John J. Merrill-Steskal, MD

KVH Family Medicine - Ellensburg

716 E Manitoba Ave
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Phone: 509.933.8777
Fax: 509.933.8741

Accepting new patients

Languages: English

Philosophy of Practice

As a family physician, I enjoy taking care of families – children and adults – across generations and over lifespans. I am passionate about the importance of a healthy lifestyle, and enjoy discussing nutrition, exercise, and the avoidance of unhealthy alcohol use, tobacco and other substances.

I am also passionate about the benefits of vaccines, which have saved more lives over time than any other medical intervention.

I see my relationship with patients as a collaborative partnership to promote health and view good communication as a high priority.

Lastly, I enjoy working with my hands and perform a variety of in-office procedures, including vasectomy, treatment of skin diseases, and utilization of ultrasound to diagnose muscle and joint disorders. I perform therapeutic joint injections, often with ultrasound guidance.

Medical Specialties and Interests

  • Family Medicine


Medical Schools

University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City


University of Wisconsin, Madison

Fellowship (Vaccine Science)

American Academy of Family Physicians

Board Certifications

American Board of Family Medicine