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​​​​​​​​“I want to always pay attention to my patients’ needs and help them live their lives in the best way possible.”

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Dr. Jill Meilahn specializes in treating young people who have conditions such as spina bifida, cerebral palsy, brain injury, sports injuries and neuromuscular diseases. She performs electromyography and nerve conduction studies to help diagnose nerve and muscle disorders in adults and children.

Dr. Meilahn’s concentration on pediatric medicine dates back to medical school, during a triathlon held to raise funds for a center for children with special needs. Several children were invited to the event, she recalled, and, “Later, when I went to the center to present the check, I realized that attending to children with special needs was my calling.”

She said, “Working with children and their families allows me to follow them through their lives, and help them view themselves not as people with handicaps, but as people with different abilities.”

Dr. Meilahn practiced medicine in Iowa for 15 years. In 2006, she joined Marshfield Clinic Health System, impressed by its research capabilities and wide selection of medical specialties.

After earning her medical degree from Des Moines University – College of Osteopathic Medicine & Health Sciences, Dr. Meilahn completed her internship in family medicine at Iowa Health-Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Des Moines. She completed her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Medical School, Minneapolis. She is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, pediatric rehabilitation medicine, and electrodiagnostic medicine.

Dr. Meilahn and her husband, Randy Lueth, have two adult children. She enjoys cross-country skiing, bicycling and reading.

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  • Medical School
    Des Moines University - College of Osteopathic Medicine Des Moines, IA, United States, D.O. 1988

    Iowa Health - Iowa Lutheran Hospital Des Moines, IA, United States, Family Medicine 1989

    University of Minnesota - Medical School Minneapolis, MN, United States, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 1992

  • Professional Societies
    American Academy for Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Medicine American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine American College of Sports Medicine American Medical Association Wisconsin Medical Society

    Board Certifications
    Electrodiagnostic Medicine: 1997, recertified 2008 Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine: 2003, recertified 2013 Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: 1993, recertified 2013

    State Licenses

    Areas of Interest
    EMGs, Sports Medicine Residency Education Research

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