The professional staff of Craig Ranch OB/GYN offer mammograms and other screenings to women of all ages in their facility in McKinney, TX. They are one of the only groups in the metroplex offering this service in their office which they do for the convenience of their patients. They have some of the best technology in their office using the Hologic Selenia 2D mammography unit and use the services of Solis Radiology for the interpretation of the mammogram with results in just a few days.
Doctors recommend women should get mammograms every year starting at age 40 unless they have a condition or family history that requires earlier or more frequent screening. Mammograms are often scheduled to coincide with a woman's gynecological wellness exam. The gynecologist will be able to determine the desired frequency of the tests by reviewing the patient's medical history as well as their family medical history.
Self-breast exams are extremely effective at helping women to fight breast cancer. Forty percent of diagnosed breast cancers are detected by women who feel a lump, so establishing a regular breast self-exam is very important. Although mammograms find a large portion of the lumps and cysts, they are only performed once a year. A self-breast exam can be performed on a monthly basis. If a woman detects a lump during a self-breast exam, it allows them to schedule a mammogram and get a head start on the treatment plan before it turns into a major health issue. The earlier a lump is found, the more treatment options the patient has available to them. Early detection can also prevent full mastectomies or invasive forms of treatment. If you are unsure of how to perform a self-breast exam, please ask your provider or go to this website for instruction. http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-self-exam
If a lump is found during a self-breast exam, the first thing to do is notify the doctor. Typically the doctor will then perform an exam in the office and make a decision on ordering a mammogram or ultrasound for further evaluation. Once the imaging has been performed, the doctor and patient can go over the results to determine what steps should be taken next. If the lump is found to be benign, it will eventually go away on its own. If the lump is in a position where it is causing the patient pain, it can be easily removed during an outpatient procedure. If the lump is suspicious for cancer, then the doctor will refer you to a breast cancer specialist for probable surgery.
"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."