Yearly Archives: 2013

Welcome Dr. David Daiga

The Meriter Medical Group would like to welcome David Daiga, MD to the Meriter Specialty Clinic. He is the third Neurologist on staff, joining Dr. Ross Levine and Dr. Stephanie Rothman. Dr. Daiga was always drawn to the fields of … Continue reading

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Gallbladder Removal Through the Belly Button

Meriter is proud to announce its entire Meriter Medical Group General Surgery team now offers a single-incision approach to gallbladder surgery. Dr. Susan Toth, Dr. Kenneth Foster and Dr. Daniel Mansfield are the only surgeons offering single-site surgery in the … Continue reading

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Donate to the Community Blanket and Diaper Drive

Meriter is pleased to host a Community Blanket and Diaper Drive from August 1–31 in partnership with the UW’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN). The Healthy Women, Healthy Babies Fund actively works with women of all ages and communicate the importance of … Continue reading

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Yoga is in Full Bloom

The wholesome benefits of this ancient health practice are found in scientific journals, fitness periodicals and wellness magazines. But the stated advantages are true. With few exceptions, yoga is healthy for every one of every shape, size and fitness level. … 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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Dr. Dana Johnson: Road Trips

Published in the Wisconsin State Journal on July 25, 2013 Dear Dr. Johnson: My family is planning a road trip for later this summer. What can I do to make it more enjoyable for my 3-year-old and myself? Dear Reader: … 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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Donate to Dr. Stanley Phillips III Memorial Fund

  The Meriter Foundation has created a fund in honor of Dr. Stanley  Phillips III, a neonatology fellow who tragically passed away after an accident involving a NICU transport ambulance. The Dr. Phillips Memorial Fund will sustain his values by supporting a … Continue reading

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Meriter McKee Welcomes Dr. McGowan

Meriter McKee is pleased to announce that Meghan McGowan has joined the team. Dr. McGowan specialty is obstetrics and gynecology. Meriter now offers OB/GYN services at three clinics: Meriter McKee, Meriter Monona and Meriter DeForest-Windsor. Dr. McGowan has always been … Continue reading

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Attend our Injury Clinic for Runners

You have the opportunity to meet with a sports medicine professional to evaluate your running related injuries. If you are having a problem that limits your training, now is the time to address it so you can reach those racing … Continue reading

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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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Meriter Encourages Rooming-In

After you deliver your baby at Meriter we recommend “rooming-in.”  This means you keep your baby with you in your private room the whole time you are in the hospital. This is a healthy choice for families because it lets … Continue reading

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Meriter Board Member Receives United Way Woman of Year Philanthropy Award

Meriter Health Services (MHS) is proud to announce Meriter Health Services board member Holly Cremer Berkenstadt has been honored with the United Way of Dane County’s Woman of the Year Philanthropy Award. “Holly exemplifies Meriter’s values of service and excellence,” said … Continue reading

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Healthy Recipe: Chinese Chicken Salad

This is a great salad for those participating in a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) because it uses lots of veggies that are currently in season. As the summer continues, make adjustments to this salad according to your CSA box. Recipe … Continue reading

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Are allergies bothering your family?

No matter the time of year, we can’t hide from allergens, both indoors and out.  The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of American has ranked Madison the 12th worst city in the nation for those who suffer from allergies.  It’s that … Continue reading

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Meriter’s New Children’s Center Becomes Community Benefit

Meriter’s new Children’s Center, on the corner of Mills and Mound Streets, won’t be complete until this fall, but it’s already improving the care of children throughout Madison. The center, one of only six percent of all child care facilities … Continue reading

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Diabetes Screening During Early Pregnancy

Many of the clinics in our area have now taken an active part in screening for diabetes early in  pregnancy, usually with other pregnancy lab tests in the first trimester.  Why? There is a diabetes epidemic.  Many more people are … Continue reading

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Free Waunakee Wellness Presentation by Dr. Felz

Join Dr. Felz as he presents a free health seminar during Waunakee’s Workshops on Wellness. “Younger Tomorrow: Exercise made fun” Year-round fitness lets us enjoy life to the fullest. Beyond weights, machines and health clubs, there are many activities that … Continue reading

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Are you or a loved one living in chronic pain?

Join us for an informative session for people with chronic pain organized by those who have experienced chronic pain on Friday, June 28 from 1-5 pm. Chronic pain can affect mood, sleep, ones’ ability to work, perform daily activities and … Continue reading

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Thank You to our Veterans

Today, Meriter will fly all flags at half-staff from sunrise to noon to honor all the brave men and women of our armed forces.  Meriter would like to give a heartfelt Thank You for all the sacrifices they and their families … Continue reading

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My Meriter Story: Thank You for Our Great Care

My partner went to Meriter to have surgery with Dr. Rogerson. From the first person we met at check in, to the nurse or nursing assistant that helped us to the car, we felt like we were more than taken … Continue reading

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