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Dr. Rubino Appointed by Governor Christie 


'Top Doc' 2016!


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PCOS - Questions Answered


Healthy Living: National Peanut Butter Month


 Madison Renovations


Flu Clinic Schedule


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101 Old Short Hills Rd
Atkins-Kent Building, Suite 101
W. Orange, NJ 07052

33 Overlook Rd.
MAC Building
Suite 108
Summit, NJ 07901

340 Main Street
Madison, NJ 07940

731 Broadway
Bayonne, NJ 07002

67 Walnut Avenue, Suite 101
Clark, NJ 07066

Robert J. Rubino,
M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Audrey A. Romero, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Lisa Abeshaus,
M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Jacqueline Saitta, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Allan D. Kessel,
M.D ., F.A.C.O.G.
Diana Huang,
M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Priya R. Patel,
M.D., F.A.C.O.G.,MPH
Meryl Kahan,
M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Abigail Whetstone
D.O., jF.A.C.O.G.

Vivian Chou
M.D., F.A.C.O.G
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Medical Fact
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November 1, 1848
The first medical school for women opened in Boston. The Boston Female Medical School was founded by Samuel Gregory with just twelve students. In 1874, the school merged with the Boston University School of Medicine, becoming one of the first co-ed medical schools.
It's hard to believe Thanksgiving is in just a couple of weeks. We wish you an wonderful time celebrating with family and friends. 

In this issue of our newsletter, we are proud to announce two important recognitions for Dr. Rubino - his appointment by Governor Christie and 'Top Doc' for the ninth consecutive year. We remind you to "Like" The Rubino OB/GYN Group Facebook page -to ensure you receive timely information regarding the practice. We also discuss Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and what to expect. In our  Healthy Living section, we celebrate National Peanut Butter Month and all of the health benefits, including a recipe. In addition, we provide an update on the renovations in our new Madison office and remind patients of our current flu clinic schedule. And, you'll find a new interesting "Medical Fact". 

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As always, we will continue to provide topics that are current, informative and important to your good health.  

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Governor Christie Appoints Dr. Rubino to University Hospital Board of DirectorsBOD
Summit resident, and current member of the City's Common Council, Dr. Robert J. Rubino, M.D., has been appointed to the Board of Directors of University Hospital by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

University Hospital is an independent, separate medical center in Newark that is owned by the State of New Jersey with 519 licensed beds, an active medical staff of more than 600, and more than 3,100 employees. University Hospital is home to northern New Jersey's Level I Trauma Center. Read the full article.
'Top Doc' Ninth Consecutive Year!topdoc
Congratulations to Dr. Rubino for another 'Top Doc' recognition for 2016 from NJ Monthly Magazine.

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Why it's important to follow The Rubino OB/GYN Group on Facebook:
  • Up-to-date information relating to you and the practice.
  • Office announcements.
  • Alerts on office closings.
  • Latest news and advancements in women's medicine.
  • Intriguing topics.
  • Interesting tidbits.
  • Schedule changes. 
We encourage all patients to "Like" the page to ensure you are up to date with current events and kept in-the-loop: 
Polycystic Ovary SyndromePCOS
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is  a hormonal imbalance that can impede or delay ovulation and often affects a woman's metabolism and overall health. One in ten woman of childbearing age suffer from PCOS.

PCOS can cause missed or irregular menstrual periods. Irregular periods can lead to:
  • Infertility (inability to get pregnant). In fact, PCOS is one of the most common causes of female infertility.
  • Development of cysts (small fluid-filled sacs) in the ovaries.
Some symptoms of PCOS:
  • Irregular menstrual cycle that may even stop.
  • An over-production of hair on the face, chin, or parts of the body where men usually have hair, called "hirsutism." 
  • Acne on the face, chest, and upper back.
  • Thinning hair or hair loss on the scalp; male-pattern baldness.
  • Weight gain or difficulty losing weight.
  • Darkening of skin, particularly along neck creases, in the groin, and underneath breasts.
  • Skin tags, which are small excess flaps of skin in the armpits or neck area.
Possible contributors to PCOS:
  • Genetics - if someone in the family has had PCOS, it can increase the risk.
  • High levels of androgens - or "male hormones".
  • High levels of insulin. Women with PCOS tend to have insulin resistance - especially women who are overweight or obese, are not active and do not exercise regularly, have unhealthy eating habits and have a family history of diabetes (usually type 2). 
How does PCOS affect the chance to conceive naturally?
The condition can result in high levels of testosterone vs. estrogen. These irregularities can make natural conception challenging as ovulation is less frequent and timing intercourse can be challenging. If you have intercourse frequently during ovulation it can increase your chances of fertilization. Prescriptions such as Clomid, Letrozole and M etformin  can help correct hormonal imbalances. 

If you have any concerns, please make an appointment with one of our doctors.
Healthy Living: Peanut Butter MonthPB
November is National Peanut Butter Lover's Month.  It marks the anniversary of the first patent for peanut butter, applied for by Dr. John Harvey Kellogg on November 4, 1895. 

Peanut butter dates back to the Aztecs who mashed peanuts into a paste.The actual invention of peanut butter, its process of manufacture and the machinery used to make it, can be credited to at least three doctors/inventors: 
  • 1884 Marcellus Gilmore Edson of Canada patented peanut paste.
  • In 1895 Dr. John Harvey Kellogg (creator of Kellogg's cereal) patented a process for creating peanut butter from raw peanuts. He marketed it as a healthy protein substitute for patients without teeth. 
  • In 1903, Dr. Ambrose Straub of St. Louis, Missouri, patented a peanut-butter-making machine. 
  • In 1922, chemist Joseph Rosefield invented a process for making smooth peanut butter that kept the oil from separating by using partially hydrogenated oil. In 1928 he licensed his invention to the company that created Peter Pan peanut butter. And in 1932 he began producing his own peanut butter under the name Skippy.
The benefits of peanut butter as part of a healthy diet are immense. It's important to source your peanut butter as pure as possible - preferably with only one ingredient: Organic peanuts. Organic is an extra plus as it has passed through the rigorous requirements of the USDA to be labeled as "organic".

Peanut butter benefits:
  • Healthy monounsaturated fats which reduce inflammation and belly fat.
  • A rich source of protein, it helps keep you fuller longer and curbs your appetite.
  • Lowers your risk of heart diseases and cancers.
  • One of the foods highest in niacin - helps improve memory and brain development.
  • Can lower type II diabetes.
  • Peanuts are rich in potassium - which lowers the risk of high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease. 
  • Peanut butter contains fiber for healthy bowels.
  • It contains magnesium to fortify your bones and muscles.
  • It has Vitamin E and antioxidants.
Following is an easy and nutrition filled protein cookie recipe. If anyone in your family is allergic to peanuts, you can actually substitute the peanuts with soy nut butter (also fantastic health benefits when selecting an organic, pure brand).

Healthy Protein Cookies
*organic ingredients recommended

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with alum foil or parchment paper.

Mash 2 bananas in a bowl.
Add to bowl:
1 cup of quick oats
1/2 cup of protein powder (vanilla or unflavored, pure unprocessed)
1/4 cup of peanut butter
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1/4 cup of dark chocolate chips

Scoop a teaspoon full onto the cookie sheet and repeat for 12 cookies. Bake 10-12 minutes, until golden brown.

New Madison Office madison
We appreciate your patience as we continue to renovate
the new Madison office. 

We have made great progress and we are working on more improvements.

The Madison office allows additional flexibility for our patients when booking appointments. The office is located at the following address: 

Madision Office:  340 Main Street,  Madison, NJ 07940
Please call our main number 973-736-1100 to book an appointment. 

Flu Clinics Now Availableflu
The offices, days and times of the clinics are as follows:

West Orange:
Mondays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
Thursdays 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fridays 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Mondays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fridays 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Mondays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursdays & Fridays 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Mondays & Thursdays 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The clinics will run every week while supplies last and are open to everyone, 18 and older, with a priority to pregnant patients.
Walk ins welcome - no appointment necessary.
Most insurance companies cover the flu shot at 100%, without a 
co-pay*. Take a step toward keeping healthy this winter and get vaccinated.

*Patients new to our practice will be charged out-of-pocket costs.
Easy Access To Lab Reports labreports
Reminder: you have easy access to  your lab results 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for many of your doctors.

There are two major clinical laboratories for most patient tests: LabCorp and Quest. Simply register on their websites for access to your personal records.  

Convenient links to both sites are provided on our website: The Rubino OB/GYN website

Our patient portal is specific to your records from The Rubino OB/GYN Group only and allows you to access your health history, update your profile page, request a prescription, submit a clinical question and access upcoming appointments. If you have not already received a username and password, please request one from our office.

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You can pay your Rubino OB/GYN Group bills online right from the checkbook-pen.jpghomepage of our website. Simply click on the button at the top of the page that says "New! Pay Your Bill Online!".

Options include paying by credit card or  echeck. It is an easy one-time registration to create a password.


For easy reference, the direct link is: Pay My Bill

Office Announcements  announcements
8 AM Appointments
For your convenience, 8 am appointments are now available. Please call our main number 973-736-1100 to schedule. 

Pay Your Rubino OB/GYN Bills Online
Patients can pay their bills online at the following web site: 
Options include paying by credit card or echeck. 

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Emmi is a free, online video tutorial that makes complex medical information simple and easy to understand. Emmi provides clear and concise step-by-step information on common health topics and procedures right on our website. Click here to find out more.

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