About Our Practice
The Artemis Center is an integrative gynecology practice that opened in 2008. We are located in Lockport, New York. We offer the latest advances and emphasize the least invasive options for preventative women’s health and treatment of gynecologic problems. Integrative Medicine is about changing the focus in medicine to one of health and healing rather than disease. This broader approach emphasizes prevention, education and empowerment to achieve the best health and vitality possible at any age.
Common gynecologic conditions such as heavy menstrual bleeding, fibroids, polyps in the uterine cavity, polycystic ovarian syndrome and endometriosis can be the end products of hormonal and metabolic imbalances. In addition to available medical or surgical treatments, it is important to address the lifestyle practices that led down the path to disease in order to reverse the imbalance and return to a state of health
Our mission is to create an optimal healing environment for women by creating a comfortable and inviting place where each patient feels heard and respected. We offer medical and surgical options, but also encourage women to take the reins when it comes to their health. We address lifestyle issues and offer individualized supplement and dietary approaches to reverse disease states.
The Center is named after Artemis, the ancient Greek goddess of the moon and the hunt. While the moon in a metaphor for our monthly cycle, the Archer reminds us of the importance of focus (attention) and aim (intention) when it comes to our health.
Dr. Julie A. Madejski is a board certified obstetrician/gynecologist who has been in practice since 1997. She graduated from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and completed her residency training at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. As an undergraduate, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry summa cum laude as an Honors Scholar at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Dr. Madejski is on the medical staff of Kaleida Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital and Eastern Niagara Hospital. She is an instructor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at the State University of New York at Buffalo. She gave up the practice of obstetrics in 2000 to achieve better balance in her own life and to develop an integrative practice.
“So how did a gynecologist trained at research hospitals come to embrace a philosophy of Integrative Health? In the 21 years since I have left academia, we have seen an epidemic of chronic disease. Americans are overweight, stressed, medicated, and generally less healthy. It has been estimated that up to 70% of all visits to a doctor have a predominantly lifestyle-based cause. No amount of advances in drugs or surgeries can address this fundamental problem. Fortunately, lifestyle medicine is real medicine with proven outcomes. And so the Artemis Center was born – a center to inspire individuals to take great care of themselves, to unveil some of the cultural obstacles holding us back, and to create a community committed to this mission.”
Stephanie Bruzgul has worked for Dr. Madejski since finishing her Master of Science Degree in 2006. She has taken a one year sabbatical to visit Spain and experience a different culture. She has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science at the University of Pittsburgh. She later completed her Master of Science degree as a Physician’s Assistant at Daemen College in Buffalo.
Stephanie’s chief area of interest is in promoting a healthy lifestyle as a proactive approach to health. Functional medicine is the science of using individualized diet, supplements and fitness regimens to maximize one’s health and vitality. No two human beings are biochemically alike. What works for one individual may be harmful to another. If you are tired of the standard western approach of using pharmaceutical treatments for the symptoms of chronic diseases, consider coming in to see Stephanie for a functional medicine visit.
Her other areas of interest include adolescent women’s healthcare, reproductive health and contraception, prevention of and education about sexually transmitted diseases, and management of polycystic ovarian syndrome.
Martha Putnam received her Master of Science degree in Women’s Health Care from the University of Rochester. She has worked as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner since 1995. She has enjoyed returning to her roots in Lockport.
Martha’s special interest is cancer detection and prevention. She has started Niagara County’s first High Risk Cancer Program at the Artemis Center. Modeled after Roswell Park Cancer Institute and other regional cancer centers, our program involves screening every client for a significant family history of cancer. Those who meet the national guidelines are offered genetic testing. Even if an individual is not a candidate for gene testing, there are other preventative measures we can offer. There are computer models that predict one’s lifetime risk of breast cancer. Based on that data, we offer closer surveillance (for example breast MRIs or more frequent clinical exams) and in some cases preventative medications. Lifestyle improvements and a positive attitude are also keys to cancer prevention.
Martha’s other area of interest is adolescent health.
Maureen D’Angelo earned Master of Science degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 1997 from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Prior to that, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Daemen College, summa cum laude. She has been a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner since 1998.
As a nurse, she worked in the emergency department, the medical/surgical floor, and on the oncology unit of Kaleida Health Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. Once she earned her degree as a nurse practitioner, she worked in primary care for Highgate Medical Group for eight years. She left there in 2006 to work for Dr. James Pilc, an obstetrician/gynecologist.
When Dr. Pilc retired from Western medicine in 2012, he recommended Dr. Madejski to his patients as his successor. We welcomed Maureen D’Angelo to the Artemis Center to provide continuity of care for Dr. Pilc’s patients. Her experience in both Gynecology and Primary Care has been an invaluable asset.
Gaye Drock joined the Artemis Center in early 2018. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Rochester in 2009 and a Bachelor of Science Degree as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2001. She worked in the radiology and cardiac departments at Medina Memorial Hospital for almost fifteen years.
“My goal at Artemis is to make the patient feel at ease while she is having her ultrasound. I want her to have the best experience possible and walk away feeling heard and that she was a priority”.