True Women’s Health is a company started by Dr. Diana Bitner with the vision that all women deserve personalized health planning using sound medical knowledge and common sense, taking into each woman’s personal goals and situation. The mission of True is to empower women with knowledge and a plan that can be tailored to her personal goals for aging. True will provide this knowledge through an on-line community in many different ways with tools such as guide books and workbooks, on-line support, visual aids, motivational reminders such as bracelets and charms, and a growing database to further guide women and medical providers who are about women’s health.
The initial focus of True is women’s health during mid-life and menopause and helping women 40-55 re-discover and re-commit to their truth and optimize their chances for a healthy future. However, True plans to grow and support women of all ages to be their partner for discovering, developing, and remaining connected to their truth and best health.
The growing team of True includes a diverse group of women and men with passion and expertise in women’s health, communication, business, and on-line community development. These are exciting times for women’s health and we look forward to becoming a sustainable community which will serve women for many years to come.
About Dr. Diana Bitner
Diana Bitner MD loves being a doctor who specializes in women’s health. After 15 years of OB/GYN practice, she had too many patients asking questions she could not answer about aging and hormones. She saw how the menopause transition could be a very confusing time for women, including unwelcome body changes that could lead to an increased risk for heart disease, diabetes and obesity. She wanted to understand what was really happening and develop a practical method to help women make choices to feel their best.
To increase her knowledge, Dr. Bitner became a Certified Menopause Practitioner in the North American Menopause Society. She put the information to good use by starting a menopause group at Spectrum Health Medical Group in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She put together a process called WAIPointes—Who Am I—to treat menopause symptoms and reduce risk factors for chronic disease. She also began teaching medical students and resident physicians as an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.
Her goal was to empower women with information and personalized goal setting. She wanted to see her patients reconnect with their dreams and aspirations, using a plan based on a healthy lifestyle with medical treatment options when appropriate and safe. To this end, truewomenshealth.com was developed and serves as a landing pad for women who wish to join a community of women who want authentic answers and navigation tools during mid-life and menopause.