Blog Archive

Myths and Facts About Dietary Supplements Sep 1st, 2022

Most people have the intention of consistently eating a healthy and nutrient-dense diet, full of fresh fruits and veggies, lean proteins, whole grains, and legumes. However, life often gets in the way. You work late, and the only choice is the vending machine, or you’re chauffeuring the kids to and...

You, Your Sex Life, and Your Hormones: What You Should Know Aug 1st, 2022

Teens aren’t the only ones whose moods, sleeping habits, and quests for romance are driven by their hormones. The ultra-sophisticated message delivery system governs our body systems throughout our entire lives. The organs of your endocrine system, including your pituitary gland, pancreas, and thyroid (just to name a few), impact...

Help! My Bladder Keeps Leaking! Jul 1st, 2022

As a woman, few things feel worse than feeling like you have to urinate and worrying about whether you’ll get to the bathroom in time. Or you may be stressed because you leak when you sneeze or laugh. Childbirth and aging contribute to these issues, but fortunately, treatments exist that...

Why You Need Prostate Cancer Screenings Jun 1st, 2022

Aside from skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men. In fact, some 268,490 men are expected to be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year. As part of taking care of their overall health, men should get prostate cancer screenings starting in middle age, depending on...

Everything You Need to Know About the O-Shot May 1st, 2022

If you aren’t enjoying sexual intimacy with your partner the way you used to, several culprits could be the issue. It’s common for women to struggle with low libido and an inability to get aroused, so you’re not alone. We’ll talk about why these challenges arise and an innovative treatment...

How Medical Weight Loss Can Help Balance Your Hormones Apr 1st, 2022

If you struggle with your weight, you probably already know that it impacts your overall health. The caring team at VitalityMDs, located in Scottsdale, Arizona, offers patients the smartest and healthiest way to lose weight. Medically supervised weight loss combines support and monitoring from our staff while you’re on your...

The Importance of Facials for Maintaining Healthy Skin Mar 1st, 2022

Your skin is a reflection of many things: your overall health, mood, the cumulative time you’ve spent in the sun, and more. Taking great care of your skin is not only essential to good self-care, but it also supports your health and self-esteem.  Our aesthetics specialists and other talented team...

How Nutritional Counseling Can Help You Lose Weight Feb 1st, 2022

That fact is, most Americans could benefit from losing weight. Still, the topic can and should be approached with sensitivity so people seeking to lose weight don’t feel shame. Our culture can surround losing weight with judgment, and that doesn’t help anyone who’s struggling. The VitalityMDs team, located in Scottsdale,...

What Can I Expect During a Prostate Cancer Screening? Jan 1st, 2022

Just as women are encouraged to get annual mammograms to stay on top of their breast health, making sure to get screened for prostate cancer is something physicians urge their male patients to do.  You might wonder exactly what the protocol is for such an exam. Knowing what to expect...

Understanding the Different Types of IUDs Dec 1st, 2021

Deciding which type of contraceptive you commit to has everything to do with your life and preferences. The choices are many — from a birth control pill you take daily to a patch, shot, a condom and spermicide, and more.  One birth control method that offers you many advantages is...

What Can Heal My Leaky Gut? Nov 1st, 2021

Leaky gut syndrome is not a condition that’s talked about a lot. Fortunately, it’s being discussed increasingly, as leaky gut is suspected to contribute to uncomfortable, chronic gastrointestinal (GI) tract conditions, as well as other issues.  As you’d expect, Dr. Russell Bartels and Dr. Burt Webb have important insights on...

How We Can Help Your Arthritis Oct 5th, 2021

There are several forms of arthritis, but the one that affects the most people — in excess of 32.5 million adults — is wear-and-tear-related osteoarthritis. It develops when joint cartilage — the tissue that connects to create a joint — degenerates, and it typically worsens with age.  Arthritis is frequently...

Don’t Ignore These Sexual Health Problems Sep 1st, 2021

Health issues that affect intimacy with your partner can cause significant tension in your relationship. Furthermore, sexual health issues are also more difficult to discuss with your doctor because these topics can be sensitive. If you’re dealing with sexual health issues, don’t stay silent; especially when the caring team at...

Who’s At Risk For Erectile Dysfunction? Aug 4th, 2021

Erectile dysfunction (ED) isn’t something you need to keep secret. It may be difficult to discuss, but any condition that gets in the way of a satisfying intimate relationship with your partner deserves attention — and treatment.  You’re far from alone if you experience sexual difficulties. An estimated 31% of...

Functional Medicine Options for High Blood Pressure Jul 8th, 2021

A criticism long lobbed at traditional medicine is that it medicates or masks symptoms of health conditions but doesn’t go deeper to find the source of your problem or discomfort.  Functional medicine is an exciting treatment approach that digs deep into your health issue, both by considering how lifestyle and...

How to Know Which IUD Is Right for Me? Jun 15th, 2021

Intrauterine devices, or IUDs, are birth control devices that allow women to be protected for as long as seven years without worrying about the side effects of oral contraception, which include nausea, headaches, spotting, and cramping. IUDs also don’t involve the hassle of barrier methods, such as condoms and diaphragms....

The Many Benefits of Functional Medicine May 9th, 2021

A traditional medical approach often sees a physician masking symptoms to provide relief — usually short-lived. For example, think laxatives for persistent constipation or the repeated use of painkillers for headaches that strike frequently. In reality, if your doctor delved deeper into these symptoms, they might find that they’re stress-related...

Ways to Enhance Men’s Sexual Health Apr 1st, 2021

Sexual health isn’t a one size fits all issue. The contributors to your sexual health aren’t just physical, but psychological, too. Men’s sexual health involves the desire for sex (libido) and physiological ability (whether a man can get and sustain an erection).  Many factors can interfere with your sexual health....

Understanding the Different Types of Vaginal Rejuvenation Mar 7th, 2021

Women’s vaginal health, intimacy, and personal comfort are all affected when hormonal and other changes set off symptoms that are anything but pleasant. These unwanted symptoms often include incontinence and loose vaginal tissue.  The skilled and caring team at VitalityMDs has assisted many women with treatments that solve these life-altering...

4 Common Food Sensitivities Feb 8th, 2021

Do you know that many people live for years with a food sensitivity but have absolutely no idea? Not all sensitivities make themselves known by a dramatic show of symptoms, like hives or feeling like your throat is closing up.  Sometimes you might just have a stomach ache or nausea...

Am I a Good Candidate for Weight Loss Injections? Jan 1st, 2021

If you’re like countless holiday revelers, you overindulged over the past couple of months, and that may have put you in place of discouragement about your weight. And this is especially true if being overweight or obese has been a struggle for most of your life.  The caring team at...

5 Ways to Promote Long-Term Sexual Health Dec 14th, 2020

Sexual health is often overlooked when we talk about our overall health with our doctors. And we understand, it can still feel unsettling to discuss frankly with a medical provider about sex, sexual dysfunction, and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).  Dr. Russell Bartels, Dr. Burt Webb, and the entire team at...

Is It Erectile Dysfunction or Normal Aging? Nov 1st, 2020

Has the quality of intimacy with your partner plummeted due to problems getting or maintaining an erection? If so, know that you’re far from alone. Though many men experience these problems at some point in their lives, it’s not technically considered erectile dysfunction, or ED, unless it happens over 50%...

5 Signs of a Leaky Gut Oct 5th, 2020

Our guts (digestive system), are incredibly extensive organs and systemic workhorses. In the last couple of decades alone, much has been discovered about the human microbiome — the collection of helpful bacteria that reside in your intestine. Otherwise known as microbiota, this bacteria colony is unique in every individual.  The...

Who Can Benefit From a Metabolic Cleanse? Sep 1st, 2020

Detoxification cleanses became massively popular in the last decade, and different programs revolve around different theories, from eating plant-based foods to getting sustenance primarily from liquids for a time, and everything in between.  The history of cleanses is interesting, and many cultures and faith traditions encourage periods of limited windows...

Enhancing Sexual Arousal at the Cellular Level With Cliovana™ Aug 17th, 2020

Sexual enhancement methods for men have been around for a while. For example, we’ve all heard of “the little blue pill” and other erectile dysfunction options. Progress in this area for women has been slower, but it’s catching up of late.  Dr. Russell Bartels and Dr. Burt Webb have made...

How Functional Medicine Can Help You Jul 21st, 2020

In the past, physicians were authorities and patients were to follow instructions, no questions asked. Care was also highly medicalized and disease-focused, with less importance given to emotional well-being.  Thankfully these days, your care is in the hands of both you and your doctor — a true partnership. Now you...

Improve Female Sexual Satisfaction With Cliovana Jul 2nd, 2020

When it comes to overall physical and emotional wellbeing, satisfying sex is vital at any age. But many lingering factors can inhibit sexual enjoyment. And while male sexual dysfunction gets most of the attention, female sexual dysfunction is also a prevalent issue, as many women have trouble with things such...

Am I Gluten-Sensitive? Jun 21st, 2020

Foods containing gluten have become a dietary villain to some extent, in the last decade. It turns out if a carb isn’t highly refined, it’s not necessarily “bad.” But, the fact is, many people have a true sensitivity to gluten.  Since the VitalityMDs team takes a holistic approach to treating...

Dr. Webb’s Simple Tips for Healthier Skin and Hair Jun 4th, 2020

We all want healthy skin and hair. Owning a medical practice/medspa in Scottsdale, Arizona, this is something I hear often. But how do we achieve healthy skin and hair, and perhaps more importantly, how do we diagnose and eliminate things that could be inhibiting them? Here are two helpful tips...

Sexual Pain: 5 Common Causes May 27th, 2020

Pain during sex is the ultimate roadblock to intimacy. Unfortunately, this problem is more common than you might realize, but often, we choose not to talk about it. Solutions do exist, though. The caring team at Vitality MDs located in Scottsdale, Arizona, can help you regain comfort as you rediscover...

Beat the Heat with These Summertime Nutrition Tips May 9th, 2020

As the temperatures are climbing, it is difficult to escape the scorching sun, but you can cope better with foods that can lower your body temperature. The following nutrition tips will keep you feeling your best this summer. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Nothing is more important than keeping our body well...

New Eminence Skincare Products Available at VitalityMDs May 7th, 2020

It is important to take good care of your skin in-between your facial treatments with our aesthetician Yael here at VitalityMDs in Scottsdale. We are now carrying four new Eminence skincare products that you can add to your at-home skincare routine. Arctic Berry Peel & Peptide Illuminating System Keep your skin...

Can BotoxⓇ Boost Self-Confidence? Apr 14th, 2020

You’ve probably heard of this revolutionary aesthetic treatment and know that BotoxⓇ is a wildly popular way to refresh your face, wrinkles, and even help make your face more symmetrical.  But maybe you haven’t thought about the benefits that Botox brings other than the aesthetic improvements. The simple fact is...

Tips to Not Overeat While Staying Home Apr 3rd, 2020

We now find ourselves being challenged with staying home for extended periods of time. For many people, this is the first time they've been forced indoors for such lengths, and they are finding it easy to fall into a sedentary trap. We must keep our mind and body stimulated and...

The Impact of Sugar on the Immune System Mar 23rd, 2020

In light of what is happening globally, many of us are seeking to boost our immune system. Sugars found in complex carbohydrates — such as grains, vegetables and fruit — are healthy for you, but simple sugars found in sugary drinks, pastries, cookies, cereal and packaged foods cause a paralyzing...

5 Reasons You May Benefit From Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy Mar 12th, 2020

Your endocrine glands deliver hormones to every system and organ in your body with specific instructions about what tasks they should perform and on what schedule. Hormones are indeed your body’s great regulators.  When your hormones become imbalanced, your health suffers in ways large and small. You might struggle with...

Suffering From Erectile Dysfunction: Learn About Our Solutions Jan 31st, 2020

If your latest date night was cut short by your inability to get or sustain an erection, your self-esteem has probably taken a major hit and the current state of affairs could be a source of tension in your relationship. It also might not be the first time it’s happened....

Botox® or Fillers? Which Treatment is Right For Me? Jan 6th, 2020

If your face appears older due to the appearance of lines and wrinkles, help might be closer than you think. Many injectable products can address these issues with minimal invasiveness and almost no downtime after treatment. Our expert team of providers at VitalityMDs is made up of highly experienced professionals...

How the Viveve® System Can Improve Your Vaginal Health in Just One Session Dec 15th, 2019

Vaginal atrophy is a surprisingly common condition affecting women of menopausal age — yet it’s a condition that’s rarely talked about. That could be in part because the symptoms it causes — painful sex, vaginal itching and burning, and urinary incontinence — can be embarrassing topics for many women to...