The doctors at Craig Ranch OB/GYN are Board Certified and capable of offering both high-risk and general obstetrical care to women of all ages. The facility serves patients in McKinney, TX who live all over the DFW area.
General obstetric care involves routine pregnancy checks in which the health of both the mother and the child are closely monitored. It also includes childbirth and postpartum care for both the mother and the child. Obstetrics involves a variety of screenings, including ones that check for Down's Syndrome and other genetic abnormalities. Ultrasounds are performed typically in the beginning of the pregnancy and again at 20 weeks of gestation. Other ultrasounds may be performed if indicated. Glucose testing is also performed to ensure the mother does not have gestational diabetes. After a vaginal delivery, a woman will have a six-week check. After a Cesarean section, women are often checked at 2 weeks to assess the incision and again at 6 weeks after delivery.
Craig Ranch OB-GYN offers their patients the choice to be seen and delivered by one of the midwives or to be seen and delivered by one of the physicians. All patients seen by the midwives are supported by the physicians if there are any complications with the pregnancy or the delivery.
After a vaginal delivery, a woman may have a two week and six-week check. After a Cesarean section, women are often required to check in more frequently to ensure their incisions are healing properly. During these visits, the obstetrician will also check the infant to ensure it is meeting the development markers for their size and age. In most cases, the woman's gynecologist will take over her visits within a week or two after the birth, while the child's pediatrician will assume responsibility after the first two or three weeks. If complications arise, the obstetrician will maintain their cases or at least work with the other doctors to ensure mother and child regain full health.
Many doctors who specialize in women's health take on both obstetrics and gynecology. The main reason behind this is that most women would prefer to see only one doctor during their pregnancy, childbirth, and recovery. Not only is this convenient for the mother, it allows for all of the women's records to remain with one physician. She is only required to work with one doctor throughout her entire pregnancy and recovery. After the birth, the child's care is immediately transferred to a pediatrician. When a doctor assumes both the role of the gynecologist and the obstetrician, he or she knows the patient's past medical history and has built a bond with them that some doctors don't have.
"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."