Kathryn J. Wood, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Board Certified OB/GYN, Medical Director
Dr. Wood is a Pro-Life Gynecologist who believes in the sanctity of life from conception to natural death. She loves to empower women of all ages to know and understand their bodies based on natural hormone changes. Through modern methods of fertility awareness, a woman will come to understand her own health by watching for changes and patterns in her body. In the words of Dr. Pilar Vigil, a founder of the Reproductive Health Institute who is actively involved in research, direct patient care, and the teaching of other healthcare professionals, "Ovulation is a sign of health." A woman's body is very complex, yet we have been given a great gift in the achievement of scientific studies to understand how many glandular organs work in harmony to achieve ovulation and health. Thyroid disorders, adrenal disorders, insulin resistance and diabetes, prolactin and pituitary abnormalities, as well as Vitamin D levels all play a critical role in this process. When cyclic patterns are off, then it is likely that the problem lies with one of the above endocrine glands. Some of these abnormalities may be improved with diet and exercise, and with the addition of healthy supplements. Others need medical correction to aid the body in healing and achieving good hormonal balance. Whether a woman seeks pregnancy or seeks to avoid or delay pregnancy, or whether a woman simply wants a completely natural way to know if her body is working properly, then fertility awareness training is the answer. Because of Dr. Wood's philosophy to correct menstrual disorders naturally, and believing that ovulation is a sign of health, she seeks to determine the root cause of the problem, rather than to just treat the symptoms.

Dr. Wood considers herself a native of Texas, having grown up in Richardson, attended Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Biochemistry, followed by medical school at UT Health Science Center in San Antonio and Internship and Residency in OB/GYN at UTMB in Galveston. She practiced Obstetrics for 9 years at which time she felt called to spend more time with her family, and focused her interest in Gynecology and Medical Aesthetics.

While caring for your physical health is paramount, we also understand how you feel can be tied to how you look. Kathryn J. Wood, M.D. opened Dermalase in 2000, and became Frisco's first medical aesthetic practice in 2002. We offer a full suite of aesthetic procedures including collagen, Botox, laser hair removal, spider and varicose vein therapy, tattoo removal, skin pen with and without PRP (platelet rich plasma), peels, facial rejuvenation, a variety of facials, and physician prescribed skin care products. Just click on the link to Dr. Wood's Dermalase website for more information about your skin care needs. www.dermalase.net

Dermalase' Medical Director, Kathryn J. Wood, M.D. has been certified as a laser safety officer. Our staff receives ongoing advanced training and is always here for you to address questions or concerns about your treatments. We are active in the community and have been voted the #1 Aesthetics Center in Frisco by the Readers of the Frisco Enterprise.

Dr. Wood is also passionate about women's cardiovascular health. Women especially are still being overlooked in this area, and many fail to recognize that the number one killer of women is cardiovascular disease. She has studied the Bale Doneen Method which focuses on Prevention and which recognizes that inflammation in the body is the driving force behind cardiovascular disease development and serious events such as heart attacks and strokes.

Dr. Wood states that her career in Gynecology has enabled her to work with some amazing women who want to be empowered with the knowledge to heal and prevent disease. She loves the flexibility of integrating many aspects of a woman's health into her approach. She views the patient as a person in need of balance, knowing that hormones, inflammation, and stress levels all play a role in optimal health as does lifestyle including diet, exercise, nutrition, and spirituality. She loves learning new ways to achieve optimal health, and appreciates the complexity of our bodies.

In her free time, she is actively involved in her church, loves music, and loves to get to Colorado for In her free time, she is actively involved in her church, loves music, and loves to get to Colorado for hiking, skiing, and relaxation. She loves spending time with her family and close friends.

Beverly Johnson, MMS, PA-C

Please join us in welcoming our new physician assistant, Beverly B. Johnson, MMS, PA-C!

Dallas OB/GYN physician assistant, Beverly B. Johnson, MMS, PA-C was born and raised in Chicago. She moved from Chicago recently where she practiced in the field of obstetrics and gynecology for 13 years out of Northwestern Memorial / Prentice Women's Hospital in Chicago. She graduated from Grand Valley State University in Michigan, with a degree in Biological Health Sciences, completed her physician assistant training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County while earning her Master's Degree in Medical Science in 2005.

She loves the family-friendly environment of Texas as she lives in McKinney with her husband, 2 daughters and a son. Beverly has been practicing a full range of obstetrical and gynecological care. She can see patients from adolescence to the mature women, which include: well women exams, Pap smear, HPV screen, colposcopies, treating vaginal and urinary tract infections, STI counseling/treatment, and active management of abnormal uterine bleeding. She also provides natural and prescription options for acne, painful or heavy periods, PMS and perimenopausal symptoms from hot flashes to mood swings.

Her special interests of practice include the screening, evaluation and testing of hereditary cancers including breast, ovarian and colon cancer including BRCA 1, 2 and Lynch syndrome testing. For patients who have a strong personal or family history of these cancers, she is able to evaluate their risk and provide increase surveillance of these cancers based on National Comprehensive Cancer Network and most insurance company's guidelines so patients feel proactive in preventing cancers that have affected themselves or their loved ones.

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972-769-WOOD (9663)

3550 Parkwood Boulevard
Suite 205
Frisco, TX 75034