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

Education

Medical Schools

University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City

Residency

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Fellowship (Vaccine Science)

American Academy of Family Physicians

Board Certifications

American Board of Family Medicine