Monthly Archives: October 2011

Thanksgiving on the Mayflower Food Drive: Nov. 7-11

Meriter Medical Group, Union Transfer and WOLX are teaming up to hold the Thanksgiving on the Mayflower Food Drive. From November 7-11, you can drop off food at the new Meriter Monona clinic (located at 6408 Copps Avenue) hoping to fill … Continue reading

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Welcome New Physicians: Dr. Waller and Dr. Reatiraza

  The Meriter Medical Group is proud to welcome two new primary care physicians to its clinics: Dr. Jocelin Reatiraza, internist and pediatrician, starts today at Meriter DeForest-Windsor, and Dr. Parker Waller, family medicine physician, begins his practice at Meriter West Washington. … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Heart to join Meriter Medical Group

Effective January 1, 2012, Wisconsin Heart & Vascular Institute will join Meriter Medical Group. The practice, which includes 16 cardiologists, vascular surgeons and mid-level providers who are highly trained specialists with experience in all areas of cardiovascular care, will be … Continue reading

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Veggie Tales from a Pediatrician Mom

“Eat your veggies!” How many times have you said these words to your children (or had your parents say it to you growing up)? It’s unfortunate that some of the foods that are the healthiest, are the ones that kids … Continue reading

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Tylenol Changes and Dosing Recommendations

Tylenol (also known as acetaminophen and APAP) is a pain reliever and fever reducer very commonly used in children. As you know, however,  the dosing can be very confusing. Up until now, there have been so many different formulas, strengths … Continue reading

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A 30 Minute Procedure Could Save Your Life

The American Cancer Society estimates more than 150,000 new cases of colorectal cancer will be diagnosed in 2011. It is second only to lung cancer as the cause of cancer deaths in men and women combined. “The death rate from … Continue reading

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Register for a FREE class about Ovarian Cancer

SURVIVORS PRESENTING TO SAVE WOMEN’S LIVES An Ovarian Cancer Education Program for the Community and Medical Staff If you are interested in ovarian cancer – plan to attend this engaging presentation. Learn about ovarian cancer symptoms and risk factors to … Continue reading

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Meriter Monona Now Open

Meriter today opened its sixth regional clinic – and its largest – the latest addition to its vision for the future of  health care in Dane County, its president and CEO said during opening ceremonies of its Monona clinic on … Continue reading

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Keeping your Kids Safe this Halloween

http://www.meriter.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/2011-10-19-Halloween_Kreckman.mp3 Meriter pediatrician, Sara E. Kreckman, MD, spoke with Star Country’s Tracy and Mike about Halloween Safety. Click the play button to listen! Halloween is an exciting time of the year for kids. It’s important for parents to ensure that children have … Continue reading

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Joe Spurgeon, MD Joins Meriter Medical Group

Meriter Medical Group is proud to welcome Family Medicine physician Joe Spurgeon, MD, to the Meriter Deming Way clinic. “My patients’ quality of life comes first, so I always discuss what options are available, and then make a recommendation based … Continue reading

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Taste of Your Own Medicine

Much of my job as a pediatrician is helping educate families on different safety and general health recommendations, and while I know that at times the things that are discussed in the office may sound idealistic, I do try my … Continue reading

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Is your daughter protected from cervical cancer?

Protect your daughter from cervical cancer by getting her the HPV vaccine. It takes 3 shots to complete the series, so make sure she gets them all to be protected. It’s easy to get very busy with school, activities, work, … Continue reading

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Healthy Living Summit – November 17th

The Healthy Living Summit is being held at the Monona Terrace on Thursday, November 17.  The Healthy Living Summit brings together health care providers, social service providers, educators and community leaders as partners to focus our community on healthy living … Continue reading

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Join us at the Meriter Monona Community Open House!

  Join us to celebrate better health in Monona at the grand opening of our newest clinic. Meriter Monona - which begins serving patients on October 24 – offers easy access to extraordinary care for the whole family, including primary care, lab, state-of-the-art imaging … Continue reading

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Tips for Keeping Your Kids Healthy This Halloween

It’s that time of year again when BIG bags of candy start appearing on the store shelves.  And with the rising rates of childhood obesity, it’s important to provide healthy alternatives to the traditional Halloween treats.  Here are some helpful … Continue reading

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Got the Blues? You Are Not Alone

Ever feel like you are the only one who is sad in a world of happy people? Everyone experiences stress, sadness and anxiety from time to time – it’s part of life. These feelings often happen when you a lose … Continue reading

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Defend Yourself Against Seasonal Flu

Are you wondering whether you should get a flu shot this year? A flu shot is recommended for everyone ages 6 months and older. If you are likely to be around children younger than 6 months, it is especially important that … Continue reading

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