Steven R. Wheelwright, DO
“My goal as a physician is to create a strong physician-patient partnership to optimize your health and wellness. Whether we are creating your prenatal and birth experience or investigating and treating conditions such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, heavy periods, or incontinence, we will work as a team to reach the best possible outcome. I am deeply invested in all of my patients’ concerns and needs, and I strive to deliver compassionate, personalized care.
I have learned that one of the most important skills in medicine is listening. Often patients are scheduled for one thing, but as I take time to carefully listen, I find the true reason for their visit is something completely different.”
Dr. Steven Wheelwright is an OB/GYN at Tanner Clinic who enjoys the full range of women’s healthcare from the excitement and joy of prenatal care and deliveries to the intricacies of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. He has extensive training in complex, minimally invasive surgery and robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery. He also enjoys seeing a wide range of patients for issues such as general gynecology including infertility evaluation and treatment, treatment of uterine and bladder prolapse and incontinence. He is trained on the MonaLisa Touch laser procedure for vaginal rejuvenation to treat vaginal dryness, painful sex, and mild urinary incontinence. He is skilled in cosmetic gynecologic surgical procedures such as labiaplasty, hymenoplasty, and vaginal rejuvenation. He also manages and enjoys all range of low-risk and high-risk obstetrics.
A Utah native, Dr. Wheelwright was a Presidential Scholar at the University of Utah, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. He went on to earn his degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (equivalent to an M.D.) from Midwestern University.
He then completed his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. This is a nationally ranked (#13 in the nation for Gynecology) and highly respected training program where he trained with many nationally recognized faculty in the fields of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Pelvic Floor and Prolapse Surgery, and High-Risk Obstetrics.
Dr. Wheelwright is committed and trained to use minimally invasive treatments and techniques to help his patients experience less pain during recovery and quickly return to normal activities. He is committed to offering patients the most up-to-date, evidence-based options for their health.
He enjoys spending time with his wife, Brie, and their six young boys, including a set of identical twins. He is also an avid sports car enthusiast with dreams of rally racing one day. He is a movie buff and soccer fan, and enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, camping, and snowboarding.