Meet the Team


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.

 
 


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.

 


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.

 

 


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.

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