how to use their body as a machine. They will have you pushing, pulling, running, walking, rowing, jumping and everything in between so they make sure every muscle in your body gets the appropriate level of care. With more than 1600 CrossFit-affiliated gyms worldwide, the program has quickly grown into an international movement. CrossFit Scottsdale is located in Scottsdale, Arizona. As a CrossFit affiliate, CrossFit Scottsdale promotes overall fitness with workouts that boost athleticism by increasing endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy. Along with plyometrics and Olympic lifts, CrossFit blends pulling, pushing and swinging weight to create a workout regime that continually challenges its members. CrossFit Scottsdale, powered by Kayyem Fitness is located at 14885 N. 83rd Place, Suite #102, Scottsdale, AZ 85260.



Are you aging faster than you should? August 19, 2008

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Saturday, October 4th
11:00a – 12:30p
Mesa/Gilbert Derma Health Institute

4140 E. Baseline Rd.
Suite 110
Mesa, AZ85206
Phone: 480.539.0777

Did you know that hormone imbalances and food allergies can play a vital part in the health of your skin? Hormonal imbalances can cause adult acne, melasma, or thin and dry skin (which can accelerate the aging process). It can also cause fatigue, unexplained depression, severe PMS, and migraines headaches. Many women suffer with these symptoms daily unaware that there are testing and treatments available to them. A quick way to determine if your hormones are out of balance is to have your hormone levels tested. In most cases, you can correct imbalances naturally. Come to learn more at this educational class.

Please RSVP to 480.539.0777