Monthly Archives: January 2012

Patient Story – My Radiology Tech Was Genuinely Kind

  I was scheduled to undergo some tests in Molecular Medicine at Meriter Hospital. The procedure was anxiety provoking for me, but I was given a tour by a Radiology Tech ahead of time to show me what would happen. … Continue reading

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Learn How to Keep Your Family Heart Healthy

It’s no secret that obesity is increasing in the United States, and as of 2010, accounting for more than 20% of adult Wisconsinites. Unfortunately this is not just a problem for adults. Obesity is increasing in children as well. The … Continue reading

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Meriter West Washington Welcomes Dr. Flynn

Mary C. Flynn, MD Internist Meriter West Washington “Each day, my goal is to make a difference in someone’s life.”  Medical Interests Dr. Flynn enjoys working with college-aged students through seniors. She has special interests in caring for men, dealing … Continue reading

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Patient Story – Thank You, Dr. Melius

The birth of my daughter, Kennedy Faith, was the best experience of my life! I have gone through so much in trying to get my baby girl! Dr. Fred Melius was a huge part of the journey by encouraging me … Continue reading

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Conjoined Twin Beats the Odds By Having Her Own Child

Gayle Worland/Wisconsin State Journal When Dr. Frank Greer visited the hospital room of brand-new mother Amy Hurt last month, he came bearing an unusual baby gift: Two boxes of slides from a surgery 27 years earlier that made Wisconsin history. … Continue reading

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Patient Story – My Dad’s Nurses Were Very Helpful and Caring

My dad was brought in on Monday evening and was transported from Mauston, WI after suffering a heart attack. He had nothing bad to say about your hospital. The nurses, not only beautiful, but very, very caring and nice. They … Continue reading

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Dr. Mansfield Joins the Meriter Medical Group

We are very pleased to welcome Daniel Mansfield, MD, FACS, General Surgeon, to the Meriter Specialty Clinic. Daniel Mansfield, MD, FACS General Surgeon Meriter Specialty Clinic 202 S. Park Street, Madison, WI 53715 Phone: 608.417.5454 “A good doctor – patient relationship … Continue reading

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Winterize Your Exercise

Don’t use cold weather as an excuse to stay on the couch until spring. Keeping physically active through the winter helps control your weight, which is crucial for managing metabolic syndrome and reducing your risk for heart disease and diabetes. … Continue reading

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Celebrating Snow: A reminder from my kids

I think we’d all agree that prior to the snowfall last week, it hasn’t seemed much like a Wisconsin winter … and while I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the biggest fan of the melting, muddy slush … Continue reading

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Patient Story – Incredible Staff at Meriter’s Deming Way Clinic

A patient’s story… I have been a Meriter employee for seven years. Four months ago, I switched from UW Health to Meriter Deming Way. Meriter Deming Way has been amazing. From Rachel and Terri, the receptionists, to Dr Bavishi’s wonderful … Continue reading

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Meriter Medical Group Welcomes Dr. Wendland to Meriter Monona

Diane L. Wendland, MD Family Medicine Meriter Monona, 6408 Copps Avenue, Monona, WI 53716 Phone: 608.417.3000 “Healthcare is a partnership. My patients bring their concerns, culture, motivation and efforts. I provide empathy, education and expertise. Together, we navigate the system … Continue reading

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Patient Story – I’m Thankful for a Prompt Diagnosis

  A patient’s story… I recently started working at Meriter and decided to take my son to a Meriter pediatrician. I selected Dr. George Idarraga. At the first visit, Dr. George picked up on an abnormality in one of my … Continue reading

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Bedtime Routines for Babies

  How do you set up a bedtime routine for a baby and at what age should you start? A bedtime routine can be an important step in helping any infant or child, or adult for that matter, fall asleep … Continue reading

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Don’t Let This Warning Sign Slip Away

I have heard the story many times this winter. Ice. A slip. A fall. A broken wrist. A missed opportunity. This year up to 250,000 people will sustain a fracture of the wrist related to osteoporosis. Most of these will … Continue reading

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Recommended Screening for Newborns

The Department of Health and Human Services recently recommended that all newborns be screened for congenital heart disease as part of their routine newborn assessment. Congenital heart diseases causes up to 3% of all infant deaths in the first year of … Continue reading

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