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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.
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Top 5 Health Screenings Every Woman Should Have April 25, 2012

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 www.derosamedical.com

 

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. 

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