Doctors

Welcome to our practice and thank you for visiting our website!

Our patients are truly important to us, and each of you is the reason we are in the practice of medicine. It is our sincere hope that this site will help to educate you about the people who are here to help you, about medical conditions and possibilities, and do so in ways that have only become possible with the advent of current digital technology.

Our physicians, nurses, nurse practitioner, front office and business staffs are all dedicated to addressing your total wellness needs. Our patient flow, office space, communications and response times are all designed to provide a supportive environment that we hope will meet your needs both physically and emotionally.

Our History & Experience

Our medical practice has cared for women in North Texas since 1970 and was founded by the now retired Chairman of Ob/Gyn at THR Presbyterian, Dr. David Bookout, and his longtime partner, the late Dr. B. Henry Estess. Doctors James Richards and John Bertrand joined the group in 1979 and Dr. Jeff Thurston soon after in 1986. Since then we have welcomed partners Dr. Jane Nokleberg, Dr. Julie Hagood, Dr. Hampton Richards, Dr. Lauren Murray and most recently Dr. Sooyeon Choi. Our Clinical Nurse Practitioner, Katie Neely, has expanded our clinical capacity on a daily basis and added a new dimension to our delivery of care.

Together these physicians represent over 150 years of clinical and teaching experience. Serving as clinical staff for UTSW for many years, all have helped to train the medical students and residents who will be the leaders in our field for years to come. Each physician at Walnut Hill specializes in services ranging from routine gynecologic care to diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to abnormal pap smears, osteoporosis, all manner of menstrual and ovulatory issues, pelvic pain, masses, ovarian cysts, tumors, endometriosis and every level of complexity related to obstetric care. All manner of women’s health issues may be addressed, including complete infertility services using a mind-body approach. Each of our physicians is trained in open major surgical techniques as well as minimally invasive and even robotic approaches, to all gynecologic problems.

Our Locations

We have two locations to serve you: 8305 Walnut Hill Lane, Suites 100 & 200, in the Woodhill Medical Park directly across from the main entrance to THR Presbyterian Dallas, (Drs. J. Richards, Bertrand, Thurston & Choi in 100 and Drs. Nokleberg & Hagood in 200) and 8160 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 212, (Drs. Murray, H. Richards & RNP Neely) in the Margot Perot Women’s and Children’s Center, across the street in the hospital itself.

Our staff will do everything possible to help you work with our practice to achieve the highest quality of health care for you and your family. If you have any questions or need help with any issue related to our website or practice, do not hesitate to contact our staff with your questions and concerns, and we will strive to give you immediate guidance.

We look forward to caring for you!

We really are in medicine because we love it, and we want you to become our patients and stay our patients because you love the care that you receive!! Please explore our Web site and share whatever interests you with friends and family members.