El Camino Women’s Hospital Awarded 5 Stars!

WPMG is proud to be associated with the Women’s Health Program at El Camino Hospital. It just received two awards from HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings company.

El Camino earned a 5 star (highest) rating in Maternity Care, placing it in the top 10% of hospitals nationwide and only 1 of 150 hospitals in the U.S. with a 5 star rating.

El Camino also received a 5 star rating for the 4th year in a row for Women’s Health. ECH is the only hospital in California to garner this prestigious ranking.

Having achieved these accolades, El Camino Hospital joins an elite group of only 19 hospitals in the entire country to be honored with 5 star awards in both of these women’s health categories and reflects the hospital’s continuing commitment to the health and well-being of Silicon Valley women.

Go El Camino! It’s no wonder we have so many satisfied patients who get their care with us.

To learn more about Health Grades go to: http://www.healthgrades.com.

For more information about the Women’s Hospital at El Camino go to: http://www.elcaminohospital.org/Womens_Hospital

Posted by admin on June 14th, 2010 No Comments

Join Us in the Fight Against Cancer

The Mt. View Relay For Life event is this weekend from Saturday, May 22 at 10 am until Sunday, May 23 at 10 am at Cuesta Park. The Women Physician’s team has worked hard and is currently the first place team for fundraising. We still have openings for team members available. Just visit www.RelayForLife.org/mountainviewca to register. Even if you can’t be on the team this year, come and cheer us on or visit our table and play our “Guess the number of HPV particles (golf balls) in the bag” game. Dr. Sutherland also still needs volunteers at the Fight Back booth. And all donations are much appreciated.

Posted by admin on May 18th, 2010 No Comments

Don’t Miss the Women’s Health Forum on 4/17/10

Women Physicians Ob-Gyn and California Skin Institute are partnering with El Camino Hopital to provide a morning of fun and information especially geared for women in their 30s and 40s.
Participants will enjoy free health screenings including heel bone density testing, skin analysis, blood pressure, and genetic testing information. There will also be an “Ask a Doc” room where you can ask your questions and have a one-on-one consultation with specialists after each lecture. Our event also includes:
Free membership to the Women’s Hospital membership program
Brunch
Raffle prizes
Free childcare provided by Cubes&Crayons
15 women’s health lectures in 3 tracks:

Track 1 – Women’s Health Track
9:05 – 9:35 am
Contraception Controversies by Rita Leard, MD

9:40 – 10:10 am
Hormones thru the Ages by Katherine Sutherland, MD

– Break –

10:25 – 10:55 am
Bringing home a Newborn by Amy Oro, MD

11:00 – 11:30 am
Sexuality – The Woman’s Perspective by Katherine Sutherland, MD

11:35 – 12:00 pm
Updates on Women’s Health by Rita Leard, MD

Track 2 – Skin Health and Skin Care Track
9:05 – 9:35 am
Non-Surgical Wrinkle Correction by Greg S. Morganroth, MD

9:40 – 10:10 am
Breast Health and Rejuvenation by Jerome Liu, MD

– Break –

10:25 – 10:55 am
Skin Cancer by Brian Somoano, MD

11:00 – 11:30 am
Local Anesthesia Cosmetic Surgery by Greg S. Morganroth, MD

11:35 – 12:00 pm
Adult Acne and Skin Care Secrets by Todd Anhalt, MD
and Joan Gonzalez, Licensed Aesthetician

Track 3 – Exercise and Fitness Track
9:05 – 9:35 am
Weight Management by Mariam Manoukian, MD

9:40 – 10:10 am
Bone Health by John Parker, MD

– Break –

10:25 – 10:55 am
Portion Size Me by Amanda Cooley RD, El Camino Hospital dietitian

11:00 – 11:30 am
Women and Exercise by Diane Pearce El Camino Hospital exercise physiologist

Registration
There is no cost for this event however registration is required. Please register by calling 800-216-5556 or register online.
The location is El Camino Hospital – Mountain View
Conference Center – Ground Floor
2500 Grant Road
Mountain View, CA 94040

Posted by admin on March 27th, 2010 No Comments

Children May Now Visit Patients at El Camino Hospital

In November 2009 a temporary visiting restriction policy was implemented in response to the H1N1 influenza outbreak. Since that time, children under the age of 16 have been restricted from visiting hospitalized patients at El Camino Hospital. Even though this policy was necessary for the protection of vulnerable hospitalized patients, we know it has been very disappointing for our recently delivered moms and their children.

In the past few months the number of H1N1 infections has decreased substantially. According to the CDC the current influenza activity is relatively low throughout the country. Furthermore, most children in our area have been vaccinated for H1N1 influenza. El Camino Hospital has decided to remove the temporary visiting restrictions effective February 26, 2010.

We at WPMG still want to stress the importance of hand-washing precautions, especially around newborns or anyone who may be immune suppressed. We still strongly recommend that any potential hospital visitor, including children of patients, should be in good health and free of cold or flu symptoms (e.g. sore throat, cough, fever, runny nose.) We still encourage H1N1 vaccinations, especially for anyone in high risk groups or in close contact to anyone in a high risk group.

Posted by admin on February 28th, 2010 No Comments

Fight Cancer by joining WPMG Relay For Life team

WPMG is once again joining the Fight Against Cancer at Relay For Life of Mountain View from 5/22/2010 at 10 am until 5/23/2010 at 10 am at beautiful Cuesta Park. This unforgettable 24 hour experience celebrates survivors, remembers loved ones, and gives us all a chance to fight back against a horrible disease. WPMG invites all of our friends and patients to join our team. Our team pledges to keep a walker on the track at Cuesta Park at all times for a 24 hour period. After all, cancer never sleeps. Fortunately the 24 hrs is packed with fun, entertainment, games for kids, food, ceremonies, and more.

Dr. Sutherland feels especially passionate about this event as she herself is a breast cancer survivor. She was diagnosed and treated in 1995. Fortunately, the diagnosis was made early and she is happy to count herself among the many survivors, in large part due to our improved methods of detection and treatment. We’ve come a long way, but we still have a long way to go.

If you have battled a cancer of any kind, we hope you will join Dr. Sutherland in the survivors lap which takes place at Cuesta Park at 10:00 am on May 22, 2010. And join all of us again at dusk for the luminaria ceremony, a moving event with lighted personalized luminaria in memory of or in support of the victims of cancer. And don’t miss the inspiring Fight Back ceremony and pancake breakfast on Sunday morning. But we also hope you will join our team and walk as many laps and donate as much money as you feel able.

To learn more about Relay and all the ways you can participate in the Fight Against Cancer, join us at the Relay Rally on 3/5/2010 at 6:30 pm at the Mountain View Community Center, 201 South Rengstorff Avenue.

You can join our team on-line at www.RelayForLife.org/mountainviewca or contact Randy at 650-988-7557 or e-mail us at info@elcaminoobgyn.com.

You can donate to our team on-line at www.RelayForLife.org/mountainviewca or bring your donation to our office.

You can register for the survivors’ lap on-line at www.RelayForLife.org/mountainviewca and receive a free Relay purple survivor t-shirt. Show your strength and share your feelings with newly diagnosed cancer patients.

You can purchase a luminaria in honor of a cancer victim on-line at www.RelayForLife.org/mountainviewca. If you would like to decorate your own luminaria bag, you can purchase one directly at our office.

To form your own team, contact the 2010 Team Chairperson, Maria Carl at mariac13@gmail.com

To join the Steering Committee, please contact the 2010 Event Chairman, Jess Anders, at jessanders2001@yahoo.com . The Steering Committee meets monthly on the first Tuesday of each month.

Posted by admin on February 23rd, 2010 No Comments

Dance Your Way to Good Health

Join WPMG as we dance our way to good health at the El Camino Hospital sponsored Day of Dance. On Saturday, February 27, from 1 to 5 pm at the Santa Clara Convention Center, you can enjoy dance and exercise demos and instructions, free health screenings, and informative presentations. Look for Dr. Rita Leard and Dr. Katherine Sutherland at the “Ask A Doc” booth. Meet KGO Radio host Joanie Greggains. Have you ever wanted to try Bollywood, Latin dances, line dancing and more? This event will be fun for the whole community!

Admission is free. You can preregister at 800-216-5556 or www.elcaminohospital.org/dayofdance. With your preregistration you will automatically be entered in a raffle.

Posted by admin on February 6th, 2010 No Comments

H1N1 Vaccine now available for everyone

WPMG just received a new shipment of the H1N1 vaccine. Our high risk patients have now all been vaccinated so we can make this available to anyone who would like to be protected from this flu.

The experience thus far with this vaccine has shown that it is as safe as the regular seasonal flu vaccine. It has also been shown to be effective in preventing what can be a serious flu epidemic in previously healthy people, at times resulting in hospitalizations and death. We hope that this epidemic has peaked and the outbreaks will be decreasing, but once an epidemic peaks, 50% of the hospitalizations and 50% of the deaths are still yet to occur.

Unless you have a contraindication, we at WPMG recommend that everyone have this vaccination. Even if you are at low risk of complications, you could unknowingly pass it on to someone else who is at high risk of complications since people can transmit the virus to others 2 days before the symptoms occur.

If you would like to have this vaccination at our office for a $25 injection fee, please call first at 650-988-7550 to confirm a time to come in.

Posted by admin on January 21st, 2010 No Comments

Dr. Sutherland will speak on Teen Sexuality

Dr. Katherine Sutherland of WPMG will be giving a free talk entitled “Teen Sexuality — Everything a Parent Does NOT Want to Know” on 2/2/10 from 7 to 8:30 pm at the beautiful new El Camino Hospital in Mt. View in Conference Room A/B on the lower level. Space is limited. To reserve a seat RSVP to education@doctorcarlton.com

Teens are undergoing changes in their bodies, hormones, and emotions. With this comes strong and
sometimes confusing sexual feelings. Generally the bodies mature more quickly than the judgment. And yet sexuality is a topic in which privacy is critically important and so parents often find it difficult to know what their child is thinking or doing. Come and learn the reality of sexuality in this age group and in our community. Are you sending the right messages? Asking the right questions? What are the risks? STDs? Pregnancy? Sexting? Date rape? Gay and bisexual relations? There will be adequate time for questions and interaction.

This program is part of a free educational program for parents of teens and young adults sponsored by Dr. Pamela Carlton, a specialist in adolescent medicine and eating disorders. This monthly lecture series focuses on topics around nutrition, exercise and the psychological health of teens and
young adults. To learn more about the program and view upcoming topics, go to www.doctorcarlton.com.

Posted by admin on January 17th, 2010 No Comments

Enhanced Networking (and a Prize Drawing) at WPMG

Women Physicians wants to bring health news quickly and effectively to our patients and the community. A convenient way for many of you to be notified of updates is through your pages on Facebook so we’ve entered the modern era of networking! As a launch for our new page on Facebook, we are offering a drawing for our “premier” fans. Just sign onto our WPMG page and post a brief comment telling us what you like best about Women Physicians Ob-Gyn. You can do this by signing onto your Facebook account and searching for Women Physicians Ob/Gyn or click this link. All of our “fans” who post comments by 2/1/2010 will be eligible for a drawing of a $25 Macy’s gift certificate. Your friends on Facebook are welcome to join our “fan” club as well.

Did you know we publish a quarterly on-line newsletter? Our latest newsletter is now available at http://www.elcaminoobgyn.com/2010.htm. You’ll find information on mammograms, dense breasts, how to look and feel your best, and teen sexuality. You are welcome to share our newsletters with friends and family.

Posted by admin on January 3rd, 2010 1 Comment

El Camino Hospital Panel Will Discuss Mammography Screening

Learn the Facts about Mammography Screening
Tuesday, December 15, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Presented by the El Camino Hospital Breast Cancer Task Force
Conference Rooms F & G (NEW HOSPITAL), 2500 Grant Road, Mountain View

Due to recent controversy over mammography screening, the El Camino Hospital Breast Cancer Task Force is hosting a panel discussion on what you need to know to make an informed decision about when and how often to have a mammogram. The panel of physicians will discuss the new information and answer any questions on the subject.

The panel includes:

Imtiaz Qureshi, MD, Chief of Radiology
Shyamali Mallick Singhal, MD, PhD, Medical Director of the Cancer Center
Jessie Jacob, MD, Director of Breast Imaging and Intervention
Rakesh Patel, MD, Breast Cancer Specialist

To register and for more information about any of these events,
call 800-216-5556!

Posted by admin on December 11th, 2009 No Comments