Board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Wikoff received her medical degree from Texas A & M University in 1988. She completed residencies in obstetrics and gynecology at Scott & White Memorial Hospital and Texas Tech University Health Science Center. Dr. Wikoff practiced in Blacksburg, Virginia before joining AMS.
Gynecology refers to a womans general health care, and obstetrics is care for pregnancy. As an obstetrician/gynecologist with AMS, Dr. Wikoff helps her patients choose the healthcare and family-planning options that make sense for them on an individual basis.
An important part of healthcare is preventive medicine. This means regular checkupsan annual pelvic exam, Pap smear, breast exam and mammogram when appropriate to aid in early detection of potential problems.
Dr. Wikoff is also dedicated to diagnosing and treating certain illnesses, such as amenorrhea (the absence of menstrual periods); menopausal difficulties; cancer of the uterus and ovaries; and fertility problems. She also treats ectopic pregnancies, ovarian cysts and performs gynecological and laparoscopic surgery when appropriate.
Dr. Wikoff provides care for all aspects of pregnancy, from pre-pregnancy counseling to post-partum care. She will advise on prenatal nutrition and exercise and will help patients choose the delivery options that best suit their needs.
An informed patient is a more satisfied patient.
Educating patients is an important part of the AMS philosophy. This means explaining your treatment in detail, providing you with literature on your illness or treatment, and generally making certain that you understand the care that is prescribed for you.
We’re here when you need us.
We try to schedule appointments that are convenient for you. Our office is open from 8:30am 4:30pm Monday through Friday. To make an appointment, call and tell the receptionist or nurse exactly why you wish to see the doctor. It will help us schedule the right amount of time. If you are late for your appointment, we will try to accommodate you, but it may be necessary to reschedule. If you have an urgent problem during office hours, call us and we will normally be able to work you in. For urgent problems during evenings, weekends, or holidays, phone the office at (618) 463-1181 or the Medical Exchange at (800) 398-8820. Your message will be relayed to us quickly.
We make every effort to be on time for your appointment. A hospital emergency or delivery will be the most common reason for our being late, or for cancellation of your appointment. Please keep us up-to-date with your phone numbers. Reshuffling the days schedule happens often in an obstetrics practice (babies dont understand that the doctor is supposed to be in the office during office hours).