los gatos gynecologist carole cookA SHORT BIO

I was born on a ranch in northern California.  Those early roots have held me tightly and grounded me with a deep affection for nature and a firm belief in the value of working hard. I am grateful to have come to the realization that simple pleasures bring me the greatest contentment.

I went to college at the University of San Francisco, then to medical school at the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center in Portland.  After completing my OB/GYN internship and residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, I returned to the Bay Area and began working in private practice.

I am board certified by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a certified menopause practitioner with the North American Menopause Society.  I have completed a two-year Fellowship in Integrative Medicine through the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine under the directorship of Andrew Weil, MD, and staff.

I have practiced in San Jose since 1985 and have been in solo practice since 2003.

I recently closed my practice of 30 years in San Jose California and relocated to the Pacific Northwest to be closer to family and rest before the next exciting chapter blooms!


  • 2015 – Present: Private Practice, Portland, OR
  • 2003 – 2015: Private Practice, San Jose, CA
  • 1986 – 2003: Loma Vista OB-GYN Medical Group, Inc, San Jose, CA
  • 1985 – 1986: Private Practice, Los Gatos, CA
  • Licensed by the State of Oregion
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • North American Menopause Society – Certified Menopause Practitioner
  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology – Fellow
  • Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2010-2011
  • Certified Menopause Practitioner – North American Menopause Society 2009, Re-certified 2011
  • Residency, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX, 1981 – 1985
  • M.D., Oregon Health and Science University – School of Medicine,
    Portland, OR, 1981
  • B.S., Biology, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 1977