Welcome to Craig Ranch OB-GYN located in McKinney, Texas. The practice was started in December of 2000 by Dr. Andrew Shimer. Dr. Shea Joyner joined the group in August of 2003. Dr. Sara Robert joined the group in August of 2005. Dr. Heather Derrick joined the group August of 2008. And lastly, Dr. Christine Baidwan joined the group August of 2013.
All the physicians were trained at some of the best training programs in the country and all the physicians are Board Certified/Board Eligible. Combined they have over 40 years of experience and pride themselves in being the area leaders in the most up to date medicine including highly skilled in the latest surgicial options for women and the Dallas leaders of in-office surgical procedures performing both endometrial ablations and permanent sterilizations
Craig Ranch OB-GYN offers a High Risk Pregnancy Center assisting women through all types of pregnancies. The group has delivered over 6000 babies since 2000 and is one of the few groups performing vaginal births for twins as well as VBAC’s (vaginal birth after c-section). They offer their patients the convenience of having all lab work and ultrasounds performed in the office. Phone lines do not close down for lunch and they encourage the use of their OB nurse coordinator who assists the patients with any questions they may have during the pregnancy. Carolyn has 25 years of experience in Obstetrics including 20 years as an RN on a Labor & Delivery unit. They also give the flexibility to the patients to deliver at 3 area hospitals including Texas Health Allen, Baylor McKinney, and Medical Center of McKinney. Their goal is to make the pregnancy as easy and comfortable for the patient as possible.
The group also has a midwife who is available to deliver any patients desiring a more natural delivery experience. Laura Curtis recently joined the practice and performs deliveries at Presbyterian of Allen. She trained in the midwife program at Parkland Hospital and has many years experience as a Labor and Delivery nurse.
As for providing care for women who are not pregnant, Craig Ranch takes care of women of all ages. They are one of the few OB-GYN groups in Texas that provides digital mammography in their office for the convenience of their patients. They also have a lab in their office that makes it so patients can get blood work done at there appointment and they employ their own pathologist to examine the pap smears and other biopsies performed in the office.
They have a Registered Nurse who is dedicated to answering phone calls from their patients and helping those patients with their particular issues. All phone calls by 3 pm are called back the same day and they offer an emergency line that is staffed by their physicians at all times after hours.
Lastly, they are highly skilled in multiple surgeries including all forms of hysterectomy, surgeries for incontinence, and are the Dallas leaders in in-office endometrial ablation for heavy menses and Essure placement for sterization.