Women’s Health Office Officially Opens in Holland & Expands Team

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Laurie Birkholz, MD, NCMP, oversees women’s health and primary care concierge practice as part of the Ms.Medicine network

HOLLAND, MI – Board-certified family medicine physician and women’s health specialist, Laurie Birkholz, MD, NCMP, announced the opening of her new Ms.Medicine Holland office as well as the hiring of a new nurse practitioner and aesthetics trained nurse injector. Dr. Birkholz opened a satellite office in Douglas in May as part of the Ms.Medicine network. Cincinnati-based Ms.Medicine is a national healthcare organization whose mission is to improve healthcare for women via an innovative membership model.

The new office in Holland is located at 11971 James Street. Dr. Birkholz welcomed Anna Spoelhof, a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner, who will offer services under the Direct Primary Care model, an option for those who wish to join the practice but for a smaller fee. Kelli Rivera, RN has also joined the practice and will be focused on offering women skin care consultations and aesthetic services.

“I’m thrilled we have finally opened our office in Holland,” Dr. Birkholz said. “And we’re also excited to have expanded our team and expertise so that we can provide more women with the healthcare services they need to live full and healthy lives.”

Anna Spoelhof, NP is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Hope College in 2014, and enjoyed working at the bedside as a registered nurse in various specialties – including neonatal intensive care and urgent care.

Kelli Rivera is a Registered Nurse with experience in surgical nursing and surgical intensive care.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Michigan in 2005.

Ms.Medicine practices offer a concierge primary care model designed specifically to meet the unique health needs of women. Practices are led by women’s health-trained, primary care providers who offer a full spectrum of care, including long-term care, urgent care, wellness and preventive care and specialty women’s healthcare.

Laurie Birkholz, MD, NCMP, is a board-certified Family Medicine physician and fellowship-trained Women’s Health specialist who has been practicing since 2007, first in Wisconsin and now in Michigan. She most recently practiced with Lakeshore Health Partners in the Holland, MI, area.

Ms.Medicine was founded in Cincinnati in 2018 to address gender-specific needs of women not typically addressed in traditional primary care settings, such as bone health, sexual health, breast cancer risk assessment and prevention, menopause, and other issues. As concierge practices, Ms.Medicine offices opt out of Medicare and health insurance and instead provide all-inclusive care for a monthly or annual fee. The company’s goal is to expand nationally, including opening three to five new offices in 2020.

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