The Meriter Medical Group is proud to welcome Dr. Bridget Pribbenow to Meriter West Washington. Dr. Pribbenow is a Family Medicine physician who can provide primary health care for your entire family. She will initially practice at Meriter West Washington, until she relocates her practice to Meriter Monona later this fall.
“I enjoy the opportunity to be a partner in healthcare with family members of all ages.”
Education and Board Certification:
• American Board of Family Practice, Diplomate
• 2006, Residency, St. Mary’s Family Practice, Grand Junction, CO
• 2003, M.D., University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI
• 1998, B.S., University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WI
Dr. Pribbenow was born Madison, but grew up in Columbus, WI. Her mother is a nurse within Family Medicine and she attributes her interest in medicine to growing up around the field.
Dr. Pribbenow believes that a relationship between doctor and patient should be a partnership, not a dictatorship. She understands that each patient has a unique situation, and there is not always a “right answer.” But instead, through honest conversation and mutual respect, you can get to the “best answer” for the patient. It’s important for patients to be upfront about expectations right from the beginning and there needs to be a willingness from the physician and the patient to work through problems – together.
Dr. Pribbenow feels that her light-hearted, practical, problem-solving personality makes for a great fit within Family Medicine. She hopes that her patients will look forward to appointments with her, as her goal is always to make her patients feel as comfortable as possible.
Dr. Pribbenow enjoys a patient panel with variety – from newborns to seniors. Within Family Medicine, she has a special interest in working with adolescent females, as she feels she’s able to relate and connect easily with patients in this age group.
Outside of work, Dr. Pribbenow enjoys cooking, gardening and being outdoors.