Our Practice History
Wilkerson OB-GYN has an established reputation for providing exceptional care to women of the Raleigh area from adolescence through the reproductive and menopausal years. Our practice was established in 1940 by the great Dr. Annie Wilkerson. As the first female obstetrician/gynecologist in Raleigh, she quickly earned the respect and admiration of her patients and the community. Chances are that you know someone who was delivered by Dr. Annie or her brother Louis over the course of their long and productive careers.
A Partnership Approach to Healthcare
Dr. Annie's commitment to women's health continues today. Our exceptional physicians and staff are able to offer you a unique blend of experience, the latest medical technology, and old-fashioned personal attention - all in a welcoming, comfortable and respectful atmosphere.
You will find that we are dedicated to providing you with the best in comprehensive and individualized health care. We approach each patient interaction as a partnership, taking the time to get to know you and to listen to your concerns. We value the relationships that we build with our patients and the trust that they put in our practice.
We invite you to make an appointment with one of our doctors and find out what makes Wilkerson Obstetrics and Gynecology so special.
Advanced Care Team
Here at Wilkerson OBGYN we have both a Health Coach for Breastfeeding and Lactation advice and Case Managers to help with referral and coordination of patient care.
Wilkerson OB-GYN is associated with the Women's Health Alliance, P.A. Our physicians admit to Rex Hospital and deliver at the Rex Family Birth Center.
Wilkerson Obstetrics and Gynecology has the following news and announcements to share.
Wilkerson OB-GYN is now offering MonaLisa Touch
March 2016 - Wilkerson OB-GYN has added a leading edge treatment to resolve gynecologic health issues often caused by menopause. MonaLisa Touch laser therapy is a simple in-office procedure that takes less than 5 minutes. Virtually painless and requiring no anesthesia, the procedure restores gynecologic health by generating new collagen, elastin and vascularization in the vaginal tissue.
Dr. Carter Retires
June 2015 - After nearly 30 years with Wilkerson Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jean W. Carter, MD, FACOG retired on June 26, 2015. Dr. Carter joined the practice in 1986, working side-by-side with founder Dr. Annie Louise Wilkerson. Dr. Carter always took pride that our practice maintained not only the name of her admired role model, but also Dr. Wilkerson's standards for compassionate care. Please join us in thanking Dr. Carter for her dedication to women's health and wishing her much joy and happiness in retirement.
GREAT NEWS on Mammography
May 2013 - In our efforts to give you the highest quality care, we have partnered with Onsite Mammography to open a convenient new office for your screening mammogram. Your screening mammogram can now be done on the same day as your annual exam and will still be read by the radiologists of Raleigh Radiology. We are very pleased to be able to offer you this comfortable, convenient one-stop shopping! Our new Mammography Suite is located in Suite 309 at 4414 Lake Boone Trail which is on the 3rd floor of the same building as our office. Please visit our new mammography page for additional information on this wonderful new service we are offering to you.
Wilkerson OB-GYN is Recognized Practice
May 2013 - We are pleased to announce that Women's Health Alliance PA pka Wilkerson OB-GYN has achieved National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recognition for Physician Practice Connections. The NCQA seal is a widely recognized symbol of quality. As a private, non-profit organization, NCQA's primary mission is to improve health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations while recognizing clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. For consumers and employers, the seal is a reliable indicator that an organization is well-managed and delivers high quality care and service. Please refer to NCQA.org if you should want to see any additional information regarding this organization.
Outpatient Procedures now Available in Office Surgical Suite
May 2013 - We are pleased to announce that Wilkerson OB-GYN is now able to offer NovaSure Ablation, Hysteroscopy and the LEEP procedures in our Office Surgical Suite. Previously, these procedures were only performed in an outpatient setting but can now be done here in the office for most patients. Benefits for the patient include being in a more familiar setting for the procedure as well as it being less expensive (for most patients depending on their insurance plan).
NovaSure Ablation - an outpatient surgical procedure used to treat heavy or prolonged menstrual periods by destroying the superficial tissue layer of the uterine cavity. Often a hysteroscopy and D&C are performed along with this procedure. For more information, visit NovaSure.com.
Hysteroscopy - an office or outpatient surgery performed to assess the cavity of the uterus. A small camera is inserted through the dilated cervix to allow the interior of the uterus to be visualized. This procedure is often combined with a D&C. Polyps, fibroids, and other intrauterine masses may be evaluated and sometimes removed in this way.
LEEP (Loop Electrocautery Excision Procedure) - a surgical procedure used in certain situations to treat abnormal cells (dysplasia) of the cervix. An electric current is directed through a thin wire loop which is used to remove a portion of the cervix containing the area of abnormality.
Please feel free to contact our office for any questions or additional information regarding the above procedures.
Wilkerson OB-GYN is pleased to offer the da Vinci® Robotic Assisted Surgery
November 2010 - Dr. Michelle Homeister has been certified to perform the da Vinci Robotic Assisted Hysterectomy Surgery. This is an innovative surgery which is less invasive and offers numerous potential benefits over traditional open surgery. Additional information can be found at the da Vinci Hysterectomy website. Please contact our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Homeister to determine if this might be your best treatment option.