Heather Bartos, MD, FACOG
“Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did only backwards and in high heels.”
This pretty much sums up my feelings about women – we do it all. We’re mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts and friends. Oftentimes, we allow ourselves to go last in an effort to support everyone else. When we forget about our own health, the entire family suffers. As Dr. Andrew Weil says, “The heart pumps the freshest blood to itself first. This is not selfish. If the heart can’t function, the whole body falls apart.”
I started off interested in the field of pediatrics, specifically infectious diseases. But then I discovered the world of ob/gyn. It involved medicine, surgery, primary care and specialty care. It encapsulated care of infants to care of grandmas. It fascinated me that I could take care of someone at the beginning of life and at the end of life – all in one specialty. And I thought men were “weenies” compared to my female patients. I knew I had to take care of women – the ones taking care of everyone else!
I spent 12 years in the US Navy, five of which were active duty. During that time, I served the women and spouses of the armed forces in both Charleston and Washington D.C. In Washington, I was also an associate professor at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS), teaching medical students and residents in both obstetrics and gynecology. I also served as an expert witness for the military in sexual assault trauma.
While as a medical student and a resident, I worked at the Children’s Assessment Center in Houston, Texas, a state-of-the-art facility that treats young children who are victims of assault. It was that training that led to my interest in pediatric and adolescent gynecology, which is still an interest of mine today.
Prior to my service in the medical and military fields, I spent seven years in marketing, advertising, and public relations, working with Texas Children’s Hospital and the Methodist Health Care System, which are both based in the Texas Medical Center in Houston. While I was there, I entered medical school at the University of Texas at Houston and then did residency at Baylor College of Medicine.
When I’m not working, I spend time with my husband, two human children, and two animal children. We enjoy cooking (we are huge Top Chef fans!) and are also huge fans of “So You Think You Can Dance.” I’m so proud to now introduce my newest baby – “be!”
Dr. Bartos has been board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology since 2008. She is also certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultants. She has achieved pilates instructor credentials in 2009.
Mary Eberhart, WHNP-BC
“Here’s to Strong Women: may we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.”
My special passions in women’s healthcare include menopausal care, hormone therapy, abnormal pap smear management and colposcopy and teenage health.
I began my career as a nurse in labor and delivery but then broadened my scope after I realized I enjoyed taking care of women in all phases of life. A native of Texas, I have lived and worked in the North Texas area my entire career, and I am dedicated to the women of this area.
I obtained my nursing (both BSN and MSN) degrees from TWU and then my NP degree from University of Texas at Southwestern medical school.
When I’m not seeing patients, I spend time with my husband, my children, and my dear grandbaby, who looks an awful lot like Dr. Bartos’s son (seriously, if you don’t believe us, ask for a photo comparison!). I like to refurbish furniture, and I am a huge fan of the shabby chic look.
Mary has been a board-certified women’s health nurse practitioner since 1996. She also has specialized training in colposcopy and abnormal pap smear management. Her expertise in bio-identical and traditional hormone therapy, thyroid therapy and gynecology services for women aged 20-100 is beyond compare.
Katie Anderson, FNP-C
“You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you, you’ll win, no matter what the outcome.” -Patch Adams
As a Family Nurse Practitioner, my true calling and passion involve the health of the entire family—man, woman, and child. I enjoy creating dynamic partnerships with my patients that can help them achieve a satisfying and healthy lifestyle at any age. I have an appreciation and deep understanding of the role lifestyle, nutrition, and exercise play in the state and progression of disease, as well as the factors that support or hinder health behavior changes. I believe that preventive medicine should be the cornerstone of healthcare. It is our role to help people accomplish their goals of staying well and preventing illness.
I received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas Tech University and my Master of Science in Nursing and FNP degree from Texas Woman’s University.
In my free time, I enjoy reading, hiking, snowboarding, and spending time with my husband, son, and dog.
Katie brings 8 years of health care experience with a focus in family medicine across the lifespan, hormone replacement therapy, as well as a background in trauma and critical care.
Matika Monday, CNM
“There is a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” – Laura Stavoe Harm
I deem it an honor to be able to witness the miracle of life on a daily basis and still call it a job! As a Certified Nurse Midwife, I provide care for women from adolescence through menopause. I love educating, supporting, and encouraging women during the most vulnerable and unpredictable times in their lives. My concentrations are in promoting preventive care for women, natural childbirth, breastfeeding support, and contraceptive education.
I received both my BSN and MSN from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. When I’m not working with a variety of women, I enjoy spending time with my family – my husband and five children: three boys and twin girls. You can often find me supporting my kids at various sporting events, serving at my local church, or volunteering at community outreach programs with my sorority.
Matika joins us as a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), credentialed by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB).
Yoga & Meditation Teachers
Kathy Phillips, 200 RYT
Kathy Phillips began practicing yoga in 2008 and fell in love. Not only did her body feel better after class, but her mind and spirit were uplifted as well. Following her passion, she completed her 200 RYT certification in 2013. As an instructor, Kathy helps women to find balance in their lives as well as in their bodies. Her classes are welcoming and fun; it’s not unusual to walk past the studio and hear happy laughter through the door. In 2015, Kathy was trained in Chicago by MELT Method founder Sue Hitzmann in order to give her students another practice to ease chronic pain and become ageless. When she’s not on the mat, Kathy enjoys spending time with her husband, two grown daughters, and friends. She can often be found enjoying sunsets over the lake from the deck of her Lake Kiowa home.
Megan Winkler, Meditation Coach
A self-described Zen cowgirl, Megan Winkler is a mindfulness expert and Certified Happiness Life Coach. She approaches meditation workshops and classes with the same fun-loving attitude that makes her one of the happiest people most people know. Her journey as a meditation teacher began with her studies at the Neurosculpting® Institute in 2013. Since then, her love for mindfulness has grown exponentially. She is currently completing a Certification in Meditation Instruction with the University of Holistic Theology and loves introducing her students to modalities including Loving-Kindness, Mindfulness Meditation, and other mindset techniques. When not teaching class, Megan loves spending time with her husband and daughter, working on her latest novel, or spending time with friends.