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Meriter Wins 3 National Awards

Meriter is proud to announce that it has again been recognized as one of the best patient care providers in the nation at the recent National Research Corporation’s 19th Annual International Patient-Centered Care Symposium in Baltimore. Meriter received three major … 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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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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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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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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Join us at the Meriter Stoughton Open House

Christopher Harkin, MD, and Vern Partello, MD, welcome you to join us as we celebrate the opening of Meriter Stoughton. This new clinic – which begins serving patients on August 13 – offers easy access to extraordinary health care for … Continue reading

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Remember Grill Safety

During the summer I love using my grill.  Burgers, brats, pork tenderloin (and don’t forget grilled vegetables) make for some of my favorite meals.  Whether it is charcoal or gas, nothing beats donning my apron, a cool beverage, and taking … Continue reading

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National Wear Red Day – February 3rd

According to the American Heart Association, more women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined. Tomorrow is National Wear Red Day. Dress in red to support American Heart Month and help increase awareness about heart disease among … 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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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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Setting Realistic School Lunch Expectations

Back to school is on the mind of almost every parent this time of year. For some, it’s a source of stress (“I’ve been to 3 stores and no one has a pencil box that’s smaller than 8×5 inches!”), for … Continue reading

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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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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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Keeping your Newborn Safe in the Sun

What’s the best way to protect my baby from the harmful effects of the sun? Infants younger than six months should be kept out of direct sunlight if at all possible. Try finding places with shade like under a tree, … Continue reading

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

  The month of April has been designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in the United States. The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual … Continue reading

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Bedtime Head Banging: Things to Consider

Many kids exhibit rhythmic behaviors at night such as head-banging or rocking back and forth or making rhythmic sounds. Although these behaviors can seem bizarre, they are a quite normal part of a child’s development. About 5 % of children … Continue reading

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New Car Seat Recommendations: Keep them Rear Facing

On March 21st, the American Academy of Pediatrics released updated recommendations stating that all children should ride rear-facing until at least age 2 or until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their car seat for rear-positioning.  Currently, … Continue reading

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Welcome Family Medicine Physician Robert A. Golden, MD

The Meriter Medical Group is proud to welcome Dr. Robert A. Golden to Meriter McKee. “I believe that to provide the highest quality of care, it is important to establish an honest doctor-patient relationship, to teach, answer questions, and include … Continue reading

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Antibiotics: When Are They Appropriate?

As the flu and cold season comes to its annual climax, I’d like to share a few thoughts on antibiotics and when their use is appropriate. First and foremost, it’s important to understand that viruses—the agents responsible for most of … Continue reading

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Welcome Family Medicine Physician W. Michael Wilson, MD

The Meriter Medical Group is proud to welcome Dr. W. Michael Wilson to Meriter McKee. Dr. Wilson is a Family Medicine physician who can provide primary health care for your entire family. “It is a privilege to get to know … Continue reading

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Welcome Family Medicine Physician Derek Clevidence, MD

Meriter Medical Group is proud to welcome Dr. Derek Clevidence. Dr. Clevidence will practice at Meriter West Washington, until he relocates to Meriter Monona upon its opening this fall. “Medical care should be scientifically based, humanistically practiced, and mutually responsible.” Education and … Continue reading

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What Parents Need to Know about Respiratory Syncitial Virus (RSV)

As a pediatrician and a parent, I have come to dread the winter months.  Everywhere you turn, people are coughing and blowing their noses.  It seems impossible to escape the germs and stay healthy!  Thankfully, most of these illnesses are … Continue reading

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