Marka Steensma, MD is a board-certified OB-Gyn with a passion for helping women in the most intimate areas of life. With over 15 years of experience, Marka now brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise into wellness treatment at the Grand Pearl Spa!
Q: How long have you worked in healthcare and wellness?
A: I have 16 years of experience within women’s health, as a general OB/GYN.
Q: Do you have a particular aspect of Wellness and Sexual Health you love the most?
A: Wholeness. I love working with patients, helping them to achieve physical, emotional, and spiritual wholeness with cutting-edge treatment options that address the most common health challenges that can diminish the quality of life.
Q: Why do your patients come to you?
A: I am an attentive listener who validates their struggles and lets them know that they are not alone. I provide a safe and comfortable environment for them to discuss their difficulties.
Q: Where are you from? Do you have a dream city or state you’d like to live in?
A: I am a West Michigan native, from Hamilton, Michigan. I attended Hope College where I met my husband before heading to Detroit for Medical School. My husband was born and raised in Grand Rapids, and we both attended our residencies here in Michigan. After Residency, we moved to New York City where I worked in Labor and Delivery as an OB/GYN on staff at Jamaica Hospital in Queens. I love living in West Michigan but would enjoy living in New York again.
Q: How do you like to spend your free time? What kind of hobbies do you have?
A: Traveling is a hobby for me as well as music! I’m a musician, pianist and I play the french horn. I love music and listen to everything from classical music to hard rock. I also enjoy cooking and entertaining, I love making appetizers and charcuterie for my guests.