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Jessica Abina Shepherd, MD

Gynecology, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Accepts New Patients
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About
Dr. Shepherd is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and provides comprehensive and compassionate medical care. Dr. Shepherd offers a full range of gynecological care to women of all ages and is additionally trained in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. She has interests in complex laparoscopic and hysteroscopic gynecologic surgeries, laparoscopic myomectomies, endometriosis management, vaginal rejuvenation, abnormal uterine bleeding, menopausal disorders and chronic pelvic pain. Dr. Shepherd received her medical degree from Ross University in Roseauf, Dominica, before completing an internship and residency at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. She also completed a fellowship in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and her BA at the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY. Dr. Shepherd is married and has two children. She enjoys working out and yoga, as well as providing media correspondence nationally, speaking at conferences, traveling, listening to music and sampling different cuisines. Dr. Shepherd is currently welcoming new patients and accepts most insurance plans.

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation - Dallas
  • Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital - Dallas
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access HMO
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Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - US Access
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Cigna - Great West Open Access PPO-Open Access
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Cigna - Great West POS
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Cigna - Great West PPO
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - PPO
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First Health - First Health PPO
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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans
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Imagine Health - EPN
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Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
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PHCS Network - Private Health Care System PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
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Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
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Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
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UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
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UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core EPO
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UnitedHealth - Core HMO
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UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
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UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
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UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call the physician's office or health plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. PPO Network Agreements include participating Employers and/or Administrator only. Not all members participating in contracted networks have in network access. Networks include Beech Street, HealthSmart, PHCS and Texas True Choice. In network participation is updated on a monthly basis by the network.
Background
Education
  • Medical School: Ross University School Of Medicine, Miramar, Fl (2005)
  • Education: Ross University School of Medicine (2005)
  • Internship: OB/GYN, Hahnemann University Hospital (2006)
  • Residency: OB/GYN, Hahnemann University Hospital (2009)
  • Fellowship: University of Louisville (2011)
Certifications
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology - American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare.As part of that vision, Baylor Scott &White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit.To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies(collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education.To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities.The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements.Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of May 11, 2020, Jessica Abina Shepherd, MD disclosed the following outside relationships with Industry:

VendorDescription
AbbVie, Inc.Speaking

Speaking: Service as a paid speaker/lecturer to present to an audience at speaking, training or education engagements on a particular medical product, treatment or disease state

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Sep 11, 2020
Dr. Shepherd was extremely sweet and attentive to my needs.
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Sep 8, 2020
Dr. Shepard is the reason I come to this practice. She is amazing and I am 100% confident in her care. Truly, the best doctor I have ever had.
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Sep 4, 2020
very welcoming
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Aug 28, 2020
Dr. Shepherd was very helpful and the nurses/receptionist were always nice.
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Aug 27, 2020
Very professional, Bedside manner excellent, knowledgeable of professional. Provided excellent car.
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Aug 23, 2020
pleasant, efficient
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Aug 19, 2020
she is cordial knowledgeable and professional. she addresses my concerns and is responsive to my questions. she listens to my ideas and offers suggestions for alternative care options when needed. I appreciate her candor and understanding of my health issues.
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Aug 18, 2020
Dr. Shepherd has an amazing bedside manner. she is very easy to talk and genuinely seems concerned with all my medical issues.
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Aug 10, 2020
Always very friendly and takes time to answer all of my questions. Addresses all concerns
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Jul 22, 2020
did not explain how my problem came about just wanted me to do more tests wanted me to see another dr i did feel that she could help me
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Jul 21, 2020
I am so appreciative of the time and attention Dr Sheppard has shown me. She truly cares and I am so thankful to be her patient
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Jul 20, 2020
Dr Shepherd was excellent
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Jul 19, 2020
Dr. Shepherd was amazing and very thorough with explaining information. I will definitely recommend her to so many others. she took the time to answer all of my questions and concerns and seems to really care about your health and well-being. I have finally found my long term OB/GYN.
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Jul 16, 2020
Dr.Jessica Albina was very informative about my diagnosis. She answered all my questions without giving me a lot of medical terminology.
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Jul 7, 2020
You're doing God's work. Keep going. Thank you.
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Jul 1, 2020
The office and provider work very well together. I was well treated and felt comfortable
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Jul 1, 2020
it was very good
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Jun 30, 2020
Dr. Shepherd was great! Took her time with me to get what I needed done completed that day.
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Jun 30, 2020
Dr. Shepherd is amazing! She provides wonderful care and explains everything well. She's also extremely empathetic, takes the time to listen, and provides clear options. I appreciated the proper social distancing protocols taken within the office overall. All of the workers wore masks, were very kind, and made me feel extremely comfortable. This was my first visit to a medical facility since Covid-19 started and I felt safe and cared for the entire time. Thanks!
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Jun 24, 2020
She was excellent... personable and I look forward to becoming a continued patient
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Jun 17, 2020
I love Dr. Sheperd. She has been thorough in her examinations and desire to understand the root of any issues I may have. The nursing staff is also very receptive and kind
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Jun 17, 2020
wonderful new visit experience
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Jun 14, 2020
This provided was not attentive in listening to my concerns. There was a preconceived idea of what my concern was, and no matter what I said the problem was shifted to a non-issue. I had a problem with a staff member being disrespectful and unprofessional; but the provided continued to insist in a condescending tone that the problem was "higher than normal" anxiety.
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Jun 10, 2020
very pleased. Dr. Shepherd was very professional and asked me relevant questions to my health care needs.
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Jun 8, 2020
Dr. Shepherd was a breath of fresh air compared to my previous obgyn. She took the time to understand my concerns and educate me about her concerns. She spoke to me like a person instead of a patient and I really appreciated that, by her doing that it made me feel more open to sharing my thoughts and concerns with her. Unlike most doctors, Dr. Shepherd did not run a ton of preliminary (and costly might I add) tests without advising me of a proper care plan. I loved my visit and I am looking forward to visiting again.
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