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3. E TI, Flr.i.tlay,,,At 1997 Montross-Lopez Continued from page 36 freezing cells to kill them. "If the patient needs something more invasive," she said, "then I would refer to a gynecologist." She received her training to use the scope at Magee Women's Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa., and Lewes Family Practice is in the pfi3cess of purchasing the equip- ment she needs. She expects to be able to start doing the procedures irt her office by the end of this month or in early September. Montross-Lopez is also trained to perform flexible sigmoido- s61opies, procedures used to detect colon cancer, and she is trained to perform simple surgeries. For example, if a patient has a suspi- cious mole or skin tags, "it's easy for us to take them off in the office," she said. I Petition Continued from page 37 who have been treated for prostate cancer, have been very involved in the petition drive. "This is truly a grass roots effort," Dolinger said. "The Prostate Cancer Coalition is work- If tests on a removed mole are returned with indications that can=' cer is present, she explained, she would then refer the patient to either a dermatologist or surgeon. "I believe in continuity of care," said Montross-Lopez. Often, she said, she'll treat patients for some- thing and ask them to return for further examination or treatment for something else. "I like to see how we're doing with one thing  before we tackle something else," she said ........ Her "big thing" is providing good instructions for her patients. "I give a lot of patient education, so they're more informed. Patient education is part of my philoso- phy." What Montross-Lopez has seen "is that , many of her patients are leaning toward alternative or inte- grative medical treatments such as they find in health food stores. ing with the American Cancer Society and we are recruiting everyone that we can to spread the word and circulate the petitions. Everybody wants to see cancer defeated in all its forms, and we are finding that people react very positively to the petitions and to helping get information out." DACA director earns excellence certification Barbara Ridge, executive direc- tor of the Delaware Association for Children of Alcoholics (DACA) in Wilmington, recently received the status of Certified Association Executive (CAE) from the Amer- ican Society of Association Executives. This designa- tion is given to association directors who reflect a com- mitment to RIDGE excellence and achievement. Prior to certification, applicants are rated on their experience and q She provides counseling to those patients who like to enhance their health with natural remedies because sometimes they can cause harm. Items found in health food stores, for example, are not Feder- al Drug Administration (FDA) approved. Therefore, she said, something might be effective the first time it is used, but because the products lack regulation, they may not even be the same product if purchased under another manu- facturer's name. Counseling, she said, can help patients select products that will enhance their health, but it also will prevent patients from using products that could be contraindi- cated if patients are using other medications. Montross-Lopez's training included rotations in nearly all specialty areas of medicine while I For information on prostate can- cer or the petition drive, contact the ACS Delaware Division, 302- 324-4227, or 800-227-2345. For information on prostate cancer support groups that are open to men and their families, call the Visiting Nurse Association in Milford, 422-2010. accomplishments in association management and must successful- ly complete a comprehensive examination which tests general knowledge of the association management profession. she attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in: Philadelphia. "It's a specialist oriented university," she said, "and I think that was a really good preparation for family practice." Following her graduation from medical school, she did a family practice residency at St. Margaret Memorial Hospital in Pittsburgh, where she also served as assistant chief resident. While she was at the 270-bed facility, she received basic, advanced and comprehensive training in colposcopy. She gained extensive experi- ence in managing patients in the intensive care unit as well as learned outpatient surgical proce- dures. In addition to her medical training, Montross-Lopez has an associated degree in biology from Community College of Allegheny County and a bachelor of science degree in broadcast journalism and marketing from Syracuse University in New York, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. To make an appointment with Montross-Lopez, call Lewes Fam- ily Practice at 645-2281. FREE ANONYMOUS HIV TESTS FREE Health Seminar from Bee Medical Center SAVE MEN'S, LADIES' & CHILDREN'S SHOES FIR U.AIlrY  AT A DISCOUNT Featuring: Sebago Docksides Keds Trotters * Sperry Top-Sider Tretorn Etonic New Balance MIA Clarks of England Wigwam * Reebok * Rockport * Grasshoppers Best selection from over 15,000 pairs in stock. Men's sizes: N 9-14, M 6 I/2-14, W 6 1/2-14, WW 8-13. 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