Advanced Practice Providers in Grants Pass & Ashland

Meet the Advanced Practice Providers of Women’s Health Center of Southern Oregon!

Personalized care for women at every stage of life is our mission. Our team of Advanced Practice Providers (APPs), including Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs), play an important role in our commitment to delivering exceptional health services. Women’s health encompasses a wide range of concerns, and our APPs are here to offer the expertise, compassion, and support you deserve.

NPs and PAs are highly-trained medical professionals who work alongside our physicians to ensure that each patient receives comprehensive and individualized care. Both NPs and PAs have completed rigorous graduate-level education, passed national certification exams, and are licensed by the state to practice medicine. They bring a unique perspective to patient care, combining the latest medical knowledge with an emphasis on preventive care and patient education.


Lauren Jones, FNP

Nurse Practitioner


Amber Koonce, PA-C

Physician Assistant


Crystal Lindahl, WHNP

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

Lauren Packard, PA-C

Lauren Packard, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Rachel Villaruz, PA-C

Physician Assistant


Sarah Witesman, PA-C

 Physician Assistant


“It is always a nice experience here all the ladies are friendly. First time seeing Lauren she was an awesome listener I didn’t feel rushed during the visit.” – SB

“Amber was great. I was seen quickly each time and she was kind with my cares and concerns.” – TP

“Crystal is very understanding, genuine, and fantastic! It’s nice to go somewhere where you feel listened to and not treated poorly. Thank you Crystal and the Women’s Health Center!” – CK

“I had a problem and needed to be seen ASAP. Rachel Villaruz PA was able to see me. What a nice young lady. She is knowledgeable, put me at ease and listened to my concerns. I will not hesitate in the future to ask for Rachel.” – KG

“Sarah was an amazing provider and a kind person in a time I really needed it! She was gentle, understanding and answered all my questions without much wait at all. Special shout out to her medical assistant who also went the extra mile to be compassionate and helpful.” – DN