When it comes to midlife and menopause issues, Diana Bitner, MD, NCMP, FACOG, doesn't fool around. A practicing obstetrician and gynecologist, Dr. Bitner wanted to offer more than basic help for patients dealing with menopause-related symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, and weight gain.
To find out more, Bitner attended the annual meeting of the North American Menopause Society. "When I got there and saw the program, I thought, 'There's this entire world out there in terms of science-based treatment for menopause and gender-specific medicine. We're treating women as if they're men in terms of medication and treatment, instead of looking at how our chemistry is different.' I learned a lot and knew wanted to bring this back to West Michigan," she explained.
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