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 Hospitals. She is an instructor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Practitioner-Member of the American Holistic Health Association.
She opened the Artemis Center for Health and Wellness in 2008 to promote holistic women’s health. Gynecology is literally “the study of woman”. Traditional gynecology has focused on reproductive health, contraception, and screening for infectious diseases and cancer. In addition to these important services, the Artemis Center asks the deeper question: “What ails thee?” What are the barriers to a woman achieving optimal health and vitality? Holistic philosophy holds that we are each a co-creator of our life and health.
So many of the chronic diseases that plague us are best addressed through prevention, stress reduction, empowerment, a healthy life style, and insight into the cultural, psychological and spiritual factors involved. We aim to explore the root causes of unhealthy behaviors and inspire women to make meaningful changes to improve their health.
Stephanie Bruzgul, RPA-C
Stephanie Bruzgul returns to the Artemis Center after taking a year sabbatical in Spain. She has worked for Dr. Madejski since 2006. She has a Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Science at the University of Pittsburgh. She later completed her Masters 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 P. Putnam, WHNP
Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
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 for gene testing for BrCa1 or BrCa 2 gene mutations or LYNCH syndrome are identified and 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 A. D’Angelo, FNP
Family Practice Nurse Practitioner
Maureen received her 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 her 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.