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Meet the Team


 

Physical Medicine

Dr. Asa Hadsell

Asa Hadsell holds multiple degrees from Parker University, including a Doctorate of Chiropractic, Bachelors of Anatomy, and Bachelors of Health and Wellness. He is able to offer innovative myofascial therapy for multiple muscle, tendon, strains, and sprain injuries, with guaranteed improvement in 3-5 treatments. Dr. Hadsell firmly believes that chiropractic care, eating well and exercising correctly are not only important for one’s physical health, but are imperative for one’s mental health as well.

 

Counseling Department

Dr. Hollie

Rachel Mills

 

Dr. Hollie

She has a PhD in Psychology and is a Certified Child Counselor. She has worked in her local school district for over 10 years. Her powerful combination of traditional psychology training and the spiritual knowledge gained from working for the Catholic Diocese of Dallas for over a decade, gives her a unique advantage of helping patients with depression and anxiety. We are pleased to have Dr. Hollie back on our team, after a few years, during which time she pursued her other passions with hands on Community Outreach Programs and Ministry work.

Dr. Hollie is a practicing psychotherapist who uses Cognitive Emotional Behavior Therapy as a foundation to helping people heal. She incorporates mindfulness, meditation, acceptance, and commitment therapy in her approach to helping patients. To accommodate those with busy schedules and hectic lives, she offers Video Visits to help meet her patient’s needs.

She is the author of Ask Dr. Hollie, and Therapy in a Flash. She also serves as a Senior Pastor at Lifeway Church and is President of Grace International Seminary. We hope you will take advantage of the opportunity to visit with her.

 

Rachel Mills

Are you struggling or feeling stuck? Life can be tough! Seeking help in difficult times can be the bravest and wisest investment you make. Rachel strives to form authentic and collaborative relationships with each of her clients to provide a safe place to share their stories and facilitate genuine and positive change.  Rachel's holistic perspective considers all aspects of a person: physical, mental, and emotional to bring overall health and wholeness.

Rachel earned her BA in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and her master’s degree in counseling psychology from Texas Woman’s University. She has experience working with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), domestic violence, sexual abuse, addiction, body-image issues, anger management, grief, and interpersonal issues. Rachel utilizes a variety of therapeutic techniques from different therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy, based on the unique needs of each of her clients.

In addition to talk therapy, Rachel offers biofeedback therapy to create greater body awareness and to use the power of the mind to gain more control over physical health. Finger sensors are used to monitor stress responses while practicing different relaxation exercises including deep breathing, muscle relaxation, guided imagery, and mindfulness meditation.

Rachel also provides neurocognitive testing in order to assess cognitive functioning, especially in the context of AD/HD, memory and healthy aging, brain injury, chronic pain, sleep issues, and substance abuse.

 

 

Nutrition

Cherie Head

Cherie’s passion and mission is to help people take control of their health by helping them to understand the connection between their health and the foods they eat. Cherie specializes in food-chemical hypersensitivity testing known as Mediator Release Testing (MRT). Food hypersensitivity can be important for symptom provoking components in IBS, migraines, fibromyalgia and other food sensitivity related disorders (including gluten/wheat issues, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, attention deficit disorder (ADD), chronic diarrhea, heartburn/GERD, joint pain, weight imbalances, insomnia, and arthritis). She works with patients to help them lose weight, with customized programs to meet their individual needs.

Cherie has traveled extensively, both nationally and abroad, to further her studies of the medicinal effects of food on the body. In 2004, Cherie completed her educational curriculum from Texas Women’s University at Denton, Texas and earned her R.D., L.D. accreditation and licensure. She has worked on furthering her knowledge by working on her Masters in Nutrition degree at Texas Women’s University.

 

 

Research Department

Safia Shaikh

Dr. Safia Shaikh is a foreign Medical graduate from Pakistan. She completed her residency in Pulmonology in Pakistan where she was a Chief Resident from July 2012 to Jan 2014.  She has done Clinical Research and presented her findings at National and International platforms. She has also had the privilege to publish her work in International journals. She has always been passionate about Medicine. She has served at multiple free clinics, reached out to rural areas to spread healthcare awareness in her country and in the USA. She was at the epicenter where the Ebola patient was discovered and worked along with CDC educating the refugee community, from different cultural backgrounds and overcoming language barriers, to educate the community about the hazards of Ebola virus and precautions against it.  She has always been passionate about helping patients to achieve their healthcare goals, working with them to overcome their barriers and to evaluate cost effective options for long term health maintenance. When she had to come to the USA and couldn't practice as a Physician it didn't discourage her. She started working in Clinical trials at our clinic since Jan 24, 2014. Working in Clinical trials not only provide her the opportunity to fulfill her passion but also help advance the science and provide better medical opportunities for the benefit of our Patients health. Dr. Safia believes that it's not always the patient compliance that affects their health but also the options they are given, with better options great outcomes can be achieved.

 

MedSpa Department

Exercise and Weight Loss

Lizzy Long

Elizbeth "Lizzy" Long is Southwest Family Medicine Associate's Wellness Coordinator, and she specializes in weight training, cardiovascular exercising, and health coaching. Her fitness approach to weight loss allows her to work with each patient's strengths to help them overcome barriers to their weight loss. Lizzy has experience working with physical disabilities, eating disorders, and mental barriers.

Lizzy is currently majoring in Exercise Science at Dallas Baptist University and has already had training and an understanding on physiology and how muscles work in a diseased state. She can implement and help with weight loss in patients who have medical issues. We believe exercise and weight management is the foundation to overall health and wellness. 

Lizzy can take patients through various exercises and aid in nutritional guidance to help them overcome their weight loss barriers. Lizzy also helps patient's who need extra guidance by showing and explaining our weight loss injections, supplements, and medications as well. Unbelievably, the exercise program is FULLY covered by MOST insurances! 

 

Laser

Cheryl McLeod

Cheryl McLeod is a licensed laser technician with over 25 years of experience in the medical field and laser industry. She received her education as a laser technician from National Laser Institute, a renowned aesthetic school and training center. Additionally, she has received extensive training with Fotona laser devices.

She is well trained in a wide variety of laser services, including aesthetic treatments, skin rejuvenation, pre- and post-treatment laser procedures and consultations for skincare.

Cheryl uses cutting-edge laser technology including Fotona Tight Sculpting and 4D Facelift to transform skin and self-image. She is also experienced in Night Lase, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Scar Revision, Acne Scarring Revision, Vein Reduction, Skin Resurfacing, Chemical and Laser Peels and more.

With a passion for making a difference in people’s lives; when clients meet Cheryl, two things are immediately clear:

Her smile is contagious and she is committed in providing optimal care. Her goal is to listen to client’s needs and provide a well-tailored treatment and have them feeling and looking their best when they leave.

Cheryl enjoys cooking, baking, and spending time with her family especially her new grandson.

 

 

Botox and Dermal Fillers

Shelby Garcia

Registered Nurse Injector, Shelby Garcia BSN, RN was born and raised in Dallas, TX. She received her first Bachelors of Science degree from UT Austin. After graduating and building her foundation in the love of science; she returned to school to receive her Bachelors of Nursing at Texas Tech.

Shelby has practiced at many hospitals across Texas with extensive training to become the best nurse possible in many fields. The Trauma Surgical IMU at Ben Taub Hospital, was where Shelby started her nursing career. While trauma is fun, her passion for health, beauty and fitness led Shelby to compete in pageants. That was the moment her love for aesthetics began; being able to combine and manipulate beauty with science is heaven on earth for this nurse.

As an aesthetic nurse, Shelby believes that her patients should be satisfied from the moment they walk into the building to the time they leave. She loves the one on one interaction with her clients which helps in understanding their wants and needs. From aesthetic consultations to pre and post op care; Shelby is certified to inject neurotoxins such as Botox and Dysport as well as the many brands of dermal fillers.

Location
Southwest Family Medicine Associates
8877 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75235
Phone: 469-270-1690
Fax: 214-393-2945
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