Harry Watters, DO

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Dr. Harry Watters is a Board Certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist who has been awarded the title of Fellow of both the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the International college of Surgeons.

After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Illinois, he received his Medical Degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Watters served his Residency at Penn State University where he remained as a member of the faculty from 1982-1983 before beginning his private practice in Arizona. He has held teaching positions at many hospitals and universities in Arizona, Pennsylvania, Illinois and California.

A popular speaker, Dr. Watters is often asked to speak on topics relating to women’s health care and has been honored with the prestigious Physician’s Recognition Award of the AMA, the American Public Health Associations’ Certificate of Merit, as well as being listed in Who’s Who in Arizona, Who’s Who in the Midwest and Who’s Who in Health Care. Phoenix Magazine 2000 has named Dr. Watters as one of the Top Docs in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area.

Dr. Watters is on staff and has held several committee and office positions at valley hospitals; is a member of the American Academy of Medical Directors, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists, American Association of Laparoscopists, American Fertility Society, American Medical Association, American Public Health Association and numerous state medical associations.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

1999 – Present
Star-W Research Center, CEO, Medical Director

1999 – Present
President/CEO Generations Health Care Products – Gentle Air

1993 – Present
Private Practice, OB/GYN
Today’s Women’s Health Specialists (formerly Women’s Health Care Associates), CEO & President

1997 – Present
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Midwestern University, Division of Clinical Education

1996 – Present
Clinical Assistant Professor, OB/GYN
Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

1987 – Present
Clinical Faculty
University of Arizona, College of Pharmacy

1985 – Present
Clinical Faculty
Arizona State University, College of Nursing

1979 – 1980
Medical Consultant
Department of Health and Human Services, Region V, Chicago, Illinois

1974 – 1975
Medical Care Administration and Pharmacy Consultant
Department of Health and Human Services, Region V, Chicago, Illinois

1973 – 1974
Clinical Pharmacist
TYKS Pharmacy, Inc., Maywood, Illinois

EDUCATION

1983 – 1984
Resident V – University of Arizona
Health Services Center – Division of Preventative Medicine

1982 – 1983
Chief Resident / Instructor – Penn State University
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Department of OB/GYN

1979 – 1980
Internship-Flexible – Chicago Osteopathic Medical Center
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, D.O. Degree

1974 – 1979
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, D.O., Degree

1973 – 1974
Masters Public Health Degree – University of Illinois
Medical Center School of Public Health, Chicago, Illinois

1969 – 1973
RPH (B.S. Pharmacy) – University of Illinois
Medical Center College of Pharmacy, Chicago, Illinois

SPECIALTY TRAINING

2003 BRCA Cancer Risk Assessment & Education for Hereditary Cancer (Breast, Endometrial, Colon)
1999 Endometrial Ablation – Specialized Training
1994 Licensed Insurance Broker (Life Health Disability) – State of Arizona
1994 Advances in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
1994 Management of Breast Disease for the OB/GYN
1994 No Scalpel Vasectomy
1993/1994 Advanced Operative Laparoscopy and Hysterectomy Workshop
1992 Advanced Suturing Techniques
1992 Mayo Foundation – 5th Techniques in Gynecological Surgery
1992 Medical College of Virginia – 13th URO/GYN Pelvic Surgery
1992 North American Menopause Society – 3rd Annual

FELLOWSHIPS

Fellow, American Board of OB/GYN – Certified (Certificate #24559 – Renewed 6/26/95)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Fellow, International College of Surgeons
Board Eligible, Preventive Medicine, American Board of Preventive Medicine

HOSPITAL STAFF

Chandler Regional Hospital – Chandler, Arizona
Banner Desert Samaritan Hospital – Mesa, Arizona
Specialty Care Obstetrics (High-Risk) capability

CLINICAL RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

1. 2005: Luitpold Protocol 1VIT04004:”Comparison of the Safety and Efficacy of an Intravenous Iron Preparation XXX versus Oral Iron in the Treatment of Iron Deficiency Anemia Secondary to Heavy Uterine Bleeding.” PI

2. 2005-2006: KV# 601-622467: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel Group Study Comparing XXX , XXX and placebo in the Treatment of Subjects with Mixed Bacterial Vaginosis/ Vulvovaginal Candidiasis Infections. PI

3. 2006: Wyeth # 315A1-306-WW “A double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo and Active Controlled Efficacy and Safety Study of XXX/ XXX combinations for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Vulvar/Vaginal Atrophy in Post-Menopausal Women. PI

4. 2006: 3M Pharm # 1547-851B “A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Phase II study of Multiple Dosing Regimens of Intra-vaginally Administered XX for the Treatment of Cervical High Risk HPV Infections. PI

5. 2006: KV# 05-601-613819 “A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Evaluation of the Use of Intra-vaginally Administered XXX Verses Placebo in Subject’s with Moderate to Severe Pain Associated with Endometriosis. PI

6. 2006: J & J # NRGMON0CON-3001 “A Randomized, Double-Blind, Two-Part, Parallel-Group, comparative Study to Evaluate Blood Folate Levels in Women Taking an Oral Contraceptive with and without Folic Acid. PI

7. 2005-2006: TAP # C02-062 “Uterine Fibroid Study. PI

8. 2005-2006 Roche # ML18056 “A Prospective, Open-Label, Multi-Center, Two-Part Study to Investigate Patient Satisfaction with Monthly Dosed XXX Therapy in Women With Postmenopausal Osteoporosis or Osteopenia Transitioned from Once-Weekly XXX or XXX. PI.

9. 2005-2006: Roche # ML18057 “A Prospective, Open-Lable, Multi-Center Study to Evaluate the Change in Bone Turnover Markers After Once Monthly Oral XXX Therapy in Treatment Naïve Postmenopausal Osteoporosis Patients. PI

10. 2005-2006 Berlex # 308261 “A Multicenter, Double-Blind, Double-Dummy, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study Comparing XXX Combination Transdermal Patch, and a XXX Transdermal Patch with a Placebo Patch in Postmenopausal Women to Determine the Lowest Effective Dose of Estradiol for the Relief of Moderate to Sever Hot Flashes. PI

11. Phase III, Double-Blind Study to Compare XXXXXX (4%) Vaginal Cream (3-day Treatment) and XXXXXX (2.8% Vaginal Cream (5-day treatment) to XXXXXX (2%) Vaginal Cream In the Treatment of Vulvovaginal Candidiasis

12. A Double-Blind, Parallel Group Study on the Effects of XXXXXX and XXXXXX in Surgically Menopausal Women

13. A Multicenter, Double-Blind, Randomized, Parallel Group, Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Oral XXXXXX for the Treatment of Vasomotor Symptoms in Postmenopausal Women.

14. A Randomized, Open-Label, Comparative, Multi-Center Trial to Evaluate Contraceptive Efficacy, Cycle Control, Safety and Acceptability of a Monophasic COC Containing 200 ug XXXXX and 20 ug XX, Compared to a COC Containing 100 ug XXXXXX and 20 ug XX.

15. A Phase 2 Randomized Study of XXXXXX Versus Placebo and XXXXXX in Postmenopausal Women with Osteopenia: Evaluation of the Dose Response Relationship of XXXXX on Markers of Skeletal and Lipid Metabolism and Bone Mineral Density

16. A 12-Week, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled, Parallel Group, Multicenter Study of the Effects of 3 Doses of XXXX XXX XXX XXX on Levels of C-Reactive Protein in Postmenopausal Women Who Initiate Hormone Replacement Therapy

17. A Phase II, Multiple-Site, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of Three Transdermal XXXX Doses (150, 300, and 500 ug/day) as Measured by the Profile of Female Sexual Function© and the Sexual Activity Log© in Women with Low Libido Who Have Undergone Hysterectomy and Bilateral Oophorectomy

18. A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Trial to Demonstrate the Efficacy of 12 Weeks of Treatment with 0.45 mg Synthetic Conjugated Estrogens, A XXXXX on Vasomotor Symptoms in Postmenopausal Women.

19. A Multicenter, Open-Label Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of XXXXX/XXXXXXXX as an Oral Contraceptive

20. Phase IIIB, Multicenter Trial, A Comparison of XXXX and XXX XXXXX on Bone Mineral Density

21. A Multicenter, Double-Blind, Randomized, Parallel-Group Study to Determine the Therapeutic Equivalence of Two XXXXXXXX 0.8% Vaginal Cream Formulations in the Treatment of Vulvovaginal Candidiasis

22. A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel Group Design Dose-Ranging Study of Three Doses of XXXXXX vs. Placebo for the Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction (Arousal Disorder) in Postmenopausal Women.

23. A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel Group Design Dose-Ranging Study of Three Doses of XXXXXXX vs Placebo for the Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction (Hypoactive Desire) in Postmenopausal Women.

24. A Phase III, Randomized, Multicenter, Clincial Trial to Evaluatea the Efficacy and Safety of Combination Oral Contraceptive Regimens Utilizing XXXX XXXXXX During the Pill-Free Interval For Prevention of Pregnancy in Women.

25. Phase IIIb, Multicenter Trial, A Comparison of Lunelle and DepoProvera on Bone Mineral Density

26. Cipro XR Excellence in Therapeutic Response and Activity (extra) – Assessing Symptom Relief in Urinary Tract Infections

27. A Phase 3, 6-Month Randomized, Double-Blind Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Two Doses of Asoprisnil versus Placebo in Subjects with Uterine Leiomyomata.

OTHER AREAS OF CLINICAL RESEARCH

Principal Investigator 1996-1998 RW Johnson Pharmaceutical Research Institute – Phase IV Estradiol
Principal Investigator 1996-1997 Advanced Care Products – Vaginitis Phase III
Principal Investigator 1993 Solvay Pharmaceuticals – Phase V Estrogen Study
Clinical Research 1987 Roche Pharmaceuticals – Rocephin
Guest Researcher 1984 National Institute of Health – Phoenix Field Division
(Arthritis, Diabetes, Digestive Diseases)
Diabetes in Pregnancy – Project
Fetal Cord Blood – Project
Principal Investigator 1984 Sandoz Pharmaceuticals – Phase III
Clinical Drug Investigate (Proquazone)

SPECIAL AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

Practice of Excellence – Myriad Genetic Laboratories, 2003
Top Obstetrician-Gynecologist in America – Consumer’s Research Council 2005
Top Obstetrician-Gynecologist in America – Consumer’s Research Council 2004
Top Obstetrician-Gynecologist in America – Consumer’s Research Council 2003
Top Obstetrician-Gynecologist in America – Consumer’s Research Council 2002
Top Doc – Phoenix Magazine 2000
Who’s Who in Arizona – 1989
Physician’s Recognition Award – A.M.A. – 1983 – 1986
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 1980
Nephrology Award, Department of Nephrology, Chicago Osteopathic Hospital – 1979
Who’s Who in Health Care – 1977
Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges – 1973
Sigma Phi Honorary Medical Fraternity
American Public Health Association, Certificates of Merit – 1975
Leadership Recognition Award, University of Illinois Alumni Association – 1973
George L. Webster Professional Service Award, University of Illinois 1973
Myron Goldsmith Presidential Award – 1973
Illinois Pharmaceutical Award, Illinois Pharmaceutical Association – 1973
Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Regents Gavel
Student American Pharmaceutical Association Recognition Award
Osco Drug Externship Scholarship – 1973
U.S. Public Health Service Scholarship Program

TEACHING POSITIONS

2000 – Present Eli Lilly Speaker’s Bureau
2002 – Present Clinical Professor of OB/GYN – Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine
2000 – Present` Associate Professor – Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine
1999 – Present Associate Professor – Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
1997 – Present Adjunct Assistant Professor – Midwestern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine
1997 – Present Clinical Assistant Professor – Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
1991 Visiting Professor, Wyeth-Ayerst Faculty Forum
1991 – Present Vice Regent, Arizona International College of Surgeons
1990 – 1995 OB Director, Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital
1989 – 1993 Director, Continuing Medical Education, Chandler Regional Hospital
1985 – Present Clinical Asst Professor, OB/GYN, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
1984 – 1991 Chairman, Department of OB/GYN, Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital
1985 – Present Adjunct Faculty, Arizona State University, College of Nursing
1984 – 1985 Instructor, University of Arizona, College of Pharmacy
1983 – 1984 Clinical Asst., University of Arizona Dept of Family Medicine, Div of Preventive Medicine
1983 – 2000 Visiting Clinical Staff – Maricopa County Medical Center, Dept OB/GYN
1982 – 1983 Faculty Instructor, Dept of OB/GYN, Penn State University, Milton Hershey
Medical Center, College of Medicine

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
American Academy of Medical Directors
American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
American Breast Society
American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists, Fellow
American College of Surgeons, Fellow
American Fertility Society
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
American Medical Association
American Osteopathic Association
American Pharmaceutical Association
American Public Health Association
Arizona Medical Association
Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association
Association of Clinical Research Professionals
Commissioned Officers Association – USPHS
International College of Surgeons, Fellow
International Society for Clinical Densitometry
Kappa Psi Century Club
New York Academy of Sciences
Penn State University Alumni Association – Life Member
University of Illinois Alumni Association – Life Member

COMMITTEES AND OFFICES

SOMA Foundation Board Member
FBI Citizens’ Academy Board of Directors, Member – 2001 to present
Vice Chairman, Board of Directors – Life Teen International, 2003 to Present
Board of Directors / Chair Nominations Committee – Life Teen, Inc., 1999-2002
Medical Advisory Board – Interior Design Nutritionals, Provo, Utah
Chandler Regional Hospital, Chairman, Department of OB/GYN – 1994 -1996
Chandler Regional Hospital , Medical Executive Committee – 1994 – 1996
Matt Salmon’s Business Advisory Committee – Co-Chairman
Chandler Compadres Kid’s Campaign, Chairman – 1995
Hospital Tax District, District I, Board Member and Assistant Treasurer
Western Reserve Club, Medical Advisory Board – 1994
Arizona Women’s Health Physicians, President – 1994
Arizona Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley, Board of Directors – 1993 – Present
Arizona Women’s and Children’s Services, Inc., President 1993
Chandler Physicians Hospital Organization, President – 1991; Board Member 1991-1993
American Medical Association, Maternal Mortality committee – 1984-1985; 1988-1989
Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital, Executive Committee – 1985 – Present
Well Women’s Clinic, Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital, Director – 1983-1988
Desert Samaritan Hospital Pharmacy, Therapeutics Committee
Chandler Regional Hospital Credentials Committee, Chairman/Pharmacy; Therapeutic 1987; By-laws 1988
Mesa Lutheran Hospital, OB/GYN Committee
MAP, VIP Committee – 1984
Chicago Gastroenterological Conference, Symposium Coordinator – 1978
Chicago Family Medicine Conference, Symposium Coordinator – 1978-1979
SOMA Foundation, Executive Director and President – 1978-1982
Kidney Foundation of Illinois, Board of Directors – 1976-1977
Kidney Foundation of Illinois, Policy & By-laws Committee – 1978-1979
Student Osteopathic Medical Association, National President – 1976-1978
The Osteopathic Physician, N.Y., Editorial Advisory Board – 1978
American Medical Student Association, Board of Trustees – 1976-1977
Kidney Foundation of Illinois, Chairman – 1977 Annual Meeting
University of Illinois Medical Center, Chairman CME Committee
University of Illinois Medical Center, Alumni Board – 1975-1979
University of Illinois, School of Public Health Alumni Association, Board of Directors – 1975-1979
Student Osteopathic Medical Association, National Executive Committee – 1975-1977
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Vice-President Class of 1979 – 1976-1977
U.S. Public Health Service, Commissioned Officers Association, Chicago Branch, Secretary/Treasurer – 1974-1975
H.E.W., Undersecretary’s Nursing Home Campaign, Pharmacy Consultant – 1974
Publicity Committee, American Public Health Assn 103rd Annual Meeting, Co-Chairman – 1975
American Public Health Association, Windy City 103rd annual Meeting, Steering Committee – 1975
Illinois Pharmaceutical Association, Committee on Public Health, Chairman – 1974
Illinois Public Health Association, Membership Committee
Legislative District #7, Illinois Pharmaceutical Association, Delegate – 1975
American Association of College of Pharmacy, Administrative Board – 1973
Student American Pharmaceutical Association, Speaker of the House of Delegates – 1972-1973
University of Illinois, College of Pharmacy, Class President – 1970-1973
Illinois Graduate Chapter of Kappa Psi, President – 1973-1975
Atlas Club, Treasurer – 1976-1977
National Health Services Corporation, Advocate Physician Recruitment – 1976-1978

PUBLICATIONS

“Stress Urinary Incontinence” Krames Communications – Nationally Published
Patient Education National Publication

“Contraceptive Technology” Southwest Conference on Medicine
University of Arizona 1998

“Bladder Infections:
A Portal of Entry For Infections” Arizona College of Osteopathic Family Physicians 1998

“Osteoporosis Update” SOMA Mid-Year Conference 1997

“Gynecologists Role in Breast Disease” Grand Rounds,
Maricopa County Medical Assn, Dept OB/GYN 1984

“Arizona Health Care System” University of Arizona – Graduate Seminar, 1984

“Occupational Diseases of Women” Arizona Status University College of Nursing, 1983

“Obstetrics Case Review” Grand Rounds
Penn State University, Dept OB/GYN, 1982

“Current Challenges in Family Medicine” Symposium Update, The Osteopathic Physician, Jan 1979

“Recent Disorders of the Pancreas” Symposium Update, The Osteopathic Physician, Jul 1978

“PSRO” Journal American Medical Technology, May-June 1975

“Information Systems in Hypertension Programs” University of Illinois Press, May 1974

“Vision Screen Elementary School Children
District 89” Ruskiewicz, Jr., Watters, H., Illinois Public Health

“Cardio-Toxicity of Aerosol Propellants” U.S. Public Health Service Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, Jun 1975

“Health Legislation ‘75” Kidney Foundation of Illinois Annual Meeting, October 25, 1975

“PSRO – Involvement for Non-Physician American Public Health Association Annual Meeting,
Health Care Providers” Chicago, Illinois, November 1975

“PSRO and Health Care Providers” Presidents Institute, American Medical Technologists Assn, Jan 1975

“PSRO-The Impact Upon You as a Professional”” Wisconsin Speech and Hearing Assn., Oct 1974

“PSRO From A National Perspective” Ohio Hospital Association, Columbus, OH, Feb 1975

“Third Party Pre-Paid Health Plans” West Suburban Optometric Society, Jan 1974

“Speech Pathologists in Peer Review Programs” Indiana Speech and Hearing Pathologists, Terre Haute, IN, Mar 1975

“National Health Insurance” Student American Pharmaceutical Assn Regional Meeting,
St. Louis, MO, Oct 1975

“An Industrial Internship Plan” NABP Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ 1973

“The Need For Survival..A Symposium” The Mask of Kappa Psi, Volume 69, No. 2, 1972, 12-13

“A Time to Sow, A Time To Reap” Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Assn, Sep 1972

“The Summer of 1973” Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Assn, Mar 1973

“SNARD or SAPHA” Pharmascope (University of Illinois), Winter 1973, 7

“The Pharmacist Role in Family Planning” Wisconsin State Department of Social Services, May 1976

“The Challenge: PRSO and Optometry” Journal of the American Optometric Assn, Feb 1976

SPECIAL TRAINING

2000 Citizens Academy of FBI – Member of Citizens Academy of FBI Board
1998 Manila The Philippines Swat – Central Intelligence Project