Featured Doc: Heather Chauhan, MD, FACOG

SottoPelle is proud to showcase one of our providers in our “Featured Doc Series.”  Heather Chauhan, MD, FACOG practices in Germantown, Tennessee and has been a SottoPelle Trained Provider since January 2014.

Practice Name:
Exceed Hormone Specialists

 

 

Heather Chauhan, M.D. has the following qualifications:

  • Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Active Member of:
    • North American Menopause Society
    • Sexual Medicine Society of North America
    • International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health

Please see Heather Chauhan, MD, FACOG’s profile on our directory at: https://www.sottopelletherapy.com/doctors/heather-chauhan-md-facog/ 

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

Visit her website: https://exceedhs.com/

 

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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/

The Patient Dilemma

Choosing a doctor can be daunting to many people. Sometimes you don’t have many choices as per your insurance network. Other times you seem to have too many choices and find yourself playing Sherlock Holmes and checking reviews and background.

Finally, you find a doctor or at least you think you have and try to make an appointment. You find yourself battling the gate keeper for the office and trying to determine if you have the right insurance or if their availability is good.

It can make finding a doctor feel like mental gymnastics. I know I have found many cases where I was excited about seeing the doctor and the person answering the phone just turned me off.

My adult son called me the other day frustrated and frazzled. The dentist he loves and has used for years has a new receptionist and she is beyond mean and unhelpful. He knows I’m friendly with the hygienist there, so he asked me to reach out. As suspected, it was an issue with new staff.

As with everything else, first impressions matter. But, let’s say I felt warm and fuzzy after talking to the doctor’s office and then I go in and I wait (and I wait and I wait).  This is also a turn off from any patient’s perspective because your time is valuable. Time for you meet the doctor for the first time. You’re already off to a bad start.

Sometimes, it’s love at first sight, and the doctor is kind, patient and explains all aspects of your care with you. You feel respected and valued. He’s the kind of doctor who will listen to your complaints or concerns and take you seriously.

But then again, you run into some doctors who don’t seem to want to listen to anything you have to say, or they seem like they’re listening, then completely disregard your feelings or concerns.

In many cases, the doctor is rushing out of the exam room, seeing many patients at the same time. Recently, I had a situation where a doctor that I really did like, dealt with me in a way that was less than professional.  It was blatantly obvious he was having a bad day. I get the fact the doctors are people too and everybody has her or his off days, but when you go to the doctor there is a certain level of expectation of professionalism that as patients, we all deserve.

So, what can you do to make sure that the relationship between you and your healthcare provider is a healthy one?

  • Communicate and don’t be intimidated or afraid to be your own advocate.
  • Show Respect and Expect it.
  • If you like your doctor but have issues with staff, let the doctor know with candid feedback.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions or get second opinions.
  • If you’re not getting your needs met with your healthcare provider, don’t settle for less than stellar care.

I’m very fortunate to have found doctors who seem to really care about their patients. They do follow up calls to check in on you. They go that extra step to make you feel comfortable and valued.

Do you need a caring and professional provider? Let us help you find a doctor today!!

Featured Doc – Clark Brittain, DO

SottoPelle® is proud to showcase one of our providers in our “Featured Doc Series.”  Clark Brittain, DO practices in Bloomington, Indiana and has been a SottoPelle® Trained Provider since May 2007

Practice Name:
Vibrant Life

Location
642 South Walker St ,
Bloomington, Indiana, United States

Phone Number
812-331-9160

 

Clark Brittain, DO has the following qualifications:

  • Board-certified Gynecologist specializing in intimate wellness for both men and women
  • Brittain’s staff offers personalized treatment for conditions such as hormone deficiencies and sexual intimacy concerns/disorders. These procedures treat symptoms that include painful intercourse, vaginal dryness, erectile dysfunction, and Peyronie’s disease.
  • Brittain is certified to administer SottoPelle® hormone pellets, GAINSwave, CO2RE Intima laser services and Cellular Medicine treatments including the O-Shot and P-Shot. We deal in intimate health matters because Intimate Health Matters.

Please see Clark Brittain, DO’s profile on our directory at: https://www.sottopelletherapy.com/doctors/clark-brittain-do/

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

Visit his website: http://drbrittain.com/

 

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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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Maintaining High Standards in Patient Care

As a medical professional my expectations are high for my staff in how they treat others. I always strive for excellence of service for our patients.  At times where the role is reversed, and I become the patient at other medical facilities, it is frustrating for me, what so many others experience elsewhere.

Where is the kindness?

I don’t know what’s happened to medical staffing and kindness anymore.

Recently, my significant other needed an MRI. The process to get an appointment was horrific.

On two occasions, we were taken off a schedule with two different companies to have a MRI procedure.

It seems the staff in both places couldn’t be bothered to look ahead at their schedules to see they either gave us the wrong location or told us we are going to have to move you as we have booked two people at your time slot.

Guess what you’re the lucky winner who gets to move is what I heard her say to me on the phone.

How did we become so lucky?

When they made the appointment last week there was no one else there at this exact time. As a patient, I am furious. As a medical professional it makes me seriously assess the sad state of healthcare.

In today’s electronic world how does this happen? Where is the email with the appointment schedule with the correct location address? How about a reminder phone call saying you are being seen at this time and location.  How about the fact that perhaps just perhaps you make two appointments at the same time doesn’t a big red X come up on the screen shouting heads up there is someone already there.

Being in this industry I know how the electronic medical charting and scheduling process work. This is just a case of people not paying attention to the details. I’m only a number and my inconvenience does not seem to matter to anyone.  They squeezed him in late in the day.  Driving to get there on time with traffic and accidents, I kindly called to inform them we might be late.  Again, not a response I wanted to hear back was, well if you aren’t here by 6pm we are locking the doors. Shock and dismay took over and I drove the best we could to get there before 6pm.  When we walked in, you could cut the air with a knife. I felt as if she was so put out that she had to stay and help someone else.  As soon as he was checked in, she left without saying goodbye.

Where has compassion and courtesy gone when they can’t even say we are so sorry we messed up. Not one apology from either one facility.

Where do ethics come into play in the medical world when people are needing that bit of compassion and concern. Did the appointment scheduler even stop to think that perhaps pushing their appointment a week or two out might be damaging to this person’s health or life?   I’m thinking not.

The Short Straw

They are only concerned with the fact that they have two people on the same time and hey we got the short straw to move yet again.

Well, I’m not into short straws anymore and I bet you aren’t either.

It’s frustrating on a personal level and on a professional level.  I want to go in and hug my staff for maintaining higher standards and treating patients as valued customers not like interchangeable straws.

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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