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Meriter Receives Recognition from Salvation Army

Meriter is pleased to receive recognition from the Salvation Army for its involvement in the Red Kettle campaign. Meriter staff participated by ringing bells at several locations. The Salvation Army has been an excellent partner to Meriter in the development … Continue reading

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Welcome Dr. Craig Dopf to Meriter Deming Way

The Meriter Medical Group would like to welcome Craig Dopf, MD to Meriter Deming Way located at 2275 Deming Way, Suite 220, Middleton, WI 53562. We are pleased to offer spine services through the Meriter Medical Group. Dr. Dopf prides … Continue reading

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Stop by Polar Dash Today

Yes the weather outside might be frightful but Polar Dash will be delightful! Most of the outdoor activities have been moved inside due to the cold and windy weather. But children can still fun around one snowy course pulling a … Continue reading

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Meriter Children’s Center Open House

Please join us as we celebrate Meriter’s new Children’s Center! Tour the new building, meet our teachers and enjoy light refreshments as we begin the next chapter of the Meriter Children’s Center. Enrollment is available to both Meriter employees and … Continue reading

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Monona, DeForest Clinics Featured in Healthcare Design Magazine

The Monona and Deforest clinics have been recognized in the annual Healthcare Design magazine’s Architectural and Interior Design Showcase of Ambulatory Care Centers. You can view Meriter’s section of the magazine below, or by clicking here (Pages 108-109).

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Meriter Helps Quintuplets Reunite

Meriter hosted a very special family reunion over the weekend as a set of quintuplets met their whole family for the first time. Local couple Cassie and Frank Vanderwall had five babies at a hospital in Arizona last month. Mom, … Continue reading

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Meriter Patient Beating Diabetes

originally published on Fox47.com Watch the Fox47 Story MADISON- Diabetes is a growing problem in the US. More than 25.8 million adults and children are living with diabetes, while more than 7 million of those are undiagnosed. A local retired … Continue reading

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Six Reasons to Go Soda Free

As the days get warmer, we often find ourselves reaching for a nice cold beverage.  For many of us, that is often a soda. Did you know that soda is the no. 1 source of added sugar in the American … Continue reading

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Meriter Named Most Wired 2013

For the third consecutive year, Meriter is proud to announce it’s been named “Most Wired” by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine (H&HN). The magazine partners with the American Hospital Association, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), AT&T, and … Continue reading

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Dr. Felz Discusses the ADA Walk on WKOW

Dr. Ken Felz discussed Meriter and Physicians Plus’ involvement in the American Diabetes Association’s Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes on WKOW’s Wake Up Wisconsin. Click here to watch the interview.

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Buttermilk Chicken Kebabs with Chopped Salad

Adapted from EveryDay with Rachael Ray Makes 4 servings Prep: 25 minutes Cook: 15 minutes  Ingredients: 2/3 cup low-fat buttermilk (you can also use 2/3 cup skim/1% milk mixed with 2 teaspoons vinegar) 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon chopped … Continue reading

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Dr. Byfield Talks Chronic Pain on NBC15

Dr. Gretchen Byfield visited NBC15 to talk about how Meriter helps patients dealing with chronic pain. She was joined by Hayley Weaver, who became a patient at Meriter after a car accident when she was a teenager and is now … Continue reading

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Meriter Shines in Patient Experience Survey

Meriter Medical Group provides one of the best patient experiences in the state, according to a new report from the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ). “At Meriter, we strive to make sure each patient and their family receives the … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: How Can I Prevent My Child from Getting Mosquito Bites?

Originally published June 27, 2013, in the Wisconsin State Journal. Dr. Dana Johnson is a pediatrician at the Meriter McKee clinic. Dear Dr. Johnson: How can I prevent my child from getting mosquito bites? Dear Reader: It is that time … Continue reading

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Panko-Crusted Salmon

Adapted from Barefoot Contessa. Recommended by Krista Kohls, CD, RD, Meriter Clinical Dietician. Makes: 4 servings Total time: 35 minutes   Ingredients: 2/3 cup panko (Japanese dried bread flakes) 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest 1/4 … Continue reading

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Attend Stroke Awareness, Stroke Prevention, and You

May is Stroke Awareness Month, attend our presentation presented by Dr. Ross Levine, a clinical vascular (stroke) neurologist in the Madison area for over 30 years and the Director of Meriter’s Stroke Program. He will discuss topics concerning the recognition and … Continue reading

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Meriter Surgeon Increases Minimally Scarless Gallbladder Surgery

The surgical team at Meriter was the first in Madison to perform a da Vinci® Single-Site™ Cholecystectomy in October 2012 and now the surgery is being performed almost weekly. The gallbladder is removed through one tiny incision of approximately one-inch … Continue reading

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The Center for Perinatal Care Accredited by AIUM Ultrasound Practice Accreditation Council

MADISON, Wis. – The Center for Perinatal Care has received accreditation in obstetric and fetal echocardiography ultrasound by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) Ultrasound Practice Accreditation Council.  It is the first and only practice in the state … Continue reading

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Join Us for Polar Dash!

The Sixth Annual Polar Dash Encourages Kids and Families to Get Active Physicians Plus Insurance and Meriter are hosting the sixth annual Polar Dash to help fight childhood obesity and encourage families to be active. The FREE event will be held … Continue reading

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Meriter Now Offers Otolaryngology (ENT) Services

  Meriter is proud to offer expanded specialty care through our new Otolaryngology (ENT) division. We would like to welcome Neil Brown, MD, and Michael McDonald, MD, to Meriter Monona. Commonly called ENTs, otolaryngologists are experts in the diagnosis and … Continue reading

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Meriter Recognizes National Pharmacy Week

During National Pharmacy Week, October 21-27, 2012, Meriter acknowledges the invaluable contributions that pharmacists and technicians make to patient care. Our pharmacists play a critical role in preventing medication errors, advising prescribers on the best drug choices, and working directly … 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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Thank You TASA Volunteers!

Every year, TASA (Textile and Apparel Student Association) members dedicate hours of their time on the project to create gowns to fit micro-preemie, preemie, and term infants. Meriter Bereavement Project is a project created to sew unique infant bereavement gowns, through … Continue reading

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Welcome New Physicians: Dr. Winter and Dr. Carimi

  Meriter Medical Group would like to welcome two new primary care physicians, Sanford Carimi, MD, and Jennifer Winter, MD. Dr. Winter is an internal medicine and pediatrics physician and is practicing at the Meriter DeForest-Windsor clinic. She enjoys the … 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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