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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.

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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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Top 5 Health Screenings Every Woman Should Have

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 health screenings 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 health screenings, being active, eating right and prioritizing mental well-being.