Meet Our Clinicians

Dr. Nicholas J. Thanos - Physician
Undergraduate Degree:  University of Southern California
Medical School Attended:  Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Residency:  Los Angeles County Medical Center, U.S.C. School of Medicine
Board Certification Date:  1985

Area of Special Interest:  Menopausal Management, Urinary Incontinence, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Natural  Herbal Treatment Alternatives

Languages Spoken:  English, Greek and Spanish
     
Dr. Nicholas Thanos, "Dr. Nick" to his patients, has been working in the women's health field for over 30 years.  As a Board Certified specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Nick has lived and worked in Orange County since he established Center for Women's Health in 1983.  His strong interest in teaching still regularly draws him back to U.S.C. where he is a former Clinical Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  His interest in issues affecting women's health has taken on speaking engagements throughout the country.  He has done extensive research in the area of minimally invasive surgery leading him to be among the first physicians in the country to be certified in this specialized field of Gynecology.  Dr. Nick currently resides in Fullerton with his lovely wife, Victoria and their adorable daugther.  He credits his father, John Thanos, M.D., for teaching him the "art" of medicine.  "As a country doctor from Wisconsin, Dad taught me how to take care of people, not diseases.  These were the kind of things no one told you about in medical school." 


Dr. Jerald J. Thanos - Physician
Undergraduate Degree:  University of Southern California
Medical School Attended:  Northwestern University School of Medicine
Residency:  Tulane University

Area of Special Interest:  Pelvic Pain, Endometriosis, Infertility, High Risk Obstetrics, Minimally Invasive Surgery and Hormone Therapy

Languages Spoken:  English, Greek and Spanish

Dr. Jerald Thanos, "Dr. Jerry" to his patients, has been in private practice with Center for Women's Health since 1991.  He offers special attention to the areas of natural childbirth, high-risk obstetrics, pelvic pain and menopause.  His advanced training in laparoscopic surgery and commitment to minimally invasive surgery has led to the involvement in the development of new surgical techniques and instruments.  He has served as chairman of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at both St Jude Medical Center and Placentia-Linda Hospital.  In addition, he is a former Assistant Clinical Professor of OB-GYN at the University of California's Irvine School of Medicine.  Along with his private practice and teaching obligations, Dr. Thanos offers his expertise to the community through lectures and community programs.  He has articles published in professional medical journals and belongs to several medical associations.  On a personal note, Dr. Jerry has an active family life with his three daughters Alexandra and twins, Katherine and Elizabeth.  He spends his free time bowling, writing and playing the piano and is an avid student of history.


Janeen Henderson - W.H.N.P.-B.C.

Languages Spoken:  English and Spanish

A Southern California native, Janeen earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from California State University , Fullerton.  After a decade of work as a labor and delivery nurse, she chose to pursue advanced clinical training and completed the Harbor-UCLA Women's Health Care Practitioner program while concurrently enrolled in the Master of Science in Nursing curriculum at California State University, Long Beach.

Over the course of her career, Janeen has managed obstetric, gynecologic, infertility, menopausal and urologic patients and has served as a clinical instructor for registered nursing, as well as Nurse Practitioner students.  She has developed and participated in numerous community education programs addressing adult and adolescent female health care, including teaching preparation for childbirth and speaking at "Bridges to Tomorrow", an annual conference for junior and senior high school students sponsoredby The American Association of University Women.  Janeen holds national certification as both an In-Patient Obstetrics Nurse and Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner.   She has maintained memberships in The Association of Women's Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses, The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health and The California Association for Nurse Practitioners. On a personal note, Janeen is the mother of two daugthers, she enjoys reading, watching Angel Baseball and relaxing on the water's edge when not spending time with her patients.



Jill Coombes - L.V.N.

Languages Spoken:  English

Jill was born in Sioux City, Iowa, and moved to California at the young age of 2, so she has always felt like a native Californian.  She grew up in Arcadia and attended Pasadena City College.  Jill completed her training in Licensed Vocational Nursing in 1972.  She began her caeer in women's health care by nursing in the Labor and Delivery department of Arcadia Methodist Hospital.  She relocated to the Orange County area where she worked at Children's Hospital of Orange County.  After having her two children, Jill transitioned to a career in OB/GYN private practice.  She joined Center for Women's Health in 1992.  She began as the back office supervisor counseling patients, assisting doctors and coordinating the nursing staff's day to day operations.  In 2000, Jill began her education and practical training in treatment of urinary incontinence.  Jill has since become the incontinence therapist for Center for Women's Health and has studied extensively on the subject of Interstitial Cystitis.  In her current position of incontinence therapist, she enjoys providing patients with a unique blend of nursing, medical care and counseling.  Jill is a member of the National Association of Continence, SUNA and has attended numerous educational venues on the subject.  

On a personal note, Jill lives in Orange County with Jerry, her husband of 41 years.  
She enjoys crafts , going to boutiques, and spending time with her grandchildren.  Jill is proud of both her children, Erin is enjoying staying home with her three sons and Bradley is currently serving in the Navy's Special Forces Unit for the past 14 years.  He enjoys spending time with his wife, Cami and their three children!