Women's Health

Designed especially for women, our 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 & Bone Health
  • Cancer Survivorship
  • Chronic Disease Prevention & Risk Reduction
  • Hormone Therapy
  • Menopause & Perimenopause Evaluation & Treatment
  • Nutrition & Fitness Counseling
  • Primary Care
  • Routine Gynecological Care
  • Sexual Health Evaluation & Treatments
North American Menopause  Society

Women’s Health specialists and Certified Menopause Practitioners Barb DePree, MD, and Laurie Birkholz, MD, provide you with 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.

For appointments, advice, and medication refills, please call during office hours. You may also schedule appointments, send messages and request medication refills through the patient portal. If you do not currently have a Lakeshore Patient Portal you may request access by calling during office phone hours.

Menopause and Perimenopause Blog
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 treatments available.

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 for you to discuss your concerns. Give us a call to schedule an appointment.

Studies show that more than 40 percentage 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 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 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


Certified Menopause Practitioner

Laurie Birkholz, MD

Education & Training

Institution Degree
Aurora Healthcare Residency
Medical College of Wisconsin MD


Certified Menopause Practitioner

Jayne Pettinga, FNP-BC

Education & Training

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