Lakeshore Health Partners - Women's Health

We Know Women

Lakeshore Health Partners - Women’s Health understands women like you have unique health concerns that will change across your lifespan. Whether you’re planning to get pregnant, need an annual mammogram or seeking relief from yet another hot flash, we’re here for you.

We know women because we are women and have made women’s health our calling. Working with you as our most valuable partner, our team specializes in delivering:

  • Annual well-woman exams and screenings
  • Abnormal pap smears
  • Abnormal bleeding/periods
  • Bone health
  • Breast health services and high risk genetic evaluation
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Contraceptive management
  • Gynecological infections
  • Menopause and hormone management
  • Sexual health concerns
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Depression and anxiety

By partnering with your Primary Care Provider, we can also ensure women receive comprehensive care, including the management of their chronic or complex medical conditions.

For Appointments and Medication Refills

Please call during our regular office hours. You may also schedule appointments, send messages and request medication refills through our patient portal. If you do not currently have access to the Lakeshore Patient Portal, please let us know.

Menopause and Perimenopause Blog

While menopause is a natural health process—not a disease—its symptoms can wreak havoc on your life. That said, you shouldn’t feel embarrassed or believe you simply have to grin and bear your symptoms. Today, there are many effective menopause treatments available, from lifestyle modification to hormone therapies.

Our women’s health experts and certified menopause practitioners, Drs. Barb DePree and Laurie Birkholz, can help you take on menopause with greater confidence—and less discomfort and inconvenience. So you can make your midlife a great life.

Studies show that more than 40 percent of women are affected by sexual dysfunction at some point in their lives. From low libido to pain disorders, sexual health concerns can be caused by a variety or combination of reasons, including stress, fatigue, medication and hormonal changes associated with menopause.

The good news is, you’re not alone and you don’t have to go it alone either. There are many treatments available to help you realize and maintain a fulfilling sexual relationship.

Even after treatment, many women still face lingering effects of cancer. At Lakeshore Health Partners-Women’s Health, our goal is to help women not just survive, but thrive after cancer. Our cancer survivorship services emphasize nutrition, bone health, sexual health and many other areas of lifelong wellness. We offer a welcoming, compassionate environment to discuss even the most sensitive and personal issues.

Meet Our Lakeshore Health Partners - Women's Health Team

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

Interests

Certified Menopause Practitioner

Laurie Birkholz, MD


Education & Training

Institution Degree
Aurora Healthcare Residency
Medical College of Wisconsin MD

Interests

Certified Menopause Practitioner

Jayne Pettinga, FNP-BC


Education & Training

Institution Degree
Michigan State University - College of Nursing MSN
Grand Valley State University BSN