Barb DePree, MD,Gynecologist and Certified Menopause Practitioner with Lakeshore Health Partners – Women’s Health was named Certified Menopause Practitioner of the Year by the North American Menopause Society (NAMS).
NAMS is North America’s leading independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health and quality of life for women during midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause and healthy aging. Its multidisciplinary membership of 2,000 leaders in the field—including clinical and basic science experts from medicine, nursing, sociology, psychology, anthropology, pharmacy, epidemiology, nutrition, and education—allows NAMS to be the preeminent resource on all aspects of menopause to both health care providers and the public.
“This is a very professional organization that sets a high standard of care for the menopausal patient population, and has a rigorous certification process, so to be selected from over 2,000 members of NAMS is a very special honor,” says Dr. DePree. “The members are passionate about pursuing research and science, to be up to date in understanding all aspects of expected changes of menopause and to be able to help patients manage and address those needs.”