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Advanced Women's Healthcare of Tacoma

June 28, 2018

Dear patients and friends:
It is with mixed emotion that we announce the decision to take a step toward retirement and transition the practice of Advanced Women’s Health, PLLC to new ownership. For the past 20 years, our providers and staff have truly enjoyed developing relationships with you and being a collaborative part of your health care.

We are excited to announce that the clinic’s day to day functioning will continue under the new ownership of Lydia Miller, ARNP and Carmela Perez, ARNP beginning August 1, 2018. Both Lydia and Carmela have been practicing within our office setting for several years, making this a logical and smooth transition. We are confident they will carry forward our vision for providing compassionate patient care in a unique, comfortable environment.

The clinic will remain in its current location, with the same staff and therapists in place for continuity of care. Michelle Dosa, ARNP and Darla Smedley, ARNP will remain available as practice consultants and will see patients on a part-time basis under the new management.

Your medical records are confidential, and a copy can be placed with the new owners, or be transferred to another doctor only through your written permission. You will be asked to sign a records release form indicating your preference at the next office visit. If you do not have an upcoming appointment and would like your records transferred elsewhere, please visit the office with your valid ID before July 27, 2018 in order to sign a release form.

We thank you for your loyalty and friendship over the years. Our hope is that we have touched your lives in a positive way. We encourage you to continue to partner with the new owners for your health care needs. Best wishes for your future health!

Warmest regards,

Michelle Dosa, ARNP / Darla Smedley, ARNP
Members of Advanced Women’s Health, PLLC



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Advanced Women’s Health (AWH) – Wellness and Medi-Spa is a clinic designed for the unique healthcare needs of women. It is an exceptional female-only office, where comprehensive care and patient comfort are priority. Since 1998, we have remained true to our purpose, offering broad-spectrum medical and holistic health care services to women age 10 and older.

As an independent, private practice, our goal is to create a personal experience that omits the stressors of the 'big-box doctor's office.' Our word-of-mouth referrals are an affirmation of success in providing kind and thorough gynecology and family practice care.

Whether you are scheduling a medical appointment at our Tacoma women's health care clinic, or visiting the spa for a relaxing massage, our mission is to provide women's health care services in a comprehensive and compassionate manner.

Our experienced, all-female staff of Nurse Practitioners includes primary care providers, specialized women's health providers, female massage therapists and female acupuncturists. Our Nurse practitioners are board certified with advanced education in assessing, diagnosing and treating acute and chronic medical conditions, and overall women's health and wellness.

Caring for our female patients in a holistic manner allows us to treat the body, mind and spirit.

Our Nurse Practitioners (ARNP’s) are licensed to independently practice with full prescriptive authority and have the ability to diagnose and treat acute and chronic illness, perform physical exams, order lab and diagnostic testing, and refer to specialists, and have local hospital privileges.

As members of an integrated health care system, we ensure quality of care through consultation, collaboration, continuing education and on-going evaluation.

Advocating Patient Wellness.

The women's health care providers at Advanced Women's Health advocate patient wellness by emphasizing healthy lifestyle promotion and disease prevention, and strive to spend time educating and counseling patients in order to provide them with the information needed to make decisions about their own healthcare.

Holistic care for your mind – body – and spirit.

Our medi-spa therapists provide therapeutic, relaxation and pregnancy massage, and offer acupuncture for the treatment of health conditions and wellness support.

In addition, our medi-spa providers are highly skilled in facial enhancement Botox®, Juvederm®, and Restylane® injections and are knowledgeable regarding the use of skin care products for advanced support of aging skin.

We look forward to providing the female citizens of Gig Harbor, Tacoma and surrounding Puget Sound areas with the individualized and all-encompassing health care they deserve.

Call 253-752-8822 to set up an appointment for any of our medi-spa or medical services.

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