Hi, my name is Jenna and I am a newly graduated RN and I got my BSN from The University of Saint Francis. In my free time I love to watch movies, spend time with my family, and hang out with my dogs (a yorkie and a lab mix). I’ve always been very passionate about women’s health and I am excited to start my nursing career with The Wright Center for Women’s Health!
With the addition of 9 new healthcare professionals in the coming months, The Wright Center for Women’s Health will continue to be one of the fastest-growing healthcare facilities in the Chicagoland area.
Founded by Dr. Kimberly E. Wright in 2012, we operate on the principle of providing exceptional Personalized Luxury Healthcare to the Naperville and surrounding area. With the addition of about 30 percent more staff, The Center will continue on its path to being one of the largest women’s healthcare providers in the area.
In recent weeks, The Center has hired an additional Board Certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist, an Operations Manager and two Registered Nurses.
“I am embarking upon an exceedingly difficult task,” said Dr. Wright. “My 10-year target is to be recognized as America’s Preferred Women’s Center for Executive Level Testing and Quality Care. Growing our team with the very best healthcare providers available will ensure we reach our audacious goals.”
In addition to those already hired, by the end of 2020 the practice also will have hired a Chief Financial Officer, Chief Experience Officer, Lab Manager, and Physician’s Assistant.
Most notably, The Center’s plan to hire a CFO will allow the practice to effectively manage risk and provide an organizational structure to long term financial stability.
“For a small practice the positions of CFO and COO may seem out of place,” Dr. Wright said. “However, we are positioning ourselves for much more growth in the coming years and filling these positions today make that growth all the more possible.”
For those interested in a future career at The Wright Center for Women’s Health, please visit our Careers page to view our open positions and discover links to our application process.
Our exceptional staff member is our sonographer, Padma! ✨ We are so lucky to have her incredible ultrasound skills at The Wright Center for Women’s Health. Make your appointment today to experience the difference!
We wanted to wish Darchell a Happy Birthday!
Here at The Wright Center for Women’s Health we want to give you a higher quality of service. We will be doing a Complete Health Assessment on all of our patients in order to truly give you the best care possible.
What does the Complete Health Assessment consist of?
We will start by doing your routine blood work. Along with the routine labs we will also check your hormones as well. Here is a list of the blood tests we will be running:
- Lipid Panel
- Vitamin D
- Free T3
- Total T4
- Vitamin B12
Please make sure to let our Phlebotomist know if you would like any additional tests added before she draws your blood.
ANS and Max Pulse Test
Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) is the nervous system that controls involuntary bodily functions such as Appetite, Mood, Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, Digestion, Bladder Function and Sexual Function. Endothelial cells form the lining of all blood vessels, enabling the vessels to dilate as needed for increased blood flow, as well as to protect them from inflammation and cholesterol plaques.
Damages to this endothelial lining or Endothelial Dysfunction are associated with increased risk of diabetes, strokes and heart disease. Damage to the ANS can cause problems to above functions. ANS testing can help detect these problems.
Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) and Endothelial Function Testing assess the following Risk Factors:
- Autonomic Nervous System dysfunction: Involuntary functions
- Sudomotor Dysfunction: Sweat Gland function
- Endothelial Dysfunction: Risk of heart attack and stroke
- Insulin Resistance: Risk of developing Diabetes
- Cardiometabolic Risk: Risk of heart disease and metabolic disorders such as metabolic syndrome
- Small Fiber Neuropathy: Can start as numbness and tingling in hands and feet
- Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy: The nerves that innervate the heart
- Cardiovascular disease via plethysmography: Combined total of the other 7 risk factors
We will be performing both an external and internal ultrasound before your appointment. The purpose of this is to rule out any abnormalities such as Fibroids, Ovarian Cysts, etc. If you no longer have your uterus then you do not need to have an ultrasound.
Please make sure to drink at least 32 ounces of water 1 hour before your ultrasound. A full bladder will help the Sonographer view the pelvic organs. Be sure to drink the water slowly to prevent abdominal discomfort and arrive at your appointment with a comfortably full bladder.
It happens to all of us.
As we reach our mid to late 30s our bodies begin to change. Some of the changes we can deal with, but for the most part, these changes don’t really strengthen our quality of life or overall well-being.
Many of these changes are brought on by disruptions to our hormonal makeup. They include but are not limited to:
- feeling constantly tired
- weight gain
- urinary incontinence
- irregular bowel movements
- diminished sexual desire
Until the last few years, traditional synthetic hormone replacement was seen as one of the only treatment options for hormonal imbalance. At The Wright Center, however, we’ve moved from traditional treatment methods to a new system called BioTe Therapy.
What is BioTe Therapy?
Developed by medical pioneer and expert, Dr. Gary Donovitz, BioTE® Therapy was designed to deliver the right kind of hormone (biologically identical) in the right amounts (doses based on accurate testing and proper analysis of the results) using the right delivery system (pellets – which deliver straight into the bloodstream whenever the body needs it). Benefits of BioTE include:
- Regain your healthy sense of well-being.
- Rediscover your mental focus and clarity.
- Ignite your passion with improved libido.
- Protection against heart disease and stroke.
- Relief of menopause and PMS symptoms.
- Prevention of osteoporosis, senility and Alzheimer’s disease.
- Improvement of cholesterol levels, muscle mass and strength.
If you’re dealing with what you think may be hormonal imbalance, we invite you to schedule an appointment with one of our partners to learn more.
Ashley Ekis is a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer and one of the newest members of The Wright Center for Women’s Health. She compliments our team well with over 13 years of progressive experience in both acute care and outpatient settings. She is extremely passionate regarding patient care with a focus on providing the highest quality exam with a truly personal touch.
Click here or call and make your appointment to meet Ashley today!
What can the O-Shot do for you?
It can help with stronger and more frequent orgasms, improved lubrication, and increased sexual desire. It can also help decrease urinary incontinence.
Click here or call our office and schedule your consultation today!
The O-Shot procedure begins with a simple blood draw. Then, using a proprietary technique, platelets are separated and concentrated.
The Platelet Rich Plasma containing growth factors extracted from your blood is then injected into an area near the clitoris and into an area of the upper vagina that is most important for the sexual response (the “o-spot”).
These areas are numbed with a local anesthetic cream before injection, causing patients to experience little or no discomfort during the procedure.
Click here or call the office at 630-687-9595 to schedule an appointment today!
Even though the State of Illinois recently moved into Phase 4 of its reopening process, that does not mean the risk of COVID-19 lessened.
In the last couple of weeks alone the amount of COVID cases hit a staggering milestone. As of June 26th, 2020, there have been 2.47 million Americans that have tested positive for COVID-19. Of those, 126,000 children, siblings, spouses, and parents have passed away. Per Johns Hopkins, Cook County is the county in the US with the most cases of COVID-19. This disease is still here and is still something that we need to respect.
Here at The Wright Center for Women’s Health, we are continuing to do everything in our power to help keep our guests and their families safe from COVID-19. We screen every patient before they walk in the door and we are minimizing the number of patients that we have in the office at a given time.
During slightly busier times, we are utilizing a virtual waiting room where our guests are checked in outside and if need be, wait in their car until we are ready to immediately room them and minimize contact.
We also have each guest who enters The Wright Center wear a face mask for added protection to everyone in the building. We are also offering telehealth visits with all of our providers and we regularly monitor members of our staff for symptoms.
Lastly, here is some information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on helping protect yourselves, your loved ones, and your community from COVID-19.
Important COVID-19 Facts
- There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
- The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
- The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person and between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
- Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.
How to Slow the Spread
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick, even inside your home. If possible, maintain 6 feet between the person who is sick and other household members.
- Put distance between yourself and other people outside of your home.
- Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people.
- Do not gather in groups.
- Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings.
- Keeping distance from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others
- Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities.
- Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
- Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.
- If you are in a private setting and do not have on your cloth face covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
Keeping Your Environment Clean
- Throw used tissues in the trash.
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection. Then, use a household disinfectant. Most common EPA-registered household will work.
If you have more questions about what The Wright Center is doing in the fight against COVID-19, please feel free to call our office today at (630) 687-9595.