Clinical Leadership - Ms.Medicine
Clinical Leadership

The Ms.Medicine clinical leadership team was developed to guide compassionate, quality care rooted in evidence-based practice. Together this team will drive inspiration to promote the Ms.Medicine vision of serving the unmet need for evidence-based longitudinal care for women and advocate for the advancement of equality within medicine. Having extensive experience, they proudly offer their expertise as pillars of support to our affiliate practices. These clinicians will build standardized operating procedures and maintain the advancement of our clinical offerings as both time and technology continue to advance. Not only will they serve as brand ambassadors, they will also reinforce the value of concierge medicine and Ms.Medicine’s place as an industry leader in primary care.  

Associate Medical Director

Laurie Birkholz, MD, is a board certified Family Medicine physician and fellowship-trained Women’s Health specialist. Dr. Birkholz believes in the importance of caring for the whole woman through a holistic approach based in lifestyle medicine and prevention. Her Women’s Health training allows for additional focus in areas that include menopausal medicine, sexual health and gynecology.

Dr. Birkholz embraces the belief that knowledge is power and strives to educate and empower her patients to lead their healthiest and most fulfilling lives. She is committed to providing a safe space that offers compassionate, evidence-based medicine while promoting social tolerance and equality. ALL are welcome and celebrated in her practice.

Dr. Birkholz, husband Eric, and their two children, Hayden and Anna, live in Saugatuck, MI, and love all things outdoors. She is a life-long wellness enthusiast, avid runner and Peloton addict.

Associate Medical Director of Gynecology 

Dr. Smith is an OB/GYN and a fierce women’s health advocate in Texas and nationwide. She is a board-certified Fellow of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a certified menopausal health practitioner by the North American Menopausal Society, and clinical assistant professor at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine at Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Smith is also the founder of Charleston House Gynecology, which she created to provide a truly personalized healthcare experience for women beyond childbearing. 

Prior to opening Charleston House, Dr. Smith co-founded Magnolia OB/GYN at Baylor University Medical Center. After graduating from Texas A&M, Dr. Smith served as a healthcare policy advocate in Washington, D.C. and then moved on to do so at the state level in Austin, TX. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor University Medical Center in 2007 where she continues to practice today.