Gynecological Services for Dallas Women
Beginning in middle school, Dr. Casad knew that she wanted to channel her interest and skill in science into a profession where she could help people. It is no surprise to those that have known her for a long time that becoming an OB/GYN was the path she followed to reach her goal. Recognized by her peers as a skilled surgeon who has helped pioneer procedures that are minimally invasive and safer for patients, she has now transitioned her practice so that she oversees a trained medical staff that's focused on personal, natural, and technologically advanced care. They're also devoted to teaching health and wellness instead of just treating disease.
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 Dr. Casad’s 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 extraordinary stresses that may currently be a part of your daily life. Some people label this inclusive concept as Holistic; Dr. Casad just believes it is the way health care should have always been offered.
Skilled Gynecologist Devoted to Women's Health
Dr. Casad thrives in the internet age. Continuing her professional education and growth is a keystroke away and she is determined to remain abreast of important advancements in medical science. Currently, she is working on her certification with the Functional Institute of Medicine, one of the fastest growing medical organizations that leads in changing the way doctors learn and provide services devoted to patient health and wellness. She is also a longtime member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, or ACOG. Certification by this board involves extensive initial preparation and testing, followed by regular follow-up refresher training and testing. Members of ACOG are known for exceptional patient care and the exact standards associated with continuing ethical service. As a member of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons and the Texas and Dallas County Medical Societies, Dr. Casad remains current in the innovations and technologies affecting gynecologic services and procedures.
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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 or are in need of more advanced gynecologic care, our practice is here to help.
Frequently Asked Questions from your Gynecologist
It’s normal to have several questions about visiting your gynecologist and issues related to your wellness. Dr. Casad 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. Casad 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. Casad 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.