Obstetrics & Gynecology

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday
9:00 am-5:00 pm

Some evening hours available
*Hours vary by provider, please call to schedule an appointment.

Appointments:

NEW HARTFORD LOCATION

1729 Burrstone Road,
New Hartford, NY 13413

Generations of Quality Care Under One Roof

Gynecology is an important primary care function for women. It is the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the female reproductive system. Obstetrics is a surgical specialty dealing with the care of women and their children during pregnancy, childbirth and the period immediately after childbirth.

What is an OB/GYN?

An OB/GYN serves as a woman’s primary care physician with expertise in both Obstetrics and Gynecology. OB/GYNs provide diagnosis and treatment of disorders and diseases of the female reproductive system, as well as manage pregnancy, labor and the time-period immediately following childbirth. These physicians provide women with preventative care, prenatal care, detection of sexually transmitted diseases, pap test screening and family planning.

The Importance of a Regular Exam

Routine gynecological exams are an essential part of a woman’s total health and well-being. These important yearly exams allow the physician to detect problems, such as cervical cancer, in their early stages when they can be treated more easily. Maintaining a healthy reproductive system can decrease the risk of complications during pregnancy and delivery. The routine breast exam given by the OB/GYN can identify early signs of breast cancer.

When to Have Your First Exam

It is recommended that a woman have her first gynecological exam by the time she is eighteen years old. However, there are some circumstances when a woman should be examined earlier including:

  • being sexually active
  • having a difficult menstrual period (pain or unusual bleeding)
  • experiencing an abnormal vaginal discharge (bad odor or irritation)
  • planning to become pregnant
  • lack of menstrual period

What Happens During an Exam?

A gynecological exam can be broken down into four parts.

Health History – During this portion of the visit the physician will discuss your health history and that of your family members. This information will help the physician determine if you are at risk for any inherited health problems or if your future children may be at risk.

Physical Exam – During this exam your weight and blood pressure will be checked. Your reproductive organs will be examined for any abnormalities. The physical exam also consists of a breast exam to check for any cysts or lumps.

Pap Test – A Pap test is done by using a swab to take a few cells from the cervix or vagina. The cells are sent to the lab and tested for possible signs of cancer.

Discussion with the Physician – At the conclusion of the exam the physician will discuss the results of the exam with you. You will receive the results of your lab tests at a later date.

Special Services

  • Bone Mineral Density tests
  • Breast Care
  • Hormone Replacement
  • Infertility Management
  • Colposcopy
  • Natural Child Birth
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean
  • Laparosopic Surgery

Slocum-Dickson’s Team of OB/GYNs

Kwaku Amankwah, MD

Kwaku A. Amankwah, MD is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Amankwah completed his Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Drexel University College of Medicine/St. Peters University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. He completed an Internship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in Piscataway, NJ and received his Medical Degree from Stony Brook University Medical School in Stony Brook, NY.

Monideepa Baruah, MD

Monideepa Baruah, MD completed her Internship and Residency in OB/GYN at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA. She earned her Medical Degree from Gauhati Medical College in Guwahati, India. She is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Joseph Muok, MD

Joseph Muok, MD is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Muok completed his residency and an internship at the New York Medical College, Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York City. He received his Medical Degree from the Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN.

Peter Schklair, MD

Peter A. Schklair, MD is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He completed a Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas and received his Medical Degree from Texas Tech University School of Medicine in Lubbock, Texas.

OB/GYN Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants

Working in collaboration with Dr. Schklair:
Katherine Burdick, FNP

Katherine earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Russell Sage College in Troy, NY and her Master of Science Family Nurse Practitioner degree from the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute in Utica, NY.  Katherine is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.  She is certified in Basic Life Support, neonatal resuscitation and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.  Katherine is a member of the National Honor Society of Nurses.

Working in collaboration with Dr. Amankwah:
Aileen Callan, NP

Aileen earned her Master’s Degree in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at the State University of New York Institute of Technology.  She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Rochester and her Bachelor of Art’s Degree in Women’s Studies from Hamilton College in Clinton, NY.  Aileen is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED).  She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Working in collaboration with Dr. Amankwah:
Sarah Dunham, FNP

Sarah earned her Master’s Degree in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute.  She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at Utica College.  She is certified in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.  Sarah is a member of the American Nurses Association.

Working in collaboration with Dr. Muok:
Christine Dunn, FNP

Christine earned her Master’s Degree in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute.  She graduated from State University of New York College of Technology at Canton with her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.  She received her Associate’s Degree in Nursing at Alfred State University in Alfred, NY and graduated as a Licensed Practical Nurse from Jefferson Lewis BOCES in Glenfield, NY.  Christine is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Working in collaboration with Dr. Baruah:
Alicia Elwood, FNP

Alicia earned her Master’s Degree in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology at the State University of New York Brockport and her Associate’s Degree in Nursing from St. Elizabeth’s College of Nursing. Alicia is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Working in collaboration with Dr. Schklair:
Julia Ross, ANP

Julia specializes in women’s health with a focus on holistic medicine encompassing physical, emotional and spiritual needs to promote optimal health and wellness.  Julia earned her Registered Nursing degree and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Rochester and her Adult Nurse Practitioner degree from Community General Hospital in Syracuse.  She furthered her education through the American Institute of Holistic Theology earning her Master of Science degree and her PhD in holistic medicine.

Procedures & Services

Minimally invasive surgery for: fibroids, irregular and heavy bleeding, pelvic pain

  • Endometrial ablative procedures
  • Laproscopy supracervical and total hysterectomy
  • Laproscopic surgery for endometriosis, ovarian cyst, pelvic adhesion
  • Trans-obturator sling procedure
  • Endometrial ablative procedures
  • Laproscopy supracervical and total hysterectomy
  • Laproscopic surgery for endometriosis, ovarian cyst, pelvic adhesion
  • Laparosopic Surgery
  • Bone Mineral Density tests
  • Breast Care
  • Hormone Replacement
  • Infertility Management
  • Colposcopy
  • Natural Child Birth
  • Vaginal Birth after Cesarean