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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.

 

 

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Hide Your Husbands: How to Handle Living in the City with the Highest Chance of Infidelity

Do you know where your husband is?
156459638If he’s successful, you’d better find out. The bonds of marriage may be sacred, but even the sanctity of marriage has its price. According to a survey by SeekingArrangement.com, 46 percent of single Scottsdale women admit they would have an affair with a married man. And when the factor of being “generous and wealthy” is included, 132 percent more women would have an affair, making Phoenix the city with the highest chances of infidelity.

“Studies have shown that women cheat for emotional reasons,” says Brandon Wade, founder and CEO of SeekingArrangement.com. “Our survey reveals that there is an emotional attachment to both wealth and generosity. In fact, most women value this dynamic more than a relationship status, especially when deciding to engage in extramarital affairs.” Before you think the SeekingArrangement.com survey is an aberration, AshleyMadison.com, which caters to men and women looking to have an affair, says its top cheating neighborhood is in Scottsdale.

So what should you do if you suspect your spouse a Scottsdale sinner?

156258413If you suspect your spouse is cheating, it is probably true on some level,”says, Norma Izzo Milner, a family law attorney with Jennings, Strouss & Salmon. “Ask the question directly and be prepared for the answer.” Milner says that if it’s important to obtain proof before you ask the question, keep these three things in mind:

1) Gather information that is accessible to you — phone records, Facebook posts, cell phone statements, etc. In gathering the information, do not break into any accounts to which you have not been provided access.

2) Do not follow your spouse because that behavior could be considered stalking.

3) If there is proof around the affair, a yes or no response will be difficult to hear. It might be wise to do some initial work with a counselor to address your suspicions, your emotions and the status of the marriage before you initiate the conversation.

“The discovery or disclosure of infidelity can be traumatizing to a partner, even causing symptoms of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder,” says Dr. Shannon Chavez, a psychologist at SHE, Sexual Health Experts, part of the MomDoc family of practices. “A partner that has been cheated on feels more than a betrayal. It is a shattering of your reality. Everything that has been real to you in your life and relationship becomes in question.”

158454401What won’t be called into question if infidelity leads to the dissolution of the marriage is how the cheater’s assets will be divided. “Arizona is a no fault divorce state,” Milner says. “A court will not take into consideration infidelity in dividing community debts and assets. As long as the court can make a finding that the marriage is irretrievably broken with no reasonable prospect for reconciliation, the court will apply the state’s communit property laws in awarding each spouse their fair and equitable share of property.”

There can be exceptions, though, particularly if the cheater’s sugar baby was treated to a little too much sugar.

“If a spouse has committed marital misconduct by expending large amounts of money on his or her paramour,” Milner says, “the court may consider an unequal distribution of property and assets.”
But don’t take the chance that the court will rule your way, experts say.

“By filing and serving the suspected unfaithful spouse with a petition for dissolution of marriage, document joint marital liability ends for any debt that is incurred after the date of service,” says David Berens, a financial strategist at The Winfield Group. “Secondly, limiting access to accounts and credit cards may prevent the unfaithful spouse from running up large bills or debts.”

173298691So what do you do if you’re a successful man who is constantly tempted?

“Don’t do it,” Milner says. “Think long and hard before you compromise your integrity. Instead, share with your spouse that you are struggling with your promise of monogamy and you want to stand by your word. In the spirit of that promise, ask him or her to work with you to strengthen your relationship and get back on track. Prevention is always better than cure … Having the conversation with your spouse first, before you act out, may be difficult, but the honorable thing to do. If you have children, it will save you time and money to leave first, close that chapter, and play later.” If you truly believe you are likely to succumb to an affair at some point in your marriage, Milner says you need to reconsider your readiness for marriage or at least enter into a prenuptial agreement prior to the wedding.

“A prenuptial agreement can outline the financial responsibilities of each spouse in the event of a divorce, as well as the consequences in the event either spouse cheats,” she says. Experts say a well-crafted prenuptial agreement can guide the financial aspects of ending a marriage, but it will never heal the emotional wreckage.

“The impact of infidelity-induced trauma is difficult and often a long road to recovery,” Chavez says. “The first step is to find a therapist that can guide a partner through emotional and spiritual healing that focuses on the trauma along with gaining the support and coping skills to handle daily life. If the partner chooses to work toward mending the relationship, it will be a long road of rebuilding trust, healing from the trauma, and getting down to the complexity of why the infidelity occurred. It takes effort, accountability, and intensive work to help the couple heal and move on from any type of affair.”

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Sexual Health Experts Offers Workshops on Intimacy, Wellness, Libido

Sexual Health Experts (SHE), the only clinic of its kind in Arizona, will offer workshops over the next six months exploring sexuality, desire and sexual health wellness. Workshops are open to the public and all are invited.

The workshop schedule opens with “Getting Intimate with Intimacy: Reviving Your Relationship through Touch, Communication and Connection” Saturday, June 29 at  JW Marriot Desert Ridge Resort. Workshops addressing body image, hormones, orgasm, sexual health and awakening libido continue throughout the rest of the year. To register, call (480) 619-4486.

SHE is unique to the Valley in that a gynecologist and clinical psychologist team to support women through the mind-body connection when it comes to sexual health. It is a truly unique approach to a subject often overlooked.

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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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 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.

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Sniff Your Way To Love At Arizona's First-Ever Pheromone Party

Are you a fabulous, single professional looking for love in the Phoenix area? Well, you are in great luck because Phoenix Mingles and Fascinations have a special event that is guaranteed to help you “sniff” out your potential lover from the sea of singles.

If you feel like you have a great sense of smell, then you should attend the first pheromone party ever to be held in Arizona.

According to the Athena Institute, pheromones are naturally occurring odorless substances excreted by the body, providing information to, and triggering responses from, the opposite sex of the same species. These pheromone parties, which have been held in Los Angeles, New York City, Atlanta and San Francisco, among other cities, are based upon the scientific theory that pheromones can trigger sexual attraction.

So instead of vying for a rose from a potential mate, a la “The Bachelor,” you will be on the hunt for the correct T-shirt. For best results, guests are encouraged to bring in a T-shirt that they frequently sleep in. It is important to not wear any sort of perfumes or colognes, and slip your T-shirt into a Ziploc bag.

At the party, your special Ziploc bag will be marked with a number, and guests will sniff each bag and pose with their bag of choice. These lucky photos will then be displayed throughout the venue so that you know when you have picked a potential suitor.

Take a gamble on your heart, and nose, as you search for love in Phoenix.

The party will be held on November 16 from 6-9 p.m. at the Red Revolver Lounge in Scottsdale. Tickets are $35 and include one raffle ticket, one beer or cocktail and appetizers. You must be 21 and older to purchase a ticket.

Attendees will also get the chance to hear from pheromone expert Dr. Shannon Chavez of SHE (Sexual Health Experts) and Fascinations’ Love Expert Meg Krein about the difficulties of dating in a digital age.


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To register for Phoenix Mingles and Fascinations’s Pheromone Party, visit yourfascinations.com.