Heather Bartos, M.D.
Mindset Health Expert, Wellness Speaker, Author
Heather Bartos, M.D. is a leading voice in the field of women’s health and wellness, combining care for the mind, body, emotions, and spirit to help women live healthier, more fulfilling lives. Fascinated by how what we think about affects how we feel, Dr. Bartos teaches women—and women’s families—how to thrive, no matter what stage of life they’re in.
A board-certified OB/GYN, Dr. Bartos graduated from the University of Texas at Houston Medical School and completed her residency at Baylor College of Medicine, also in Houston. She served as an assistant clinical professor of OB/GYN at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS) for several years and was a physician in the US Navy for eight years. She is currently chief of obstetrics & gynecology at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Denton, Texas.
Inspired by the breadth of care that women need throughout life—from birth, through adolescence, into adulthood, then as grandmothers and great-grandmothers—Dr. Bartos’ career in OB/GYN expanded to include an IBCLC certification as a lactation consultant and certification in classical Pilates. Now after 10 years of practice, she has become a well-respected author and speaker.
Dr. Bartos firmly believes that when women find the connection between their thoughts, beliefs, physical health, and life circumstances, they find that they can be in the driver’s seat of their lives, and they can make profound changes. She believes that nothing is more exhilarating or empowering than taking ownership of your health.
Her first book, Mindset Medicine, is a groundbreaking look at how our thoughts and mindset can influence our health. With straightforward talk and intimate patient stories throughout, Mindset Medicine is a manual for taking the next step on your wellness journey, whether that’s opening a dialogue with your healthcare provider or building your dreams for weight loss, overcoming depression, or living a fuller life.
When Dr. Bartos is not traveling or teaching, she devotes herself to her village for women’s healthcare, be. Women’s Health & Wellness, where patients and clients receive traditional medical care, participate in yoga classes and meditation workshops, or learn how to shift their mindset and take control of their lives.
Outside of her work, she can be found in a local Zumba class, doing Pilates on her reformer, reading the nearest inspiring book she can get her hands on and spending quality time with her family.
An OB-GYN’s Mindful Approach to Medicine
Our mindset is a key component to our overall health. With this belief in mind, Dr. Heather Bartos practices what she calls Mindset Medicine, the integration of one’s mental, physical, and emotional health to care for the whole person. It’s a practice that she uses to treat patients, but it’s also a practice she lives by.
Recently, Dr. Bartos was interviewed by Doximity who wanted to know all about Mindset Medicine and how it can revolutionize the healthcare industry.
In “An OB-GYN’s Mindful Approach to Medicine,” Dr. Bartos says:
“I try to put patients accountable for their health. You can direct your life through your thoughts and your mindset. And, after telling patients this, they start to do really well. It makes people feel powerful; it gives them a sense of control over their life.
“It’s also about being present with my patients as a healer and as a person. Certainly, I do normal things as a medical doctor — I check for high cholesterol, I do small procedures, I deliver babies. But, I think integrating more of the holistic mindset style is essential these days. I’m not saying it’s the cure to everything, but it certainly makes a difference.”
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