At Craig Ranch OB/GYN, the doctors and staff offer a wide variety of services, including annual gynecological exams to help their patients maintain their good health. The facility serves the residents who live in McKinney, Texas, as well as many of the surrounding communities. They pride themselves as being one of the only groups in the Dallas Metroplex area that offer “one stop” shopping. They can perform your annual visit, blood work, and mammogram all in their office and on the same day.
A woman's annual gynecological exam covers several points of care. When the patient first arrives, the medical assistant will take a set of vitals including blood pressure and weight. Often a urine sample is requested as well. The provider will then perform an exam including a pelvic exam and a breast exam. For more information on self-breast exams, please visit http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-self-exam. The doctor will address any concerns the patient has and go over the results of the screenings. If any of the results came back with abnormal results, the doctor may choose to perform additional tests.
Pap smears are not always performed as a part of a gynecological women's wellness exam. Frequency of a pap smear is individualized and often based on age, risk factors, and provider preference. Women under the age of 21 do not need a pap smear, but you're always checked for sexually transmitted diseases if sexually active.
An annual gynecological exam can uncover several different health conditions that affect a woman's reproductive system. Sexually transmitted diseases, ovarian cysts, hormonal imbalances, fibroid cysts, cervical dysplasia, breast cancer, as well as many other types of reproductive cancers. In most cases, the main causes of concern for most women have to do with birth control/hormone replacement and irregular or extremely painful periods. During the interview, the patient may relay information or have questions that can lead to the doctor making a further examination that leads to the discovery of an illness in its earliest stages.
"The office facility is very clean and you are always greeted."
"I absolutely love going to Craig Ranch OB/GYN. I have been going there for over 7 years. The staff is very welcoming and friendly."
"I like the atmosphere of the office, and have never have waited too long for my appointment."
"Everyone I met that day greeted me with a smile and made me feel really comfortable. They took time and actually listened to me and were able to answer my questions."
"Very compassionate and will sit listen as you express concerns. Highly recommend. EVERYONE from the doctors to the front desk staff are fabulous!"
"Dr. Joyner was so thorough, kind and took time to explain things. She made me feel very at ease and made a dreaded appointment very bearable!"
"Dr. Shea Joyner is professional and friendly; she is thorough, listens to concerns and offers sound advice/options."
"I felt that my discussion with my doctor was excellent, & the nurse welcoming, especially as she asked me about my infertility issues. Overall I had a good experience."
"The appointment went good as usual and my gyn is the best!"
"I really liked that she listened to my past medical history and gave me some options to try... She was extremely helpful, informative and understanding."
"She has helped me get pregnant and stay pregnant after recurring miscarriages."
"... I've gone over a month without one single headache triggered useless organs. Thank you Dr. Robert!"
"She was always upbeat, easy to talk to and very welcoming, especially to my husband. He always felt like he was a part of the process and not just "in the room"."
"Dr. Derrick did both of my c-sections and she did a great job. I didn't feel anything before, during, or after the c-section."
"I had some issues and Dr. Derrick was the first doctor I saw, she made me feel a lot better. She was able to listen to what I had to say and was trying to help me out."
"I can't say enough how much I love Dr. Derrick and the entire Craig Ranch OBGYN office...Dr. Derrick delivered my baby and she is about as sweet as they come!"
"Dr. Derrick spent more time with me in one visit than a previous Dr. had spent during an entire pregnancy!"
"Got an awesome present from our favorite doctor today! Hadlee loves her new blanket and can't wait to see everyone again in two weeks. #baidwanisthebest"
"I have referred many friends here. They are all so amazing and compassionate when it comes to your personal health. Thank you so much for being my doctor."
"Everyone I met that day greeted me with a smile and made me feel comfortable. They took the time and actually listened to me and were able to answer any questions."
"He became my OB during the middle of my third pregnancy for the delivery my son and we absolutely love him! He really takes the time out and makes you feel comfortable."