Women's Health

Doctor Dialogue Addresses Women’s Wellness

Spectrum Health Medical Group Hosts Free Seminar at The Pinnacle Center

Are fluctuating hormone levels keeping you from a good night’s sleep? Are your loved ones sometimes on edge when they are in your presence? It’s hormones, ladies!

Women are invited to find out how to deal with hormone surges and other issues that come with childbearing and age at a free seminar in May. Spectrum Health Medical Group’s Doctor Dialogue series continues with “Healthy Aging in an Unhealthy World” on Tuesday, May 15, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Pinnacle Center, 3330 Highland Drive, Hudsonville.

Keynote speaker, Diana Bitner, MD, will present on hormones, PMS and menopause. In addition, there will be multiple breakout sessions covering heart health, physical activity, reproductive health, nutrition and looking your best.

Dr. Bitner, a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist with Spectrum Health Medical Group, received her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit.

The seminar is free and open to the public. Register online at shmg.org/doctordialogue or by phone at 616.267.2626 and select option 4. Refreshments will be provided.

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system in West Michigan offering a full continuum of care through the Spectrum Health Hospital Group, which is comprised of nine hospitals including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, a state of the art children’s hospital that opened in January 2011, and 190 service sites; the Spectrum Health Medical Group and West Michigan Heart, physician groups totaling more than 600 providers; and Priority Health, a health plan with 625,000 members. Spectrum Health is West Michigan’s largest employer with more than 18,000 employees. The organization provided $176.5 million in community benefit during its 2011 fiscal year.