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Dr. Donnica Returns to "The View"

Dr. Donnica Moore, President of Sapphire Women's Health Group and host of DrDonnica.com will reappear on ABC's "The View" Friday July 14, 2006 to discuss a topic relevant to all women: "Questions You Were Embarrassed To Ask Your Gynecologist". The majority of American women with health insurance will have a gynecologist as their primary care physician throughout the reproductive years. While few women really look forward to their gyn appointments, most women become comfortable with the routine breast and internal examinations. "Ironically", says Dr. Donnica, "women seem to be more comfortable with the examination part of the visit than with bringing up questions they think are embarrassing". "Rest assured that there is rarely something that you have a question about that your doctor hasn't heard before," explains Dr. Donnica.

This segment of ABC's "The View" will address real questions asked by real women about really embarrassing subjects. "The most embarrassing topics tend to deal with sexuality; abnormal bodily excretions like blood, urine, feces, and gas; sexually transmitted infections; abnormal body odors; body image and weight management; or abusive relationships. In this segment, Dr. Donnica and the ladies of "The View" will address some of those specific questions as well as how women can make it less embarrassing to bring up their own sensitive questions with their own physicians. "The most important thing," Dr. Donnica advises "is for women to know no one ever died of embarrassment. . .unless it was embarrassment that prevented her from getting proper medical advice or attention."

Dr. Donnica Moore is highly regarded as a women's health expert and advocate: as a physician educator and as a media commentator. Known as "Dr. Donnica", she is the Founder and President of Sapphire Women's Health Group LLC, a multimedia women's health education and communications firm. She is also the Founder and President of DrDonnica.com, a popular women's health information website. In addition, she is also the women's health expert forYahooHealth.com and the "Doctor on Call" Columnist for "First for Women" magazine. Dr. Donnica is most well known for her former role as the weekly women's health contributor for NBC's Later Today Show (1999-2000). She was a frequent guest on NBC's Weekend Today Show and has made more than 450 appearances on television shows including "The Oprah Winfrey Show", "The View", and "Good Morning America". Her voice was heard daily from September 2000 through March 2002 on her nationally syndicated radio spot, "Dr. Donnica's Women's Health Report" which aired in 132 markets.

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