Featured Doc – John Molland, MD

SottoPelle® is proud to showcase one of our providers in our “Featured Doc Series.”  John Molland, MD practices in Odessa, Texas and has been a SottoPelle® Trained Provider since October 2018.

Practice Name:
The Women’s Center of the Permian Basin, PA

 

 

“SottoPelle® is a unique method which offers my patients an individualized approach to hormone imbalance and well-being.,” states John Molland, MD, SottoPelle® Trained Physician.

John R. Molland, MD is now offering expanded treatments for:

  • Anti-aging
  • Aesthetics
  • Wellness

Please see Dr. Molland’s profile on our directory at: https://www.sottopelletherapy.com/doctors/john-r-molland-md-facog/ 

Follow him on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrMolland/

Visit his website: https://www.drmolland.com/

 

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SottoPelle® Dedication to the Ethical Treatment of Patients

SottoPelle® is committed to the ethical treatment of our patients and to supporting the dedicated SottoPelle physicians that maintain the highest quality of patient care. Physicians are governed by core principles of medical ethics as defined by the American Medical Association (AMA). These top five mandates are the foundational requirements for all physicians when treating patients.

  1. A physician shall be dedicated to providing competent medical care, with compassion and respect for human dignity and rights.
  2. A physician shall uphold the standards of professionalism, be honest in all professional interactions, and strive to report physicians deficient in character or competence, or engaging in fraud or deception, to appropriate entities.
  3. A physician shall respect the law and also recognize a responsibility to seek changes in those requirements which are contrary to the best interests of the patien
  4. A physician shall respect the rights of patients, colleagues, and other health professionals, and shall safeguard patient confidences and privacy within the constraints of the law.
  5. A physician shall continue to study, apply, and advance scientific knowledge, maintain a commitment to medical education, make relevant information available to patients, colleagues, and the public, obtain consultation, and use the talents of other health professionals when indicated.

All physicians take The Hippocratic Oath, which originated in ancient Greek medical texts, and it requires all physicians to uphold very specific ethical standards. The integrity of a physician is pivotal in his/her role as a medical practioner. Integrity is based on serving the patient’s best interests and gaining the experience, training, and continuing qualifications to accomplish that task.

There are doctors who don’t care about the qualifications or certifications. There are those who even cross the line and prescribe drugs yet they have no qualification to treat. This is lack of honesty and integrity.[1]

Why is the topic of ethics and BHRT so important?  Many people hear Bio Identical Hormone Therapy (BHRT) and they don’t understand that although it’s a natural solution to hormonal imbalance, it must be prescribed, dosed, and maintained by a qualified medical professional.  BHRT is not a therapy that should be obtained at the local beauty spa or administered by an unqualified medical professional. To engage is such activity is blatantly unethical as it endangers the health and well-being of the patient. Determining who is qualified to provide BHRT can be a source of confusion among patients and physicians alike.  As the pioneer in BHRT, SottoPelle has developed the baselines and methodology that can only be acquired after decades of successful patient treatment. SottoPelle innovation has created BHRT specific and proprietary technology and dosing algorithms that have become the qualitative standard among most experienced BHRT physicians.

SottoPelle® is an organization steadfast to upholding and maintaining the highest standards for quality and ethical care for our patients.  Before a physician can become a licensed SottoPelle physician he must be thoroughly vetted and trained by our staff. This means that SottoPelle checks that the medical professional is in good standing with his local medical board and that he has the perquisite medical training and background to be considered for SottoPelle methodology training. Once approved for the training and to become licensed, the physician has to successfully complete a clinical training with our medical trainers. After training, continuing education follows to assure that SottoPelle certified physicians are up to date with all aspects of HRT and related patient care. Our methodology was created by physicians who have a specific background in this area of medicine and practice.  The evolution of the therapy is based in science, so every physician must have the required relevant medical background to understand all aspects of the method, and all the medical implications to the patient.  This is the ethical application of our medical approach and therapy.  Adhering to high standards and qualifications is why SottoPelle has consistently been trusted by patients and physicians as the providers of choice for Hormonal Imbalance concerns.

There is an overabundance of information on the internet, but googling information does not provide a medical degree. Physician marketing and advertising has become aggressive but being on the first page of Google is not an indicator for finding an ethical or qualified health care provider. Patients want medical care they can trust and count on for solutions for their health and lifestyle concerns.  Different physicians and/or medical professionals have varied medical experience and knowledge.  You would not go to a dentist for a cardiac issue, and you should not go to just any type of physician for Bio Identical Hormone Therapy (BHRT).

The physician should be licensed and trained on this specific type of therapeutic treatment. A generalized understanding of BHRT is not enough.   As previously noted, the SottoPelle methodology requires a comprehensive understanding of hormonal balance, familiarity of various medical conditions that can cause imbalance, and also the ability to medically and legally be allowed to implant the BHRT pellets under the skin.

Many of us have heard stories about “Botox” parties performed by unqualified people with substandard products, that have led to disastrous results. The same type of worst case scenarios can occur with BHRT practioners, if they do not have the experience, training, and knowledge of the therapy and appropriate dosing.  BHRT requires a physician to medically evaluate the patient, perform lab work, and then understand the results to determine if patients are candidates for BHRT. Once the patient is medically cleared to get BHRT, then the practioner has to have the prerequisite and underlying training to successfully dose, implant the pellets and maintain the therapy. Without these baseline competencies, the likelihood for unsuccessful treatment and medical complications arise.  Unfortunately, there are medical providers not following protocol or without the training required to successfully administer this therapy.  This unethical behavior can lead to unexpected patient results, health concerns, and overall negative impact or perception of BHRT.

SottoPelle® supports the ethical physician and patient imperative:  treating hormonal imbalance must only be performed by those medical providers with the essential requisite skills and qualifications.

Why would some practioners treat patients without these core training and experience?  Just like every other profession, there are many ethical and responsible practioners with integrity, but then there are a bad few – that are putting the needs of their practice over that of the best interests of the patients. Others are established doctors who just think they can “figure it” out on their own, but your patient care should not be the learning experience nor should it be a “one size fits all approach.”

If you are considering BHRT, do your homework first. There is a lot of data and information out there, and it can be overwhelming.  Don’t pick the best price or the number one on Google, this is your health, look at the experience, results, and reputation of the BHRT provider.  Make sure your doctor is licensed, ethical (in good standing with local medical governing agencies), and is specifically trained to administer BHRT therapy to you.  If you are not sure about your choices, or the doctor’s qualifications, call us and we can help you.

[1] http://advancingebp.org/hello-world/

“You Look Great — For Your Age .”

Women are beautiful at every age, so why do people feel its a need to qualify your appearance ?

No one tells a 20, 30 or even 40 year old that they look beautiful for their age. And yet it happens, sometime after 40, there is an invisible beauty boundary that people cross where they feel the need to qualify their compliments or assessment of your appearance.

“The thing is, women are constantly given these backhanded compliments, which might as well have big fat asterisks at the end of them. In fact, according to a study from RoC, 82 percent of women have been told they look “great for their age” in the past year alone, though most say they’d rather not be complimented at all than given one with such a qualifier. While the intention of such comments may be good, they’re actually loaded with the implicit bias that being younger is better and that the recipient’s best years are behind her. In reality, a true compliment would sound like this: “You look great.” Period. RoC and Allure have teamed up with a group of gorgeous, accomplished women to explain why thinking twice before saying, “You look great for your age,” is so important.”(1)

I had this experience , yet again,  the other day visiting my son at work. I settled in at my table and asked the waitress to please let her manager know I was there and wanted to speak with him. She said “who should I tell him is here?” I said “his mom.” She immediately seemed shocked and said “Wow, I didn’t know and you look so young for your age.” I quipped back with a funny line, I had him at ten or something. She then rambled on “ He is like 30 or something right, you still look great.” She continued on about good genes, cosmetics and I should go girl! I wanted to blurt out, what were you expecting a crone!

My son walked over in time to save her from my indignation. I told him what she said and he said “mom, I always say you look young.” At thirty something he didn’t quite get that “looking young” should not be the baseline for beauty. What will happen when I stop looking young, will I suddenly become something or someone else?

I know both were trying to compliment me, but at the same time, why is the expectation that the mom of a thirty something or more has to look or be old ? These types of compliments are a double edged sword.  We all appreciate being flattered or complimented, why is there the need to add in “for your age “?

“Language matters. When talking about a woman over, say, 40, people tend to add qualifiers: “She looks great…for her age” or “She’s beautiful…for an older woman.” Catch yourself next time and consider what would happen if you just said, “She looks great.” Yes, Americans put youth on a pedestal. But let’s agree that appreciating the dewy rosiness of youth doesn’t mean we become suddenly hideous as years go by. “(2)

Getting older does not mean you’re still not beautiful inside and out. It does not mean that we have to accept being considered less because we have reached some time stamp with a cultural age bias on beauty. What it does mean is we are all aging gracefully!

I am convinced part of combating this is how we carry and counter these situations when we are faced with them. I choose to always have the heart and spirit of my twenty year old self with the wisdom and patience of my true years. This makes any woman a beautiful force to be reckoned with at any age.

For me, I simply smiled at my son and said I will take that martini now.

(1)https://www.allure.com/branded/article/alr/why-you-should-think-twice-before-saying-you-look-great-for-your-age
(2)https://www.allure.com/story/allure-magazine-phasing-out-the-word-anti-aging


Featured Doc – Warren Scott Lafferty, MD

SottoPelle is proud to showcase one of our providers in our “Featured Doc Series.”  Warren Scott Lafferty, MD practices in Bentonville, Arkansas and has been a SottoPelle Trained Provider since August 2013.

Practice Name:
Lafferty Family Care

 

Warren Scott Lafferty, MD has the following qualifications:

  • Clinic focuses on true prevention to disease
  • Also offer SculpSure, Botox and fillers.

Please see Warren Scott Lafferty, MD’s profile on our directory at: https://www.sottopelletherapy.com/doctors/warren-scott-lafferty-md/

Follow him on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaffertyFamilyCare/

 

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Featured Doc – Harry Condoleon, D.O.

SottoPelle is proud to showcase one of our providers in our “Featured Doc Series.”  Harry Condoleon, D.O. practices in Algona, Iowa and has been a SottoPelle Trained Provider since August 2019

Practice Name:
Soma Med Spa

Phone Number:
515-395-7663

 

Harry Condoleon, D.O. has the following qualifications:

  • Member of the American College of Surgeons and American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons
  • Reputation as a highly skilled surgeon who delivers the safest state of the art treatment to his patients
  • Brings non-invasive, non-surgical services with little to no downtime to the Algona, Iowa area.

Please see Harry Condoleon, D.O’s profile on our directory at: https://www.sottopelletherapy.com/doctors/harry-condoleon-d-o/

Please visit Dr. Condoleon on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/somaalgona

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Featured Doc – Donna Breeland, MD

Today we proudly showcase one of our amazing providers in our “Featured Doc Series.”  Donna Breeland, MD  practices in Flowood, Mississippi and has been a SottoPelle Trained Provider since May 2013.

Donna Breeland, MD has the following qualifications:

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • Has particular interest in infertility, minimally invasive surgery, and menopause medicine.
  • Has expertise in the use of bio-identical hormones in all forms: creams, pellets, and troches.

Practice Name
East Lakeland OBGYN Associates

Location:
1020 River Oaks Dr 320, Flowood, Mississippi United States

Phone Number
Fax Number
601-936-1416

 

Please see Donna Breeland, MD’s profile on our directory at: https://www.sottopelletherapy.com/doctors/donna-breeland-md/

Follow Donna Breeland, MD on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EastLakelandOBGYN

Visit Donna Breeland, MD’s website: https://eastlakelandobgyn.com/

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Featured Doc – Jeramiah Walker, APRN-CNP

Weekly we highlight and recognize one of our amazing providers in a “Featured Doc Series.” Today we showcase Jeramiah Walker, APRN-CNP who practices in Newcastle, Oklahoma and has been a SottoPelle Trained Provider since March 2015.

Tri-City Family Care

Please see Jeramiah Walker, APRN-CNP’s profile on our directory at: https://www.sottopelletherapy.com/doctors/jeramiah-walker-aprn-cnp/

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Featured Doc – David Sobel, MD, JD

Weekly we highlight and recognize one of our amazing providers in a “Featured Doc Series.” Today we showcase David Sobel, MD, JD who practices in Englewood, Colorado and has been a SottoPelle Trained Provider since October 2013.

Urology Associates P.C.
Location:
799 E. Hampden Ave 430,
Englewood, Colorado, United States
Phone Number:
303-653-4622
Fax Number:
303-733-0106

 

Please see David Sobel, MD, JD’s profile on our directory at: https://www.sottopelletherapy.com/doctors/david-sobel-md-jd/

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Featured Doc – Kristin Black, MD

Weekly we highlight and recognize one of our amazing providers in a “Featured Doc Series.” Today we showcase Kristin Black, MD who practices in Charlotte, North Carolina and has been a SottoPelle Trained Provider since November 2014.

New Day Wellness Center
Location:
Phone Number:
704-697-1116
Fax Number:
704-714-5894

 

 

Please see Kristin Black, MD’s profile on our directory at: https://www.sottopelletherapy.com/doctors/kristin-black-md/

Follow her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newdaywell

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Featured Doc – Robert Grafton, MD

Weekly we highlight and recognize one of our amazing providers in a “Featured Doc Series.” Today we showcase Robert Grafton, MD who practices Rochester Hills, MI and has been a SottoPelle Trained Provider since September 2010.

PSI Medical Group
555 Barclay Circle|3368 Beltline Ct NE|28345 Beck Road 170|311,
Rochester Hills, Michigan, United States

248-299-6228|616-361-9221|248-869-0020

Please see Dr. Robert Grafton, MD profile on our directory at: https://www.sottopelletherapy.com/doctors/robert-grafton-md/

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