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Jason Helliwell, MD, FACOG, FACS

Dr. Helliwell grew up in Thousand Oaks, California graduating from Thousand Oaks High School. He then attended the University of California, San Diego where he earned a B.S. Degree in biochemistry and cell biology. Dr. Helliwell speaks the Spanish language fluently. Enjoying activities such as surfing and hiking, Dr. Helliwell remained at UCSD obtaining his medical degree. Specializing in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Helliwell performed extensive research and internships, as well as publishing several articles in academic journals pertaining to the subject of OB/GYN.

Dr. Helliwell's first two years of residency were at the world-renowned Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He then decided to obtain valuable experience at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for the remaining years of his residency.

After completing residency Dr. Helliwell practiced with Kaiser Permanente and obtained his board certification in OB/GYN. His wife Siniva is also an OB/GYN doctor here in Bakersfield. Dr. Helliwell always wanted to start his own private practice where he could provide superior care to his patients with a personal aspect. Dr. Helliwell saw the need for superior quality OB/GYN care in Bakersfield and has opened the Advanced Women's Health Center.

Dr. Helliwell's Affiliations:
• Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOG)
• Fellow of the Amercian College of Surgeons (FACS)
Professional Certifications:
• Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (FACOG), since 7/2006
• Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), since 2009
• Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (FAACS), since 2009

Board Certifications:
• Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG), since 2006 • Diplomate of American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery, since 2012

Licensure:
• Medical Board of California, Physician and Surgeon Licensure, Active Status
• Controlled Substance Registration Certificate, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Active Status

Post Graduate Medical Training:
• Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA, Specialty: OB/GYN Residency Program, PGY III – IV, July 1, 2001- June 30, 2003
• Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, Specialty: OB/GYN Residency Program, PGY I – II, July 1, 1999- June 30, 2001

Awards:
• Award for excellence in cosmetic surgery education, 2010, awarded by American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
• Patient Choice Award, Vitals.com , 2008, 2009, 2010
• Chief Resident OB/GYN Research Award Harbor-UCLA, Recognizes Best Research Paper, Sponsored by Organon USA, June 21, 2003
• Award for “Special Excellence in Endoscopic Procedures” Given by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists to a Chief Resident for Superior Laparoscopic Surgery Skills, Harbor-UCLA, June 21, 2003
• Val Davajan Fellow Award, Recognizes Excellence in Research, Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, April 26, 2003.
• Genesis Network for Reproductive Health, Scholarship Recipient, Pacific Coast Reproductive Society Annual Meeting, April 26, 2003.
• Resident Reporter Representative for Harbor-UCLA OB/GYN Residency Program, 50th Annual Meeting of the ACOG, Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, May 24, 2002.
• Letter of Standing Ovation for Quality Service, Awarded for Compassionate and Outstanding Care of Patients in Labor and Delivery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, August 1, 1999.
• Hispanic Center of Excellence Scholar /Alumni, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, 1995- present.

Leadership Positions:
• Speaker and Educator for Pfizer Corp., Urogynecology and female incontinence, 1/2007- present
• Speaker and Educator for Waener Chilcott, Urology/ Gynecology Division 11/2011- present
• Chief of Department of OB/Gyn, Mercy Hospitals Bakersfield, 1/2012- present
• Vice-Chief of the Department of OB/Gyn, Mercy Hospitals Bakersfield, 1/2009- 12/2011

Professional Societies:
• American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Active Fellow
• American College of Surgeons, Active Fellow
• American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Active Fellow
• American Academy of Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Active Member
• Current ACLS AND BLS Certification


     
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drKaneen  

Siniva L. Kaneen, MD, FACOG

Dr. Siniva Kaneen was born and raised in Southern California. She attended the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine and graduated in June of 2001. Dr. Kaneen completed her post graduate medical training in June of 2005 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA with her specialty in OB/GYN. Her husband is also an M.D. with his specialty in OB/GYN as well. He initially made the move to Bakersfield a year ago and Dr. Kaneen joined him this year after her residency program at Cedars-Sinai was complete. Dr. Kaneen loves to travel, has a passion for fitness and cooking.

Affiliations:
• American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Junior Fellow
• American Medical Association
• California Medical Association
• Kern County Medical Association
• American Medical Women's Association

Languages:
• English
• Spanish
• She holds a certificate in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

     
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Dr. Khorram   Dr. Omid Khorram Associated Professor in Residence of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UCLA

Doctor Khorram is Associate Professor In Residence (compensated) of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UCLA and director of division of reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Prior to relocation to California he was the director of division of Reproductive Endocrinology at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Dr. Khorram helped establish one of the most successful ART programs in the Midwest and was named the best infertility specialist by his peers in the city of Madison, WI. Fromm 2000-2006 he provided fertility care through the Harbor-UCLA Faculty Practice Plan and in 2006 he established the University Fertility Center and University Fertility Laboratory a free standing center providing comprehensive cutting edge fertility services including artificial insemination, In vitro Fertilization, ICSI, donor egg IVF, surrogacy, donor embryos, oocyte and embryo cryopreservation and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis.
     
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Brandi Drewery  

Brandi Drewry
Ultrasound & DXA Scan Technician


Hello! I'm Brandi Drewry, Dr. Helliwell's Ultrasonographer and DXA Scan technician!.

I graduated the Abdominal, Ob/Gyn, & Vascular program in 1999 from Modern Technology Ultrasound School in Anaheim, California. After graduation I moved back to the valley and began my career as an Ultrasound Tech working in local hospitals. Soon after I began working, I realized I loved the field of Ob/Gyn. I have specialized in this field for the past three years.

I am happily married to Scott, a Bakersfield Police Officer. I am a mother of two children and I understand how exciting this time is. I look forward to sharing these once-in-a-lifetime moments with you. I am one of those people who truly look forward to coming to work every day. I can't wait to meet you soon.

     
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drKaneen   Viri Diana Zuniga, MA
     
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Carrie Thomas  

Carrie Thomas, Office Manager

Carrie moved to Bakersfield in 2003 with her two children, and married her husband in 2006. She graduated Santa Barbara Business College in 2006, specializing in Medical Front Office Systems. Her internship was done at Advanced Women's Health Center in Aug. 2006 and she started working for AWHC in Sept. 2006 as a Receptionist. She has sinced worked here way up to the possition of office manager..

Carrie loves working for Advanced Women's Health Center. She truly cares about each and every patient, and making sure their visit is a pleasant experience.

She looks forwards to meeting you.

Contact Carrie

     
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