When Women's Health Services Inc

Was founded in 1991, husband and wife team of Doctors Ellamarie Russo-DeMara and Gary DeMara set out to establish a medical practice that would truly focus on women's issues and women's lives, offering female patients comprehensive care. The recent introduction of new services serves as delivery on that promise.

Women's Health Services offers patients traditional gynecological services, but it isn't your traditional practice. Perhaps the first clue is in its environment, with pictures of the doctors' children on the walls. "We wanted an office that made patients feel at home," says Dr. Russo-DeMara.

"As a husband and wife team, we wanted to bring a family approach to medical care. That means putting the emphasis on really knowing and caring for your patients, In a time of assembly-line medical care, we wanted to put the focus on quality of care. Quality begins with the time you spend with patients, the courtesy and respect you offer, the focus you put on the individual patient - the patient's entire well-being, not just the problem or symptom," says Dr. Russo-DeMara.

It was that focus on entire well-being that led the doctors to offer the latest in technologies and methodologies, such as laproscopic and laser surgeries, and also to add services such as bone density screenings, in office laser hair removal, and Microdermabrasion. In addition, the doctors are developing a menopausal "prime of life" program that will focus on holistic care and medical issues facing women today.

Why offer non traditional services at a gynecology practice? "It goes back to treating the patient comprehensively," says Dr. Russo-DeMara. "Women's health is about prevention and care. With all our programs, the emphasis is on awareness, education, and action in a safe, comfortable environment."

Dr. Russo-DeMara is a doctor of osteopathy. She trained at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, and served her residency at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. Gary DeMara. M.D. trained in California, also served his residency at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, and is a diplomat of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The doctors also work with St. Francis Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson/Hamilton, and the Capital Health System at Mercer.