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Ray Rhodes, MD
Tutera Medical Inc

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About

Dr. Ray Rhodes is originally from Oklahoma and attended the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine and did his residency training in anesthesiology at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, TX. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corp in Germany as Assistant Head of the Anesthesia Department and prior to coming to Phoenix, AZ, Dr. Rhodes practiced anesthesiology in Texas and Virginia. Once in Phoenix, he continued practicing anesthesiology at major hospitals with a large portion of his practice in labor and delivery doing epidural anesthesia for ladies in labor. He retired in 1995 from the practice of anesthesiology.

Dr. Rhodes came into contact with SottoPelle® and Dr. Tutera through his wife. He received the pellet therapy and was amazed with the positive results and since then, has joined the SottoPelle® family in providing this service to men and women. Dr. Rhodes builds upon his years of knowledge to include the numerous articles published in medical journals, publications and presentations throughout the country. At SottoPelle®, Dr. Rhodes consults with patients on their overall well-being, by providing excellent humanistic care, quality supplement products and the SottoPelle® Therapy Method.

Positions Held
• Provider, Bio-identical Hormone
Replacement, SottoPelle®, Scottsdale, AZ,
2009-Present

Presentations/Publications/Research
• IV Conscious Sedation presentation:
protocals, pitfalls, Medical City Dallas Hospital
• Malignant Hyperthermia presentation: early
detection and procedures, Good Samaritan
Hospital
• Presented and demonstrated Techniques for
spinal/epidural/caudal anesthesia, Parkland
Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital
• Techniques for successful starting of
intravenous therapy: nursing practice
instruction-vein selection, Medical City Dallas
Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital
• Pediatric anesthesia delivery, Medical City
Dallas Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital
• Outpatient anesthesia presentation: patient
selection and screening
• The basic requirements of supplies and
equipment for the induction of general
anesthesia, Medical City Dallas Hospital
• Rapid induction procedure for ermergency
C-section and proper cricoid pressure
technique, Good Samaritan Hospital

Doctor Note

My involvement in bio-identical hormone replacement came in an interesting way. I was an anesthesiologist for 25 years. At no time In medical school or my interaction with numerous obstetricians and gynecologists had I ever heard of bio-identical hormones. One day after I had retired, my wife said to me that the ladies at her beauty shop were talking about SottoPelle® hormone replacement and how wonderful it is. I told her from my medical wisdom how foolish and what a waste of money it would be. She said she wanted to try it because everyone was so enthusiastic about it. She saw Dr. Tutera and told him that I was a doctor and a nonbeliever. He gave her his book and said “Have him read this.” I read the book and my reaction was: He can validate everything he says. My question of physicians who don’t believe, or promote falsehoods about bio-identical hormone replacement is: Why don’t they take the time to adequately inform themselves on the subject. The data is available and the conclusions are clear. Bio-identical hormone therapy is positively life changing and safe. The key word is bio-identical. After getting the bio-identical testosterone replacement myself, I had much more ambition, mental clarity, and energy. My wife suggested that, since I was so enthusiastic about bio-identical hormones, perhaps I could work for Dr. Tutera. I inquired and now have been a SottoPelle® provider for four years. I see this now from three perspectives: First, as a man who has experiences the life changing benefits of bio-identical testosterone replacement; second as a physician who has put out the effort to learn about BHRT, the numerous benefits, the consistency with science and physiology, and the remarkable safety record; third, the perspective of a provider for SottoPelle® who has seen the life changing, the relationship saving, and in some cases life saving benefits of BHRT. Infomercial people cannot make up this stuff. I have been blessed with a second career that allows me to interact personally with my patients, and provide positive changes in their quality of life through BHRT. – Dr Ray Rhodes|My involvement in bio-identical hormone replacement came in an interesting way. I was an anesthesiologist for 25 years. At no time In medical school or my interaction with numerous obstetricians and gynecologists had I ever heard of bio-identical hormones. One day after I had retired, my wife said to me that the ladies at her beauty shop were talking about SottoPelle® hormone replacement and how wonderful it is. I told her from my medical wisdom how foolish and what a waste of money it would be. She said she wanted to try it because everyone was so enthusiastic about it. She saw Dr. Tutera and told him that I was a doctor and a nonbeliever. He gave her his book and said “Have him read this.” I read the book and my reaction was: He can validate everything he says. My question of physicians who don’t believe, or promote falsehoods about bio-identical hormone replacement is: Why don’t they take the time to adequately inform themselves on the subject. The data is available and the conclusions are clear. Bio-identical hormone therapy is positively life changing and safe. The key word is bio-identical. After getting the bio-identical testosterone replacement myself, I had much more ambition, mental clarity, and energy. My wife suggested that, since I was so enthusiastic about bio-identical hormones, perhaps I could work for Dr. Tutera. I inquired and now have been a SottoPelle® provider for four years. I see this now from three perspectives: First, as a man who has experiences the life changing benefits of bio-identical testosterone replacement; second as a physician who has put out the effort to learn about BHRT, the numerous benefits, the consistency with science and physiology, and the remarkable safety record; third, the perspective of a provider for SottoPelle® who has seen the life changing, the relationship saving, and in some cases life saving benefits of BHRT. Infomercial people cannot make up this stuff. I have been blessed with a second career that allows me to interact personally with my patients, and provide positive changes in their quality of life through BHRT. – Dr Ray Rhodes

Member Since
Sep-09
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Education

University
University of Oklahoma School of Medicine
• Matriculated Bachelor of Science,
Zoology, 1966

Medical School
University of Oklahoma School of Medicine
• Matriculated Medical Degree, 1970

Rotating Internship
St. Francis Hospital, Tulsa, OK
July 1970-June 1971

Anesthesia Residency
Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX
July 1971-July 1972/Oct. 1972-Oct. 1974

Military Service
U.S. Army Marine Corp., Inducted at rank of
Captain. 97th General Hospital,
Frankfurt, Germany, Oct. 1972-Oct. 1974

Professional Memberships

Clinical Anesthesia Practice
Medical Staff Memberships

Medical City Dallas Hospital, Dallas, TX,
1975-1979

Riverside Hospital, Newport News, VA, 1979-
1984

MEDICAL STAFF MEMBERSHIPS 1984-1999:
Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix, AZ
St. Luke’s Hospital, Phoenix, AZ
St. Joseph’s Hospital, Phoenix, AZ
Scottsdale Osborn Hospital, Scottsdale, AZ
Human Hospital, Phoenix, AZ
Osborn Ambulatory Surgery Center, Phoenix, AZ
Good Samaritan Outpatient Surgery Center,
Phoenix, AZ
Good Samaritan Outpatient Surgical Center,
Phoenix, AZ

Practice Approach

SottoPelle® Therapy is based on achieving physiologic hormonal balance – something research has shown is absolutely vital to good health and well-being. Of all the hormone replacement modalities, only pellet therapy can provide this balance 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week. Even so, many pellet therapies fail to accomplish this. SottoPelle®, on the other hand, offers consistent, effective results based on the many years of application that went into its development. Several important aspects make up its distinctive difference:
– At SottoPelle® we are specialists in bio-identical pellet therapy.
– SottoPelle® uses one of the nation’s top compounding pharmacies to ensure the superior quality, purity and meticulous preparation of our hormone pellets.
– SottoPelle® diagnostic methodology is equally precise. It starts with proper testing and accurate analysis of the results, which means that the right dose of hormone can be prescribed for each patient’s unique body chemistry. This individualized dosage is key to success.
-SottoPelle® employs a unique insertion technique – another critical component to attaining optimum results.
– SottoPelle® utilizes a proprietary copyrighted dosage and management system|SottoPelle® Therapy is based on achieving physiologic hormonal balance – something research has shown is absolutely vital to good health and well-being. Of all the hormone replacement modalities, only pellet therapy can provide this balance 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week. Even so, many pellet therapies fail to accomplish this. SottoPelle®, on the other hand, offers consistent, effective results based on the many years of application that went into its development. Several important aspects make up its distinctive difference:
– At SottoPelle® we are specialists in bio-identical pellet therapy.
– SottoPelle® uses one of the nation’s top compounding pharmacies to ensure the superior quality, purity and meticulous preparation of our hormone pellets.
– SottoPelle® diagnostic methodology is equally precise. It starts with proper testing and accurate analysis of the results, which means that the right dose of hormone can be prescribed for each patient’s unique body chemistry. This individualized dosage is key to success.
-SottoPelle® employs a unique insertion technique – another critical component to attaining optimum results.
– SottoPelle® utilizes a proprietary copyrighted dosage and management system

Testimonial

Dr. Rhodes has been very informative in the process – reviewing my lab results by each category and helping me understand the need for hormone therapy. His application and injections are pain free. His overall patient treatment is always respectful and friendly. – Brian

I have been a happy patient of SottoPelle® since 2004 with tremendous success in Hormone Therapy. Dr. Rhodes is so kind and courteous. Dr. Rhodes will always take the time to sit with me and go over my history, blood work, and events going on in my life and how I feel before each treatment. He really cares about my well being as I am sure does with each patient he treats. I have always enjoyed coming to his office and visiting briefly with his wonderful staff. I am so grateful to have such wonderful people at SottoPelle® to take care of me and highly recommend them to you as I am positive they will treat you with the dignity, respect and awesome well-being that you deserve! – Tammi|I have been a happy patient of SottoPelle® since 2004 with tremendous success in Hormone Therapy. Dr. Rhodes is so kind and courteous. Dr. Rhodes will always take the time to sit with me and go over my history, blood work, and events going on in my life and how I feel before each treatment. He really cares about my well being as I am sure does with each patient he treats. I have always enjoyed coming to his office and visiting briefly with his wonderful staff. I am so grateful to have such wonderful people at SottoPelle® to take care of me and highly recommend them to you as I am positive they will treat you with the dignity, respect and awesome well-being that you deserve! – Tammi

I am very impressed with Dr. Rhodes – He is one of those rare doctors who cares to study the lab records instead of asking every time the same questions and never looking at the answers. He takes the time to explain everything and to listen to any concerns. – Harmony|I am very impressed with Dr. Rhodes – He is one of those rare doctors who cares to study the lab records instead of asking every time the same questions and never looking at the answers. He takes the time to explain everything and to listen to any concerns. – Harmony

Dr. Rhoses was informative, kind, and delightful. He explained many facts of which I was unaware. Knowledge is power. I prefer to see him for further RX if possible…so comfortable with him & appreciate his care & demeanor. Evelina & Amy