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Women's Health

Designed especially for women, the team at Lakeshore Health Partners – Women’s Health guides your personalized care from assessment to treatment and beyond. Your team provides the specialized expertise, advanced technology and compassionate care designed to meet your needs in every stage of life.

Services available include:

  • Breast and bone health
  • Cancer survivorship
  • Chronic disease prevention and risk reduction
  • Hormone therapy
  • Menopause and perimenopause evaluation and treatment
  • Nutrition and fitness counseling
  • Primary care
  • Routine gynecological care
  • Sexual health evaluation and treatments

Women’s Health specialists and certified menopause practitioners Barb DePree, MD, and Laurie Birkholz, MD, provide you with the most comprehensive and compassionate care. Dr. Barb DePree, was honored in 2013 as the Certified Menopause Practitioner of the Year by the North American Menopause Society.

Lakeshore Health Partners Women's Health Midlife Services
We know that midlife can present new challenges...but it doesn't have to take a toll on your life. Many women do not seek help for midlife-related issues due to embarrassment or the belief that there are no available treatments.

Dr. Barb DePree and Dr. Laurie Birkholz are Certified Menopause Practitioners, specializing in menopause and midlife wellness. Whether you're in perimenopause or you're dealing with sexual health issues after menopause, our physicians will create a personalized treatment plan to fit your specific needs.

We offer many midlife services, including:
  • Menopause and perimenopause evaluation and treatment
  • Sexual health evaluation and treatment
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Nutrition and fitness counseling
  • and more...

With a convenient location in Zeeland, our Certified Menopause Practitioners offer a comfortable and caring environment in which to discuss your concerns. Give us a call to schedule an appointment.

Studies show that more than 40% of women are affected by sexual dysfunction at some point in their lives. These issues can range from low libido to pain disorders and can be caused by medical conditions, stress, fatigue, medication or even the hormonal changes associated with menopause. Many women choose not to seek treatment due to discomfort, embarrassment or the belief that there are no available treatments.

Even after treatment, many women still encounter lingering effects of cancer. At Lakeshore Health Partners – Women’s Health, our goal is to help survivors live a long, fulfilling and healthy life. Cancer Survivorship emphasizes wellness in terms of nutrition, bone health, sexual health and many other areas. We offer a caring and compassionate environment to discuss even the most personal issues.

Meet Our Women's Health Physicians

Laurie Birkholz, MD

Education & Training

Institution Degree
Aurora Healthcare Fellowship
Aurora Healthcare Residency
Medical College of Wisconsin MD


Certified Menopause Practitioner

Barbara DePree, MD

Education & Training

Institution Degree
Butterworth Hospital (Grand Rapids,MI) Residency
Wayne State University School of Medicine MD
Butterworth Hospital (Grand Rapids,MI) Internship


Certified Menopause Practitioner