San Joaquin Laser Aesthetic Center

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The Staff at San Joaquin Ob/Gyn Medical Group

The beauty of our medical staff is that they have been a part of our family for as many as twenty years. We have been fortunate to have a staff that has been loyal to our commitment to service our patients. They have placed their heartfelt service in the organization from the time of a patient’s pregnancy to second generation and now third generation in many families. We are proud of their commitment to serve you. They have “spoon fed” new mothers, “hand held” mothers into the operating room, taught teenagers sex education, and explained healthy nutrition, and provided psychosocial services as requested. Prenatal and birthing classes are standard in this practice and the hospitals have commented that they are pleased to have a “Dr. Brown” patient because they are so well informed upon admission to the hospital. This group of medical assistants, receptionists, counselors, and even financial counselors provide the patient with respect and acceptance that patients over nearly four generations recognize that they are appreciated and welcome in our medical practice.

The Staff at San Joaquin Ob/Gyn Medical Group


Dr. W.L. Brown Jr. W.L. Brown Jr., M.D.

A Fresno native and Bullard High School graduate, this doctor has followed closely in the footsteps of his father. Graduating from the University of Southern California (USC), he has carried the tradition of excellence into the 21st century providing high quality healthcare to women of all ages. Dr. Brown Jr. has added thousands of healthy babies to his repertoire and extensive gynecological surgeries, as well as state of the art expertise in technology to his career.

In addition he has expanded his commitment with the largest HMO in Fresno county as the President /CEO and vice chairman of the Central California Women’s HealthCare, IPA organization associated with the highly successful Sante HMO. As the recipient of multiple awards for the practice of a successful Ob/Gyn practice, he has flourished in the valley as a highly respected practitioner having managed a practice delivering nearly 30,000 babies and thousands of gynecological surgeries.

At the request of his patients and the passion for weight loss and cosmetic surgery, he has expanded his practice into laser assisted cosmetic procedures. He is an Associate of the American Academy of Cosmetic Gynecologists performing cosmetic procedures in the surgical suite of his office.  He also is a member of the Keller SmartLipo group and performs SmartLipo MPX liposuction body sculpturing fat transfer, and aesthetics. He continues to practice his love of obstetrics and gynecology.


Janice M. Stain, M.DJanice M. Stain, M.D.

Dr. Stain has practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology in Fresno since 1994. She is a native of Fresno, born at Fresno Community Hospital and educated locally. She graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. degree. She completed her medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh. After completing her residency at Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she worked at Kaiser Permanente Hospital.

For the past seven years, Dr. Stain has practiced at Sequoia Community Health Foundation providing care for the underserved communities in Fresno County. Prior to her service at Sequoia she joined the practice of the Drs. W.L. Brown for three years. She is excited too about the opportunity to once again be in the same building working “side-by-side” with Drs. Brown.

Dr. Stain‘s desire is that patient’s be well-educated about their health and participate in decisions regarding treatment and alternatives for their care.

Dr. Stain has other interests besides medicine. She has been married for twenty-one years to her husband and has two teenage daughters. To read more about her family and interests, visit her website at

Anne C. Wilkes, CNM

Anne C. Wilkes, CNM Anne C. Wilkes, CNM

Mrs. Wilkes is a Fresno native who completed her training at Fresno City College in nursing and then University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine in Nurse Midwifery in the 1990’s. She has been instrumental in the successful management of thousands of healthy babies delivered in our practice. She is a “hands on” nurse midwife for our obstetrical patients fostering education and successful pregnancy outcomes for the practice. In addition, for the first pelvic examination of many aged females, she has been instrumental with the experience in the initial examination. Originally trained as a labor and delivery nurse for several years, her ability to interpret and relate to patients’ needs and experience has been unsurpassed. Accepting the challenge and dynamics of an ever evolving healthcare dynamic, she has been trained in cosmetic surgery, laser assisted lypolysis, and weight loss education to provide the female perspective to our ever evolving and expanding Ob/Gyn and Cosmetic practice of services. She continues to be at “mom’s” bedside for deliveries.


Maria MercadoMaria Mercado, Esthetician

Maria Mercado is an experienced CA licensed Esthetician certified in Microdermabrasion, Peels, Facials and product protocols for pigmentation, Rosacea and Acne. Skilled in the art of both waxing and threading to provide the best in removing unwanted hair. Maria has also been trained in the application of Permanent Make Up to provide lasting beauty and clinical restoration. Contact Maria today to schedule an appointment and start enjoying the way you look and feel.

Office: 559.265.4444
Mobile: 559.375.3944