Dr. Bilhorn is a board-certified OB/GYN practicing gynecology, with special interests in adolescent health, weight issues, wellness and menopause. Dr. Bilhorn is a Certified Menopause Practitioner through the North American Menopause Society, as well as a Certified Bone Densitometrist with the International Society for Clinical Densitometry, which gives her special training in reading and interpreting DEXA scans for osteoporosis screening.
She graduated from Duke University and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, and completed her residency at the University of Minnesota Hospitals in Minneapolis, Minn. Following residency, Dr. Bilhorn practiced in Minnesota for nine years. She spent the next 11 years in East Africa, with her veterinarian husband, Lorin, and their three teenage children, serving as a missionary and practicing community medicine. She returned to North Carolina in 2005, started at A Woman’s View in January 2006, and now considers Hickory “home.”
“I see my ‘job’ as ministry – not just absorbing and imparting clinical information,” Dr. Bilhorn says. “I try to view every patient as a whole person, not focusing only on the gynecologic problem that might have brought her to me.”