Category Archives: Meriter News

Dr. Dana Johnson: Lacerations are Common Summertime Injuries

Originally published on June 4, 2014, in the Wisconsin State Journal. Dr. Johnson is a pediatrician practicing at the Meriter McKee clinic. Dear Dr. Johnson: How do I know if a cut requires stitches? Dear Reader: As kids become more active during the … Continue reading

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Pediatric After-Hours Clinic Closed on 6/5

The Meriter Pediatric After-Hours Clinic will be closed on Thursday, June 5. Please contact your clinic to schedule an alternative appointment. If you believe your child is in need of immediate emergency care, dial 911 or take your child directly … Continue reading

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A Former Olympic Gymnast Overcomes Adversity

From the 1984 U.S. women’s Olympic gymnastics team to family medicine at Meriter McKee, Dr. Marie Roethlisberger shares her story about overcoming adversity in this recent Channel 3000 interview. After losing hearing in her left ear and having almost none … Continue reading

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Attend Therapy Central’s Open House on June 11

Meriter–UnityPoint Health is very excited to announce that our new Therapy Central clinic is complete at 1414 S. Park Street, Madison. The clinic will start treating patients on May 29. This new facility combines: • Orthopedic physical and occupational therapy • Neuro … Continue reading

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Tee Up for Men’s Health

​Meriter–UnityPoint Health invites you for an evening of golf analysis and discussion about men’s health. Although you may prefer to avoid the doctor at all costs, we promise this will be a casual opportunity to ask questions and improve your … Continue reading

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Learn About Food Allergy Safety with The BugaBees

Whether you know a child who has food allergies or you want to learn about how to keep them safe, you don’t want to miss two free events presented by local author Amy Recob, of the popular book series The … Continue reading

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Do You Know the Signs of Stroke?

Stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability and the 4th leading cause of death for adults in the US. Approximately 800,000 strokes occur each year. The good news is up to 80% of strokes are preventable; learn the signs and … Continue reading

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Grilling Season Recipes from Krista Kohls

Krista Kohls, a Meriter Clinical Dietitian, has several recipes to help you prepare for grilling season. From black bean burgers to turkey burgers, enjoy these healthy alternatives at your next barbecue! Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers *Courtesy of Allrecipes.com* Ingredients … Continue reading

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Meriter Children’s Center Celebrates The Week of the Young Child

This week Meriter Children’s Center has been celebrating The Week of the Young Child. This annual celebration is an opportunity to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families. To celebrate, the children have participated in … Continue reading

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Industry Experts Assess the ACA

In a recent InBusiness article, Dr. Robert Turngren, president of Meriter Medical Group, joined a panel of local industry experts to assess the Affordable Care Act’s long-term impacts. Click here to read the complete article.

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Meriter Launches Interactive Experience for JointCare Program

Online care plan guides patients through joint replacement surgery and recovery Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: Many Choices for a Safe Night’s Sleep

Originally published on March 27, 2014, in the Wisconsin State Journal. Dr. Johnson is a pediatrician practicing at the Meriter McKee clinic. Dear Dr. Johnson: I am expecting and trying to plan where my baby will sleep. What is your recommendation? Dear Reader: … Continue reading

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Allergy and Pediatrics Groups Achieve Best in the Nation

We are proud to announce that our patients have rated the Allergy and Meriter DeForest-Windsor clinic pediatrics groups Best in the Nation (on National Research Corporation’s Fourth Quarter 2013 Survey) for being able to get an appointment as soon as they needed and getting … Continue reading

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Celebrate Healthy Baby Month

March is Healthy Baby Month. Our staff works tirelessly to ensure every baby born in Meriter Hospital receives personalized attention and support. Each year at Meriter, we care for over 400 babies in our newborn intensive care unit. If a … Continue reading

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March 7 was Dress in Blue Day

On Friday, March 7, in honor of Colon Cancer Awareness Month, Meriter’s doctors, nurses and staff showed up to work dressed in blue to raise awareness and encourage discussion about the importance of screening for colon cancer. View the photos. … Continue reading

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Register to Improve your Golf Game

Has the polar vortex given you the winter blues? Have you been dreaming about this year’s golf season? If you want to improve your golf game and your health, then join Zac Lefel, Dave Bollig, Adam Malm and Ben Armstrong, … Continue reading

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Welcome Dr. Craig Dopf to Meriter Deming Way

The Meriter Medical Group would like to welcome Craig Dopf, MD to Meriter Deming Way located at 2275 Deming Way, Suite 220, Middleton, WI 53562. We are pleased to offer spine services through the Meriter Medical Group. Dr. Dopf prides … Continue reading

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Meriter Health Services Officially Joins UnityPoint Health

Meriter, Physicians Plus Positioned for Strong Future through Affiliation MADISON, Wis. (January 3, 2014) — Meriter Health Services is pleased to announce it has officially affiliated with UnityPoint Health, a nationally recognized, integrated health system headquartered in West Des Moines, … Continue reading

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Protein Shakes Featured on WISC-TV

Chocolate Espresso Protein Shake 1 portion  1 scoop            Chocolate or Vanilla Protein Powder (go to local health food store to find which one fits your needs the best) 6-8 ounces       Water, Almond Milk, Kefir, Skim Milk or any other liquid … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: Enjoy Safer, Happier Holidays

Originally published on December 25, 2013, in the Wisconsin State Journal. Dr. Johnson is a pediatrician practicing at the Meriter McKee clinic. Dear Dr. Johnson: How do I allow my child and myself to enjoy the holiday season more completely? … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: Holiday Gift Ideas

Originally published on December 18, 2013, in the Wisconsin State Journal. Dr. Johnson is a pediatrician practicing at the Meriter McKee clinic. Dear Dr. Johnson: Do you have suggestions on the best gifts for children this holiday season? Dear Reader: … Continue reading

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Attend the Center for Perinatal Care Open House

We’re Blooming! Please join our Center for Perinatal Care Open House Celebration on Wednesday, January 15 from 5:00-8:00 pm. This is the final step of the renovations of both women’s inpatient and outpatient units. Tour the new high-tech ultrasound rooms, … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: Getting a Pet

Originally published on December 4, 2013, in the Wisconsin State Journal. Dr. Johnson is a pediatrician practicing at the Meriter McKee clinic. Dear Dr. Johnson: We are considering getting a pet for our family for Christmas. What recommendations do you … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: Constipation Concerns

Originally published on November 27, 2013, in the Wisconsin State Journal. Dr. Johnson is a pediatrician practicing at the Meriter McKee clinic. Dear Dr. Johnson: My 3-year-old daughter has been having hard golf ball-sized stools. Should I be concerned, and … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: Preparing Sibling for Baby

Originally published on November 13, 2013, in the Wisconsin State Journal. Dr. Johnson is a pediatrician practicing at the Meriter McKee clinic. Dear Dr. Johnson: We are expecting a baby. How do we prepare our 3-year-old for the addition to … Continue reading

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