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Dr. Brenda Smith - Founder of the Midlife Wellness Center

Dr. Smith, a well-respected Kansas City area obstetrician/gynecologist, has been on staff at Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City since 1990, as well as a partner in the medical practice Ferns, Matile, Smith & Perryman, M.D.s, P.C. She also was a member of the hospital’s teaching staff for 15 years.

Dr. Smith performed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Saint Luke’s Hospital. She received her medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kan., and her bachelor of science degree from Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, Mo.

Dr. Smith is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She also is a member of the American Medical Association, the Kansas City Gynecological Society, the Metropolitan Medical Society and the Missouri State Medical Association.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 01:41
What is considered midlife for a woman? Some might say they’re at a mid-point in life because their menstrual cycles have ended. But according to Brenda Smith, MD, a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist and owner of Midlife Wellness Center in Kansas City, Missouri, midlife for a woman is actually a huge segment of time, in fact, many years representing a new and exciting phase for females to fully enjoy. However, the time to plan for a successful transition into and through this time frame requires a solid foundation of good mental and physical health that begins well before entering this phase of life.


It becomes vital that you provide your body with good fuel. Nutrition even affects how hormones function, or don't function, in the body. At your consultation we will discuss any concerns you have regarding your weight. We also will develop a strategy to help you maintain a healthy weight, and reduce your risk for weight-related illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke and cancer.

Thursday, 23 January 2014 01:21

Why All Calories Are Not Created Equal

by Brenda S. Smith, M.D.

Eyes Wide Open

When it comes to eating correctly, all you have to do is open you eyes. Really look at things and see them for what they are. Look in the mirror - are you satisfied with what you see looking back at you. Look at your dinner plate – is it food from nature that your body was designed to accept and use appropriately. Open your eyes and truthfully evaluate what’s in front of you.

Friday, 19 February 2016 18:53

In 1993 I was the first physician in Kansas City to begin prescribing bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). Working with BHRT for 23 years with thousands of women has taught me a lot. Let me pass on some of the important principles about BHRT that I have learned.



They result from years of neglect and abuse. As you discuss your health, Dr. Smith will help you recognize the early warning signs of disease, and make suggestions for choices that can help you live a healthier midlife.

Schedule your Prevention appointment now.

PHONE: (813)587-7979

Thursday, 23 January 2014 01:24

The Debate Over Mammograms:

What Should a Woman Do?

Brenda S. Smith, M.D.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently completed an evaluation of mammography as a breast cancer screening tool.  The task force recommended reducing the use of mammography due to the risk of radiation exposure and false positive findings that result in unnecessary biopsies and surgery.  The USPSTF recommended that for women who are not at high risk, mammograms begin at age 50 and then recommended mammogram every 2 years instead of yearly until the age of 74.  The USPSF also recommended against self-breast exams again citing false alarms and unneeded biopsies.

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