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Society honors New Berlin physician

Release Date: April 24, 2012
Contact: Lisa Hildebrand - 608.442.3765 lisa.hildebrand@wismed.org

Madison, Wis. (April 24, 2012) — New Berlin pediatrician Robert Rohloff, MD, was honored April 20 with the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Physician Citizen of the Year Award.  He received the award during the Society’s Annual Meeting at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center.

The Physician Citizen of the Year Award was created to recognize physicians who have volunteered their time and talents to improve their communities and the state of Wisconsin. The annual award recognizes physicians for civic, cultural, economic and charitable services they provide to their communities.

Doctor Rohloff was honored for his commitment to developing and instituting a medical home model at Children’s Medical Group Southwest Pediatrics and for the several hours per week he spends volunteering to further the success of this program. His efforts have inspired his team to apply for and receive several grants, which are being used to fund coordination projects for patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and to create a newsletter resource for families. Doctor Rohloff also formed a parent advisory board for families of children with special health care needs, and he hosts an ADHD support group.

Eight others also received Physician Citizen of the Year Awards: A. John Capelli, MD, of Kenosha; Haakon P. Carlson, MD, of Prairie du Sac; Richard T. Crane, MD, of Eau Claire; William J. Jarvis, MD, Kris Lahren, MD, and Mark J. Mirick, MD, all of Wausau; Bruce Rhoades, MD, of Chippewa Falls; and Blaise Vitale, MD, of Grantsburg.

With nearly 12,500 members dedicated to the best interests of their patients, the Wisconsin Medical Society is the largest association of medical doctors in the state and a trusted source for health policy leadership since 1841.