Introducing Denise Mao, FNP
Women's Health Center is happy to announce we have a new provider, Denise Mao, FNP. Denise started her career in healthcare as an RN in southern California. She gained valuable experience in many settings including hospital cardiac care, air ambulance service and rehabilitation care. A Nurse Practitioner since 2017- she is now an FNP- Denise and her family have moved to Grants Pass where she joins our team of providers to deliver compassionate care to women of all ages. Denise will begin seeing patients in mid-December. Welcome Denise!
Urinary Incontinence and Treatment Options
Urinary incontinence, or leakage of urine, is something that affects millions of us. It is so common that many feel it is a fact of life, and we simply have to learn to adjust. But that’s not true - there are several treatment options available.
There are three common types of incontinence: urge and stress, overflow. Many times, a mix of the three!
OB/GYN urges pregnant women to get COVID-19 vaccination
Dr. Justin Shelton was recently featured at a press conference held by Rogue Valley doctors, surgeons, and nurses to address a local surge of COVID-19 cases.
Hormone Replacement Therapy Offered At Women’s Health Center of South Oregon
While menopause can represent a wonderful transition for women, it can also lead to a variety of uncomfortable and inconvenient symptoms. While menopause may be completely natural and something all women experience, debilitating symptoms do not have to be a part of it. (more…)
Mona Lisa Touch: What Is Vaginal Rejuvenation and Does It Really Work?
Mona Lisa Touch Procedure: Who is it for?
Are you experiencing painful intercourse, vaginal dryness, or mild urinary symptoms? These could be due to vaginal atrophy caused by changing estrogen levels. Symptoms like these can have a major effect on your happiness and quality of life. (more…)
New Physician Joining Women’s Health Center
We are excited to announce a new physician will be joining our practice in August! Dr. Lauren Javernick is currently completing her residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas before moving to Grants Pass with her husband and adorable baby son. We are currently scheduling appointments for Dr. Javernick for mid-August. (more…)
Resources to help you in difficult times
If you or someone you love is struggling, the Oregon Health Authority suggests these resources for anyone needing emotional or mental health assistance as a result of the pandemic.
- Mental and emotional health resources are available on OHA's Safe + Strong website.
- This site will also provide you with current updates as to what's happening in your county and around the state.
- Call the Safe + Strong Helpline at 800-923-4357 (800-923-HELP). The line offers free, 24-7 emotional support and resource referral to anyone who needs it — not only those experiencing a mental health crisis.
Check Out These Physician Videos!
Asante recently teamed with three of our physicians to create short videos to introduce our physicians on their website. Dr. Felicia Cohen, Dr. Thom Eagan and Dr. Tamara Medley perform surgery as well as deliver babies at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. We definitely think they are stars - click on the links below to learn a bit more about them!
Dr. Felicia Cohen
Dr. Thom Eagan
Dr. Tamara Medley
WHC All Together and 6′ Apart
First 'in person' staff meeting at Women's Health Center since February. Outside together in the chilly morning but 6' apart! A creative solution to collaborating as a team, encouraging each other and helping the women in our community. Awesome way to start the day!
Tips for Coping During a Time of Stress
The current COVID 19 outbreak can understandably cause stress for many people. Taking care of yourself, your family and friends will help make our community stronger. Some ways to help you cope include:
- Take breaks from watching, reading or listening to news stories, including social media. Being bombarded with information - both true and not-factual can be unnecessarily upsetting. Listen to music instead.
- Take care of your body and mind by stopping throughout the day to take a few deep breaths, stretch or meditate. There are a lot of free meditation apps like Calm and Mindfulness that can help guide you.
- Love on your dog or cat. Pets are known to reduce stress!
- Be mindful of your eating and try to eat balanced, healthy meals. This is the perfect time to eat together as a family. Yes, treats are OK too, but don't over eat or rely on junk food.
- Fresh air will do wonders for you. Exercise, walk your dog, hike, garden outside. "Have coffee" with your neighbor in your own separate yards.
- Get plenty of sleep.
- Talk about other things with family and friends besides this crisis. If you do discuss it, share accurate information from trusted sources like the CDC, not your neighbor's uncle who knows someone who knows someone. Misinformation creates unnecessary stress.
- Practice gratitude for what you have.