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.
Carrie Carda, MD
“Self-care is how you take your power back.” – Lalah Delia
My special interest includes Anti-Aging Medicine and I’ve completed two additional Masters programs through the medical schools of the University of South Florida and Georgetown University to further my studies on the topic. Over the past 20 years as an OB/GYN, I’ve focused on bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and functional medicine as a way to treat the whole patient.
My goal is to teach and help both women and men about self-care as much as healthcare.
I treat both low and high-risk pregnancies, issues with sexual dysfunction, menopausal symptoms, and autoimmune issues such as thyroid disorders, polycystic ovarian disease, and fibromyalgia. I also love offering my patients aesthetic services including Botox and fillers.
Dr. Carda is a board-certified OB/GYN and is board-certified in functional medicine. She completed her internship at the University of Louisville in Kentucky in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, followed by a residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. She brings 20 years of surgical experience, including routine gynecological surgery, Davinci Robotic procedures, and bladder incontinence to the practice.
Maria LaNasa, DO
“A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture, and transform.” – Diane Mariechild
Women are incredibly powerful, and we can do amazing and incredible things. I consider myself lucky to be a part of a profession that can help support women at any stage of life. Whether I am helping a woman in the intimate moments of delivering a baby or offering support through menopause, my passion encompasses the full circle of women’s health.
I grew up in a large, loud, and loving family in Minnesota and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where my pursuit of a medical career began. Always an advocate for the empowerment of women, I developed an enthusiasm for public health and completed work towards a Master’s of Public Health at the University of Minnesota where my focus was on policy and epidemiology. I strongly believe that public health easily translates into women’s health and I am excited to use the concepts and ideas I learned with my patient care.
Continuing my pursuit of medicine, I moved from the Midwest to Philadelphia and earned a Masters of Biologic Science at Drexel University. Following this, I completed medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where the desire to involve myself in women’s care matured. I followed my passion and entered into the OBGYN residency at Cooper University Hospital; a respected trauma regional academic medical center. There, I was fortunate to acquire experience from all types of women and learned to treat a vast breadth of acuity and conditions; including oncologic care and high-risk pregnancies. While at Cooper I also conducted research on cancer in pregnancy with the leading physician of that topic and her world-renowned registry. That exposure to research left me in awe of the strength, resilience, and determination of the women involved.
My overall respect and awe of women, at all stages of their lives, led me to look for a practice that championed the scope of comprehensive and progressive women-centric care that I want to implement. It is what drew me to Dr. Bartos and be! My husband, young son, cat and dog and I are happy to have moved to Frisco in 2019. A previous dancer, you can now find me running outside or escaping, especially in this heat, to a cooler yoga studio! My family and I love to travel and experience new things and are self-proclaimed “foodies” – so recommendations for good dining are welcomed!
Thrilled to set down roots here in the DFW area and to immerse myself in Texas culture and this fast-growing area, I look forward to treating you and your family – and am excited to create lasting and caring relationships.
Dr. LaNasa is a board-eligible OG/GYN with a background in public health, oncology research, with a special interest in pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery.
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 healthcare experience with a focus on family medicine across the lifespan, hormone replacement therapy, as well as a background in trauma and critical care.
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.
Amber Higgs, APRN, CNM, C-EFM
“Midwives create a circle of support and safety during labor and birth that encourages, rather than disrupts, the normal processes that facilitate healthy outcomes for families” -Varney’s Midwifery
People often ask what is so different about having a midwife care for you during labor and birth, as well as annual well-woman care. Midwives view birth and life changes as normal life events and make every effort to intervene as little as possible while educating and empowering the patient and her support group to help make decisions together. I believe that building a good foundation with my patients and creating a partnership helps foster trust and empower women to be active participants in their own care.
Amber brings over a decade of experience across the metroplex in Labor and Delivery including years spent at one of the busiest hospitals in the nation. She has a passion for mixing traditional and holistic methods to optimize health and wellness and her personal history with infertility gives her a unique perspective on this emotional subject.
She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington and her Masters of Science in Nursing and training as a Certified Nurse Midwife from Texas Tech University. She stays busy at home with her three children, twin boys, and a younger daughter, and also enjoys reading and travel.
Casey Jamison, WHNP, FNP
“All the money in the world can’t buy you back good health.” – Reba McEntire
First and foremost, I believe in the importance of preventative medicine and treating the whole patient.
I was raised in Dallas and attended nursing school at the University of Oklahoma. After six years of Trauma ICU experience, I attended Texas Women’s University where I earned my Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. I then completed my Family Nurse Practitioner in 2016 from South University.
When I’m not working, I’m spending time with my husband and our two kids. I love to travel, read, and spend time with my family.
Casey brings a background of trauma and critical care combined with a focus on women’s health to our practice.