Yearly Archives: 2012

Thank You NAMI Walk Participants

Thank you to everyone who supported the 2012 NAMI Walk this past weekend. Meriter was proud to be one of three Super Teams and help fight the stigma around mental illness. All of the funds collected will be used to fund … Continue reading

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National Depression Screening Day

Got the Blues? You Are Not Alone. Everyone experiences stress, sadness and anxiety from time to time. These feelings often happen when you lose a job, children move out of the house, during divorce, with a death in the family, … Continue reading

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Meriter Now Offers Neurology Services

Meriter is pleased to announce that we offer neurology services. We would like to welcome Ross Levine, MD, FAHA, FAAN, and Stephanie Rothman, DO, to the Meriter Specialty Clinic. Both physicians enjoy the challenge and complexity of the nervous system. … Continue reading

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Meriter’s Therapy West is Back!

  We are excited to share with you that Therapy West, located at 5752 Tokay Blvd., Madison, reopened on Wednesday, October 3rd. We hope you will attend our open house on Thursday, October 11 from 5-7pm. We would like to invite you to: Tour the renovated … Continue reading

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DeForest Ladies’ Night Out

Women are always on the go, take a little time for you …  Meriter is hosting a free women’s night event to highlight services that focus on women’s overall health – physical, mental and financial.  DeForest Ladies’ Night Out! Date:  … Continue reading

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Join Meriter at the 2012 Heart Walk!

The American Heart Association’s Heart Walk is a healthy, fun, family event that promotes physical activity as part of a heart-healthy lifestyle and raises funds for research and programs to fight heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. These diseases … Continue reading

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Watch Meriter’s Physician Videos!

Watch Meriter’s physician videos! Get to know some of the physicians in the Meriter family! Click on the names below to learn more about the skilled physicians that practice at Meriter. Once you find a Meriter physician that fits your … Continue reading

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Physicians Plus and UW Medical Foundation Announce Agreement

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Is Co-Sleeping Healthy for a Child?

Dear Dr. Johnson: What is co-sleeping, and when it is it healthy or unhealthy for a child and the parent-child bond? Dear Reader: Co-sleeping is the term most commonly used when an infant or child is sleeping in the same … Continue reading

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Meriter Welcomes New Primary Care Physicians

Meriter recently welcomed three new family medicine physicians to our growing primary care team.  All of our new physicians are looking forward to welcoming new patients to their practices.     Luke Fortney, MD Family Medicine & Integrative Medicine Meriter McKee 608.417.8800 … Continue reading

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OB/GYN Services Are Now Available at Meriter DeForest-Windsor

Meriter Health Services and UW Health are pleased to announce that we are offering obstetrics and gynecological services at Meriter DeForest-Windsor. Kristen Sharp, MD, an OB/GYN physician with UW Health, is now practicing at Meriter DeForest-Windsor, located at 4200 Savannah … Continue reading

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New Guidelines on Circumcision

New parents are faced with so many decisions to make for their newborn that it can sometimes seem overwhelming.  Some decisions are clear cut:  breastfeeding – yes, please!  Sleeping on the stomach – definitely not!  For parents of newborn baby … Continue reading

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Register for our Free Class

  We are offering this free class: What Our Mothers Never Told Us about Incontinence, Prolapse and Pelvic Floor Health. Beginning in our 20’s, pelvic floor disorders can affect our overall well-being. Come spend an hour with our WomanCare Clinic expert … Continue reading

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The Meriter Dermatology Clinic Welcomes Dr. Ricci

Meriter is pleased to announce that Dominic Ricci, MD, is now practicing at the Meriter Dermatology Clinic. Dr. Ricci is a dermatologist that treats these medical conditions: acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin cancer, warts, rashes, allergic reactions, laser treatments for age/sun … Continue reading

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Family Recipe: A New Take on Zucchini

 Zucchini is one of those vegetables that many gardeners have an overabundance of, and it can be hard to come up with ways to get your kids to eat zucchini other than in bread or muffins. Here is a recipe … Continue reading

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Advance Care Planning: It’s Time to Make Your Wishes Known

  Class Cost: Free We are all encouraged to have conversations with loved ones about our goals, values and preferences for future health care needs.  And, the best time to do this is before a medical crisis occurs.  An advance … Continue reading

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Childbirth Classes Available On-Line

Would it make life easier to take childbirth classes wherever and whenever you chose? If so, Meriter has the solution! We now conveniently provide on-line childbirth classes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  “A Confident Homecoming – Our … Continue reading

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Healthy Recipe: Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Recommended by Meriter’s Clinical Dietitian, Krista Kohls. Ingredients: 1 (16 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed 1/2 green bell pepper, cut into 2 inch pieces 1/2 onion (white or red), cut into wedges 3 cloves garlic, peeled 1 egg … Continue reading

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Meriter Flu Vaccination Clinics

This flu season, Meriter urges you to protect yourself and your family by practicing good hand hygiene, steering clear of those who are already sick, and of course, getting your annual flu vaccination. Beginning September 10, Meriter clinics will offer … Continue reading

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A Pediatrician’s Advice on Biting

One of the questions I often get from parents is what to do when your child is biting others. Unfortunately, biting is a part of normal child development. It can be frustrating when your child is bitten, but often harder … Continue reading

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Are Allergies “Trendy?” The Importance of Finding Out What’s Making Us Sneeze.

  Dogs, cats, dust and pollen.   Lactose, eggs, gluten and wheat.  You name it.  Someone you know is probably allergic or intolerant to it.  Does this mean allergies are on the rise?  Are we becoming more sensitive to our environments? … Continue reading

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Fall Ushers in a New Season of Allergies

Ready to say goodbye to seasonal allergies now that spring has passed? Not so fast. Unfortunately for many people, the approaching autumn doesn’t mean relief from sneezing. Instead, it marks a new array of allergy triggers. “The biggest culprit of … Continue reading

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Join Our NAMI Walk Super Team

Meriter Supports NAMI Walk Meriter’s mission is to Heal, Teach and Serve. Our dedicated Adult Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and NewStart programs have helped countless patients over the years – improving their lives as well as the lives of … Continue reading

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da Vinci Surgery Is Now Available

Meriter is pleased to announce that we have the most technically advanced da Vinci Surgical System. It features high definition 3D vision, wristed instrumentation, and a natural motion enabling surgeons to move more easily. Patients experience minimally invasive surgery across a … Continue reading

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Therapy Now Available at the Wellness Center

Meriter Therapy is now offering outpatient orthopedic physical therapy care at the Meriter Wellness Center. Services at this time will include evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal/orthopedic problems, including acute and chronic injuries as well as post-operative care. Direct patient treatment, … Continue reading

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