New OB & GYN Practice Opens in St. Marys

ST. MARYS, Georgia: Feb. 9, 2012 – Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Obstetrics & Gynecology, a strategic affiliate of Southeast Georgia Health System, has opened its practice in Camden County. The practice is located at 203 Lakeshore Point, St. Marys, across from the Health System’s Camden Campus. The care team is led by board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist Steve Nickisch, M.D., and certified nurse midwife Cynthia S. Wallace, R.N., M.N., CNM.

Nickisch completed his undergraduate degree in biomedical science at Montana State University before going on to earn his medical degree from the University of New Mexico. He completed his internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. He began his career in private practice in Asheville, N.C. where he was also a member of the clinical faculty at the University of North Carolina Asheville. Nickisch relocated to Bozeman, Mont. in 2003. Most recently he was a member of Bozeman Deaconess Women’s Specialists and served as chief of staff at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital. Included in his special areas of expertise are treating urinary incontinence and endometriosis.

Nickisch is a fellow of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. His advanced post-graduate training includes advanced laparoscopic surgery and da Vinci Robotic Surgery. He and his wife Kristi have been married for 26 years and they have three children—Samantha, a nursing school student at Colorado Tech University; Sarah, a junior at the Air Force Academy; and Dylan, a high school sophomore.

Nickisch says he’s looking forward to living in St. Marys. “I’m really looking forward to the warmer climate,” he says. “We were drawn here because St. Marys has the same small-town friendly people and feel that we had in Montana with the big city lights of Jacksonville next door.”

While Nickisch is a newcomer to the area, Wallace is familiar to many women in Camden County. She has worked and lived in the area since 2007 when she joined the staff of St. Marys OB/GYN as a certified nurse midwife. She completed her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Ala. in 1974. She completed her master’s degree in nursing with a nurse midwifery specialty from the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. in 1997. Wallace’s previous experience includes working as a certified nurse midwife for Cartersville OB-GYN in Cartersville, Ga. for almost 10 years. In addition to providing care to expectant mothers, Wallace has experience treating other gynecological diseases and providing menopause management care.

She and her husband Spencer have been married 13 years and share four children—Armand, a teacher in Atlanta; Carmen, a teacher in Washington, D.C.; Victor, who is pursuing a teaching degree in history; and Spencer II, who has a degree in child psychology.

Southeast Georgia Physician Associates – Obstetrics & Gynecology office hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information or to make an appointment, call 912-882-6310.