It’s no secret…women are different. 

Throughout your journey as a woman, you have special health needs. Lakeland is committed to offering exemplary care in each stage of life whether it’s preparing for a birth, managing menopause symptoms, or diagnosing any number of disorders. 

Your friends and neighbors from throughout southwest Michigan and beyond share their experiences at Spectrum Health Lakeland. Do you have a story to share? Click on the "What's Your Story" button and complete the form. 
What's Your Story?

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The Scariest Five Minutes of My Life

Jacklynn Armstrong
Sep, 2019
My care team was so attentive to all of my needs and made a scary situation that much easier for my whole family.

The Path to Healing

Carolyn Drier

Physicians:

Krista Schulte, NP
May, 2019
My wound healed so well – I couldn’t believe it and neither could they.

Nothing to Laugh At

Carol Hageman
May, 2019
When Dr. Schuhknecht suggested robotic surgery I knew he had my best interests in mind.

Two Special Birthdays

Taleah Adams
May, 2019
The nurses and doctors were constantly checking on me to make sure I was ok. I felt so supported the entire time.

A Lesson in Acceptance

Evelyn & Carrie Zak
Apr, 2019
A lot of people ask questions about her helmet. I love educating people on something that's helping enhance my daughter's life.

Finally a Family of Three

Michelle Coy
Apr, 2019
I am so thankful for the care I received at the Niles BirthPlace.

1 in 80,000 Odds

Nafitiri Mills
Mar, 2019
The way they care for the babies is so genuine.

A Wedding Day Delivery

Matt and Kristin Ross
Mar, 2019
Trust your care team, they’ve done this a lot, they know what they’re doing.

A Miracle Birth

Lucia Higgins

Physicians:

Alissa Conklin, MD
Nov, 2018
Dr. Conklin made it all very personal while still ensuring both the baby and I were safe.

A Dream Come True

Linda Dolezan
Aug, 2018
There’s been a lot of tears but everyone at Lakeland has been so compassionate and caring.
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Wound Center: Carolyn Drier “The Path to Healing”

Carolyn Drier suffered a fall in the parking lot that resulted in a small lesion on her knee. After her wound would not heal she scheduled a visit to the Lakeland Wound Center in Niles.

Menopause: Navigating the Change (Ashley Dupuis, DO, FACOOG)

Ashley Dupuis, DO, discusses the early years transitioning up to menopause, what to expect, and specific symptoms.

Check-Up: Postpartum Depression is Not Your Fault (Meredith Sheldon, MA, LLPC)

Southwestern Medical Clinic counselor, Meredith Sheldon, talks about why women may experience postpartum depression and how treatment can help people cope.

Lakeland BirthPlace: Matt and Kristin Ross “A Wedding Day Delivery”

Kristin Ross was attending her sister's wedding when something unexpected happened: her water broke.

Provider Video Profile: Tatiyana Stankovic, NP (Plastic Surgery)

Tatiyana Stankovic, NP, cares for patients at Stonegate Plastic Surgery. She is trained in a wide spectrum of surgical and non-surgical procedures designed to enhance the face, body, breasts and skin.

Provider Video Profile: Sheena Lader, PA (Plastic Surgery)

Sheena Lader, PA, cares for patients at Stonegate Plastic Surgery. She is trained in a wide spectrum of surgical and non-surgical procedures designed to enhance the face, body, breasts and skin.

Planning Your Life Around the Restroom? Take Control!

Learn about the causes and symptoms of incontinence.

Check-Up: Causes of Incontinence (Vanessa Cool, PT)

Vanessa Cool shares how rehabilitation can be an effective treatment option for incontinence.

Think You Know All There is About Breast Cancer? (Benjamin Gielda, MD; Elizabeth Jeffers, MD)

Learn about the latest breakthrough technologies in breast cancer treatment.

Physician Video Profile: Joel Bez, DO (Pain Management)

Dr. Joel Bez is a pain management physician with Southern Michigan Pain Consultants in St. Joseph, MI.

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