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Forum Health Fond du Lac 

Dr. Steven Meress, MD, FACP, and his late-wife Julie, a Registered Nurse, founded Fox Valley Wellness in 1999. The idea actually began in 1989 while Dr. Meress and Julie were working together at a local hospital in the Emergency Room, with Dr. Meress as Department Chief and Julie as Assistant Manager.

From time to time they discussed how certain patients came into the ER expecting relief from their symptoms when they actually needed to find a cause for their symptoms. Some patients ended up in the ER due to frustration with their doctors and their diagnosis. Many times the two discussed other types of treatments that they had encountered and experienced. Discussions stemmed from the travels that both Dr. Meress and his wife have done throughout the world. They watched other cultures provide health care for little to no cost and with much less technology.

Dr. Meress started his medical training at St George University School of Medicine, where he experienced Third World Medicine in the islands of Grenada, St. Vincent, and Barbados. He finished his training in New York City, Yale University, the University of Minnesota, and England before beginning his Internal Medicine Residency at The University of Wisconsin- Marshfield Clinic.

The concept of finding the cause instead of treating the symptoms became more evident. Dr. Meress and Julie came to realize that treating the symptoms or in other words, using the “Band-Aid approach,” which traditional medicine embraces, would not fit into the philosophy of their clinic. 

Dr. Meress and his team joined the Forum Health network in 2021 to eventually become Forum Health Fond du Lac. 

Dr. Steven G. Meress, MD, FACP, ABHM

Dr. Meress has been board certified in Internal Medicine and Holistic Medicine with experience in Emergency Medicine, Primary Care, Wellness and Longevity techniques. 

Julie Heyrman, MD

Julie Heyrman, MD, is an International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) doctor and brings an extensive wealth of expertise spanning more than two decades in providing functional and integrative medicine services.

Alicia Barkholtz, FNP-C

Alicia Barkholtz, FNP-C is certified in Adult and Family Medicine through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She has experience in many different areas, which makes her a well-rounded integrative provider. Her specialties include hormones, weight loss, and thyroid function.

Dr. Brian Borden, ND

Dr. Borden received his doctorate from the United States School of Naturopathy and is board certified through the American Naturopathic Certification Board (ANCB) as a Certified Traditional Naturopath (CTN).

Patricia DeAngelis, APRN, FNP-BC, IFMCP

Patricia has five years of clinical experience as a Nurse Practitioner, which has allowed her to develop strong clinical skills and a deep understanding of her patient’s needs.

Michael Buyze, BS, MS, L.Ac

Michael has been practicing Acupuncture since 1998. He holds a Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine and Exercise Physiology. He is currently a faculty member at The Midwest College of Oriental Medicine.

Melissa Schroeder, Office Manager 

Melissa has been working in healthcare since 1999 when she received her Certified Nursing Assistant license.

Dena Entringer, RN

Dena attended nursing school at UW Oshkosh and graduated in 2005. Dena has been in the medical field since 2000 and has worked as an Assisted Living Aide and with Laboring and Postpartum Mothers, Infants, and Surgical Patients.

Pam Koehler, CNA

Pam has been in healthcare for over 30 years. She has experience working in Long Term Care, Clinic & Hospital settings, and Hospice.

Kim Dean

Kim has worked in the healthcare field for over 40 years. She started in Long-term Care working as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

Dawn Davis, RN

Dawn attended nursing school at Fox Valley Tech and graduated in 2008. Dawn has been working in the medical field since that time working in the medical/surgical unit, cardiac unit and recovery room.

Becky Kremer, CNA

Becky has been in the healthcare field since 2000 when she became a Certified Nursing Assistant and worked in the nursing home and hospital settings.

Carol Medved, CNA

Carol holds a CNA license from Moraine Park Technical College and an Associate’s Degree in Marketing. Prior to Forum Health, Carol worked at Kohler Company as an International Business Transportation Coordinator.

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