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About Dr. Wheeler:

Overview

Dr James M. Wheeler is a reproductive endocrinologist and gynecologist focusing on the clinical areas of infertility, menopause, polycystic ovaries, insulin resistance, contraception and well woman care.  Dr. Wheeler brings an unusual variety of education and experience in the care of his patients. He is also an epidemiologist and statistician, to better help patients analyze and understand clinical studies pertinent to their health, and an attorney, another method by which he learns of potential problems in healthcare today. 

Background

Dr. Wheeler is originally from upstate New York, but he moved to Texas as soon as he could.  He attended Harvard College on a full scholarship, and was that institution’s first graduate with the double major of Biology and Psychology/Social Relations, for which he was awarded magna cum laude.  He next went to Baylor College of Medicine in Houston on a full scholarship, and then four years of OB/GYN residency, completed in 1986.  From 1986 to 1988, Dr Wheeler moved to Yale University School of Medicine where he completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility and was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar.  Also during that time,, he earned his M.P.H. from the Yale University School of Public Health, awarded distinction in biostatistics. Dr. Wheeler practiced clinically as an instructional professor at Yale, then Baylor.  He practiced clinically in an academic setting at Yale then Baylor until 1994, after which he moved to private practice.  He graduated from the University of Houston Law Center, and passed the Texas Bar exam, in 2005.  In July 2006, Dr Wheeler was implanted with a device for a cardiac arrhythmia  that prevents him from performing surgery or delivering babies.  He therefore now concentrates on office practice, at the renovated historical site, Milam House.  Trusted colleagues are available for referral as surgery and needs demand. 

Dr Wheeler has over 200 publications beginning as a college undergraduate, and has given over 200 invited lectures. He is a former national chairman of the younger doctors of the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists . 

Family & Interests

Dr. Wheeler is married to Janet Adair Wheeler, known to many of his patients as Nurse Janet, his dedicate assistant in surgery for 10 years.  They have one child together, Matthew James, born in September 2006, along with Dr. Wheeler’s four older children Eric, Brandon, Alex, and Elisabeth.  Dr. Wheeler’s interests outside of work include reading and studying, collecting antique medical and legal books and equipment, dabbling in real estate. (he has finished his qualifying exams for a realtor’s license and in now studying home inspection and appraisal).