Midlife and Menopause

Our certified menopause practitioners genuinely listen and address your perimenopausal and menopausal concerns, and suggest the best treatment options for you.

Each woman has her own unique set of midlife symptoms, leading to her own set of questions and concerns.

An important milestone in every woman's life, menopause is accompanied by physical and emotional changes that deserve specialized care. Although natural and unavoidable, the changes and challenges associated with perimenopause and menopause merit the care and attention of women's health experts who understand this important life stage and treat your unique symptoms. That's why we provide a compassionate, nurturing environment and personalized care that supports your individual health and lifestyle needs. Our goal is to make the transition to midlife, menopause and beyond healthy and fulfilling. Your path to overall menopause wellness begins with an evaluation to help our physicians understand how your menopausal or perimenopausal symptoms are affecting your life and relationships. We’ll create a personalized treatment plan to suit your specific needs.

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
(616) 748-5785


Dr. Barb DePree, MD, Lakeshore Health Partners - Women's Health discusses menopause symptoms and treatments.