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Comprehensive Care for Women of All Ages

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano cares for women at every stage of life, from general medical care to pregnancy and beyond.

"The most important thing for a woman to consider when seeking health care is continuity,” says Randall Burt, M.D., OB/GYN on the medical staff at Texas Health Plano. “Physicians at Texas Health Plano work hard to establish and maintain lifetime relationships with their patients.”

Since opening in 1991, the Margot Perot Center at Texas Health Plano has become a trusted resource for expectant mothers. Believing that patients should never have to compromise luxurious accommodations for clinical experience, staff members at the center excel in both areas of care.

Highlights of maternity services at Texas Health Plano include:

• 17 private birthing suites

• 55-bed, all-private postpartum unit

• comprehensive range of family education classes before and after delivery

• high-risk obstetrics unit

• Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Always looking to increase patient satisfaction, Texas Health Plano has implemented several steps to enhance new mothers’ birthing experiences. One such enhancement ensures that the new baby spends as much time with the mother as possible. In fact, Texas Health Plano is equipped to care for the baby immediately upon delivery without the baby ever leaving the mother’s room. This practice promotes the bonding experience immediately upon the baby’s arrival.

As women age, the risks for a number of health conditions increase, making screenings vital for every woman to protect her health and find any concerns early.

“As a woman ages, certain health issues like breast and ovarian cancers, osteoporosis, incontinence and general heart health should be at the top of her mind,” says Randall Burt, M.D., OB/GYN on the medical staff at Texas Health Plano. “It’s important to take time to talk with your doctor about these health issues and find out when he or she recommends that you begin receiving regular screenings.”

The American Cancer Society recommends the following screening guidelines for women:

• colonoscopies every 10 years beginning at age 50 (earlier and more frequently for those at high risk)

• mammograms every year beginning at age 40 (earlier if you are at high risk)

• Pap tests three years after beginning sexual activity, but no later than age 21

In addition, the National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends women begin having bone density screenings
beginning at age 65, with additional testing as recommended by a physician.

We invite you to learn more about the Margot Perot Center at Texas Health Plano. View a virtual tour at TexasHealth.org/Planowomen. For a free Pregnancy Planning Kit or Healthy Woman Kit, call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355) or visit TexasHealth.org.

(Spring 2010)

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