The doctors at Adriatica Women’s Health understand the female body, because they are women themselves. They understand the pressures of the work/family balance, because they are wives with families, as well as physicians. They understand a lot is riding on their patients’ wellness—that what affects each patient directly affects those who love and count on her.
As experienced physicians, Adriatica Women’s Health OB-GYNs take the time to really listen to each patient, to see each woman as an individual with preferences and opinions, to educate her about healthcare choices, and then partner with her to make intelligent, informed wellness choices.
As potential patients themselves, the doctors understand how little things can make the difference between a rushed, impersonal office visit and a calm, comfortable, focused one. The special touches like warm footies to wear during exams, cloth gowns and sheets, and padded heated stirrups go a long way toward making patients feel valued. With the motto “Let us take care of you for a change,” they take pleasure in pampering each woman who comes through the door, so all she has to do is relax and focus on her own healthcare. Decorated more like an elegant home than a utilitarian office, Adriatica Women’s Health at 6609 Virginia Parkway was designed from the front door to the back to welcome each patient and put her at ease.
Because they understand firsthand the demands placed upon women, the experienced physicians and highly-trained staff at Adriatica Women’s Health provide evening and lunchtime appointments to make seeing your OB-GYN more convenient. And their online portal allows busy patients to make appointment requests, review lab results, make personal information changes, request medication refills, and obtain medical information from the comfort of their home or office.
The Adriatica Women’s Health team places an emphasis on patient education and empowerment. After all, who cares more about your wellness than you do? Whether you have questions about pregnancy, sexual health, menopause, or any other aspect of your health as a woman, they are there to educate you and place your own wellness in your hands. Their website includes links to many informative websites including Dr. Tracey Banks’ YouTube video series on specific health topics called Bankable Health Tips.
In their effort to provide patients with the latest in OB-GYN care, the providers of Adriatica Women’s Health log continuing education hours over and above what’s required of them and have invested in next-generation diagnostic technology such as in-office 3D and conventional ultrasound and robotic surgeries. They provide hysteroscopy to diagnose abnormal bleeding, colposcopy to detect cervical cancer, infertility evaluation and initial treatment, bone density testing, minimally-invasive laparoscopic procedures, incontinence treatment, and alternatives to hysterectomy for heavy periods.
The dynamic team of healthcare providers at Adriatica Women’s Health includes board-certified OB-GYN Tracey Banks, MD; Lori Halderman, MD; Christi Kidd, MD; and Lola Glass, MD; as well as Certified Nurse Midwives Jeanean Carter, Liz Marley, and Angela Judson; and Certified Nurse Practitioner Martha Santamaria. The physicians and staff are frequently interviewed by the media about important issues affecting women’s health and have given presentations to local groups including the McKinney Mom’s Club and Mothers of Multiples.
Firm believers in giving back to the community that has given them so much, the doctors of Adriatica Women’s Health support many local nonprofits and donate $25 for every baby they deliver to a scholarship fund through the McKinney Education Foundation. They sponsor a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior interested in medicine or a health profession and sponsor Smiles for Habitat Charity Event, a nonprofit organization founded to benefit charitable organizations that build homes for deserving families. They support various faith-based charitable programs: Dr. Halderman serves as Director of the Gynecology Clinic at the Children and Community Health Clinic, Dr. Banks serves as a trustee on the Baylor Medical Center of McKinney board, Dr. Halderman is the Vice Chief of Staff at Baylor Medical Center of McKinney, and Dr. Kidd is the Perinatal Quality Champion at Baylor Medical Center of McKinney. Dr. Banks has worked with the Lovelife Foundation, a group benefiting the Collin County Children’s Advocacy Center and served as vice-chair of The Women’s Alliance of McKinney.
Nurse-Midwives at Adriatica Women’s Health
Numerous studies have validated the safety and excellent outcomes nurse-midwives provide for mothers and their babies. Women choosing nurse-midwives have lower rates of pre-term delivery and low-birth-weight infants, lower infant mortality, and a lower cesarean section rate than the national average. Offering care throughout pregnancy, hospital delivery, and other routine gynecologic care for women of all ages, Adriatica Women’s Health’s nurse-midwives are board-certified, highly educated professionals who focus on the specific needs of each woman, offer a variety of options, and minimize unnecessary interventions. They understand that, during pregnancy and throughout a woman’s life, making sound decisions is the key to good healthcare.
If you’re looking for a partner in your wellness journey, the Adriatica Women’s Health team is currently accepting new patients at their McKinney office. Call 972-542-8884 or visit Adriatica-WH.com to schedule an appointment.
Adriatica Women’s Health is happy to provide their patients with:
- well-woman exams
- pregnancy care and delivery
- the latest birth control options
- urinary incontinence evaluation and treatment
- high-risk pregnancy care
- diagnosis and treatment of abnormal Pap tests
- menopause management
- osteoporosis prevention and treatment
- alternatives to hysterectomy for abnormal periods
- BabyView Ultrasounds
6609 Virginia Parkway
McKinney, Texas 75071
Text: Meredith Knight
Photos: Aimee Louise Photography