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As a Gynecologic Oncologist, Founder Dr. Benedict B. Benigno’s goal at UNIVERSITY GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY (UGO) is to help each patient fully understand her medical condition, treatment options, recovery process & aftercare. Patients at UGO get more than just medical care; they get an experience that brings healing and hope. UGO takes a team approach to treatment. It is one of the world leaders in the diagnosis & treatment options for women with many forms of cancer including ovarian, uterine, cervical, vaginal & vulvar, as well as complicated benign conditions and high-risk GYN patients.

Dr. Benigno has 40 years of experience and is an internationally renowned, skilled & competent gynecologic surgeon & oncologist, sensitive to the needs and concerns of his patients. He is Board Certified & Fellowship-trained in Gynecologic Oncology. He is the longtime Director of Gynecologic Oncology at Northside Hospital, created the world-renowned Ovarian Cancer Institute at Northside Hospital & Georgia Tech, and is the author of the best seller “The Ultimate Guide to Ovarian Cancer.”

 

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UNIVERSITY GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY (UGO)

960 Johnson Ferry Rd NE #130, Atlanta GA

(404)300-2990

www.ugynonc.com

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Physicians have chosen to partner with GYN RESOURCES, INC. to provide all of the convenience and safety of outpatient surgery in their office. They bring the operating room, nursing staff and all of the necessary equipment and supplies needed to perform procedures in the doctor’s office. With their advanced technology, most procedures take less than 30 minutes.

Their commitment to their doctors is to provide the highest level of patient care within the most comfortable, safe & secure environment. To assist you in providing the best care to your patients in your office, you will have the comfort of using a Certified Surgical Tech, two Registered Nurses (OR or PACU) and a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). GYN Resources assures that each patient will benefit financially by reducing the anticipated cost of their procedure, compared with the conventional method of scheduling with the hospital. They provide the same environment of safety standards like that of a hospital. For patient convenience, they will be in a familiar and comfortable setting for a fraction of the time of a hospital setting.

 

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GYN RESOURCES, INC.

987 Chattahoochee Ave. NW, #A, Atlanta GA

(404)605-7087

www.gynresourcesinc.com

 

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Candace B. Adair, MD of BENE’ MENTAL WELLNESS, PC is a dually board certified Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist who offers assistance in many aspects of lifestyle management. She provides psychiatric assessments for children, adolescents & adults experiencing depression, anxiety, stress related conditions, ADD/ADHD, eating disorders, and other psychiatric disorders.

The focus of Dr. Adair’s holistic practice is to bring about change by using a combination of traditional and innovative methods while incorporating alternative methods as needed. These methods consist of psychopharmacology when indicated, genetic testing to better personalize medication selections, ADHD testing, psychotherapy, alternative treatments, and wellness coaching. In addition to treatment she believes strongly in mental health education, awareness, and prevention. Dr. Adair provides thorough care, and takes the time to understand her client’s and collaborate with other providers to develop a unique treatment plan that best suits their personal needs. Dr Adair has a wealth of community resources and will refer to other providers when needed. Dr. Adair’s goal: integrating spirituality, psychology & medicine.

 

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Dr. Candace B. Adair

BENE’ MENTAL WELLNESS, PC

1708 Peachtree St NW #405, Atlanta GA

(404)343-3870

www.benewellness.com

 

When many veterans return home from deployment, many return wounded in mind, body and spirit— the result combat experiences which are not easily forgotten. The veteran and his/her family are faced with learning how to “live in the new normal.” They return to us needing our support, encouragement and prayers – in addition to jobs, housing and medical treatment.

ORPHAN FOUNDATION, a project-based community support foundation, has embraced the housing needs of returning veterans and their immediate families. ORPHAN FOUNDATION re-creates the veteran’s home environment by decorating, furnishing, re-purposing existing furniture, and re-designing the veteran’s living spaces to address his/her accessibility challenges. ORPHAN FOUNDATION’s purpose is to create a calming home environment to help allay depression and anxiety experienced by many veterans and their immediate families. By reaching out to people and helping those in need, ORPHAN FOUNDATION desires to build a network of support. Tax deductible donations and volunteers are welcome.

 

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ORPHAN FOUNDATION

202 South Main St. Alpharetta GA

(770)841-2665

www.orphan-foundation.org

 

PROACTIVE RESOURCES DESIGN, INC. is a full-service marketing agency offering turnkey marketing & advertising strategy, PR support, graphic design, corporate identity, business development, event planning and Web planning & implementation.

PRD has helped many businesses sharpen their brand, refine their materials & present a strong consistent image. They offer affordable design services for websites, business cards, logos, stationery, brochures, print ads and eblasts. Visit their website for a complete list of services, starting rates and portfolio of client work.

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Full service graphic & web design firm

(800) 772-5969

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Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths among women. In order to help with early detection, Dr. Carolyn G. Dudley at DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGY ULTRASOUND & BREAST CENTER, PC now offers lower dose 3D digital mammography (breast tomosynthesis).

This innovative service is an imaging procedure that uses lower dose x-rays to create a 3D image of the breasts. Conventional mammography takes pictures of the breast from two angles — up and down, and left and right — but tomosynthesis takes multiple pictures from several angles. This enables Dr. Dudley to visualize thin slice images of the breast tissue. Benefits include earlier detection of small cancers, precise treatments initiated sooner and fewer repeat images. Dr. Dudley’s lower dose 3D digital mammography unit is the latest, state-of-the-art technology in breast imaging. It is ideal for those women who are breast cancer survivors, are at high risk for breast cancer, have a family history of breast cancer, have had several false-positive mammograms, or just looking for an annual preventive mammogram.

 

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DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGY ULTRASOUND & BREAST CENTER, PC

755 Mt. Vernon Hwy NE #310, Atlanta GA

(404)252-3430

www.mammogramatlanta.com

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Drs. Lisa A. Hasty, André L. Denis, Jim Toner, Robin H. Fogle, Sue Ellen Carpenter, David L. Keenan & Kathryn C. Calhoun at the ATLANTA CENTER FOR REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE (ACRM) provide comprehensive, effective fertility treatments, which have resulted in scores of babies annually. They provide diagnosis & treatment of all fertility-related conditions, including hormonal imbalances; anatomical problems such as scar tissue, endometriosis & fibroids; male infertility; and unexplained infertility. Treatments include fertility medications, insemination, laparoscopic, laser, hysteroscopic & microsurgical procedures; and in-vitro fertilization, including donor eggs & surrogacy.

ACRM has extensive experience in guiding patients through treatment processes with expertise and compassion. They are personally committed to providing you with excellence and success in every aspect of your care.

 

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ATLANTA CENTER FOR REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE (ACRM)

Atlanta-Perimeter, Buckhead, Johns Creek & Marietta

(770)928-2276

www.atlantainfertility.com

 

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CLEAR PATH WELLNESS CENTER, LLC offers hygienic & comfortable colon hydrotherapy, using disposable equipment & multi-filtered water. Their state-of-the-art, FDA-approved, self-sanitizing closed systems allow them to regulate temperature & pressure while maintaining maximum safety. Owner Sue Pepka & Korey Gotoo have more than 15 years of combined experience and are certified colon hydrotherapists with I-ACT.

Clear Path Wellness Center believes that colon hydrotherapy may be valuable in minimizing the effects of dietary & environmental stresses and toxins that can lead to immune system imbalances. For individuals experiencing irregularity & digestive discomfort, it can assist with normalizing bowel function. Colon hydrotherapy is the safe, gentle infusion of warm, filtered water into and out of the rectum & large intestine using no chemicals or drugs. To ensure safety & sanitary conditions, all tubes & speculum are disposable. Sue & Korey believe that colon hydrotherapy, when supported by a diet of primarily non-mucous-producing foods, water, appropriate exercise & stress management, accelerates the healing potential of your body. The Center also provide ion cleanse footbaths, far infrared sauna, reflexology, massage therapy & nutritional counseling.

 

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CLEAR PATH WELLNESS CENTER, LLC

275 Carpenter Dr NE #202, Atlanta GA

(404)497-9268

www.clearpathwellness.com

 

PRAXIS SALES COMPENSATION CONSULTING, LLC helps businesses break into new markets and achieve success. Managing Principal Richard Lenahan & his team specialize in sales compensation strategy, design and implementation. They help companies looking to accelerate their growth and stabilize their customer base by aligning their sales compensation program with their strategic objectives. Richard’s decades of practical experience in the delicate world of sales compensation design enables him to truly bring the perfect combination of risk aversion married to benefit optimization by fully understanding your business.

PRAXIS helps during organizational changes, as well as marketing initiatives/ strategy, sales force recruitment, governance/compliance issues, and compensation analytics. Richard not only understands the details of compensation plans and incentives but is able to create effective programs to expand and grow business. He also collaborates, networks and develops new partnerships that build and sustain growth. Whether you are a salesperson, manager, executive or business owner, sales compensation planning should never be an option. Contact Richard today to move to the next level.

 

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PRAXIS SALES COMPENSATION CONSULTING, LLC

5573 Brinson Way, Peachtree City GA

(770)510-8476

www.praxissalescomp.com

 

The last decade has seen many advances in the field of surgery. Even more rapidly have been the advances and expanded applications of minimally invasive surgery. The introduction of the da Vinci® robot has increased patient accessibility to advanced laparoscopic surgery. Director of Robotic Urologic Surgery Dr. Raymond Pak, in addition to his colleagues Drs. Jaime Wong & Spencer Kozinn at THE JENKINS CLINIC, are expert urologists who are trained in advanced laparoscopic & robotic surgery. They are some of the most experienced urologic robotic surgeons in Metro Atlanta, performing hundreds of successful operations. Robotic (da Vinci®) prostatectomy is a minimally invasive alternative for treatment of localized prostate cancer.

The da Vinci® robot couples the magnified 3D high-definition optics of the robotic camera with the increased control and dexterity of the robotic instruments. This allows for a precise cancer operation through smaller incisions with meticulous preservation of normal tissue with less pain & blood loss. All of these promote better & more rapid return of potency and urinary continence. Drs. Pak, Wong & Kozinn also use this same technique for kidney & bladder cancer surgeries.

 

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THE JENKINS CLINIC

1800 Howell Mill Rd NW #500, Atlanta GA

(404)240-9700

www.jenkinsclinic.org

 

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Drs. Dexter M. Page, Chukwuma I. Onyeije, Alan Neuman, B. Denise Raynor, Certified Nurse Midwife Ruby Henderson, RN, BSN, CNM, CDE, Family Nurse Practitioner Amanda Jackson, RNC, FNP-C & Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Joann Elie, NP at ATLANTA PERINATAL ASSOCIATES, PC. specialize in comprehensive perinatal care. This includes high-risk obstetrics, onsite high-risk pregnancy management, antepartum fetal testing, fetal diagnosis & therapy, genetic counseling, childbirth education, preconception counseling, prenatal diagnosis, high-resolution ultrasound, first trimester screening including nuchal translucency (NT) evaluation, maternal serum screening, amniocentesis, CVS (chorionic villus sampling), fetal blood sampling, transvaginal ultrasound and fetal echocardiogram.

Drs. Page, Onyeije, Neuman & Raynor are Board Certified/Eligible in OB/GYN and in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Their years of combined experience enable them to address pregnancy complications in diabetes, high-blood pressure, premature labor, twins/triplets, HIV in pregnancy, pregnancy loss, miscarriages, slow fetal growth, bleeding/infection, advanced maternal age & genetic issues.

 

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ATLANTA PERINATAL ASSOCIATES, PC

9 Convenient Locations in Metro Atlanta

(404)872-3121

www.atlantaperinatal.com

 

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With 40 years of experience, Margaret Strickhouser, CNM, the owner of INTOWN MIDWIFERY & her staff of Certified Nurse Midwives practice midwifery from the view that pregnancy is a normal state and birth is a physiological and spiritual event in the life of a family. They provide family centered maternity care, well-woman gynecology, onsite state-of-the-art ultrasound, water births, classes for new parents, LaLeche League meetings, group classes during each trimester of a woman’s pregnancy and collaborative pregnancy management where appropriate. Births take place at Atlanta Medical Center and coming mid-2015 at our new facilities in the Atlanta Birth Center.

Intown Midwifery qualifies for direct reimbursement from private insurance companies as well as most managed care insurance plans. Dr. Jewel Grant or other attending collaborative physicians are available 24 hours-a-day for consultation and in the event of complication – assume care of the patient. Intown Midwifery’s gynecological services include diagnosis and treatment of vaginal infections and sexually transmitted diseases, family planning, annual routine exams, pap smears, breast exams, colposcopy, preconception counseling and referrals for mammograms and perimenopausal care. Informational visits for prospective patients are available and new patients are warmly welcomed.

 

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INTOWN MIDWIFERY

285 Boulevard NE #110, Atlanta GA

(404)622-9810

www.intownmidwifery.com

 

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