Carol Wheeler, MD
Dr. Wheeler specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and is the Medical Director of the Women and Infants IVF Program. She is the director of pediatric and adolescent gynecology, which assists girls and adolescents with gynecologic-related issues. Dr. Wheeler works to improve the quality of life for women with reproductive health issues from adolescence to menopause and serves on the Bioethics Committee at Women & Infants Hospital. She focuses on listening to her patients’ needs with sensitivity and empathy.
Meet Dr. Wheeler
Dr. Wheeler earned her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. Following this, she completed her residency training in obstetrics at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, OH, and her fellowship training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Prior to joining the team at Women & Infants Fertility Center in 1990, Dr. Wheeler practiced in New Orleans. Dr. Wheeler is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology as well as reproductive endocrinology and infertility with a focused practice designation in pediatric and adolescent gynecology. She is the medical director of the center’s In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Program and of the Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Clinic.
Approach to treatment
Dr. Wheeler chose reproductive endocrinology and infertility as her specialty because it gives her the opportunity to improve the quality of life for women from adolescence to menopause with reproductive health issues. Dr. Wheeler believes that she makes a difference for women, whether it be dealing with menstrual-related issues or helping them build families.
Dr. Wheeler aims to do everything possible to make sure that her patients receive the very best care in an uncompromising manner. Her patients come first in everything she does. Dr. Wheeler enjoys training the next generation of physicians, so they can continue the work she is currently doing. Active in teaching trainees at all levels with research interests in education, Dr. Wheeler acts as a mentor for many future obstetrician/gynecologists and is happy to share her knowledge and experience.
Dr. Wheeler provides individualized care and embarks on a joint decision-making process with her patients. She takes care to give her patients information and data so they can understand the thought processes and options, and ultimately decide what’s best. Dr. Wheeler focuses on listening to her patients’ needs with sensitivity and empathy. She aims to be open and honest with every patient, acknowledging that each patient has her or his own sets of values that should guide decisions about care.
In her spare time Dr. Wheeler is involved in numerous church activities. She sings in her church choir, rings in the hand bell choir and serves on the board of trustees. Dr. Wheeler also works with children in the church as an acolyte leader and bible school teacher. Outside of church she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and two adult children.
In vitro fertilization outcomes.
Resident education in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, as well as pediatric and adolescent gynecology.