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MomDoc Surgeon named to Excellence Team

Dr. Khai Ling Tan, of MomDoc Women For Women, is one of twelve surgeons who perform minimally invasive gynecological procedures to qualify for recognition in excellence in care. The surgeons completed a stringent evaluation process to show they meet established program requirements for providing safe gynecologic care with exceptional short and long term outcomes.

The surgeons distinguished themselves as part of Scottsdale Healthcare’s minimally invasive surgical gynecology program, the first in Arizona to be named a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, the leading association of minimally invasive gynecological surgeons.

“I was fortunate enough to be involved in the process and had the opportunity to witness firsthand how dedicated the hospital is in making patient safety their top priority, says Dr. Tan. “ I feel very privileged to be working with SHC and very proud to be a part of this very prestigious designation.”

The goal of minimally invasive surgery is to reduce patient hospital stays, perform less painful surgeries and have decreased side effects over traditional open-incision surgery. This designation affirms not only evidence based care but the value and safety of minimally invasive procedures.

Scottsdale Healthcare met all ten specific requirements to earn the designation. The select obstetrics and gynecology specialists, Tan amongst them, met all physician requirements. It is an indicator that not only the hospital, but its surgeons are amongst the best in their specialties.

For both the hospital and surgeons it demonstrates consistency and high quality in care and outcomes. It reinforces the belief that instead of focusing on one single aspect of care, the entire system is in a position to deliver the very highest level of care to patients.

Dr. Tan sees patients in the Tempe offices of MomDoc Women For Women, a part of the MomDoc family of practices which includes the Women For Women model of all female providers offering the highest quality and service in caring for all women’s health needs.

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Sexual Health Experts and Radiant Research Team for Clinical Trial

Two East Valley doctors are working with Radiant Research to conduct a stage III clinical trial that will assess an investigational treatment for Female Orgasmic Disorder (FOD). Women experiencing FOD typically have trouble achieving a satisfying completion during sexual intimacy despite adequate arousal. Recent studies show that as many as one in four women are affected by this condition; however, there are currently no FDA-approved treatments for FOD.

Dr. Debra Wickman, Co-Founder of SHE, Sexual Health Experts in Gilbert, along with Dr. Randall Severance, Principal Investigator for Radiant Research, will be testing an intranasal testosterone gel that aims to treat FOD on an as-needed basis. SHE, part of the MomDoc family of practices, is the only clinic dedicated to sexual health in Arizona. Radiant Research is a comprehensive research company supporting the biopharmaceutical, medical device and consumer products industries. They have conducted more than 8,900 clinical and consumer trials.

For this clinical trial, researchers are seeking women between the ages of ages 18 – 65, who are generally healthy, in a sexually active relationship and have not experienced an orgasm in the past six months. The trial will be conducted at SHE, which is located at 1760 East Pecos Road (Suite 516), Gilbert, Ariz. Participants may be eligible for compensation. For more information, call 866-429-3707.

The SHE clinic is unique in its focus on the mind-body connection. A gynecologist and clinical psychologist team to diagnose and treat sexual health.
 
Dr. Debra Wickman is a gynecologist certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. After several years in private practice she completed a post graduate fellowship in Female Sexual Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a certified menopause practitioner and has experience in prescribing hormone therapy and treating problems related to aging, menopause and sexual concerns.
Dr. Shannon Chavez is a licensed clinical psychologist with a certification in the diagnosis and treatment of sexual disorders. She completed her post-doctoral Fellowship at the Institute for Sexual Health in Beverly Hills, California where she worked with individuals and couples dealing with sexual compulsive behavior and sexual health concerns.
SHE joins other practices under the MomDoc umbrella: Drs. Goodman and Partridge, OB/GYN in the valley for over thirty years; MomDoc Women for Women, a practice with all female providers; Healthy Pregnancy Perinatology, specializing in high risk pregnancy; Mi Doctora, a fully Spanish speaking women’s healthcare practice; MomDoc Midwives, where midwives provide excellent hospital based deliveries.

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Valley doctors seek women for clinical trial

Two East Valley doctors are working with Radiant Research to conduct a stage III clinical trial that will assess an investigational treatment for Female Orgasmic Disorder (FOD). Women experiencing FOD typically have trouble achieving a satisfying completion during sexual intimacy despite adequate arousal. Recent studies show that as many as one in four women are affected by this condition; however, there are currently no FDA-approved treatments for FOD.

Dr. Debra Wickman, Co-Founder of SHE, Sexual Health Experts in Gilbert, along with Dr. Randall Severance, Principal Investigator for Radiant Research, will be testing an intranasal testosterone gel that aims to treat FOD on an as-needed basis. SHE, part of the MomDoc family of practices, is the only clinic dedicated to sexual health in Arizona. Radiant Research is a comprehensive research company supporting the biopharmaceutical, medical device and consumer products industries. They have conducted more than 8,900 clinical and consumer trials.

For this clinical trial, researchers are seeking women between the ages of ages 18 – 65, who are generally healthy, in a sexually active relationship and have not experienced an orgasm in the past six months.   The trial will be conducted at SHE, which is located at 1760 East Pecos Road (Suite 516), Gilbert, AZ 85295. Participants may be eligible for compensation.  For more information, call 866-429-3707. The SHE clinic is unique in its focus on the mind-body connection.  A gynecologist and clinical psychologist team to diagnose and treat sexual health.

Dr. Debra Wickman is a gynecologist certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. After several years in private practice she completed a post graduate fellowship in Female Sexual Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a certified menopause practitioner and has experience in prescribing hormone therapy and treating problems related to aging, menopause and sexual concerns.

Dr. Shannon Chavez is a licensed clinical psychologist with a certification in the diagnosis and treatment of sexual disorders. She completed her post-doctoral Fellowship at the Institute for Sexual Health in Beverly Hills, California where she worked with individuals and couples dealing with sexual compulsive behavior ad sexual health concerns.

SHE joins other practices under the MomDoc umbrella: Drs. Goodman and Partridge, OB/GYN in the valley for over thirty years; MomDoc Women for Women, a practice with all female providers; Healthy Pregnancy Perinatology, specializing in high risk pregnancy; Mi Doctora, a fully Spanish speaking women’s healthcare practice; MomDoc Midwives, where midwives provide excellent hospital based deliveries.

 

 

Lori Linder

Lori Linder – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Lori LinderCOO, MomDoc

In May, Linder brought more than 33 years of experience to MomDoc, a women’s health organization with six practices and 15 offices in Arizona. Before MomDoc, Linder served in both CFO and CEO roles for Banner Health.

Surprising fact: I am not the typical stereotype of an accountant. I am known for being approachable with excellent communication and listening skills that have enabled me to effectively collaborate, negotiate and maintain positive relationships.”

Biggest challenge: “Opening a new hospital in Northern Pinal County and taking on many assignments that went above and beyond financial experience. I overcame the challenge by just jumping in with both feet and learned as I did the assignment.

Fifty Most Influential Women in Arizona Business – Every year in its July/August issue Arizona Business Magazine features 50 women who make an impact on Arizona business. To see the full list, read the digital issue >>

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MomDoc Makes Bold Move

In a move almost unheard of in a traditional medical practice, MomDoc and all its sixteen offices scattered throughout the Valley, have eliminated their front desk in favor of something called, the Living Room Concept.

“The Living Room Concept is another example of our commitment to patient centered care,” notes Nick Goodman, CEO of MomDoc. “Earlier this year we were honored to be an early adopter through NCQA for Patient Centered Specialty Practice, the only OB/GYN in Arizona . This takes our dedication to patient care and comfort one step further.”

When patients enter a MomDoc office, they are greeted by an inviting living room with furnishings much like the typical living room. Comfortable seating, flat screen televisions and plenty of space welcome visitors. Medical Assistants sit with each patient to review their visit and escort them to an exam room. Co-pays are taken before the exam and attention to detail and comfort are paramount.

Sixteen offices around the Valley feature various themes including Broadway, Hollywood, Nature, Fine Art and Fashion. The lovely surroundings are meant to help patients feel comfortable, pampered and cared for by their provider. And it can ease some of the stress of seeing an OB/GYN. Patients love the relaxed atmosphere and the beautiful furnishing and comfort. Patients report that the living room concept speeds up appointments, waiting rooms are very comfortable, and especially with the televisions for little ones to watch and that the nod to personal attention is greatly appreciated.

The MomDoc umbrella of practices includes; Drs. Goodman and Partridge, OB/GYN in the valley for over thirty years; MomDoc Women for Women, a practice with all female providers; Healthy Pregnancy Perinatology, specializing in high risk pregnancy; Mi Doctora, a fully Spanish speaking women’s healthcare practice; MomDoc Midwives, where midwives provide excellent hospital based deliveries and SHE, Sexual Health Experts, the only practice of its kind in Arizona.

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MomDoc is Joined by Westridge OB/GYN

MomDoc, Arizona’s women’s healthcare leader, announced that Westridge OB/GYN will be joining MomDoc May 1, 2013 in an effort to enhance the growing needs of healthcare in the West Valley.

“We are very pleased that Westridge, OB/GYN is joining MomDoc . All at MomDoc welcome all with Westridge, OB/GYN. Uniting will create expanded care for women in the Estrella area and we are glad to be part of that growth,” said Nick Goodman, MomDoc CEO.

Both MomDoc and Westridge have strong reputations of providing high quality care to patients. “Both Dr. Gallai and Dr. Boyce are highly regarded by their patients. We are happy to have both of these fine physicians join MomDoc” added Goodman.

Dr. Lorenzo Boyce, FACOG, has been on the West side since 1993 and Dr. Robert Gallai, FACOG since 1994. Dr. Boyce moved to Phoenix from the Chicago area and Dr. Gallai from Canada.

Some MomDoc providers will move to the Westridge office. Westridge, OB/GYN will continue to practice and in shared space MomDoc Women for Women will provide care.

Patients will see little change in care initially, followed by gradual improvements.  Services at Westridge will remain the same other than additional staff to handle patient needs. MomDoc will move its existing Estrella office to the Westridge building. The site will continue to provide multi-lingual care. Westridge OB/GYN is located at 8410 West Thomas, Rd. in Phoenix.

MomDoc is recognized in Arizona for its six practices with fifteen offices. Under the MomDoc umbrella are Drs. Goodman and Partridge, OB/GYN in the valley for over thirty years; MomDoc Women for Women, a practice with all female providers; Healthy Pregnancy Perinatology, specializing in high risk pregnancy; Mi Doctora, a fully Spanish speaking women’s healthcare practice; MomDoc Midwives, where midwives provide excellent hospital based deliveries; and SHE, Sexual Health Experts, unique to Arizona, featuring an emphasis on women’s sexual health.

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MomDoc Names New COO

MomDoc, a well known staple in women’s health care in the Valley, has named Lori Linder its new Chief Operating Officer. Linder is a familiar face in the healthcare field. She will assume responsibilities in early May.

Linder has more than thirty years experience working with Banner Health, Arizona’s largest health care system. She has served as Chief Financial Officer for Banner Ironwood Medical Center since the center opened. She also functioned as Banner’s Interim CEO. She provided leadership when Banner opened Cardon Children’s Medical Center and served as the CFO at Banner Desert Medical Center as well.

“I am very excited to be joining an organization of the caliber of MomDoc. With 33 years in healthcare administration, I hope that my experience can assist MomDoc in these changing and challenging times in American healthcare,” she says.

MomDoc CEO Nick Goodman is pleased to have Linder at the helm. “Healthcare is changing rapidly. As leaders in women’s health medical care it is our honor to work with Lori Linder. She brings to the MomDoc leadership team considerable depth of knowledge on the full cost spectrum of the entire continuum of care.”

Linder brings a wealth of experience to the position of COO at MomDoc as well as a Bachelors of Science in Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration, Finance and Healthcare from Ohio State University. MomDoc hired Linder after tremendous year over year growth within the practice.

“This exciting time in healthcare will allow proven models that take into account best practices, best outcomes and cost reduction measures to take the lead in discussions rather than fee schedule based systems; with Lori MomDoc will continue to innovate so that patients can get the care they need, from those they want to see at the time and place they want to be seen,” adds Goodman.

MomDoc is recognized in Arizona for its six practices with fifteen offices. Under the MomDoc umbrella are Drs. Goodman and Partridge, OB/GYN in the valley for over thirty years; MomDoc Women for Women, a practice with all female providers; Healthy Pregnancy Perinatology, specializing in high risk pregnancy; Mi Doctora, a fully Spanish speaking women’s healthcare practice; MomDoc Midwives, where midwives provide excellent hospital based deliveries; and SHE, Sexual Health Experts, unique to Arizona, featuring an emphasis on women’s sexual health.

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MomDoc named Patient Centered Specialty Practice

MomDoc, known Valley wide for exemplary care in women’s health, was named one of only sixty early adopters of the prestigious Patient Centered Specialty Practices, a recognition previously available only to  primary care practices. MomDoc is the only practice honored in Arizona.

Patient Centered Specialty Practice is an extension of the Patient Centered Medical Home designation which emphasizes strong connections between primary and specialty practices engaged in a patient centered model. The designation was given only to those specialty practices that have successfully coordinated care with their primary care colleagues and each other and that meet preset goals including timely access to care and continuous quality improvements. The program also addresses reducing duplication of tests, measuring performance and improving patient communication.

MomDoc is recognized in Arizona for its five overarching practices with fifteen offices. Under the MomDoc umbrella are Drs. Goodman and Partridge, OB/GYN a staple in the valley for over thirty years; MomDoc women for Women, a practice encompassing all female doctors; Mi Doctora, a fully Spanish speaking women’s practice; MomDoc Midwives and SHE, Sexual Health Experts, another practice unique to the state featuring an emphasis on women’s sexual health.

MomDoc is in good company with its new distinction, sharing the spotlight with Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, a part of the group which includes both the hospital and the School of Medicine.

“It is indeed am honor to be one of the early adopters and to receive this designation,” says Nick Goodman, CEO of MomDoc. “It is very special to be the only practice in Arizona to be recognized. It makes us even more proud of the work we do at MomDoc and it lets us know that the direction we take with our practices is the right one.”

Patient centered care, originally recognized in the Patient Centered Medical Home designation, is an innovative program for improving care in clear, specified criteria which include coordinating care around patients, working in teams and coordinating and tracking care over time. It is the cornerstone of MomDoc’s philosophy and practices. From early morning, evening and Saturday appointments to emotional health and whole patient care, MomDoc prides itself on service and a patient centered approach.

MomDoc offices and specialty practices are located throughout the Valley and same day appointments are available.