Dr. Rixt Luikenaar, MD

Dr. Rixt Luikenaar, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology  |  
Female  |  
46 y/o
52 reviews

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  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • SelectHealth

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Respectful treatment, working together in a warm welcome environment. Participation in your own healthcare, clear explanation of what is done for you, supportive and caring staff. No judgement, we vow for equality and diversity. We take care of people, you will receive personable individual care.Read more

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Dr. Luikenaar's Reviews

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Patient Reviews (12)
Salt Lake City, Utah |
Dr. Luikenaar inserted my Nexplanon in September 2015. When she asked if I could feel anything after the anesthetic was put in, I said yes, I can still feel it. She said I would be fine and put it in anyways. It hurt. Because I could still feel it. Now a year and a half later, I'm getting it out. It got lost in my arm mixed up with the blood vessels and tendons. I had to get an ultrasound to find where it went. Her office is refusing to help pay for any of it, since I didn't go back to her.
in Midvale utah |
I love her she's the best she's delivered three of my babies and done it well and great help and support after giving birth I highly recommend her to anyone .
in West Jordan, UT |
I needed a doctor that was informed, opened and understanding. Dr. Luikenaar is that doctor. No BS but a kind and empathic approach was exactly what I was looking for. For those of us who need an informed and open minded doctor, I highly recommend Dr. Luikenaar to family and friends.
Salt Lake City, UT |
The best Dr. in the world.
in Salt Lake City, UT |
Dr. Luikenaar is fantastic. I would highly recommend her. She provides amazing, comprehensive care for all women. I appreciate her straight forward, no nonsense approach. I am not transgender, but my girlfriend, and several of my friends are. I am so grateful that good, morally strong, inclusive people like her exist.
in West Jordan, UT |
Dr. Luikenaar had been my doctor for about 4 years now. I am impressed by the personal care and attention she provides every time I visit for an appointment. Dr. Luikenaar has put sound medical science and dedication to patient health above popularity, and she treats all of her patients with warmth and dignity. In my opinion, our health care system would be much better if there were more doctors dedicated to true healing and health like Dr. Luikenaar. I enthusiastically recommend her!
in N Salt Lake, UT |
If there would be a zero for recommendation I would pick that. I've never been more disgusted with a healthcare provider. She isn't about womens health but transgender! AVOID AT ALL COSTS if you have morals.
in Salt Lake City, UT |
I visited Dr. Luikenaar back in Jan. and had an amazing experience with her. She very much understands the needs of the transgender community and has a deep passion for helping those of us who are a part of the community. I had posted a previous negative review and shouldn't have as I was totally in the wrong at the time.
in Salt Lake City, UT |
she is very friendly ,patiently listen to our problems and give best solutions. best obgyn in Utah
in Salt Lake City, UT |
I have been suffering PCOS since I was 21. Also being transgender, this put a lot of strain on me. I bled non stop for 7 months one time then a whole year the next. Most doctors wanted to throw BC at me. Dr. Luikenaar not only listened to me, but realized that being trans that I wouldn't want to carry a child. She instantly got me going to have an endometrial ablation and I am doing great now. Her staff is AMAZING and are quick to use proper pronouns. Her and her staff are blessings!
in Kearns, Utah |
Rixt is an amazing doctor but her staff is unprofessional and rude!!!
in Salt Lake City, UT |
Doctor Luikenaar and her staff are awesome! Been going to this clinic for two years now. I am now, currently pregnant and Dr. Luikenaar will be delivering my baby! She's awesome. Clean office and great staff :)
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Dr. Luikenaar's Care Philosophy

Respectful treatment, working together in a warm welcome environment. Participation in your own healthcare, clear explanation of what is done for you, supportive and caring staff. No judgement, we vow for equality and diversity. We take care of people, you will receive personable individual care.

Dr. Luikenaar says...

Sofar I have delivered over 2500 babies, either vaginal of by cesarean section. I have performed over 500 hysterectomies and am experienced in robotic laparoscopic gynecologic surgery.

I specialize in Transgender Medicine and have treated over 500 patients with hormone therapy. Together with my friend and social worker we organize sensitivity training and lectures about GLBTQ healthcare for healthcare providers.

Dr. Luikenaar's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  •  Board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  •  Malpractice claims in Utah not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breech Position
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endometriosis
  • Female Infertility
  • Gestational Hypertension
  • Gynecologic Disorders
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  • Mastodynia
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Miscarriages
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Thrombosis
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Yeast Infections


  • Medical School
    Medical School Rijks Universiteit Groningen, The Netherlands-Cum

    Graduated in 1997

  • Internship Hospital
    West Virginia University School Of Med Morgantown Wv

    Completed in 2000

  • Residency Hospital
    West Virginia University School Of Med Morgantown Wv

    Completed in 2003

  • Other Education
    Davinci Robotics Training

    Completed in 2013

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch

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  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Bisexual and Transgender Gynecology
  • Family Medicine
  • Obstetrics
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Robotic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Birth Control
  • C-Section
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Cystoscopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Essure® Procedure
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Hymenectomy
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysterectomy, Robotic-Assisted
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Placement
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Obstetric Ultrasound
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Plastic Cosmetic Surgery
  • Prenatal Care and Counseling
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sonography
  • Tattoo Removal
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Vulvectomy