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Acupuncture for Fertility in Tampa and St. Petersburg

Anne Hermann, M.D.

Dr. Anne Hermann’s evidence–based approach to medicine includes the use of acupuncture treatments for fertility in Tampa and St. Petersburg. Approximately 1 in 6 couples struggle to get pregnant, and acupuncture has been proven to not only increase the chances of getting pregnant, but to increase the likelihood of a safe and healthy pregnancy as well. Medical studies prove that acupuncture can increase both a male and female’s reproductive health.

How does acupuncture address infertility?
Medical studies prove that acupuncture can counteract infertility by decreasing the effects of stress and balancing one’s hormones. Acupuncture helps to increase blood flow to the uterus and ovaries as well. Additionally acupuncture for fertility will:
• Minimize the effects of drugs used in IVF
• Strengthen the immune system
• Reduce the chance of miscarriage
• Improve the quantity and mobility of sperm

Medical studies prove acupuncture works for fertility
In a medical study of IVF transfer patients, there was a 43% pregnancy rate in the group receiving acupuncture 25 minutes before and after embryo transfer. This study was done in Germany in 2002 by Wolfgang E. Paulus.
In a clinical study by Paul C. Magarelli, M.D., Ph. D, the study used two group of women seeking to get pregnant. One group received real acupuncture treatments while the other group thought they were receiving acupuncture treatments, but in fact were not. The group that received the actual medical acupuncture treatments had a higher pregnancy rate of 28.4%.
The listed research was published in Fertility and Sterility, the journal of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

The offices of Dr. Anne Hermann treat fertility patients on a daily basis in their Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater offices. Dr. Hermann works with several reproductive medicine groups in Tampa and St Pete with excellent results. To schedule your acupuncture appointment, call 813-902-9559.

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Back Pain Relief through Acupuncture in Tampa and St. Petersburg

Anne Hermann, MD

Acupuncture has been medically proven to effectively address back pain. The medical practice of Anne Hermann, MD in Tampa and St. Petersburg, FL is based on evidenced-based medicine that includes acupuncture treatments that relieve back pain. Back pain relief provided by acupuncture is not a placebo affect but is clearly proven to provide long term relief in medical studies.

In a recent report from the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine, 33 studies including 2200 patients were analyzed. The studies were done based on the gold standard of medical evaluation which included testing done with true acupuncture and sham studies. In the sham studies, needles were placed incorrectly or not inserted. The results proved that acupuncture treated back pain in the both short term, 3 weeks after the last treatment, as well as back pain relief for long term periods.

Back pain is the most common condition treated by the medical acupuncture physicians in the offices of Anne Hermann, M.D., P.A. in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater, FL. A full medical evaluation is recommended in the first visit, followed by three acupuncture treatments. Following the third acupuncture treatment, your condition will be reevaluated for continued acupuncture treatments or other medical therapies.
To schedule your acupuncture appointment, please call 813-335-5649.

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Dermapen Treatment for Acne Scars Tampa St. Pete

Anne Hermann, MD

The Dermapen treatment offered in the offices of Dr. Anne Hermann minimizes acne scars.  Standard acne treatments need to be used for an extensive period of time and result in scarring. The Dermapen treatments for acne scars are short term and create excellent results in counteracting scarring.  Dr. Anne Hermann creates a tailored regimen for each patient dependent on the condition of the acne scars, with the typical number of Dermapen treatments needed for acne scars being 6-8.

How does the Dermapen treatment work to minimize acne scars?

Scars are often thickened, deformed tissue that replaces healthy skin after an injury. The Dermapen treatment uses micro needles to bring normal blood flow to the scarred tissue.  The old, fibrous tissue is broken up with the Dermapen and collagen and new, healthy skin is created.

To schedule your Dermapen treatment, call the offices of Anne Hermann, M.D., P.A. at  813-902-9559 FREE  .

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Dermapen Treatment for Fine Lines and Wrinkles Tampa St. Pete

Anne Hermann, MD

Dermapen treatments  for fine lines and wrinkles are now offered  in the offices of  Anne Hermann, MD, PA. Dermapen is the newest anti-aging treatment that minimizes lines and wrinkles from sun damage, age, smoking or other factors.

Through the use of an electronic pen-shaped device, tiny needles puncture precise holes in the skin that create new collagen and elastin.  The downtime is minimal and the results are some of the most impressive in anti-aging treatments.

How many Dermapen treatments will I need?

Dr. Anne Hermann and Dr. Dave Christianson will create a tailored regimen for you, but the typical number of Dermapen treatments needed for fine lines and wrinkles are 2-3 aggressive treatments, though 5-6 Dermapen treatments will show the most dramatic results.

Dr. Hermann and Dr. Christianson use a combination of hyaluronic acid and kojik acid so that the Dermapen is better embedded in the skin and the skin is plumped.

To schedule your Dermapen treatment, call the offices of Anne Hermann M.D., P.A. at  813-902-9559 FREE  .

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Karin Danish, Acupuncture Physician Tampa St. Pete

Posted by Anne Hermann on Fri, Nov 09, 2012 @ 10:43 AM

KARIN A. DANISH, A.P., D.O.M

Karin Danish is a well-respected acupuncture physician who recently joined the practice of Anne Hermann MD, PA. in Tampa and St. Petersburg.

Karin Danish received her acupuncture training from the Florida Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine, with degrees in both Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.  Her experience is extensive and Karin has participated in many respected studies including:

  • Women’s Health, Gynecology and Fertility with Jeffrey Yuen
  • Functional Endocrinology
  • Thyroid testing and treatment with Functional Medicine
  • Cold Laser treatment for smoking cessation, drug and alcohol addiction.
  • NADA training for addiction release
  • BioSet Allergy Neutralizing System
  • Natural Hormone Balancing through saliva testing and natural compounding
  • Research and application of findings for increased sports performance and
  • Sports Injuries Treatment
  • On-going studies of the Brain, Stress effects, Neurotransmitter disruption and adjustment with supplements and herbs.

Her goal in working through the offices of Anne Hermann M.D., P.A. is to provide acupuncture and health care while contributing to the integrity of the community.

To schedule your appointment with Karin Danish, please call the offices of Anne Hermann, MD, PA at 813-902-9559.

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Dermapen vs Fraxel Laser Tampa St. Pete

Posted by Anne Hermann on Fri, Nov 09, 2012 @ 12:29 PM


Dermapen is the newest addition to anti-aging cosmetic treatments in the offices of Anne Hermann, MD. The closest technology to Dermapen is laser, such as Fraxel, which drills holes in the skin that create wounds in the  dermis and epidermis.  On the other hand, Dermapen uses an array of micro-needles which gently pierce the upper layers of the skin which stimulates the skin to repair itself.

Dermapen and Fraxel will have similar results, but the process and side effects are very different.  Side effects of the Fraxel laser can include charring of the skin, reddening and rough, bumpy skin texture.  With Fraxel laser, recovery time can be as long as 3-4 days! On the other hand, Dermapen does not create any of the side effects of Fraxel laser and downtime is as little as 24 hours.

Call now to schedule your Dermapen treatment by calling the offices of Anne Hermann, MD, PA at 813-902-9559.

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Tips to Avoid Allergens Tampa St. Pete

Anne Hermann, MD

The offices of Dr. Anne Hermann offer allergy testing to determine your triggers and will advise you in the steps to take to avoid many common allergies.

Below you will find a helpful guide to ways to avoid some of the most common allergens.

Mold Spores  Mold spores can be found indoors as well as outside. The following tips address outside allergens:

  • If you live in an area of high humidity, use a humidifier
  • Avoid mowing grass, handling mulch or walking through uncut fields
  • Thoroughly dry clothes before storing

Pollens  Pollens are tiny, airborne substances that are released by trees, weeds, and grasses.  The following tips can help you avoid pollens year-round:

  • Stay indoors when pollen counts are high
  • Keep windows in your home and car closed and set your air conditioner to “re-circulate”
  • When exercising, breathe through your nose
  • Take allergy medicines, if necessary, 30 minutes before going outdoors

House Dust Mites  Dust mites are invisible creatures that feed on shed skin and live in house.

  • Keep house clean by vacuuming and cleaning curtains and bedding
  • Change furnace and air conditioner filters often
  • Use a dehumidifier to minimize humidity in your home

Animal Dander  Pet allergies are triggered by exposure to the dead flakes of skin (dander) a pet sheds.

  • Use a high-efficiency air filter and vacuum often
  • Keep the pet in a room with a hard surface or wipe able floor
  • Wash your pet weekly with warm water and soap

Anne Hermann, MD is double board certified in Internal Medicine and as a Physician Nutrition Specialist. To schedule your appointment, please call 813-902-9559.

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Dr. Dave Christianson Botox Tampa St. Pete

Dave Christianson, M.D.

Dr. Dave Christianson recently joined the practice of Anne Hermann MD, PA and specializes in anti-aging medicine with a focus on Botox and dermal fillers.

Dr. Dave is a 1987 graduate of Northwestern University School of Medicine. His initial training was in Internal Medicine, and he has spent most of his career providing convenient, wellness-centered health care to clients in the comfort of their home or office. As Dave approached the “dreaded” 50, he became interested in anti-aging medicine for personal reasons. Impressed with the results, he began training in the fields of aesthetic medicine and bio-identical hormone replacement (BHRT). For the past 2 years, his practice has been 100% devoted to Botox and dermal fillers, as well as BHRT for the treatment of andropause (male menopause).

Dr. Dave splits his time between Florida and Minnesota. When in Florida, Dr. Dave works with Dr. Anne Hermann in Tampa and St. Pete. In his free time, he enjoys backpacking, golf, fly-fishing, and cooking.

To schedule your appointment with Dr. Dave Christianson, please call the offices of Anne Hermann MD, PA at 813-902-9559.

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Botox Parties Tampa St. Pete

Anne Hermann, MD

The offices of Dr. Anne Hermann and Dr. Dave Christianson offer their lowest pricing on Botox and dermal fillers during their Botox parties and monthly cosmetic specials in Tampa and St. Pete Beach, FL.

Book now for the next Botox parties on November 1st and 2nd in Tampa, November 3rd in St. Pete and on November 13th in St. Pete Beach through the offices of Dr. Anne Hermann.  On November 3rd, Denise Merdich, national aesthetic injector, will be accepting appointments in St Pete Beach.

The following special pricing is available only during Dr. Hermann’s Botox parties in Tampa and St Pete for Botox, Juvederm and Latisse:

  • Buy One Syringe of Juvederm, Get One Free ($550 Value)
  • Buy $350 of Botox and Get $150 worth of Botox Free
  • Introducing a New Larger Sized Latisse (5 ml):
    • Buy One 5 ml Latisse at $150 and get a $25 Rebate PLUS a FREE 3 mlLatisse ($150 Value)!

Don’t miss out on Dr. Hermann’s November Specials on Juvederm, Botox and Accent Skin Tightening:

  • Juvederm – $495 / syringe (regularly $550)
  • SPECIAL BOTOX PRICE – $10 per unit with purchase of 50+ units

         Accent Skin Tightening:

  •  Buy 3, Get One Free ($300 Value)

To schedule your appointment today, call 813-902-9559.

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Denise Merdich, National Aesthetic Injector Tampa St. Pete

Denise Merdich, MS, ARNP

Denise Merdich, MS, ARNP, national aesthetic trainer and injector for 15 years, is now offering Saturday appointments in the offices of Anne Hermann MD, PA.  Denise provides injectable services, using Botox and dermal fillers, such as Belotero Balance, for your anti-aging needs.

Her aesthetic background began in plastic surgery and then progressed into developing an injectable business. She is known in the Tampa Bay region as “the decrease queen”. Her primary goal is to help others achieve a “radiant, more dynamic, fresher look for one’s age group”. Her passion for beauty and facial rejuvenation has led her to be one of the most respected injectable trainers for many physicians.

Well-respected Aesthetic Instructor for 10 years, Denise spends the majority of her time teaching Physicians advanced techniques for neurotoxins and dermal fillers, traveling to both coasts of Florida on a full-time basis.

Your appointment with Denise Merdich can be scheduled by calling the offices of Anne Hermann, MD, at 813-902-9559.

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