Author:

Diana Bitner, MD

Diana Bitner, MD, NCMP, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. She received her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dr. Bitner is a certified menopause physician through the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) and was named the 2015 menopause practitioner of the year by NAMS. She has also completed specialized training with the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH). Her interests include women’s wellness, prevention of heart disease, menopause, perimenopause, laparoscopic and robotic pelvic surgery, and pelvic pain. She is also fluent in Portuguese.

Posts from Diana Bitner, MD

Pregnancy, the true stress test

A little knowledge about your family history can make those 10 months much more rewarding.

Start your day the green way

With the right ingredients, a well-made smoothie can provide your body all the fuel it needs to start the day.

Hormones? Let’s clear the confusion

Know the facts about hormones and therapy before making any decisions.

Lift the fog

Is hormone replacement therapy right for you?

Patient Story

Too young for a heart attack?

Maybe not. Women need to be aware of how symptoms may vary between the genders.

Don’t let fibroids ruin your life

They could be the source of your relentless exhaustion and nagging discomfort.

Reduce hot flashes and night sweats…

...by getting back to the basics.

Break the cycle

Change your medical future by following this sage advice from a doctor who has seen it happen.

What you need to know about heart disease

Know your risk factors and symptoms.

What you don’t know (but should) about stomach cancer

Early diagnosis is key in treating this particularly aggressive, and sneaky, type of cancer.

Prevent human papilloma virus—get vaccinated

Parents need to know the vaccine is safe, effective and needed for today's youth.

The not-so-sunny side of bone health

Are you getting enough vitamin D and exercise to keep osteoporosis at bay?