11 Aug be. WOMEN’S HEALTH & WELLNESS BY DEBORAH DOVE
Step inside be. Women’s Health & Wellness and you’ll quickly realize it’s not like most OB/GYN offices. It doesn’t feel like a doctor’s office. The lobby is flooded with light and the office staff is friendly and accessible, not behind a cold glass wall. When you weigh yourself for your appointment, inspirational art on the wall reminds you that the number on the scale is just a number, and doesn’t reflect how much your family and friends love you or how awesome you are. There are yoga classes held onsite, and if you schedule it right, you could see your provider for a well-woman exam, pop into a yoga class, and get a facial all in one day.
But most importantly, when you talk to Dr. Heather Bartos about a problem, she’ll help you tackle it from all angles: mental, physical, and emotional. She’ll recommend necessary medications, diet changes, and exercise, like most doctors, but she may also encourage you to start yoga or meditation, try out a new Zumba class, or read an inspirational book that she thinks will be perfect for you. In fact, Dr. Bartos and her staff—including Mary Eberhart, WHNP and Katie Anderson, FNP-C— often recommend alternative therapies such as chiropractic care, hypnosis, massage, meditation, and massage to support the wellness attained by Western medicine, as she believes optimum health is often obtained by a partnership between the two.
Inspired by the breadth of care that women need throughout life—from birth, through adolescence, into adulthood, then as grandmothers and great-grandmothers—Dr. Bartos and her team firmly believe that when women find the connection between their thoughts, beliefs, physical health, and life circumstances, they find that they can be in the driver’s seat of their lives, and they can make profound changes. Nothing is more exhilarating or empowering than taking ownership of your health, and be. Women’s Health & Wellness is there to guide you every step of the way.
“The path to health all begins in your mind,” says Dr. Bartos. “My mission is to educate and empower women and their families with the truth, which is that health is more than just diet and exercise….it is a lifelong journey. The quality of your healthcare voyage should be one of joy, freedom, and hope.”
To that end, be. Women’s Health & Wellness offers traditional gynecology and obstetrics services, family medicine (for women and men), BioTE Pellets, weight loss support, hormone therapy, and Thermi™ treatments—non-invasive and painless treatments that smooth fine lines and wrinkles on the face, tighten and reduce tummy, thighs, or breasts, and even tighten up things “down there” that have been compromised by aging and having babies. They truly understand the female anatomy and how best to administer the ThermiVa™ feminine restoration, and are the only medical office in Denton County to offer Thermi™ treatments. Additionally, all providers are cosmetic injection specialists and are certified by the National Laser Institute.
There is an onsite classroom for prenatal classes, CPR classes, regular yoga classes, mindset workshops, meditation workshops, and after-hours health events throughout the year. A midwife will join the practice this summer to better serve their patients. Patients at Be. Women’s Health & Wellness also learn that mindset plays a huge role in their overall health, and how one pebble in the pond often creates ripples that have far-reaching effects, both with their health and within the community. One yoga class even took it upon themselves to sponsor a retirement home last year and donated ninety-five care packages to a local retirement home. “We always talk about opening your heart in class, in poses,” said Kathy Phillips, yoga teacher at be., “but I was just in awe when these ladies came up with the idea. This is yoga. This is opening your hearts to others.”
A veteran of the U.S. Navy and a
board-certified OB/GYN, Dr. Heather Bartos graduated from the University of Texas at Houston Medical School and completed her residency at Baylor College of Medicine, also in Houston. She served as an assistant clinical professor of OB/GYN at the Uniformed Services University of Health Science
for several years and was a physician in the US Navy for eight years. Dr. Bartos is currently chief of obstetrics & gynecology at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Denton, Texas, and also serves patients at Baylor Centennial Medical Center in Frisco, Texas. She has a special interest in pediatric and adolescent gynecology and is open to seeing girls at the start of puberty who have gynecological issues. She’s often the voice of reason for teens when it comes to contraception, STIs, and overall health.
Always mindful of serving the whole woman, Dr. Bartos’ career in OB/GYN has expanded to include an IBCLC certification as a lactation consultant and certification in classical Pilates. be. Women’s Health & Wellness is a place where the staff and teachers form a “village” mentality that provides guidance and support to each patient on their journey toward better health, honoring the whole woman.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call us at 940.365.9001