Women's Services and OB/GYN Specialists in Plano
If you have a high-risk pregnancy, you'll appreciate the range of specialists available to you and your little one, including pediatric respiratory therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, dietitians and ophthalmologists. This means your baby can stay here, where you are, and doesn't need to be transferred to another facility to receive the right level of care.
OB / GYN Hospitalists
Two board-certified OB / GYN physicians are on-site in our department 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As in-house, hospital-based doctors, they support your physician by providing obstetric and gynecological care during emergencies and any time your own doctor is unavailable.
Maternal & Fetal Medicine
These specialists work with at-risk and high-risk women who are already pregnant or are considering becoming pregnant, as well as women undergoing diagnostic or therapeutic procedures during pregnancy.
Two board-certified neonatologists are on-site in our department 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Neonatologists are specially trained to take care of newborns, especially sick and premature babies.
These board-certified physicians determine the type and amount of anesthetic needed for surgery and administer it to patients. They also continually monitor patients' pulse, body temperature and other vital signs during surgery. At Women'sLink, two anesthesia providers (anesthesiologist or certified registered nurse anesthetist) are on-site in our department 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA)
These advanced practice registered nurses received graduate-level education and attained board certification. They provide the same anesthesia services as an anesthesiologist. At Women'sLink, two anesthesia providers (CRNA or anesthesiologist) are on-site in our department 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The registered nurse in this role guides patients through their continuum of care. Our nurse navigator knows the hospital system extremely well and will assist you every step of the way. Through answering your questions, connecting you with the right specialists, and offering support when needed, you can rely on the nurse navigator to be your biggest advocate.
Emotional well-being is just as important as the physical. That's why we have a highly accomplished psychiatrist dedicated to helping women deal with the stress of infertility, miscarriage, a life-altering diagnosis or caring for an elderly parent. We also help women to navigate all the hormonally volatile stages of life, including:
- Puberty - when peer pressure and body image issues can cause teenage girls to feel especially vulnerable
- Pregnancy - when the chemical changes in your body during and after pregnancy can trigger depression
- Menopause - when depression and anxiety can escalate into major issues
Pediatric Respiratory Therapists
These practitioners help premature babies establish and maintain an open airway. The therapists provide breathing treatments, as well as manage the ventilators and respiratory equipment. Respiratory therapists are also available for adult patients with breathing or other cardiopulmonary disorders.
Pediatric Occupational Therapists
These therapists help premature infants through special positioning of their bodies to promote healthy development. As the babies grow, occupational therapists also provide appropriate stimulus for sight and sound.
Pediatric Speech Therapists
These specialists help premature babies by stimulating the muscles that allow them to suck, swallow and breathe properly.
These experts develop and implement customized nutrition programs for preemies based on their particular needs. Dietitians are also available for adult patients with diabetes or other nutritional issues.
These physicians ensure premature babies develop healthy sight. Preemies are more at risk for blindness, but our ophthalmologists monitor babies for warning signs and provide treatments if necessary.