Monthly Archives: August 2011

Welcome Internist Gerhard Kraske, MD, MPH

The Meriter Medical Group is proud to welcome Gerhard Kraske, MD, MPH to Meriter Middleton. Dr. Kraske practices internal medicine and is currently accepting new patients. “I look forward to being an advocate for my patients’ health care needs and … Continue reading

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New Pediatricians Join Meriter Medical Group

The Meriter Medical Group is proud to welcome a new team of local pediatricians to Meriter West Washington: Kathryn A. Cahill, MD; Carleen Hanson, MD; Kristin Millin, MD; and Sara E. Kreckman, MD. The physicians will begin seeing patients on September 6.  This team … Continue reading

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How much weight should I gain during pregnancy?

On May 28th 2009, the Institutes of Medicine (IOM) released new recommendations for weight gain during pregnancy.  These recommendations are based on prepregnancy BMI (body mass index).  To determine your body mass index click here. Prepregnancy BMI Weight Gain in … Continue reading

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Meriter DeForest-Windsor Now Open

As of today, Meriter DeForest-Windsor is officially open for business. The clinic, located on the corner of Hwys. 19 & 51, offers primary care, medical imaging, lab and therapy services. Appointments can be made by calling the clinic at 608.417.3300. The clinic … Continue reading

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Rock ‘n Blues Concert a Success!

Three area bands performed a benefit concert last Sunday at the High Noon Saloon to benefit the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Dane County. All of the bands in the Rock ‘n Blues concert featured one member who works … Continue reading

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Video Blog: Newborn Jaundice

Newborn jaundice is a common issue and typically nothing to worry about. In this video, I explain what newborn jaundice is and why it happens. Julia Mason, MS, MD Meriter Medical Group Pediatric Hospital Medicine

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Rock ‘n Blues musicians gather to support families affected by mental illness

Sue Janty and The Mud Room Band appeared on NBC-15 to promote the upcoming concert! Three area bands will perform a benefit concert on Sunday August 14, 1 to 6 p.m. to benefit the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) … Continue reading

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Community Blanket and Diaper Drive

Did you know the average baby can go through 7,500 diapers in a single year? For some families, the cost can be overwhelming. That’s one reason Meriter and the UW Health Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Midwifery will be collecting donations … Continue reading

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New Specialty Clinic Serves both Digestive Health and General Surgery Patients

For the body to feel healthy, the digestive tract must be functioning optimally. Everyone has digestive problems from time to time—an upset stomach, gas, heartburn, constipation or diarrhea. Many digestive problems may be uncomfortable and will resolve within a few … Continue reading

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Meriter DeForest-Windsor Open House on Aug. 18

Join us on August 18, as we celebrate the opening of Meriter’s newest clinic – Meriter DeForest-Windsor – located on the intersection of Hwys 19 & 51. Stop by between 5 and 7 p.m. and enjoy fun for the entire … Continue reading

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Sports Nutrition: Fueling Up for Competition

As you gear up for back-to-school, many of your children are beginning fall sports practice. It’s important to keep nutrition in mind.  Your child should be eating properly for optimal sports performance and overall health.  Below are some things to … Continue reading

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MyPlate Helps with Healthy Food Choices

As a dietitian, the two questions I am asked most often are “what can I do to lose weight” and “how can I increase my energy level?” The government recently released new nutrition guidelines that can help guide us toward making … Continue reading

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