About Us

At Women’s Health Center of Southern Oregon our mission is to provide compassionate care that helps each woman achieve her best self.

Established in 1998, Women’s Health Center (WHCOSO) has grown from a practice of just two physicians and an office administrator to a dedicated experienced, provider team, including physician surgeons, advanced practice providers, certified ultrasound technicians and an accomplished administration team leading a highly trained support staff.

Our ProvidersOur practice specializes in providing comprehensive women’s health care that is delivered with sincere concern and compassion from adolescence through a woman’s lifespan. At our offices in Grants Pass and Ashland, we provide expert care for any type of gynecological problem as well as preventive care and education. Our providers partner with you to ensure that you receive personalized treatment that will help you maintain and enjoy a healthier lifestyle.

In our Grants Pass office, WHCOSO also offers a full range of obstetrical services, including complete prenatal and post-partum care. Our state-of-the-art technology and advanced techniques ensure that you and your baby receive optimal care that is second to none in a safe, clean and comfortable environment.

The practice has been awarded a Safety Certification in Outpatient Practice Excellence (SCOPE) for Women’s Health certification. SCOPE is a safety focused program of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). We are the only certified office in Southern Oregon and among the first in the country to be awarded this prestigious certification.

Additionally, our ultrasound department is the only one certified by the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine in both gynecologic and obstetric specialties in Josephine County. All of our sonographers are also AIUM certified technicians.

Everyone at Women’s Health Center, whether provider or staff, follows a set of values to ensure we maintain the highest standards of care for both our patients and ourselves. Our Values Statement:

  • We make quality care the priority
  • We advocate for patients
  • We practice mutual respect and appreciation
  • We value:
    • Honesty
    • Kindness
    • Knowledge
    • Balance
    • Hard work
    • Team collaboration
Find Your Care

Our team of OB/GYN specialists is ready to assist you. To schedule an appointment, please call us at 541-479-8363.

What Patients Say…

“After not seeing a Gynecologist for several years, due to anxiety issues, I could no longer put it off. When I was called back for my visit, the assistant was very kind and caring. Meeting with Dr. Shelton from the start, I was at ease. My issue was discussed and the procedure I needed was explained, to my understanding. He listened to my wants. The process was completed, with care and comfort. Both my physical and emotional needs were met.
I highly recommend Dr. Shelton. He cares about his patients and you feel that from the start.” – TJ

“I am always impressed with Dr Cohen each time I am seen. She always greets me with sincere care and knowledge of my issues without having to be reminded. She communicates/describes things both audibly and visually making sure I completely understand. I just love it when her eyes light up whenever she talks about procedures! Her love for her job is reflected in all she does! Couldn’t ask for a better Dr!!! Thank you Dr. Cohen!” – KS

“Just had my Well Woman exam this week. The staff @ Women’s Health Center were efficient, friendly, I was in & out in no time. This was my first visit with Denise Mao. She is easy to talk with, had suggestions, asked if there was anything I needed, very pro-active & knowledgeable. I can highly recommend her for your care.” – BF