Carole Cook, MD
Director, Physician Outreach
Dr. Carole Cook brings to ConnectWell over 30 years of expertise in women’s health—caring for women from adolescents through young adulthood, family building, menopause and beyond. In her role as Director of Physician Outreach, Carole is responsible for bringing ConnectWell’s Programming to the physician community as a tool for physicians to utilize with their patients in reversing chronic preventable diseases.
Carole takes an integrative approach to women’s health looking at the whole person including their life situation, family, work and environment. As part of her integrative approach, Carole listens deeply to what her patients are telling her in order to help move them on a path towards health. In Carole’s practice she uses medical science, technology, and the wisdom of the world’s healing traditions to guide assessment and treatment of body, mind, and spirit in partnership with her patients. Carole empowers her patients towards health through teaching them to take an active role in their health and life. With a deep passion for the well-being of her patients, Carole considers it a privilege to collaborate with patients on their journey towards a life of health, vitality and balance. Carole has practiced in San Jose since 1985 and has been in solo practice since 2003.
Carole was born on a ranch in Northern California. Those early roots grounded her with a deep affection for nature and a firm belief in the value of family, independence and a strong work ethic. Carole’s mother always had an extra place at the table for anyone who showed up hungry or not. It is in this environment that Carole’s love of food, caring for others and embracing life with all it suffering and joys was nurtured. Carole is married to a physician and they have two young adult sons and a dog that reminds them to live in the moment. Carole enjoys cooking, reading, meditating and has recently added additional exercise and yoga to her routine.
Carole received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of San Francisco and her M.D. from Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine in Portland. Carole completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology internship and residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Carole is board certified by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a certified menopause practitioner with the North American Menopause Society. She completed a two-year Fellowship in Integrative Medicine through the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine under the directorship of Andrew Weil, MD, and staff.