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Our Providers & Staff - Women's Health Center of Southern Oregon

Felicia Cohen, MD

Dr. Cohen believes part of her job is being her patient’s advocate, explaining risks and benefits and making decisions as a team. She received her OB/GYN training at the University of Miami and moved to Grants Pass to develop a small town practice that puts the patient first. She has three boys and loves everything about the outdoors. Dr. Cohen is bilingual and speaks Spanish.

Dr. Cohen delivers babies and performs surgery at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center.  Click on this link to see a short video of Dr. Cohen created by Asante. 

 

Thomas Eagan, DO

Dr. Eagan is an Ob/Gyn because he enjoys taking care of patients through their whole spectrum of life: from contraception and childbirth to midlife hormones and later-life incontinence and prolapse issues.  He specifically enjoys surgery and is at home in the operating room.  Because of this surgical interest, his practice focuses on pelvic floor problems from a minimally invasive approach.  He is Bio-TE certified for hormone pellet therapy and MonaLisa Touch certified for laser therapy.

Dr. Eagan graduated from the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2008.  He then went on to Akron, Ohio to do his Ob/Gyn residency, finishing in 2012.  He and his family have been here ever since. His wife is an Oregon native, that was the initial draw to this beautiful state.  Now having been here awhile, he can’t picture himself anywhere else. When not in the office or operating room, he can be found enjoying Oregon’s great outdoors while trying to keep up with his teenagers or ocean fishing every weekend possible.  

Dr. Eagan performs services at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center, Grants Pass Surgery Center, and Asante Outpatient Center. 

Dr. Eagan delivers babies and performs surgery at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center.  Click on this link to see a short video of Dr. Eagan created by Asante. 

Caroline Kelly, MD

Dr. Kelly finds the practice of OB/GYN to be a rare privilege, partnering with women to optimize their reproductive health and overall quality of life. Dr. Kelly wants her patients to know that she will be their ally, helping them to develop personalized solutions for their medical issues. Dr. Kelly graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and trained in Philadelphia, PA. She and her husband take full advantage of the  outdoors, enjoying cycling, hiking and snowshoeing in Southern Oregon with their two chocolate labs, Rogue and River.

Lauren Javernick, MD

Dr. Lauren Javernick joined Women's Health Center in August 2021. She completed her residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas before moving to Grants Pass with her husband and baby son.

Lauren grew up with a mother who was a neonatal intensive care nurse and her mom's love for these 'tiny humans' inspired Lauren to choose OB/GYN as her specialty in medical school.  She is passionate about sharing education with her patients and working together with them to create personal care plans.  While 'delivering birthdays' is one of her happiest moments, Dr. Javernick welcomes and cares for patients of all ages.

 

Tamara Medley, MD

Dr. Medley knew as a child that she would go into obstetrics. She says, “There is nothing more wonderful or magical than the birth of a child.”  She has four children of her own and knows the challenges and joys of motherhood.  She went into OB/GYN because she wanted to be able to take care of women throughout their life span. Her GYN practice includes the full scope of GYN care from the early pediatric consultation, teen care, family planning, pain, abnormal bleeding, abnormal pap smears, menopause care, genitourinary symptoms, all the way to the pelvic support problems of centenarians.  She has been practicing for over 20 years and loves the Rogue Valley. In her free time is constantly listening to Audiobooks, hiking, biking, walking her goats, and doing volunteer education programs at the local high schools.

Dr. Medley has been on many leadership committees and Chair of the Obstetrics Department at Asante Three Rivers Community Hospital.  She does all her deliveries and major surgeries at Asante.  She also operates at the Grant Pass Surgery center. She does in-office ultrasound-guided procedures, hysteroscopy, labiaplasty, and Mona-Lisa Touch.

Click on this link to view a short video of Dr. Medley created by Asante. 

Justin Shelton, DO

Dr. Shelton completed medical school and his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA.  Dr. Shelton became an OB/GYN to take care of all women across their entire life-span and finds every aspect of care very rewarding. From partnering with patients through a safe and healthy pregnancy, to guiding women through the variety of gynecological issues, Dr. Shelton works to be each patient's advocate for quality of life and reproductive health. He has a strong interest and skill in minimally invasive surgery and is happy to be part of our provider team.

 

He and his wife (and dogs) enjoy everything about the outdoors including hiking, rock climbing, camping and mountain biking and know that southern Oregon is the perfect place to settle and become part of a community.

Sara Nelson, WHCNP, NCMP

Sara has a master’s degree in nursing and was a registered nurse for ten years in a rural hospital in Kansas prior to moving to Grants Pass and becoming a WHCNP. She partners with her patients and provides them with education and support to help them make the best choices about their personal health. Sara is also a certified menopause practitioner and loves helping women understand menopause. She is married with two daughters, three sons, and a spoiled beagle that thinks she is a daughter, too.

Amber Koonce, PA-C

Amber earned her master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Oregon Health Sciences University. She has been working in various areas of healthcare for many years. She enjoys specializing in women’s health, an area she has always been passionate about. She appreciates and values the special trust and relationship she develops with her patients. After many years living all over the world, she and her husband are happy to be home raising their two children in southern Oregon.

Laura Thrasher, PA-C

Laura has worked in healthcare for over 14 years, first as a certified medical assistant and most recently as a combat medic in the US Army. Laura earned her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies at Ft. Sam Houston in Texas.  Laura is choosing to work in women's health because she loves helping and educating patients. She appreciates that no two women are alike and feels honored to be part of a group that cares so much for its patients. She and her husband think southern Oregon is the perfect place to settle, become part of the community, and raise their family. 

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. 

Location & Directions

Women’s Health Center of Southern Oregon, PC

1075 SW Grandview Ave. Suite 200 Grants Pass, Oregon 97527

Phone: 541-479-8363 Fax: 541-476-2841

News & Events

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…

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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…

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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. (more…)

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