EXTENDED HOURS:  Monday through Friday: 8am - 8pm; Saturday: 10am - 3pm

Dana Shanis, M.D. Board Certified Gynecologist 
introduces treatments for...

It has only been 4 days since my first treatment and I am already seeing results! I was able to stop using vaginal estrogen right away. This is a life-changer! - Lisa M., Patient at RWWC
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    The O-Shot was a huge success. It immediately helped with                   increased sensitivity and urinary incontinence. 
        - Nicole N.,  Patient at RWWC

If interested, schedule a consult by emailing appointment@rwwc.com or call at 215-735-7992


Dana Shanis, M.D. Gynecologist

What is the O-Shot®?

The O-Shot® is a non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure that can help improve a woman's sexual desire and orgasm, decrease urinary incontinence and treat a chronic skin condition called lichen sclerosus.   Up to half of women experience low sexual desire and many others experience issues with arousal, lubrication and orgasm.  The O-Shot® uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) that contains growth factors from the woman's own blood, and is injected into the clitoris and vaginal wall.  This increases the blood flow, nerve sensitivity and collagen formation in the area, leading to improved sexual function.

What are the benefits of the O-Shot®?

This injection can increase a woman's sexual desire and arousal, as well as improve the number or quality of her orgasms.  In addition, this procedure can help with
  • Leaking urine
  • Painful sex
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Decrease symptoms and long-term consequences of lichen sclerosus
To read more about the O-Shot such as how it is performed, risks, recovery, and if it is right for you, click here

National Suicide Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.  It's an opportunity to promote resources and awareness around the issues of suicide prevention, how to help others, and how to talk about suicide without increasing the risk of harm.
Suicide is a national epidemic, and it's getting worse.  Not only is suicide the second-leading cause of death for all Americans between the ages of 15 and 54, but the age-adjusted suicide rate in the U.S. also increased a staggering 24 percent from 1999 to 2014.
For a variety of reasons, suicide largely remains a taboo topic in our society.  When it does receive media attention, the reaction is typically to blame the victim, and to brand it a cowardly act.   Unfortunately, this type of response is off-base, and it sidesteps the relationship between suicide and mental health and addiction. 
We all should strive to understand this epidemic better, to identify those who need help, and to provide help to those who seek it.  Click here to read more on suicide prevention. 

Tips for Overeating

It is not clear why some people develop binge eating disorder, but there is a high prevalence of comorbid psychiatric conditions in people with this disorder including depression, anxiety, and phobias.  About 50% of those with Binge Eating disorder are overweight, about the same as in the general population.  

For those who are trying to optimize their eating habits overall for better health, recognizing triggers and becoming more educated about food and nutrition is useful.  Meeting with a nutritionist to discuss healthy food choices and appropriate portion size is a good start.   Having a plan ahead of time for a holiday or special occasion meal, such as not having second helpings or focusing more on the healthier parts of the meal can also help.   

For anyone who feels their overeating is causing personal distress, or has evolved onto the spectrum of Binge Eating Disorder, the most successful treatment strategy is Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, either in a group or individual setting.  Medications can be used as a second-line therapy, usually the SSRI antidepressants.  The first step is to recognize if your eating behaviors have gotten out of your control, and to seek assistance from your provider to determine the best treatment option for you. To read more tips for overeating, visit our nutrition blog here

Shireen Mustafa, Medical Aesthetician

Shireen is a licensed medical aesthetician at DermaCenter Medical Spa. Shireen was trained at the Atelier Esthetique Institute of Esthetics in NY and the International Dermal Institute in PA.  She obtained her esthetic license in 2012 and provides full service esthetics with a special focus on advanced clinical skin care and laser technology.  She is board certified in NY and PA. She also received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Marketing and Management from Penn State University. 

Before joining DermaCenter, she worked for a dermatology practice in Jenkintown, PA providing aesthetic procedures and assisting in medical procedures.  Shireen has extensive training and experience in medical and cosmetic treatments and a deep understanding of the various skin types and conditions. She has performed treatments ranging from laser hair removal, body contouring, skin tightening, and laser skin resurfacing offering recommendations to those considering photo facials, chemical peels, micro-dermabrasions, and micro-needling. She believes the best approach to healthy skin is using a skincare regimen individually tailored to the specific needs of each individual. She also specializes in corrective skin care for acne-prone skin, pigmentation abnormalities and evening out skin tone and texture.

At DermaCenter Medical Spa, Shireen believes that it is important to educate people on the benefits of being healthy both inside and out. She is dedicated to improving her patients overall appearance from head to toe, and thrives on making people feel more confident as a result.


DermaCenter Medical Spa at the Rittenhouse Women's Wellness Center would like to invite you to our Center for our  exclusive injectable party!

Dr. Dana Shanis, M.D.,is board certified and available for Botox, Juvederm and Voluma injections.  Dr. Shanis, who will be available from  4:00pm-8:00pm  has been injecting at our practice since she joined and has recently completed an advanced injection training which trained her on intricate filler solutions around the jaw and other locations that are cutting edge at aesthetically enhancing your appearance. For more information on Dr. Shanis,  click here.

Catherine McGintyMSN, FNP-BC,  is a board certified family nurse practitioner. She is available for botox injections from 12:30pm-4:00pm. For more information on Catherine McGinty, click here

 *Must sign up for Brilliant Distinctions program in order to receive discount. 

Skincare for 360-degree Health
Our  Dermacenter Medical Spa assists our patients on their journey of long-lasting skin health, by treating skin issues and maintaining healthy and beautiful skin throughout all stages of life.
Every month we highlight different services and procedures to provide our patients access to skincare as a part of a healthy lifestyle.  Click Here for more information on these monthly specials.

IPL Photofacial Package of 4 for $800
(Reg. $1,200)

Photofacial treatments minimize redness, veins, broken capillaries, acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, age spots and other related flaws around the nose, cheeks and decollete.

(Reg. $400)

Microdermabrasion smooths skin texture and reduce scarring, pigmentation and wrinkles. Chemical peels peel away aged skin to create a more youthful appearance. Reduce blemishes, wrinkles and age spots. 

As a healthcare facility, we would like to encourage our employees and patients to exercise more while also promoting health related charities. Our next health walk(s) we will be attending:

Schuylkill Center Wellness Walk
September 30th, 2017
The Schuylkill Center
8480 Hagy's Mill Road Philadelphia, PA  19128

We look forward to seeing you there!

We know so much about our patients and we love to see familiar faces (although preferably for well-visits), but do you ever wonder who is helping you book your follow-up appointments or draws your blood? If you do want to know more about our team, please feel free to read our " Meet  the  Staff " segment! We hope that getting a little more familiar with the people you see in our office will make you more comfortable and confident with the care you receive through us.
Lauren Szkolnicki, 22 years old
Marketing Associate

1.) What does wellness mean to you?

Wellness to me is an overall state of well-being. It is living a healthy lifestyle both physically and emotionally. 

2.) What health advice do you promote to your family?

I always push my family to stay active. To have some type of exercise every day, even if it is as simple as taking the stairs instead of the elevator. It is important to keep your body moving. 

3.) Are there any lifestyle changes that have positively or negatively affected your health?

I shifted towards a more healthy lifestyle about halfway through college and have kept it that way ever since. I cut out soda and most breads, I eat lots of protein, fruits and vegetables, and I exercise regularly. It has been one of the best decisions I have ever made for myself. I have more energy, I feel strong, and I rarely ever even crave foods that are bad for me anymore. While it may be difficult to get your body used to this at first, the rewards of feeling like a healthy individual are so incredibly worth it. 

4.) What activities do you participate in? What do you do to help you feel healthy?

I have always loved to play volleyball. I have been playing for 12 years and I am currently the assistant volleyball coach at Bryn Mawr College, so I play every day!

5.) What advice do you have for patients seeking to optimize their health?

Stop drinking soda! It is a small and easy step towards even bigger and better lifestyle and health changes.


There is a $20 processing fee for all forms and paperwork (FMLA, disability forms, permit forms, school forms, work forms, etc.) that are requested at any time outside of a physical. 

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