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Education ?

Medical School Score
Thomas Jefferson University (1986)
Lankanau Hospital (1986) *
Obstetrics & Gynecology
* This information was reported to Vitals by the doctor or doctor's office.

Awards & Distinctions ?

Patients' Choice Award (2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014)
On-Time Doctor Award (2014)
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Affiliations ?

Dr. West is affiliated with 2 hospitals.

Hospital Affiliations



  • Saint Joseph Medical Center
    145 N 6th St, Reading, PA 19601
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  • Reading Hospital & Medical Center
    601 Spruce St, West Reading, PA 19611
  • Publications & Research

    Dr. West has contributed to 1 publication.
    Title Successful Treatment of Severe Endometriosis in Two Premenopausal Women with an Aromatase Inhibitor.
    Date June 2004
    Journal Fertility and Sterility

    OBJECTIVE: To treat severe endometriosis in premenopausal women with an aromatase inhibitor and to document the efficacy and side effects of this new treatment. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: Clinical practice setting. PATIENT(S): Patients were premenopausal endometriosis cases confirmed by prior laparoscopy. INTERVENTION(S): Oral administration of the aromatase inhibitor anastrozole with the addition of 200-mg oral progesterone (P) capsules once daily, hs, and calcitriol 0.5 microg oral capsules twice daily. All three medications were given daily for 21 days followed by 7 days off, for a 28-day treatment cycle. Additionally, rofecoxib 12.5 mg was administered once a day continuously for the 28-day cycle. The dose could be increased to 25-50 mg daily as needed for increased pain. Six repeat 28-day cycles were planned for the treatment course depending on patient tolerance and response. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Reduction of symptoms, elimination of endometrial implants, and improvement in fertility potential in the future. Monitoring for ovarian hyperstimulation as a side effect of aromatase inhibitor therapy. Documentation of potential symptoms or side effects when an aromatase inhibitor is used in menstruating women. RESULT(S): Treatment resulted in a rapid, progressive reduction in symptoms over 3 months with the maintenance of remission of symptoms for over 24 months after treatment in both cases. There was confirmation of absence of disease in one case by follow-up laparoscopy 15 months after treatment. Pregnancy was achieved in both cases after 24 months. CONCLUSION(S): This is the first case report of successful treatment of severe endometriosis in premenopausal women with the aromatase inhibitor anastrozole combined with P, rofecoxib, and calcitriol. Treatment resulted in a rapid elimination of symptoms and was well tolerated in both cases.

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