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Lakeside Natural Medicine Adds New Menopause Group Visits

Nov 01, 2023 12:00AM ● By Natural Awakenings Milwaukee
Lakeside Natural Medicine now offers menopause group visits, an innovative and interactive approach to addressing menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and mood swings while meeting individual health and wellness goals. Patients with common health goals are brought together and led by Naturopathic Doctor Dr. Sarah Axtell in a supportive group environment. The group visits consist of two 60-minute visits that are scheduled approximately four weeks apart. The focus of the next group visit is perimenopause and menopause, 9 a.m. on November 16, with visit two taking place at 9 a.m. on December 14.

Each visit allows patients to share experiences while also learning how to incorporate key elements to living a healthier life. Intimate groups of approximately eight patients gather in Lakeside’s food-as-medicine kitchen.

While not the standard model of care, group visits are becoming more popular nationwide, notes Axtell, Lakeside’s founding naturopathic doctor. “My goal with this perimenopause/menopause group visit is to facilitate a support network among women and give women better tools to address this transitional time,” she says. “You’ll leave with a training manual on how to prepare for or trouble-shoot specific symptoms. You can absolutely thrive during this menopausal journey.”

Location: 3510 N. Oakland Ave., Unit 203, Shorewood. For more information or to register, call 414-939-8748 or visit