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Gynecological Services

woman in orange shirt smiling Dr. Casad has invested more than 35 years providing exceptional gynecological health care to women from all parts of the metroplex. Over the past 15 years, as she has devoted more and more time to her functional medicine and women's health and wellness specialties, her time to offer gynecological services personally has lessened. That is why she is excited to announce that beginning October 1 of 2021 her friend and colleague Dr. Myra Thompson will be affiliated with Dr. Casad's practice and offer to our patients comprehensive gynecological and women's health care services.

Real Personalized Care

Most people are too young to remember “house calls.” Once it was the standard of personal care. Personalized care today is a fleeting concept. At our practice, personal care means knowing more about patients, understanding their lifestyles and challenges, valuing their thoughts and feelings, exploring their medical and family history and focusing on their health care goals in the context of what will work to help them become a healthier and happier individual. A whole person approach encompasses your nutrition, fitness, current medications, and daily stresses that may currently be a part of your life. Some people label this inclusive concept as Holistic; we just believe it is the way health care should be.

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Our practice doesn’t focus on “curing” or “removing” health care concerns. We focus on preventative and restorative care so our patients maintain their optimal level of health. Whether you are interested in an annual well woman exam, need more advanced gynecological care, or want to learn about opportnities in functional medicine, our practice is here to help.

Frequently Asked Questions from your Gynecologist 

Blue FAQ about visiting your gynecologist.

It’s normal to have several questions about visiting your gynecologist and issues related to your wellness. Dr. Thompson strives to build trusted relationships with each patient. She’ll take the time to explain what you can expect during your appointment and address your concerns to help you feel at ease about the decisions you make for your health. While you wait for your appointment, here are the answers to a few of the most common questions our patients ask us.

When do I need to see a gynecologist for the first time?

It’s recommended young girls see their gynecologist for the first time between 13-15 years of age. This allows a trusted relationship to be built between the gynecologist and patient during one of the most important stages in life. Not only will Dr. Thompson help young girls through puberty, but also be by their side as they reach adulthood. No matter what stage of life you’re in, it’s best to see your gynecologist at least once a year for preventive care, like a pap smear.

What is the best way to treat my period cramps?

Unfortunately, cramps are an unavoidable part of being a woman, but that doesn’t mean you need to let the pain ruin your day. Over-the-counter pain relievers can help manage your discomfort. It’s best to track your periods to help predict your cycle. As a result, you can control your cramps before they start by taking a pain reliever right before your expected period.

You can also use a heating pad or hot water bottle to ease your pain. Regular exercise and a balanced diet can also lessen cramping. It’s best to avoid sugar, caffeine, salt, and alcohol, which are known to increase symptoms of PMS. If your cramps are severe, ask Dr. Thompson about using oral contraception to reduce cramping and your menstrual flow.

Can I get HPV or HSV from a toilet seat?

A toilet seat can host a variety of harmful bacteria. In fact. Research shows every 1 square inch of the toilet seat contains 50 bacteria. While you can get a lot from a toilet seat, HPV is not one of them. This also applies to sexually transmitted diseases. Believe it or not, there’s over 200,000 times more bacteria on your kitchen sponge than your toilet seat. You can safely use a public restroom without any concern; however, be sure to wash your hands well afterward.

Will the birth control pill make me gain weight?

You’ve probably heard a few women complain about gaining weight after starting birth control. Despite what you may have heard, there isn’t any evidence concluding it to be a side effect. Instead, the extra pounds are often attributed to adolescence or starting college. These are the times many women start the pill and gain weight; however, the two aren’t connected to one another. You can help avoid added weight by maintaining a healthy diet and regular exercise.