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Medelita Offers Top of the Line Lab Coats

Medelita®, maker of breakthrough performance lab coats for both men and women, is changing the way that medical professionals think about their lab coats. Featuring state of the art performance fabric and flattering designs, Medelita offers a long-needed upgrade from the baffling display of flimsy material and ill-fitting silhouettes that have become the subpar standard for white lab coats.

Founded by a clinician, Medelita was born out of personal experience and a true need in the healthcare industry – to offer functional, performance-based lab coats and scrubs of superb quality. Whether they are new to the field or seasoned veterans, medical professionals in all specialties find Medelita lab coats to be perfectly matched to their needs – with ergonomic fit, superb durability, and professional styling.

Medelita professional lab coats are pre-shrunk breathable 100% cotton, resulting in a soft, sophisticated finish. While most white lab coats are made for unisex wear, Medelita and Medelita Men’s lab coats are designed and contoured specifically for either men or women to create a functional, well-fitting garment that remains comfortable throughout the workday. In addition, Medelita offers a variety of styles and features, such as knitted cuffs, modern rounded collars, and deep, durable pockets.

Medelita high-performance lab coats are treated with DuPont™ Advanced Dual Action Teflon® fabric protector to protect from fluid, soil, and stains, including blood – ideal for medical professionals who are exposed to bodily fluids or other spills. Medelita lab coats also resist stains and washbetter than any other lab coat out there, staying clean and bright white.

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Medelita Offers New Caribbean Blue Medical Scrubs

Medelita®, maker of breakthrough performance medical scrubs and lab coats for both men and women, is excited to announce a new color option for their popular medical scrubs. Just in time for summer, Medelita is calling to mind tropical beaches and warm sunny days with the introduction of Caribbean Blue clinician scrubs for women and scrubs for men. Flattering on all skin tones, this modern and professional color is a statement of quality and achievement with name and title embroidery in the clinician scrubs teal option or men’s scrubs cocoa option. Caribbean Blue scrubs will be available for pre-order on July 1st with shipping commencing on July 15th.

The vast majority of scrubs on the market today are boxy, ill-fitting, and un-flattering. These shapeless, unisex uniforms fail to portray the level of

professionalism of those working in healthcare and dentistry. As an Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant, Medelita Founder Lara Manchik, PA-C found herself constantly frustrated by uncomfortable fabrics, horrendous fits, and frumpy silhouettes. By founding Medelita, she set out to create a paradigm shift and offer high quality lab coats and scrubs consistent with the level of prestige and achievement earned by doctors, surgeons, dentists, PAs and other medical professionals.

Unlike most companies, Medelita offers different styles and colors in medical scrubs designed specifically for men or women. With Medelita, medical professionals are no longer forced to wear the bulky and uncomfortable unisex medical scrubs that became prevalent during the last five decades. Featuring ergonomic design features, Medelita scrubs allow professionals a wide range of motion and comfort.

In addition to looking good and feeling comfortable, Medelita medical scrubs are also designed to be both functional and durable. Medelita scrubs are made with a special performance drirelease® fabric with FreshGuard® – making them moisture-wicking, quick drying, and odor-resistant. Drirelease® fabric pulls moisture away from the skin and help to regulate skin temperature, minimizing sweat and discomfort. FreshGuard® is bacteriostatic; it neutralizes and inhibits the growth of bacterial odors – virtually eliminating odor from the uniform.

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Medelita Professional Organization Embroidery Logo List Continues to Grow Weekly

Medelita ®, breakthrough performance maker in lab coats and medical scrubs for both men and women, is honored to have a continuously growing list of logo requests received from a variety of professional organizations as well as existing customers.

Logos embroidered on lab coats and medical tops demonstrate pride and accomplishment to colleagues and patients alike. Medelita often refers to embroidery as, “the closest thing to wearing a diploma”. It is because of this significance of wearing both name & title embroidery and the respective logo of a medical or dental specialty, that Medelita has made a commitment to provide the finest quality and craftsmanship as evidenced in every stitch that goes onto a Medelita garment.

Medelita continues to focus on their customer base. As per request by existing customers, the company has added several professional logos to their existing list which include: the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS), the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the American College of Physicians (ACP), the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Dental Caduceus, Veterinary Caduceus, American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA), the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), the society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA), and Texas Nurse Practitioners (TNP).

Many of the above professional organizations contacted Medelita directly to submit their logos. The organizations recognize a synergy with the quality and professional image that Medelita put forth, and thus selected the company as their preferred vendor for lab coats and scrubs. Medelita is honored to provide such services as well to offer a vast number of professional organization embroidery options.

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Medelita Offers a Professional Organization Logo Embroidery Option for Customers

Medelita®, a performance lab coat manufacturer for both men and women, is pleased to provide customers with the option of adding an embroidered Professional Organization Logo when purchasing lab coats and medical scrubs.

Medelita, a leader in online scrubs and lab coats, is honored to have affiliations with numerous professional organizations within the medical and dental industries, including the American Medical Women’s Association and the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Receiving approval to embroider such prestigious logos is indicative of the exceptional quality in craftsmanship and tremendous attention to detail, by Medelita.

Medelita founder, Lara Manchik, PA-C says, “We spend a tremendous amount of time and energy ensuring that every single inch of fabric, trim and finishing detail is perfect. But truly, when a new customer receives their first Medelita lab coat (or clinician scrubs), the very first thing they see is the embroidery. It is their mark of achievement, their symbol of dedication and professionalism that must be displayed with the utmost quality and attention to detail. That is our commitment to our customers and colleagues. We are excited to provide this additional service to our prestigious customer base.”

The embroidered logos are digitized in-house by the expert embroidery team at Medelita, and are stitched directly to the medical uniforms rather than being applied as a typical patch logo. For both custom logos and Professional Organization logos, Medelita embroidery exudes the very highest level of quality and professionalism while making a bold statement to patients and colleagues alike. Medelita often refers to their embroidery services as “the icing on the cake”, allowing medical professionals to display their titles and affiliations with pride and sophistication.

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Medelita partners with the Society for Dermatology Physician Assistants

Medelita®, maker of breakthrough performance lab coats for both men and women, announces a new partnership with the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. Member benefit discount and affiliation agreement begin on May 1st.

The Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants is a non-profit professional organization comprised of individuals who provide dermatologic care, or have expressed interest in the field of dermatology. The SDPA organization, founded in 1994, has over 1,700 members and continues to grow. The main focus of the organization is to provide continuing medical education to its members, form leadership structure, act as an advocate for members, and develop resources for the evaluation and hiring of Physician Assistants. Medelita is proud to have this affiliation with such a prestigious PA organization, as the founder is also a PA. The partnership is extremely complimentary.

Dermatology PAs find Medelita lab coats to be especially professional and classy, with a comfortable, ergonomic fit. With a fit similar to professional clothing, and styling and workmanship improvements throughout, doing procedures from multiple angles and positions is now easier and more comfortable. Coupled with the Advanced Dual Action Teflon® fabric protector, the performance of the lab coats is ideal for those clinicians who are at higher risk for exposure to bodily fluids or other spills. Medelita high-performance lab coats help to ensure a clean, bright white appearance by preventing soil and stains from setting in, and also allowing a fluid barrier.  They wash better than any other lab coat available, and stay bright white.

“We recently received a testimonial from a dermatology PA who said that on the very first day that she received her Medelita lab coat, blood splashed onto the sleeve during a procedure,” shares Lara Manchik, PA-C and founder. “She simply “brushed” it off with a hand towel – with no trace of it left on the surface.  Her supervising MD immediately asked where he could get a similar coat of the same performance quality.”

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Medelita Providing In-House Embroidery Services

Medelita®, breakthrough performance maker in medical scrubs and lab coats for both men and women, announces that all embroidery services are now completed in-house. With two top-of-the-line embroidery machines and an expert embroidery team, the premier medical apparel retailer is able to provide high quality customization without the need to outsource.

Medelita, known for their superior quality physician scrubs and performance lab coats has always offered custom embroidery services for their clients. Previously outsourced, resulting in lengthy lead times and frustrating delays, customers can now opt for Medelita in-house customization options and experience less than 10 day completion on any lab coat or medical scrub top embroidery order. Embroidery is completed by artisans with complex digitization experience, resulting in the very best quality logo and name & title stitching in the medical apparel industry. Custom options include name & title embroidery up to 3 lines, professional organization logo embroidery, and custom logo design for private practices, hospitals or university settings.

The fine quality and careful precision that goes into every stitch is consistent with the high standards that Medelita maintains on their lab coats and scrubs. Founder Lara Manchik, PA-C, states “Embroidery is the closest thing to wearing your diploma. For that reason it must be perfectly displayed, as a symbol of prestige and aptitude.”

With lab coat embroidery prominently displayed as acknowledgement of one’s educational achievements, physicians and surgeons can feel distinguished and elegant with professional embroidery from Medelita.

By conducting all embroidery services in-house, Medelita can ensure that the finished product is met to their high standards. All embroidered items go through a triple-check process that boasts an error rate of less than 0.01%. No other medical apparel company performs all these types of services strictly in-house, nor with such high standards or resultant quality.

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White Collar Uniform Introduces our New Women’s Lab Coat Collection

White Collar Uniform®, makers of the all new prestigious women’s lab coats is having their Grand Opening this month at our new exiting website online. White Collar Uniform’s clothing has been described as breakthrough clothing for men and women doctors and physicians in the medical field. White Collar clothing has been described by many medical professionals as being practical and having overwhelming beauty and style.

Our women and men lab coats are very upscale clothing for doctors and we have a very creative designing team working around the clock to make you look good. White Collar has invented the first every lab coat that can interact with the wearer by helping the doctor to hold their tools while in the consultation room and on the floor. This lab coat is spectacular says one doctor who happened to see our lab coats for the first time. We have created the best looking lab coat in the world and nobody can make claims against that!

White Collar Uniform’s top of the line lab coats can be purchased for under $50.00, which is more than a 45% savings from our standard price. White Collar Uniforms is the low price leader and we will not be undersold by anybody looking to take our place. Our top of the line lab coats are loaded with goodies that the doctors are going to really enjoy. Just take a look at our lab coats on any picture and you will see that we are the best looking coats out there – hands down!

Attention: There has been a lot of recent articles talking about lab coats and transmitting bacteria via through lab coats. Most doctors hang on to their lab coats for ages until they finally have to throw it away. We recommend that you change your lab coat every six months. There has been a lot of talk about soil proof coats and treated fabrics, “Don’t be too quick to get on this band-wagon!” Studies have show that these clothing can not be autoclaved so be careful about their labeling in general.

Don’t spend a lot of money on scrubs and lab coats that won’t hold up to the test of time. These so-called treated clothing’s are very expensive and they will probably send you running to the bank for cover. If it doesn’t say white collar, “Then it must be blue!” Save yourself a bundle and shop for White Collar Uniforms when you decide to purchase your next order of lab coats or scrubs online. Also you should watch out for repellant type materials which makes claims that doesn’t make sense most of the time.

White Collar Uniforms was founded several years ago by a well known inventor and medical provider in the medical field. He wanted to design a men’s lab coat for men and women that could let them use their hands more and be more practical at the same time. Since then, he has consulted hundreds and thousands of his constituents and his final works have been published amongst his peers and medical friends. Doctors deserve better and that’s why White Collar Uniforms invented its sporty designer lab coats.

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Medelita Announces Conference Schedule for Second Half of 2010

Medelita®, maker of breakthrough performance men’s and women’s lab coats, today announced its conference and exhibit schedule for the second half of calendar year 2010. The company’s exhibit at medical conferences provides clinicians a chance to learn about modern advances in medical apparel. Many healthcare professionals unwittingly rely on the myth of the one-size-fits-all lab coat or scrubs, and are pleasantly surprised to learn that a more suitable alternative to ill-fitting unisex garments exists.

“We started Medelita to answer the need for quality medical apparel that, until now, has been a huge void in the industry,” said Lara Manchik, PA-C and founder of Medelita. “Today, only two years after founding the company, I am proud to announce that clinician response to our products is phenomenal. I am truly humbled by the accolades we continue to receive and know that we’ve redefined the way the industry perceives lab coats and scrubs.”

Made from 100 percent high denier cotton and designed specifically with a focus on fit and functionality, Medelita’s fluid resistant lab coats are treated with Advanced Dual Action Teflon® fabric protector, which allows fabric to repel and release stains. Tailored to fit the contours of the real human body, Medelita lab coats feature hidden inside pockets and finished inside seams. The High IQ® Easycare Plus helps fabric resist wrinkling and retain a soft, smooth, clean appearance. Technologically innovative, durable and fashionable, Medelita sets a new standard in professional lab coats. Lab coats are available in four men’s styles (sizes 36-52) and five women’s styles (sizes 0-16).

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Medelita Teams with American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants, Offers Member Discounts

Medelita®, maker of breakthrough performance women’s and men’s lab coats, is pleased to announce an affiliate partnership with the American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants (AASPA). The AASPA represents the 9,000 physician assistants, out of 68,000, that specialize in the area of surgery. As part of the affiliate relationship, Medelita is offering a 15% discount to AASPA members on all lab coats, medical scrubs and professional clogs.

“According to the AASPA, surgical PAs play an important role in relieving surgeons as the national surgical residency slots decline,” said Lara Manchik, PA-C and founder of Medelita. “The demand for surgery is growing and PAs are helping to fill the void as institutions produce fewer surgeons. This is a testament to the importance of physician assistants in the field of medicine and we are thrilled to support them. Let’s face it, surgical PAs work in messy environments and it’s difficult to project a professional image wearing ill-fitting lab coats or scrubs with stains. That’s why I started Medelita — to answer the unmet need for high quality, professional medical apparel that clinicians can be proud to wear.”

Made from 100 percent high denier cotton and designed specifically with a focus on fit and functionality, Medelita’s fluid resistant lab coats are treated with Advanced Dual Action Teflon® fabric protector, which allows fabric to repel and release stains. Tailored to fit the contours of the human body, Medelita lab coats feature hidden inside pockets and finished inside seams. The High IQ® Easycare Plus helps fabric resist wrinkling and retain a soft, smooth, clean appearance. Technologically innovative, durable and fashionable, Medelita sets a new standard in professional lab coats. Lab coats are available in ladies sizes (0-16) and men’s sizes (36-52).

Medelita lab coats are hand-sewn in the U.S. using the highest quality fabrics, most advanced fabric treatments and feature designer touches such as inside seam finishing and contoured shaping for exceptional fit and comfort. Engineered for easy care, Medelita lab coats and scrubs can be machine-washed and emerge from the dryer with a crisp, clean and professional look. Dry cleaning can be used, though is not required.

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Innovator of High Performance Lab Coats and Medical Apparel Introduces Clinician Scrubs in Black

Innovator of High Performance Lab Coats and Medical Apparel Introduces Clinician Scrubs in Black

Medelita®, maker of breakthrough performance men’s and women’s lab coats, is pleased to announce that its revolutionary female clinician scrubs are now available in black. With the addition of black scrub pants and scrub tops, Medelita offers six colors of women’s scrubs: navy, café, iris, leaf and pool. Medelita also offers a new line of men’s scrubs available in navy (baltic) and black.

“Black was a color that had long been requested by our customers, and we are excited to introduce our clinician scrubs in black, to satisfy the demand,” said Lara Manchik, PA-C and founder of Medelita. “Medelita scrubs are a new paradigm for female clinicians, who, not long ago, were limited to wearing boxy, ill-fitting unisex scrubs. The fact that our scrubs are available in a range of colors and in traditional women’s sizing – it’s no wonder clinicians have embraced them so enthusiastically.”

Medelita women’s clinician scrub tops redefine medical scrubs. Gone is the boxy, shapeless decades-old unisex scrub set. Medelita women’s scrubs have managed to achieve the standard look of traditional unisex scrubs while incorporating innovative design features such as darting at the bust, tapering at the waist and hips and tailored sleeves in the scrub top. The clinician scrub pants feature subtle, slimming bootleg, contoured rise front to back, and flattering seam placement.

Impeccably hand sewn in the USA, Medelita’s tailored scrubs are made with a brushed, cotton and polyester blend (85 percent polyester/15 percent cotton) drirelease® FreshGuard fabric that keeps its wearer dry, comfortable and free of odors. These fabric treatments enable the scrubs to resist piling and fading. Women’s scrub tops are available in sizes 0 – 16 and scrub pants are available in sizes 00 – 14 petite, 0 – 16 regular, and 0 – 16 tall.

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Medelita, Maker Of Innovative Medical Apparel To Donate Proceeds Of All CDA Member Purchases

Medelita®, maker of breakthrough performance women’s lab coats, doctor’s lab coats and medical apparel, announced that it is an official corporate supporter of the CDA Foundation. The CDA Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the California Dental Association, whose mission is to improve the oral health of Californians by supporting dental health professionals and their efforts to meet community needs.

“The CDA Foundation provides much needed community access to dental care while ensuring a sustainable dental health workforce in California — both of which are reflective of the CDA Foundation’s multifaceted approach to advancing the state’s dental health,” said Lara Manchik, PA-C and founder, Medelita. “Whenever a CDA member purchases Medelita lab coats, scrubs and medical apparel or accessories, we will donate a portion of the sale to the CDA Foundation.”

The CDA Foundation’s objectives are to promote the concept that oral health and general health are inseparable, provide grant opportunities to community-based organizations and individuals to reduce disparities in access to oral health care and assist in meeting the immediate needs of vulnerable populations. In addition, the Foundation promotes and supports a dynamic oral health workforce capable of meeting the oral health needs of Californians, while representing the philanthropic values of the dental profession.

Medelita will donate proceeds of all CDA member purchases to the CDA Foundation. CDA members will be able to purchase qualifying products at CDA events and exhibits and on a special web site for CDA members, which will be coming soon.

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Medelita Joins AAPA in Celebrating National PA Week

Medelita®, makers of innovative high-quality scrub sets and lab coats for women in health care who excel in their profession and take pride in their appearance, joins the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) in celebrating National PA Week, October 6 – 12.

“National PA Week provides us the perfect opportunity to raise awareness of the central role PAs have in shaping the future of health care in this country, and across the world,” says Medelita founder Lara Manchik, who brings a decade of experience as a PA to her breakthrough line of medical apparel. “We’re honored to join AAPA in celebrating National PA Week and the professionals who deserve this recognition. AAPA is doing an outstanding job communicating the role of PAs in transforming health care — not just on the floor and by the patient’s bedside, but in our laws and legislation.”

Manchik points out that PAs have always responded to the changing needs of patient care. Launched in 1967 at Duke University Medical Center, the first PA program was developed to utilize the skills of returning Vietnam medics and fill a need for quality health care when and where it is needed most. Since then, PAs have continued to make cost-effective, quality health care accessible to more people who might otherwise have limited, or no, access.

Today, you’ll find PAs providing not only primary care, but also working with physicians across a spectrum of medical specialties. Says Manchik, ”Patients and physicians alike are recognizing the tremendous value that PAs, with their advanced training and knowledge, bring to patient care. They assume many of the same responsibilities of doctors, keep costs in check, and spend time with patients to completely understand their needs and goals. National PA Week allows us to acknowledge this contribution.”

During this year’s National PA Week, the AAPA is emphasizing the leading advocacy position PAs share in the current health care debate. Through grassroots efforts and awareness-raising campaigns, AAPA and its members are making sure legislators include PAs in the strategy to increase access to quality, affordable health care.

“National PA Week brings much deserved attention to these dedicated, extraordinary professionals,” adds Manchik. “Medelita applauds the AAPA and its members for their tremendous efforts and commitment to reform health care. We’re proud to provide PAs quality lab coats and scrub sets that reflect their exceptional dedication and professionalism.”

About Medelita
Medelita has one purpose: to reinvent the way women of all health care professions present themselves at work by offering the highest quality, best fitting, and most comfortable medical apparel available, including scrubs and women’s lab coats. Medelita caters to professional women who want their uniforms to embody the poise and confidence already displayed from within. For more information, visit www.medelita.comor call (877) 987-7979.

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Customers Give Medelita Lab Coats and Scrubs Rave Reviews

Medelita®, maker of breakthrough medical scrubs and lab coats for female clinicians, was founded on the premise that quality medical apparel should be both beautiful in appearance and high in performance. At a time when unisex medical uniforms dominated the market, a woman’s only choice was to shop on price; today, that paradigm has changed and the value of a garment is defined by a high level of product and customer satisfaction, as reflected in accolades from loyal Medelita customers.

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“I received my new lab coat today and it is beautiful finally, a lab coat that doesn’t look like I’m wearing a big white bag and feel like sandpaper,” said Mary Beth H., PA-C, of Loma Linda, Calif. “The workmanship is so nice. It looks like it was custom made and fitted for me. The detailing gives it such a clean, superior look. Thank you for making a great product!

Considered to be utilitarian by some, the frumpy, unisex scrubs and lab coats provided by hospitals for female employees fail to deliver the confidence and composure that professional attire should convey. Medelita strives to meet the needs of women in healthcare.

“I saw the write up about your coats in the e-mail from AMWA,” according to Desiree C, physician from Dover, Mass. “I never thought about getting my own coats before (for over 30 years). I’ve always worn the thin, horrible ones the hospital provides. I’m looking forward to receiving yours.”

“I must commend Medelita for its outstanding commitment to serving health professionals, for having beautiful attire is an important component of delivering effective medical care,” said Linda S., a satisfied customer from Westbury, NY. I look forward to ordering more items from the company!”

Many companies touting designer lab coats overlook performance and functionality for the sake of appearance, but Medelita addresses both with high performance fabrics and feminine tailoring.

“I purchased a lab coat from [Medelita] at the CAPA conference this year. Just wanted to let you know that I LOVE IT! I get compliments all the time on how tailored and professional it looks, said Tiffany H., PA-C from Sacramento, Calif. “I’ve gotten blood on it more than once and it beautifully rolls right off. And I love that I can wash it, throw it in the dryer and it comes out looking like the day I bought it, stainless (and no ring around the collar which has been a problem with previous white coats over time), and without wrinkles. Thanks for making such a great product!”

For the first time ever, women in clinical settings are rewarded with fit, functionality and form in a product that is a staple in their wardrobe but that wears like a custom-made outfit.

“You can be assured I will be passing this along to friends, colleagues and family (mom and sis are also doctors!),” said Silddly A. MD from Doral, Fla. “This is exactly what we have all been waiting for! As you said, the lab coat is our ‘suit’, and it should look the best. The feminine but classic look is perfect.”

“I am SO happy with the scrubs. I wore them for the first part of the photo shoot, and I think they looked marvelous,” stated Margaret A., PA-C from Palo Alto, Calif., who won an award in her field. “The material is wonderful, and I never thought scrubs could be so flattering. I love the shape. I am so glad I bought the items. I’d been thinking about it, and then that award was the impetus for a treat. And a treat they are! Thank you so much for your excellent customer service.”

In addition to women working in healthcare, Medelita lab coats are worn and appreciated by those in academia and other laboratory settings, who need a garment that commands respect as effectively as it repels fluids.

“Let me just tell you how pleased I am with the coat. It is even nicer and better than I could have expected. The quality, durability, everything about it down to the embroidery is excellent,” remarked Ashley T., PhD in Toxicology from Raleigh, NC. “Frankly I just cannot put into words my happiness when I see how liquid and other materials that normally soak right through my old lab coats just seem to bounce off of your lab coats, it is so wonderful that I just cannot bring myself to put the old ones back on while my new one is being laundered!”

“I do love my Medelita scrubs,” said Ellen S., MPAS, PA-C from Houston, TX. “A patient spilt his pancake syrup on me the other day and I just went to the sink and it washed right off. It dried just as quick. Awesome!”

Women are seeking out Medelita’s practical and stylish solution to perfunctory unisex medical uniforms and are delighted to receive them as gifts, as described in this customer’s experience purchasing embroidered lab coats.

Made from 100 percent high-denier cotton, the Medelita lab coat is designed specifically for women with a focus on fit and function. The fluid resistant lab coats are treated with Advanced Dual Action Teflon® fabric protector, which allows fabric to repel and release stains. Tailored for a feminine shape, the coats feature traditional side slits, French finish inside seams and hidden inside pockets that are great for carrying handheld devices and mobile phones.

About Medelita
Medelita has one purpose: to reinvent the way women of all healthcare professions present themselves at work by offering the highest quality, best fitting, and most comfortable medical apparel available, including lab coats, women’s lab coats and women’s scrubs.

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The U.S. Department Of Commerce Selects Medelita To Exhibit At Medica 2009

Medelita®, maker of breakthrough scrubs and lab coats for female clinicians, today announced that it has been selected by the United States Department of Commerce to participate in Medica 2009, a leading international trade fair for the medical industry, which will be held in Dusseldorf, Germany, November 18-21. Medica 2009 is comprised of more than 135,000 individuals, representing over 100 countries, that come to learn about current and future trends in both in-patient and out-patient care.

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“As the largest medical trade show of its kind, Medica 2009 is the ideal venue for us to launch a new product line and showcase current Medelita products to an international audience,” said Joe Francisco, chief operating officer, Medelita. “We are extremely pleased to have been selected as one of an esteemed group of companies, to attend this year and showcase our unique lab coats and scrubs.”

Medelita is one of only ten U.S.-based medical supply companies invited to attend Medica 2009 and exhibit with the U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA). In a recent statement, OTEXA reports that the medical textiles segment of the medical sector is experiencing one of the highest expansion rates in the technical textile market. According to recent research, over the next few years the world market for technical textiles and industrial nonwovens will increase by 3.8% per year – a volume value of nearly $126 billion.

In a bid to capture its share of this growing market, Medelita will be exhibiting its innovative medical apparel at the OTEXA USA Sample Pavilion. The company plans to introduce its men’s line of lab coats at Medica 2009. Medelita products are available direct to consumers and through its retail channels. Wholesale orders also are available to hospitals and large groups.

Made f r o m 100 percent high-denier cotton, the Medelita lab coat is designed specifically for women with a focus on fit and function. The fluid resistant lab coats are treated with Advanced Dual Action Teflon® fabric protector, which allows fabric to repel and release stains. Tailored for a feminine shape, the coats feature traditional side slits, French finish inside seams and hidden inside pockets that are great for carrying handheld devices and mobile phones.

In addition to high quality lab coats, Medelita provides a line of performance women’s healthcare apparel, including clinician scrubs and nursing scrubs, which are available for purchase at www.medelita.com.

Medelita will be exhibiting at the USA Business Information Office, set up by OTEXA, E10, Hall 16. To schedule a SKYPE pre-briefing, please email joe@medelita.com or call 1-877-987-7979.

About Medelita
Medelita has one purpose: to reinvent the way women of all healthcare professions present themselves at work by offering the highest quality, best fitting, and most comfortable medical apparel available, including lab coats, women’s lab coats and women’s scrubs. Medelita caters to professional women who want their uniforms to embody the poise and confidence already displayed f r o m within. For more information, visit our website at http://www.medelita.com or call (877) 987-7979.

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Medelita Announces Record Second Quarter Performance

Medelita®, maker of breakthrough medical apparel for female clinicians, today announced that its second quarter fiscal year 2009 revenues have increased 119 percent, over last quarter. Medelita has been in business just over one year and sells its innovative lab coats and medical scrubs direct to consumers online, through authorized resellers and wholesale. In addition, the company sells its lab coats and scrubs at national and regional medical conferences.

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“The economy has not slowed the growth of Medelita, with our second quarter seeing a 119 percent increase in revenue from our online and medical conference sales,” said Joe Francisco, chief operating officer, Medelita. “We are experiencing a tremendous conversion rate through our ecommerce channel and what’s even more impressive is the rate of returning visitor conversion, which is up almost 73 percent.”

Returning visitor conversion rate is up 72.50 percent, from 7.82 percent to 13.49 percent. This significant increase reflects the strength of Medelita products in a marketplace that offers limited choices for quality lab coats and scrubs.

Satisfied customers are returning to purchase new styles and additional colors, steadily replacing their existing medical wardrobe with Medelita products. The company attributes the garments’ high value and performance to building a solid return clientele base and is receiving unsolicited testimonials about its products superiority, fast turnaround and courteous customer service.

Medelita’s innovative approach to medical apparel was born out of necessity when founder, Lara Manchik, emergency room PA turned entrepreneur, failed to find alternatives to the frumpy, unisex medical apparel made for the male figure and representative of a time when men dominated the field.

Made from 100 percent high-denier cotton, Medelita lab coats are designed specifically for women with a focus on fit and function. The fluid resistant lab coats are treated with Advanced Dual Action Teflon® fabric protector, which allows fabric to repel and release stains. Tailored for a feminine shape, the coats feature traditional side slits, French finish inside seams and hidden inside pockets that are great for carrying handheld devices and mobile phones.

In addition to high quality lab coats, Medelita provides a line of performance women’s healthcare apparel, including clinician scrubs and nursing scrubs, which are available for purchase at www.medelita.com.

About Medelita
Medelita has one purpose: to reinvent the way women of all healthcare professions present themselves at work by offering the highest quality, best fitting, and most comfortable medical apparel available, including lab coatswomen’s lab coats, women’s scrubs and medical scrubs. Medelita caters to professional women who want their uniforms to embody the poise and confidence already displayed from within. For more information, visit our website at http://www.medelita.com or call (877) 987-7979.

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Medelita Ushers in a New Era of Performance Lab Coats and Scrubs

Innovative medical apparel features performance fabrics, pockets for smartphones and other modern medical tools

Medelita®, maker of breakthrough medical apparel for female clinicians, has developed a line of high performance lab coats and medical scrubs featuring performance fabrics, modernized fit, and features that align with current medical trends, for a new generation of healthcare professionals.

“The medical profession has evolved in many ways, including the use of technology to assist in the day-to-day activities of clinicians, and the stark white traditional lab coats have undergone some modernization as well,” said Lara Manchik, founder, Medelita LLC. “Our lab coats use the same high performance fabrics athletes wear, and maintain a crisp, authoritative appearance without sacrificing fit, comfort or durability. Physicians, dentists, veterinarians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants wear their lab coats, on average, 2000 to 3000 hours a year, so it’s critical that the garments are purposeful and functional.”

Like their predecessors, today’s medical professionals demand garments that stand up to the rigors of working in healthcare; however in a field that has been traditionally resistant to change, younger generations of clinicians are increasingly using technology, such as smartphones, to assist in their jobs: Pharmacology programs allow doctors and PAs to check for drug contraindications, lab result and imaging interpretation as well as standard protocols for symptoms.

Like these modern medical advances, Medelita’s innovative approach to medical apparel was born out of necessity when founder, Manchik, emergency room PA turned entrepreneur, failed to find alternatives to the frumpy, unisex medical apparel made for the male figure and representative of a time when men dominated the field.

Made from 100 percent high denier cotton, Medelita lab coats are designed specifically for women with a focus on fit and function. The fluid resistant lab coats are treated with Advanced Dual Action Teflon® fabric protector, which allows fabric to repel and release stains. Tailored for a feminine shape, the coats feature traditional side slits, French finish inside seams and hidden inside pockets that are great for carrying handheld devices and mobile phones.

The High IQ® Easycare Plus helps fabric resist wrinkling and retain a soft, smooth, clean appearance. Technologically innovative, durable and fashionable, Medelita sets a new standard in professional coats. Owners of Medelita lab coats and scrubs spend less time cleaning, reduce the use of environmental resources, and save money as they are not frequently replacing permanently stained coats.

In addition to high quality lab coats, Medelita provides a line of performance women’s healthcare apparel, including clinician scrubs and nursing scrubs, which are available for purchase at www.medelita.com.

About Medelita
Medelita has one purpose: to reinvent the way women of all healthcare professions present themselves at work by offering the highest quality, best fitting, and most comfortable medical apparel available, including lab coats women’s lab coats, women’s scrubs and medical scrubs . Medelita caters to professional women who want their uniforms to embody the poise and confidence already displayed from within. For more information, visit our website at http://www.medelita.com or call (877) 987-7979.

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Medelita’s breakthrough performance lab coat works overtime on the new medical TV show set

Medelita™, maker of breakthrough medical apparel for female clinicians, announced today that Dr. Lisa Masterson of the CBS television show, “The Doctors” wears a new, high performance lab coat designed by Medelita. Specializing in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Masterson is one of four distinguished physicians who discuss various health related topics and answer questions from viewers. The new television show, which debuted in September, 2008, is produced by Stage 29 Productions and distributed by CBS Television Distribution. Jay McGraw, Carla Pennington and Dr. Phil McGraw are executive producers.

“The Medelita lab coat was chosen for it’s aesthetic appeal as well as for its performance during long days on the set,” said Amanda Linton, “The Doctors” costumer. “A medical environment is where uniforms are really road-tested, but in television, it’s all about the style and that’s where the Medelita lab coat meets both criteria.”

In addition to her regular appearances on “The Doctors,” Masterson is on staff at Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and maintains a private practice in Santa Monica. The telegenic doctor can be seen regularly on the syndicated series along with three other physicians: Dr. Travis Stork, who was ABC’s “The Bachelor” in Paris; Plastic Surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon; and Pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears, of the renowned Sears family of pediatricians.

The lab coat used on the set of “The Doctors” is designed by Medelita, a uniform company, founded by a practicing physician assistant, that specializes in high-end scrubs and lab coats for female clinicians — physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. Made of high tech fabrics that possess a breakthrough combination of properties, the Medelita lab coat is designed to repel fluids and retards wrinkles. Exposure to heat from an iron or dryer recharges the fabric’s stain fighting ability.

“We are flattered that our lab coat is worn by Dr. Masterson on the show,” said Medelita Founder Lara Manchik. “Masterson is the epitome of a high achieving female healthcare professional — exactly the person for whom I developed Medelita’s line of high performance lab coats and scrubs. As a doctor, she has experience and qualifications and, as a TV personality, she will be judged equally on presentation and credentials.”

The philosophy behind the development of Medelita was, and continues to be, a desire to create a uniform that aptly reflects the enormous strides that female clinicians have made in their profession, and the high standards to which they hold themselves. As an emergency room physician assistant, Manchik’s own experiences convinced her that the frumpy unisex garb of past failed to convey clinical competence and professionalism. She left healthcare and created Medelita as a departure from the boxy doctor’s lab coats – made for the male figure and representative of a time when men dominated all clinical fields of medicine.

Made from high-denier, 100-percent brushed cotton, high performance fabrics. Medelita lab coats are designed specifically for women with a focus on fit and function. The tailored lab coat has a feminine shape with a rounded collar, hidden inside pocket, traditional side slits, and French finish inside seams. The fluid-resistant Medelita lab coat is available in sizes 0 to 20, with optional custom embroidery.

In addition to high quality lab coats, Medelita provides a line of performance women’s healthcare apparel, including clinician scrubs and nursing scrubs, which are available for purchase at www.medelita.com.

About The Doctors
From the creative team behind the long-running hit series “Dr. Phil,” “The Doctors,” does for health care what “Dr. Phil” has done for down-to-earth discussions of emotional and psychological issues. The series’ experts, ER physician (and former ABC “Bachelor” in Paris) Dr. Travis Stork, obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Lisa Masterson, plastic surgeon and reconstructive surgery expert Dr. Andrew Ordon and pediatrician Dr. James Sears, focus on the compelling, real-life experiences of the show’s guests and then weigh in, disseminating valuable information about health, medical care and drugs in a compelling, informal, easy-to-understand and entertaining format. “The Doctors,” taped in front of a live audience in Hollywood, is produced by Stage 29 Productions and distributed by CBS Television Distribution. Jay McGraw, Carla Pennington and Dr. Phil McGraw are executive producers.

About Medelita
Medelita has one purpose: to reinvent the way women of all healthcare professions present themselves at work by offering the highest quality, best fitting, and most comfortable medical apparel available, including lab coats, women’s scrubs and nursing scrubs. Medelita caters to professional women who want their uniforms to embody the poise and confidence already displayed from within. For more information, visit our website at http://www.medelita.com or call (877) 987-7979.

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Maker of high-end performance medical apparel enlists retail partners

Medelita™, maker of breakthrough medical apparel for female clinicians, including womens scrubs and lab coats, announced today that it is assembling a national network of retail uniform shops that will be authorized to carry the Medelita product line. The company has quickly established itself as one of the pre-eminent brands in medical apparel by differentiating its garments in several ways. This innovation now extends to include a marketing program that is unusual within the retail uniform industry.

Prior to the introduction of the new retail program, Medelita was sold exclusively through its website (http://www.medelita.com) and at medical conferences. However, the garments are so well received by prospective customers at medical conferences, that it was apparent what needed to be done. Making the line available to customers in a retail environment is necessary; however, the executives at Medelita were concerned about maintaining the high-end image of their brand, which they have carefully cultivated.

To ensure that its reputation is maintained, Medelita has structured a retail program that offers select uniform retailers exclusive rights to sell the Medelita line of uniforms within a defined geographic area. In exchange for those territorial rights, the retailer is obligated to display Medelita in a designated area of their store. Retailers not only get exclusive rights to sell the Medelita line within their trade area, they also benefit from the unusual profitability of this high-end brand.

“When customers have an opportunity to experience the flattering fit of the Medelita scrubs and lab coats, the enthusiasm for the brand quickly translates into sales,” says Lara Manchik, founder and chief executive officer, Medelita. “Our garments designed not only to fit the female body, but to flatter it. At the same time, the apparel’s high performance fabrics are created to accommodate the endurance test which we call a day at work in health care.”

Historically, uniform retailers had concerns about manufacturers selling directly to the consumer, affecting channel sales, however, Medelita is committed to using its website to inform customers about its product line and support retail sales with fair trade pricing.Medelita does not and will not discount their uniforms on their website, with exceptions for discontinued styles or colors. As the only brand in the industry to do so, Medelita makes a commitment to work only with authorized retailers and not through catalog or online discounters.

The program is in the process rolling out in three markets: California, Texas and Ohio. For information on becoming a member of the Authorized Network of Medelita Retailers, please contact Joe Francisco at 877-987 7979.

About Medelita
Medelita has one purpose: to reinvent the way women of all healthcare professions present themselves at work by offering the highest quality, best fitting, and most comfortable medical apparel available, including lab coats, clinician scrubs and nursing scrubs. Medelita caters to professional women who want their uniforms to embody the poise and confidence already displayed from within. For more information, visit our website at http://www.medelita.com or call (877) 987-7979.

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Honoring National Nurse Practitioner Week!

You’ve been there before. Sitting in a doctor’s examining room, holding together a wafer-thin way-too-revealing gown, paper crinkling under you as you shift uncomfortably and wait for what you assume will be a 10-minute exam (max) with a doctor juggling too many patients and too little time.

Then in she walks, wearing clinician scrubs, a lab coat, and a warm smile. She proceeds to do something you least expect: sit down and talk to you. More specifically, ask you — not just about your symptoms, but about your concerns, your goals, your job, your hobbies, your family, your life. Even more amazing: she actually listens! And not just with a stethoscope, but with her undivided attention.

Who is this competent, highly professional and genuinely concerned woman? You’re looking at a typical example of one of the approximately 120,000 Nurse Practitioners (NPs) practicing their unique approach to whole-person care in healthcare environments across the U.S. Increasing numbers of patients are choosing to receive their primary as well as specialty care from NPs, and for very good reason.

NPs are licensed advanced practice nurses who provide a wide scope of healthcare services similar to those provided by a doctor, in an equally wide range of clinical settings. And they’ve definitely earned the lab coats they wear. With advanced, clinical training and graduate education, on top of their training and often extensive real-world experience as registered nurses, NPs are exceptionally well qualified to diagnose and treat a spectrum of health conditions. They are also well respected as leaders in their medical fields, and as innovators in high-quality, cost-effective patient care.

But don’t expect to find them resting on their laurels. NPs are busy practicing wherever doctors do — and don’t — including hospitals, clinics, private practice, emergency rooms, urgent care, schools, nursing homes, to name a few. Many NPs hold master’s degrees and doctorates, as well as extensive training in areas of specialization such as cardiovascular, oncology, neurology, neonatal, pediatric, and an array of sub-specialties.

While equipped with the skills, knowledge and experience to diagnose and treat, NPs place equal emphasis on care and cure. This extends not just to ordering the tests, developing the treatment plan, and writing the prescriptions, but also to managing patients’ overall well-being. NPs collaborate with their patients in their own health and wellness, through disease prevention, health education and counseling. By treating the person as well as the patient, NPs become a valuable source of information and guidance in making healthy life choices.

This unique whole-person approach to medical care has defined and distinguished NPs dating back to 1965, the year the first NP program launched at the University of Colorado. Forty-three years later, this core philosophy remains intact even while the role of NPs has continued to evolve with the changing needs of patients. Today, around 6,000 new NPs join the nation’s healthcare delivery system every year — the vast majority of them women who have already been practicing as nurses.

As NPs continue to improve the quality of care, they’re also lowering costs for the patients who come to rely on NPs as partners in health. In fact, patients who see NPs for their primary care often have fewer ER visits, shorter hospital stays and lower medication costs.

In honor of their vital contributions to patient care and health, the medical community recognizes November 9 – 15 as National Nurse Practitioner Week. Medelitatm, makers of premium hand-sewn lab coats and scrubs tailored for female clinicians, is pleased to draw special attention to this extraordinary group of professionals largely comprised of women.

“Nurse Practitioners epitomize the competence and confidence of the women who inspire our lab coats and scrubs,” says Medelita founder Lara Manchik, a Physician Assistant who has had the pleasure of working alongside many NPs. “They deserve to be recognized and rewarded for their exceptional level of personalized care. We strive to do this by offering NPs a better alternative in female clinician apparel and lab coats — one that reflects the careful attention to detail they offer their own patients.”

Adds Manchik, “NPs go out of their way to make people feel comfortable and confident with the care they’re receiving. We’re more than happy to return the favor.” To Nurse Practitioners caring for patients with equal parts compassion and knowledge, Medelita honors you. And thanks you.

Medelita clinician scrubs and lab coats, as well as an innovative line of nursing scrubs, are currently available online at http://www.medelita.com, and can be ordered by phone at (877) 987-7979. Group sales and custom embroidery are also available.

About Medelita
Medelita has one purpose: to reinvent the way women of all healthcare professions present themselves at work by offering the highest quality, best fitting, and most comfortable scrubs and lab coats available. Medelita caters to professional women who want their uniforms to embody the poise and confidence already displayed from within. After all, scrubs are square and women are not. For more information, visit the Medelita Website or call (877) 987-7979.

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Medelita Raises Awareness For The Critical Work Physician Assistants Do

Enter the emergency room of MidMichigan Medical Center in the rural community of Gladwin, and chances are you’ll be treated not by a physician but by Physician Assistant Erin Sherer. From ordering and interpreting x-rays, to stitching up cuts, to writing prescriptions, Erin — like all licensed PAs — is exceptionally well qualified to complete an array of medical procedures traditionally performed by physicians. Rest assured, with Erin on your case, you’re in excellent hands.

Erin Sherer is an exemplary representative of the rapidly expanding number of Physician Assistants working in health care. Today, you’ll find PAs like Erin playing a central role in all areas of medicine — from the patient’s bedside to the operating table to the front of a university classroom. Licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision, PAs perform many of the same duties as their physician counterparts; they conduct physicals, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and decipher tests, counsel patients, write prescriptions, assist in surgery, even teach other aspiring PAs.

Above all, they’re making a tremendous positive impact on the quality of health care and patient outcomes. Just ask the physicians who collaborate with them in the daily delivery of care. Increasingly, doctors have come to rely on their PAs as valued partners. The PA-physician relationship is built on mutual trust and respect. Physicians entrust PAs to expertly assume many of the primary care responsibilities, freeing doctors to focus their energies and time where they’re needed most. PAs, in turn, are rigorously trained to know when to make medical decisions, and when to refer patients to specialized physicians.

This complementary relationship is at the core of the PA education model, which closely mirrors the medical training doctors receive — only in a highly accelerated format. Introduced in the mid 1960s, in response to a shortage of primary care physicians, the earliest PA programs were based on the fast-track training received by World War II doctors. In fact, the first PA students were Navy corpsmen who had received medical training while serving in the Vietnam War.

Today’s PA students — many of them women — may look a lot different than their corpsman predecessors, but they undergo equally rigorous, highly intensive training and preparation. On top of their heavy course load, PA students conduct clinical rotations (much like medical students), and pass a national certification examination — which they are required to retake very six years. PA Erin Sherer vividly recalls the challenge of PA school and preparing for the exam. “There were many things that I simply opted out of, because I had to focus my time and energy toward studying. Like sleep, for example!”

The result of this extreme level of dedication, commitment and sacrifice: Physician Assistants have become instrumental and integral members of their medical teams — valued by physicians and appreciated by patients. Their work is not going unnoticed. Celebrated every year between October 6 ¬– 12, National PA Week honors the vital role PAs play in elevating patient care. Joining in the chorus of praise, is medelita™ — makers of premium lab coats and scrubs professionally tailored for women working in health care. Women like Erin Sherer.

In honor of National PA Weekmedelita is pleased to feature PA Erin Sherer on its Women In Healthcare web page. Says medelita founder and fellow PA Lara Manchik,“PAs like Erin exemplify the extraordinary level of professionalism, competence and dedication of women working in health care. We are proud of the contributions PAs have made to patient care. They deserve to feel comfortable and confident as they perform their important work. Our mission is to help them feel great about what they do — and look great while they’re doing it.”

To all PAs — past, present and future — medelita salutes you. You have raised the bar in patient care. We’re pleased to help raise awareness for the critical work you do.

About Medelita
Medelita has one purpose – to reinvent the way women of all healthcare professions present themselves at work by offering the highest quality, best fitting, and most comfortable scrubs and lab coats available. Medelita caters to professional women who want their uniforms to embody the poise and confidence already displayed from within. For more information, visit our website at http://www.medelita.com or call (877) 987-7979.

About National PA Week
National PA Week is celebrated each year October 6-12. The week serves to celebrate the significant impact PAs have made and continue to make in health care, expand awareness of the profession and to salute the outstanding growth of the Physician Assistant profession. For more information, visit http://www.aapa.org/.

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