The Practice ↓

At Poway Women’s Care, we pride ourselves in providing individualized comprehensive state of the art obstetrical and gynecological care. Our goal is to develop lifelong relationships with our patients while providing complete healthcare for the many stages of a woman’s life.
— Dr. Karen Kohatsu MD

Dr. Karen Kohatsu, MD 


Dr. Karen E. Kohatsu is an obstetrician/gynecologist who has been in North San Diego County since 1993.  She graduated from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and completed her residency from White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Kohatsu provides comprehensive obstetrical and gynecological medical and surgical care and also specializes in medical aesthetics. She has the philosophy of individual and specialized care for each of her patients. She continues to work along side Deana Buan, PA-C and her office staff at Poway Women's Care to serve the residents of the San Diego Area.  

Deana Buan, PAC


Deana Buan, PA-C was born and raised in San Diego. She graduated Cum Laude from Point Loma Nazarene University with a degree in Kinesiology in 2003. She then went directly to Western University of Health Sciences where she graduated top of her class with a Masters in PA studies in 2005. Before joining Poway Women’s Care, Deana practiced primary care, with a focus on sports medicine, family medicine, and urgent care in Temecula, CA for 4 years.