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Dr. David Morehead

Personal Statement

“I believe in providing attentive, compassionate medical care, individualized to your needs. My philosophy is that health care is a partnership between patient and doctor, and should be based on good medical evidence whenever possible. Educating you on your options of care is a key part of my job as your doctor.” – Dr. David Morehead

Biography

Dr. Morehead has been working as an Obstetrician/Gynecologist for the last 18 years. The last 12 years he has been working in Waxahachie, Texas, and in the summer of 2010 also in Mansfield. He grew up in Temple, Texas, where he graduated from Temple High School in 1981. He graduated from Abilene Christian University in 1986, did graduate work at Texas A&M University, then attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center in at Fort Worth, graduating in 1992. He received his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at Odessa, graduating in 1996. After 18 months in private practice in Odessa, Texas, Dr. Morehead moved to North Texas and opened his office in Waxahachie in 1998. His group’s Mansfield office opened the summer of 2010.

He has been very active in Medical Staff Leadership, serving as Chief of his Obstetrics Department for a total of 10 years, Safety Physician Champion for several years, Chief of Staff at Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie in 2005, and for the entire Baylor Health Care System in the areas of OB/GYN Quality Improvement, Pain Management, and Director of Physician Education in Clinical Informatics. He is married and has four sons, and enjoys watching sports, playing golf, and music.

Services Offered

Low-Risk and High-Risk Obstetrics and Gynecologic Care for women of all ages, including Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Birth Control, and Menopause Management. Gynecologic problems managed include: Abnormal Uterine Bleeding, Pelvic Pain, Infertility, Painful Periods, Pelvic Prolapse, Urinary Incontinence, and Vaginal Infections. Dr. Morehead currently has privileges at Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie, Surgery Center of Waxahachie, and USMD Hospital at Arlington.

Dr. Morehead is pleased to offer robotic gynecologic surgery using the da Vinci surgical system. This technology provides better visualization, more precision, improved safety, and allows the performance of more complex surgeries using a minimally-invasive approach. It also has the advantage of patients usually experiencing less pain, less blood loss, lower infection risk, a shorter hospital stay, with a faster return to normal activities as compared to traditional surgical approaches. Hysterectomy, ovarian surgery, endometriosis surgery, and pelvic prolapse surgery are examples gynecologic procedures which may be better approached using the state of the art da Vinci system.