What We Do
Women’s Health Palo Alto specializes in the health care needs of women of all ages. Together with Jagdip Powar, MD and Justin Thompson, MD, the team at Women's Health Palo Alto is dedicated to providing the highest level of care to women, with an emphasis on personal attention. 
In addition to offering comprehensive gynecologic and obstetric care, we offer comprehensive pregnancy and family planning services, fertility testing and treatment, and treatment for a variety of gynecologic problems. We strive to create a compassionate and supportive environment for all of our patients and families.

Women’s Care also offers the FDA approved procedure, NOVASURE, a highly effective treatment for heavy menses due to benign conditions. It utilizes a precisely controlled dose of energy to remove the uterine lining in as little as 90 seconds, and in most cases can be performed in the privacy of our office with only oral sedation and local anesthetic.

Primary and Preventative Care

Obstetrician/Gynecologists are often the only doctors that women see on a regular basis. California law now states that women can have direct access to their Ob/Gyn without requiring a referral. For this reason, we often act as primary care providers for many women. You may check with us or with your Insurance carrier as to whether you may choose us as your primary care provider. 
Regardless of whether we are your primary care provider, we do believe strongly in preventive care and health maintenance. This includes:  
  • Self breast exam 
  • Weight management and nutrition 
  • Smoking cessation 
  • Cholesterol screening 
  • Osteoporosis prevention 
  • Stress management 
Many programs are available through Lucille Packard Children's Hospital | Stanford Medicine Children's Health.


We offer full-scope obstetrical care, including high-risk obstetrics. All four doctors in our office do deliveries. During your pregnancy you will be seen mainly by your personal doctor. We feel this allows you to form a bond with your doctor, but equally importantly, it allows your doctor to get to know you, so that he/she can provide the best possible care for you. Each doctor tries to be present for his/her own patients' deliveries. If your doctor is unavailable, then one of the other doctors in our office will take care of you. You have the option of meeting the other doctors in the office. We do not share deliveries with any other groups. 
We do all our deliveries and Cesarean sections at Lucille Packard Children's Hospital |Stanford Medicine Children's Health. We provide in-office ultrasounds and can perform external versions (for breech babies) on Labor and Delivery, at Lucille Packard Children's Hospital | Stanford Medicine Children's Health. Feel free to ask the Labor and Delivery nurses about our group; we are confident that you will get a whole-hearted recommendation. 
Lucille Packard Children's Hospital | Stanford Medicine Children's Health has renovated its Labor and Delivery suite. All the rooms now function as LDRP (labor, delivery, recovery, and post-partum) rooms. This maximizes the comfort and convenience for you and your family. All your care will be provided by fully-trained, board certified doctors. With Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, additional high risk services are now available and a neonatologist is available 24 hours a day. This benefits both mother and baby. 
Lucille Packard Children's Hospital | Stanford Medicine Children's Health is a baby-friendly hospital, meaning that we encourage and support breast-feeding when at all possible. Lactation consultants are available in the hospital post-partum, and are available for on-going consultation once you've gone home. 
We are pleased to offer prenatal classes in our office. 
We also offer infant care and parenting classes on site.


Our practice provides a wide range of gynecologic services. We see women and girls of all ages, from childhood through post-menopause. 
Our services include:  
  • Preconception counseling 
  • Pregnancy testing and counseling 
  • Birth control, including Depo-Provera, IUD insertion and Norplant 
  • STD testing and treatment 
  • Infertility evaluation and treatment, including ovulation induction with Clomiphene Citrate, and intrauterine insemination 
  • Pap smear testing, and evaluation and treatment of abnormal pap smears, including colposcopy, cryotherapy and LEEP 
  • Evaluation of irregular bleeding, including the use of transvaginal ultrasound, and sonohysterography 
  • Breast exams and evaluation of breast problems 
  • Evaluation of pelvic pain 
  • Management of endometriosis 
  • Management of perimenopause, menopause, and hormone replacement therapy 
  • Gynecologic surgery, including extensive experience in laparoscopic procedures