Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I schedule an appointment as a new patient?

From the website, click Request Appointment, select a time for your visit. We do our best to address your request within 12-24 hours. You may also call the office at 817-915-9803.

How do I make the most out of my visit?

  1. Arrive on time: We kindly request that you arrive on time for your appointment. This allows us to provide you with the best possible care without any unnecessary delays.
  2. Prepare a list of questions: Prior to your appointment, it can be helpful to write down any questions or concerns you may have for your physician. This ensures that you address all relevant topics during your visit and make the most out of your time together.
  3. Complete patient paperwork thoroughly: To streamline your check-in process, we recommend filling out all patient paperwork thoroughly before your arrival. This enables us to have a comprehensive understanding of your medical history and provide personalized care tailored to your needs.
  4. Provide a detailed medication list: It's essential to provide us with a detailed list of all medications you have used, along with a timeline of their usage. Yes, this includes supplements you are taking.
  5. Bring your previous medical records: recent labs, pap, mammogram, any pathology or other helpful information you feel would be helpful to providing comprehensive care.

What should I bring with me to my first appointment?

Our review of your past medical records and/or most recent tests (that relate to your symptoms) can be an essential component to your overall evaluation. These records can be faxed or mailed to the office. Alternatively, you may bring a copy for the physician to your initial appointment. Discuss any questions about which records, etc. when you call to schedule. Radiologic films such as sonograms, X-rays, CT scans, and MRI are not needed, but a copy of the report is useful in certain conditions.  Reports from surgeries, biopsies, blood tests, and cultures should be brought with you to your first appointment.

How much time should I allow for my first appointment?

For gynecolgy appointments - well woman exam, menopause, sexual health, pelvic pain, abnormal uterine bleeding, for example - expect to be with the doctor about 1 hour. Leave yourself one and a half hours to be in the office. 

For osteopathic appointments, allow 45 minutes to 1 hour with the doctor for your initial assessment, treatment and education. Leave yourself one hour and 15 minutes to be in the office.

What is your cancellation policy?

New patient appointments need to be rescheduled or cancelled three business days (72 hours) prior to the day of the appointment. You can do this online via your patient portal or by voicemail. If three business days' notice is not given or the patient does not arrive the day of their appointment, a $250 cancellation fee will be applied to the credit card given to us when scheduling the appointment. We will make every attempt to reach the patient. If we are unable to reach a new patient to confirm or we do not receive a call back, we cannot guarantee that the appointment will be held.

Return appointments must be cancelled at least one full business day (24 hours) prior to your appointments. If a 24 hour notice is not given or the patient does not arrive the day of their appointment, a $50 cancellation fee will be charged.

What if I haven't been to Sky Women's Health in 3 years or more?

If it's been a few years since you've been in, we may need to spend additional time in consultation with you. We will need to know if your symptoms are the same as they were during your original visit and if you've tried any new treatments since your last appointment. If you haven't been to Sky Women's Health in three years or more, you will be scheduled as a new patient. 

How is osteopathic manipulative treatment different than chiropractic treatment?

Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) and chiropractic care are both alternative approaches to healthcare that focus on the musculoskeletal system. However, they have some key differences. OMT is practiced by osteopathic physicians who undergo medical training and have a broader scope of practice. Osteopathic physicians consider the body as a whole and use hands-on techniques to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness or injury. OMT aims to restore proper function and balance to the body, utilizing techniques such as gentle pressure, stretching, and resistance. Chiropractic care, on the other hand, is primarily provided by chiropractors who focus on the spine and nervous system. Chiropractors often use spinal adjustments and manipulations to alleviate pain and improve spinal alignment. While both OMT and chiropractic care offer manual therapies, osteopathic physicians may also incorporate conventional medical treatments and have a comprehensive understanding of the body's interconnected systems.

What is the difference between a DO and a MD?

DOs and MDs are both physicians who can practice in any area of medicine. Both DOs and MDs can specialize in dermatology, cardiology, orthopedic surgery, emergency medicine, OBGYN or any other medical or surgical field. All doctors — MDs and DOs — can prescribe medication.

They have similar training: 4 years of medical school, 3-8 additional years of internship, residency, and, for some, fellowships in their chosen field.

DOs and MDs also have to pass exams to receive a license to practice medicine. Both can practice medicine in all 50 states.

Doctors of osteopathic medicine, or DOs, are trained to look beyond your symptoms to understand how lifestyle and environmental factors impact wellbeing.⠀Osteopathic doctors get extra training in the musculoskeletal system (muscles, bones, and joints). It is called osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT). They use their hands to help diagnose, treat, and prevent illness and injury. It’s a key part of their medical training. Not all DOs use OMT routinely but when they do, they apply techniques such as gentle pressure, stretching, and resistance to help restore range of motion and encourage good health.

The letters behind the name don’t define the quality of a physician. Find a DO or MD who listens to you, educates you and empowers you to be a part of the decision making for your healthcare.

What does it mean to be a Board Certified OBGYN?

  • Premedical: 4 years undergraduate degree and premedical classes
  • MCAT exam
  • Medical school: 4 years to obtain DO or MD degree
  • Step Exams 1, 2 & 3
  • Residency: 4 years of training
  • State licensing
  • Written Board Exam
  • Collect a case log with a sampling of your cases from your first 1-2 years of practice and sit for Oral Board Exams
  • Complete lifelong learning and Continuing Medical Education requirements annually
  • Board Certification demonstrates a commitment to staying up to date with the latest medical advances

Why is it significant that a Board Certified OBGYN is performing my osteopathic manipualtive treatment (OMT)?

Not only is Dr. Moyers a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, but she completed a fellowship in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine. Then she attended a M.D. residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She passed her oral board exams November of 2011 with the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG). Dr. Moyers has broad experience practicing as an OBGYN for the last decade.

What does that mean?

She has delivered babies vaginally and by cesarean, she’s treated abnormal uterine bleeding, endometriosis, ovarian torsion and ectopic pregnancy, performed hysterectomies and ablations and everything in between. She understands the anatomy and physiology of your body from hands-on experience. Also, she knows when your pain is more than musculoskeletal and needs further work up.

Need further workup? She can do that for you or communicate with your referring physician to seamlessly coordinate care.