Scheduling Preventative Versus "Problem" Visits
Check your insurance plan for coverage

By: Monica Duvall, M.D.

At Rittenhouse Internal Medicine, we recognize that the health care and medical insurance industries can be confusing to navigate for many of our patients. Our goal is to make the process of seeing a provider as smooth and as simple as possible. Part of that process is ensuring that you, our patients, are aware of the different appointment types that we offer so that the proper appointment is scheduled to fit your needs at a given time. We also recommend reviewing your insurance policy, so that you can be aware of how/if the different appointment types are co vered ahead of time to avoid surprises (and large bills!).

"Annual Physicals", also called "Annual Well Visits", "Routine Medical Exams", "Health Maintenance Exams" or "General Checkups", are preventive health exams that are typically covered by an insurance provider no more than once a year. 

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RWWC Employment Opportunities: 

Medical Aesthetician

The Rittenhouse Women's Wellness Center is looking for a full or part time Aesthetician for our DermaCenter Medical Spa. Our Aestheticians have varying appointment lengths, balanced schedules; higher earnings; educated and professional patient base; extremely professional and pleasant work environment.

Front Desk Receptionist

We are looking for a full time Medical Receptionist for a very busy Internal Medicine practice. Must have front desk experience, and knowledge of EMR (e-clinical preferred but not required). Must be able to work in fast paced environment 


The Rittenhouse Women's Wellness Center is looking for a full-time or part-time Psychologist. Our Psychologists accept insurance, spend 1 hour with patients each visit; balanced schedule; educated and professional patient base; extremely professional and pleasant work environment.  

For all inquiries, please email

                                Dana Shanis M.D         Jillian Rowbotham D.O.       Lauren O'Brien M.D

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

All three providers above are board certified and available for Botox. 

Dana Shanis M.D. is available for Juvederm and Voluma injections. She will be available from  4:00pm-8:00pm. She has been injecting at our practice since she joined and has 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. 

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


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When it comes to music event production, Norma Michaels is the only name you need to know. She is the obvious choice for the discerning corporate, society, wedding, or fundraising planner. Her reputation is well deserved. Norma Michaels has been making events exciting, memorable, and fun for more than 18 years.

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S pring into Allergy Season

By: Allison Andrews,
Nurse Practitioner

Spring means flower buds and blooming trees, and if you are one of the millions of people who have seasonal allergies, it also means sneezing, congestion, runny nose and other bothersome symptoms. These are simple strategies to keep your seasonal allergies under control:

  • Check your local TV, radio station or internet for pollen forecast and current pollen levels. Limit your outdoor activities when pollen counts are high.
  • Keep your doors and windows closed during the day and at night to keep pollen from drifting into your house.
  • If you have been outside all day, pollen can accumulate on your hair, skin and clothing. Be sure to remove your shoes at the door and change out of the clothes you have worn outside. Shower to rinse pollen from your hair and skin.
  • Do not hang your laundry outside to dry, always machine wash. Pollen can stick to your sheets and towels.
  • Before you go to bed, rinse out your nasal passages with a neti-pot or saline nasal irrigation.
  • If high pollen counts are in the forecast, start taking allergy medications before your symptoms start!

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:

Oral Cancer Foundation 5K
April 7th, 2018
Starts 8:30am
Shoemaker Green
University of Pennsylvania  
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Hot Chocolate 15/5K
April 7th, 2018
Starts @ 7:00am
Eakins Oval
Philadelphia, PA 19130

4th Annual Care to Carry On 5K Run/Walk
April 22nd, 2018
Starts @ 8am
The Philadelphia Zoo
3400 West Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19104

We look forward to seeing you there!

RWWC is sad to announce that our Nurse Practitioner, Elizabeth Galbrecht, has left the practice to join the division of Hepatology at Penn Medicine. Elizabeth has been a part of our practice for over a year and a half and her exceptional work and caring personality will be greatly missed. 
We wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors!

Starting March 30th, we will begin our Summer hours. 
The office will be closing at 5pm every Friday. 

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