Our Medical Team
Joseph F. McWherter, MD, FACOG, FACS
Joseph F. McWherter, MD, is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. McWherter received his undergraduate degrees in physics and mathematics in 1973 from the University of Texas at Austin. Upon attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas, he was awarded a medical degree in 1977 and completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1981. Dr. McWherter's professional memberships include being a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Member of the American Medical Association, a Member of the Tarrant County Medical Society, a Member of the Texas Medical Association, a Member of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, a Member of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, a Member of the North American Menopause Society, a Member of the Institute of Functional Medicine, a Member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (previously the American Fertility Society), a Member of the Endocrine Society, and a Member of the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine. Dr. McWherter was awarded the prestigious Alan P. Mintz, M.D. Award for Excellence in Age Management Medicine. He also has served as chairman of the peer-review planning committee and speaker for the Integrative Medicine for Anti-Aging Conference and Exposition.
Dr. McWherter is Medical Director of the FEM Centre and Energy Health Centre offices in Colleyville and Fort Worth, Texas. He has helped thousands of women find optimal health and wellness through hormonal balancing. As an innovator in the fields of women's health and anti-aging, Dr. McWherter believes that a thorough approach to health care includes preventative measures.
According to Dr. McWherter, "Traditional medicine views the body as a combination of individual components that function independently of one another. Instead of treating the gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, immune, neurological, and hormonal systems as separate entities. I view them as one unified family. Everything in your body is interrelated. If you look at each function as an isolated system, you end up treating only the symptoms of a disease, not the root problem."
Ellis Minton, MD
FEM Centre was delighted to welcome Ellis Minton, MD, to its medical staff in 2014. Dr. Minton has been in practice for over 40 years, and throughout his medical career has consistently received recognition for his excellence in patient care. His most recent achievements were Patient's Choice Awards given to him from 2008-2012.
Dr. Minton received his medical degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia Medical School, completed his residency at Methodist Hospital of Dallas, and has been in practice in Fort Worth for many years. Not long after retiring in 2012, Dr. Minton realized he missed practicing medicine and interacting with patients. He decided to join the FEM Centre staff because, as he states, "I wanted to be a part of a progressive medical team, and I found that at FEM Centre. I appreciate the outstanding patient support and innovative treatment options available here, and I am excited at the opportunity to use my experience to provide patients my highest level of care."
Dr. Minton is available for gynecological and wellness appointments in our Fort Worth office.
Alan Unell, MD, FACOG
Dr. Alan Unell is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Unell graduated from Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Lubbock, Texas. He has practiced medicine in Tarrant County for over twenty years -- most recently in North Richland Hills. Dr. Unell was honored as Physician of the Year in 1998 and received Fort Worth Magazine's Top Doc Award in 2001. He continues to be dedicated to helping women achieve optimum health.
Dr. Unell has interest in women's wellness and perimenopausal care, including bio-identical hormone therapy. He is married and resides in Arlington.
With a focus on longevity and wellness, FEM Centre staff utilizes the best of both traditional and complementary medicine, along with nutrition, to help patients reach their goals.
Dr. Unell is available to see patients exclusively in our Colleyville office.
Dan Petr, PhD, MPAS, PA-C
Dan Petr, PhD, MPAS, PA-C, holds a Doctorate in Biological Sciences from the University of North Texas and a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of North Texas Health Science Center. He has both Masters and Bachelors degrees in Biology from Andrews University in Michigan.
Dan taught Biology, Embryology and Microbiology for 23 years and was awarded the Zapara Excellence in Teaching Award before continuing his education to become a Physician's Assistant. He is experienced in bio-identical hormone therapy as well as Internal Medicine and Gynecology.
Dan has a special interest in his patients' wellness, including menopause, hormonal balancing, and treatment for thyroid disease. He is available for physicals and general health treatment.
Along with the other providers at FEM Centre, Dan is dedicated to helping his patients achieve optimum health. With a focus on longevity and wellness, the FEM Centre staff utilizes the best of both traditional and complementary techniques, along with nutrition, to help patients reach their goals.
Dan sees patients in both the Fort Worth and Colleyville offices.
Gayla Campbell, RNC, WHNP
Gayla is a board-certified Women's Health Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years of experience in nursing. She brings with her a broad knowledge base in women's healthcare and pediatrics. Before earning her Women's Health Nurse Practitioner degree, Gayla worked as a Labor & Delivery and Pediatric ICU nurse in hospitals in Texas, California and the United States Navy. Gayla earned her undergraduate degree from Excelsior College in Albany, New York and completed her nurse practitioner program through University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
Upon obtaining her degree, Gayla began practicing as a nurse practitioner at FEM Centre, specializing in gynecology, hormone management and breast health. She came to FEM Centre because of her enthusiasm for promoting health and wellness through integrative medicine for women from adolescence through menopause.
Gayla is certified in The Wiley Protocol method of hormonal balancing. Additionally, she is a certified in thermography of the breast as well as the interpretation of breast thermograms.
Gayla is married and lives in North Richland Hills with her husband, four daughters and her grandchildren. She and her family enjoy spending time with their golden retrievers at the dog park, riding horses, community events and cooking.
Kristen Sorensen, RN, WHCNP
Kristen Sorensen graduated from Ricks College in 1988 with an Associates Degree in Nursing. She then attended Brigham Young University and graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Nursing in 1989.
After working for a number of years as a Registered Nurse, primarily in the areas of Internal Medicine, Women's Health and Home Health Care for the elderly, she pursued a Masters and Post Masters Degree in Nursing through the University of Phoenix. She has been working as a Nurse Practitioner since 1997.
Kristen is from Utah. She is married with three children and enjoys being a mom and working in her yard.
Kristen sees patients in the Colleyville and Fort Worth FEM Centre offices.
Susan Ross, MS, RN, FNP-BC
Susan is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with over 15 years of nursing experience.
Before earning her degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Susan practiced as an RN in the US Air Force and civilian hospitals in the Labor and Delivery, Post Partum, Newborn Nursery, and Gynecological Surgery units. She received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX. She earned her BSN in 1995 and her MSN specializing in family practice in 2007. She also earned a BA in Biology in 1988 from Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island.
At FEM Centre, Susan specializes in women's wellness and hormone balancing, including pellet therapy.
Susan sees patients Mondays and Thursdays at our Fort Worth office, and Wednesdays at our Colleyville office.
Kathy Abrahamson, MS, RN, WHNP-BC
Kathy is a member of the North Texas Nurse Practitioners. She received her registered nurse license in 1996 and practiced as a nurse and educator in labor and delivery and women's and children's services for 13 years. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in 2006, graduating Summa Cum Laude, and completed a Master of Science degree at Texas Women's University in 2009, becoming a board certified Women's Health Nurse Practitioner. Kathy is a recipient of The Great 100 nursing award.
At FEM Centre, Kathy specializes in gynecology, including well woman appointments and problem management, women's wellness, contraceptives, and hormone management. She is also trained in colposcopies and urodynamics testing.
Kathy sees patients Monday - Thursday at our Fort Worth office.