Women's Health

CHEMED, in partnership with Monmouth Medical Center, has established an OB/GYN department under the leadership of the renowned Francine Sinofsky, MD. The physicians will be supported by a team of skilled and experienced nurse midwives, bringing a whole new level of outstanding quality Women's Health Care to the Lakewood Community.

Thomas TheocharidesThomas Theocharides, MD Dr. Theocharides joined CHEMED with over thirty years of private practice experience in Obstetric and Gynecologic medicine. A graduate of Faculty of Medicine, University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, Dr. Theocharides is a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).

Shirley Cohen Shirley Cohen, Certified Nurse Midwife. A well-known figure on the OBGYN scene, Shirley Cohen is highly skilled with over 32 years of experience. A graduate of Georgetown University Shirley taught midwifery at Yale University, Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Public Health. She was the clinical director of St Margaret's Hospital for Women in Boston and founded the midwifery service at Harvard Vanguard and led a team of 14 midwives at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. She has received multiple Diamond Awards for clinical excellence.

Mayano Ochi Mayano Ochi, Certified Nurse Midwife attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center, where she received her B.S. in Nursing and M.S. in Nurse-Midwifery. She joined CHEMED with a broad range of experience, including work at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn Birthing Center, and Maimonides Medical Center. She is also the co-founder and former Managing Director of International Medical Response, an organization that helps educate healthcare providers in underdeveloped countries.

Carole Powell Carole Powell, Certified Nurse Midwife is a certified nurse midwife with decades of experience. A graduate of Long Island University and SUNY Health Science Center, Nurse Powell brings to CHEMED an impressive range of knowledge and expertise. She has practiced nurse midwifery at Maimonides Medical Center, Newark Community Health Center, North Hudson Community Action Corporation, and other established medical institutions. Nurse Powell also served as Director of Women's Health at Horizon Health Center, where she oversaw a department of 30 employees.

Patricia Ruane Garduno Patricia Ruane Garduno, Nurse Practitioner is a certified nurse practitioner in Women's Health who received her M.S. from the UCLA School of Nursing. Nurse Garduno has cared for patients at numerous respected medical institutions, including the Jewish Renaissance Medical Center, VNA Central Jersey Community Health Center, and the South Bay Family Healthcare Center in California. Nurse Garduno speaks both English and Spanish.

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CHEMED Health Holiday Schedule

Sunday, September 30th - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Monday, October 1st - Closed
Tuesday, October 2nd - 8:30pm to 10:30pm
Wednesday, October 3rd - 9:00am to 9:00pm
Thursday, October 4th - 9:00am to 9:00pm
Friday, October 5th - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday, October 6th - 8:30pm to 10:30pm
Sunday, October 7th - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Monday, October 8th - Closed
Tuesday, October 9th - 8:30pm to 10:30pm