Women's Care

An obstetrician-gynecologist, or OB-GYN, has expertise in female reproductive health, pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum care. Our Obstetrics and Gynecological team is here to provide you with the custom care you need at every stage of your life.


We designed the Women’s Health Center, with your health in mind, to inspire a sense of comfort, peace and tranquility. From comfortable seating to inspiring artwork and complimentary coffee and tea, the spa-like atmosphere fosters relaxation.

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Take a tour of our state of the art Women's and Birthing Center at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.

Diagnostic Imaging

A diagnostic imaging department dedicated to the needs of women is located within the Women’s Center on the second floor of the hospital. Services include mammography (digital, including screening, diagnostic, needle localizations–mammography or stereo), bone density testing and stereotactic breast biopsies.

Door County Medical Center is proud to offer 3-D Mammography. 3D Mammography imaging is a type of digital mammography that, instead of taking a flat 2D image of breast tissue, creates a 3D image from a composite formed of image layers. One common way to describe the process is to compare the 3D image to the pages of a book, allowing doctors to examine breast tissue layer by layer.

Fewer Cancers Missed
As many as 20 percent of breast cancers will be missed by 2D mammography. 3D mammography has been shown to detect on average 41% more invasive breast cancers than 2D mammography.
Less Invasive Treatments
Catching cancer early means less invasive treatments. The likelihood of a mastectomy is greatly reduced, the number of unnecessary biopsies is reduced and the radiation dose is the same as a 2D machine.
Reduced Callback Rate
3D mammography results in fewer false positives and fewer callbacks. In 2016, DCMC performed 3,200 mammograms. According to Ms. Feldbreugge, “With 2D mammography, our call back rate was around 10%. We expect our callback rate to decrease, probably down to something near 5%...” According to numerous studies, 3D mammography can reduce callbacks by as much as 40%.

Even though it has been estimated that a woman born in the United States today has a 1 in 8 chance of developing some form of breast cancer during their lifetime, the five-year survival rate is nearly 100% when breast cancer is detected early.

To reach our Diagnostic Imaging department, please call 920-746-3540.

Dorene Dempster, MD
Dorene Dempster, MD


  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


Sturgeon Bay, Fish Creek

Elizabeth Gaida, MD
Elizabeth Gaida, MD


  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


Sturgeon Bay

Have Your Baby at Door County Medical Center

Offering Custom Prenatal, Labor and Birth, Postpartum, Newborn and Lactation Care
Choosing a birth center that matches your values and preferences is important. Our award-winning OB/GYN team lives in this community and our number one priority is your wellbeing. We recognize that every mother and every baby is special, which is why we tailor our services to fit your needs. We are here to make sure that you and baby remain healthy and comfortable throughout your pregnancy and childbirth, and that begins with establishing trust from day one.
Modern Amenities and Comfort Close to Home
Our Birthing Center is a complete obstetrical inpatient unit composed of four dedicated birthing suites equipped for comprehensive labor, delivery, and postpartum care of mother, baby and her family. Painted in soothing tones, and featuring beautiful artwork, comfortable furnishings and spacious bathrooms, DCMC’s Birthing Center provides outstanding amenities for mothers, babies and families. We gladly offer private tours of our facility for you and your loved ones upon request.
Giving Birth is an Educational Journey
In addition to obstetrical care, staff provides care for female medical-surgical and gynecologic patients. Parents receive education through prepared childbirth classes, baby care and feeding classes, videos, and postpartum discharge contact. Our certified lactation consultants provide personalized breastfeeding support at the birthing center and after leaving the hospital.
Prepared Childbirth
We invite all expectant mothers and their labor companions to attend our in-person birthing class. This day long course will empower you to feel confident and prepared for childbirth. We are fortunate to live in the age of technology, but nothing can replace the in-person experience of learning and asking questions from our qualified staff. Our instructors are experienced OB Registered Nurses and/or Internationally Board-Certified Lactation Consultants. Our goal is to make you comfortable and confident: there are no silly questions! Women at any stage of their pregnancy are welcome, although we recommend taking this course at the 6-8th month of pregnancy. Learn more 
Breastfeeding Basics
Breastfeeding is a natural function that does not come with an instruction manual. Our expert staff is here to remove any apprehension you may be experiencing as you make the personal decision to breastfeed your newborn. At Door County Medical Center, we understand that not every mother will end up breastfeeding their child, and that’s ok! What is normal for one might be an impossibility for another. It is our hope that this class will help you understand the basics surrounding this life giving experience. We want you to plan for success! Learn more 
Breastmilk Depot
Door County Medical Center’s new Milk Depot is looking for community members to donate breast milk for inpatient babies at Door County Medical Center as well as the greater NE Wisconsin region. Visit the Mothers' Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes website to learn more.

Additional Resources

At Door County Medical Center, comprehensive care is just down the road. To reach our Women's Center, please call 920-746-3666.

Questions about Women's Care? Contact Us 

Video Resources

Preparing For Your Upcoming Gynecological Surgery
Preparing For Your Upcoming C-Section