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Now Serving Gynecology Patients in Ashland!

Women's Health Center of Southern Oregon is thrilled to announce the opening of our second location to serve the community of Ashland, Oregon. We are excited to bring our exceptional care and expertise to the city, providing a convenient and accessible option [...]

Menopause: Common Symptoms and How to Manage Them

Women will experience many phases in life, but none are quite like menopause. It's a natural and inevitable process that marks the end of her reproductive years, but it can be a challenging and uncomfortable time. During menopause, and even before [...]

4 Foods To Avoid When You’re Pregnant

There’s no shortage of advice when you’re pregnant — everybody is eager to help you grow a happy, healthy baby. Diet tips are especially common, and it can be tough to decipher which advice you should follow. Pregnant women need to [...]

Rachel Villaruz, PA-C, joining Women’s Health Center

Rachel received her Physician Assistant training in the Philadelphia area and has been practicing for four years. She believes that knowledge empowers women to live a healthy life, and therefore is passionate about educating each of her patients to be her [...]

The Dangers Faced By Women Who Delay Preventive Care

When you feel that something is off about your body or health, it’s easy to make the decision to get checked out by a healthcare professional. But, if you only see your doctor when you notice a change in your body, [...]

Say Hello to Sarah Witesman, PA-C!

Our newest Physician's Assistant, Sarah developed a passion for OB/GYN while on her clinical rotations in rural upstate New York. She believes all patients should have control of their own reproductive and sexual health. Whether it’s help with contraception, conception, routine [...]

Welcome Crystal Lindahl, WHNP!

Women's Health Center continues to expand our practice to better serve the women in our community!  Crystal Lindahl, a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner has just joined our team.  Previously a labor nurse, Crystal is looking forward to expanding her patient care [...]

Incontinence is Not a Normal Part of Aging

Do you leak a little when you laugh or sneeze? You’re not alone. Over 25 million people have some degree of bladder leakage or incontinence in the U.S. every day. Most don’t mention it to their doctors because they feel embarrassed [...]


Women's Health Center is expanding our practice to better service the women in our community. We are excited to introduce two new providers who will be joining us this summer. A native southern Oregonian, Lauren Jones, NP, partners with her patients [...]

6 Myths About Hospital Births

Giving birth is one of the most memorable and profound experiences in a parent’s life. You want it to be perfect – safe, loving, and memorable. And that’s why there are so many options about how and where to give birth. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 your friends will help make our community stronger. Some ways to help you cope include: Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to [...]

Testing for Hereditary Cancers – Are You at Risk?

Knowing your personal and family history of cancer is the first step in determining if you might be at increased risk for cancer.  This knowledge can help you and your healthcare provider work out a plan for any necessary treatment. All [...]

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