Why did you go into OB/GYN?
I have always wanted to be a physician. I originally began practice as a Family
Physician in Carlisle, Kentucky, and was drawn to both the medical and surgical aspects of Obstetrics and Gynecology and especially the continuity of care that this discipline provided. Over the years I have enjoyed getting to know my patients and their families. For 22 years I have limited my practice to Gynecology with special interest in perimenopausal medicine, pelvic organ prolapse, urogynecology and Bone Densitometry.
As one of the founding partners of Women’s Care Center, it has been my honor to provide quality care for our patients and their families for many years. I look forward to continuing this provision of care to established and new patients.
Jeannie, Angie, and Susan have been associated with me for 36, 20, and 16 years
respectively and are here to provide you with a professional, friendly and caring
atmosphere. They will be happy to assist you in any way possible.
Dr. Jenkins was born in Maysville, Kentucky, graduated from Frankfort High School, attended Vanderbilt University, graduated from the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville School of Medicine followed by three years as a Medical Officer in the U.S. Navy. He spent three years in Family Practice in Carlisle, Kentucky, before completing his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Kentucky Medical Center and joining Dr. William C. Ellis, which ultimately culminated in the formation of Women’s Care Center.
He is active in the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, having served as Chairman of the National Junior Fellows, Kentucky Section, District V plus Assistant Secretary of the College and on numerous commissions and committees. He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists and of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of the AMA, Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, American Urogynecologic Society, Central Association of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, North American Menopause Society and the International Society of Clinical Densotomitrists.
He is the author of ten peer-reviewed medical articles plus ten chapters and books.
Dr. Jenkins and his wife, Mary Jean, have four children; Deborah Lynne Jennes, Susan Jenkins Marcinek, Van R. Jenkins III, Jason C. Jenkins; and ten grandchildren.