About Us

We have an all female staff led by Dr. Andrea Lukes and three nurse practitioners. We are excited to offer you personalized, expert care in a comfortable, welcoming environment, one that puts your health and wellness at the forefront. 

Dr. Andrea Lukes established the Carolina Women's Research & Wellness Center (CWRWC) after completing 10 years at Duke University Medical Center (DUMC). She received her bachelor’s degree in religion from Duke University (1988), followed by a combined medical degree and master’s degree in statistics from Duke University (1994). She then completed her ObGyn residency at UNC (1988). While on faculty at DUMC, she co-founded and served as the Director of Gynecology for the Women’s Hemostasis and Thrombosis Clinic. She participated in research programs supported by the NIH and CDC, as well as conducting multiple industry sponsored FDA trials. She continues to actively consult with industry regarding development and implementation of research protocols, including communications and presentations to the FDA. She has participated in over 75 FDA approved clinical studies. 

 Scarlet Dial, FNP-BC, is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner, who offers over 10 years of primary care experience along with advanced gynecological care. Scarlet has a bachelor's degree in Economics from Vanderbilt University along with a bachelor's and master's degree in Nursing from Duke University. She provides expert care in treating anxiety, depression, diabetes, hypertension, and obesity along with IUD placement, care of abnormal pap smears and pelvic ultrasound. She does laser hair removal and cosmetic injections. Scarlet is also a Sub-Investigator on our clinical research studies and Director of Business Development for the clinic.

 Makayla Downs, FNP-BC, is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner who provides primary care and gynecology to her patients. Makayla completed her bachelor's degree in Nursing at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and her master's degree in Nursing at the University of St. Francis. She provides primary care (anxiety, depression, diabetes, etc.) while addressing GYN needs to include contraceptive needs to include Nexplanon and IUD placement, annual GYN exams, heavy menstrual bleeding, care of abnormal pap smears including colposcopy, fatigue, hormonal changes associated with meonpause. She also specializes in hereditary cancer detection using myRisk (see the Genetics tab for more details).

 Marcelle Scheyer, FNP-BC is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in primary care and women's health.  Marcelle completed her bachelor's degree in Nursing at Florida State University and her master's degree in Nursing from Duke University. She provides primary care along with GYN needs including contraception, heavy menstrual bleeding, STD screening, care of abnormal pap smears and prenatal counseling. 


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