Welcome to Advanced Women’s Healthcare in Dallas, Texas
We appreciate you as a patient and are dedicated to providing you compassionate and quality healthcare here in Dallas, TX. Specializing in Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN), our physicians Dr. Amy Sigman, Dr. Amie Napier, Dr. Michelle Heintges, and Dr. Heidi Harms are here to serve you.
Dr. Amy Sigman
O Canada – that’s where Dr. Amy Sigman’s story begins. She was born in Montreal and lived there until she was nine years old when her family immigrated to Dallas. And while she cherishes her Canadian roots, she proudly considers Dallas her home and became an American citizen in 2003. At family gatherings, the rivalry between her U.S. family and extended Canadian family remains a good-natured debate even years later.
Dr. Amie Napier
Dr. Amie Napier wasn’t born in Texas but got here as soon as she could. She was born into a military family who lived in Ogden, UT and shortly after her birth, they moved to Dallas. And there began her path as a life-long resident of the DFW area. Her interest in medicine began when she worked as a veterinary assistant in high school. What she learned and experienced in that job led to her ambition of becoming a doctor.
Dr. Michelle Heintges
Dr. Michelle Heintges is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She grew up in Hartshorne, Oklahoma and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. Her father’s long illness led her to medicine, and she subsequently moved to Dallas and graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Following medical school graduation, Dr. Heintges entered her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the prestigious Parkland Hospital, where she served as one of the Chief Residents in her final year. She has been in private practice at Medical City Dallas since 2003. Dr. Heintges’ has a special interest in pelvic floor reconstruction, menopause and adolescent medicine.
Dr. Heidi Harms
Dr. Heidi Harms was inspired by her grandfather to study medicine, who was a physician that she thought the world of and aspired to be like. Having grown up in Great Falls, Montana, Dr. Harms came south to Texas to study at Baylor University in Waco where she worked in molecular biology and cancer research for several years prior to moving on to attend the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Upon completion of her coursework, she returned to Texas for her residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital where she served as a chief resident in her final year.
Recent Blog Posts
When most women think of an “OBGYN,” they tend to associate that acronym with “the doctor they see for their annual mammogram/pap smear” and/or their “baby doctor.” But what a lot of women don’t realize is that the physicians at Advanced Women’s Healthcare offer so much more than what those initial thoughts suggest. Advanced Women’s Healthcare offers treatment options and solutions for a variety of feminine healthcare needs. They have experience with high risk pregnancies related to advanced maternal age, women carrying multiple babies simultaneously, and previously existing medical conditions. Advanced Women’s Healthcare also offers the option to view your sonogram in 4-D, and even get a discount off the service by sharing your experience via a public review website! For those women struggling with fertility, Advanced Women’s Healthcare offers a customized treatment plan to determine what conditions may be preventing you and your partner from achieving a healthy pregnancy. Dr. Michelle Heintges, of Advanced Women’s Healthcare, will help you monitor your ovulation using a tracking calendar and discuss how your current medication usage may also be affecting your chance of conception. She will help you analyze what conditions could be affecting your hormone levels or if there are any […]
Every year, it is becoming more important to make your well woman exam a priority. A lot of women may see this appointment as just a routine visit to get your annual refill on your contraceptive pills, but the truth is that this annual exam is a fundamental part of your health care and should be treated as a valuable component towards your overall health. A well woman exam is dedicated time with your Ob/Gyn or Nurse Practitioner to focus on keeping you well – screenings, prevention, and education. If you feel like you have an issue or problem, you can certainly discuss it at your well woman exam. But, we strongly encourage you to schedule an appointment just for that when it arises. Don’t wait for your well-woman. Then, your provider can focus exclusively on the issue or problem and give it as much time as needed. Most offices hold a certain number of “sick” visits for existing patients. So, you can typically get an appointment quickly to address your concern. Well woman exams normally have a much longer wait time to get an appointment. The purpose of your well woman visit is to allow your physician to discuss […]
When you reach the time in your life when you are ready to start a family, it is important to make smart and informed decisions prior to getting pregnant so can you have a healthy pregnancy going forward. The US Department of Health and Human Services (Office of Women’s Health) recommends the following five tips to improve your preconception health: Take Folic Acid daily to lower risk of birth defects – talk to your doctor to determine the proper dosage for you personally. Do not smoke or drink alcohol. Make sure any current medical conditions, like asthma or diabetes, are under control and managed properly prior to getting pregnant. Ensure your vaccines are up to date and discuss the use of any over the counter medications you are taking with your doctor to determine if they are healthy for your baby. Avoid toxic substances and strong chemicals that could harm your unborn baby. By taking care of your body at least three months before conception, you will improve your chances of having a healthy baby, as well as expanding on your own health as a future mother. Having Pap tests, screenings, and annual well-woman exams performed are also important to […]
Dr. Sigman has made these last 7 months joyful and exciting and every time I leave her office, I feel like I have come away with more knowledge about myself and my baby! —Brenda
Dr. Heingtes is fabulous!! She was recommended to me by my sister and I absolutely love her!! She answers all questions and makes you feel completely comfortable! —Kelly
Dr. Napier is very friendly, and super easy to talk to. As long as I still have questions to ask, she will stay in the room to answer them. I find her to be a calming presence, which is very helpful to a first time Mom. —Barbara
Dr. Harms is a great doctor. This is our first child and she has made the experience very painless. We were referred by a friend that had used her and had great things to say. We will refer her to all our friends. —Sarah
I love seeing Dr. Heintges and I love her energy! I have been her patient for years and I trust her opinions and honesty. I am very happy that she is my doctor and I know that my baby and I are well taken care of! —Ikumi