This past month, Forest View has celebrated our 50th anniversary. Past and present employees and physicians, joined together to celebrate the last 50 years and look forward to the next. Dr. Arthur J. Dorrington took a moment to reflect…
“I am so happy that Doctors John Czajka and Jack Altstadt invited me, in 1975, to join their pediatric practice in Hales Corners, Wisconsin. What a gift it is to be in pediatrics! It’s an awesome, and sometimes overwhelming, responsibility! The relationships made with families (including second and sometimes third generations) make it so worthwhile and such a privilege. As I reflect on my 35 years at Forest View, I am proud to have been a member of this medical family.
I could write a book on the changes in pediatrics over the last 50 years. Significant topics would include genetics, costs of medicine, insurance changes and restrictions, cancer cures, child safety improvements, dietary innovations, growth and development, and infectious diseases. During this time, new diseases have emerged including AIDS, Lyme disease, Legionnaire’s disease, SARS, Kawasaki’s syndrome, and Chronic Fatigue. I also think about the emergence of resistant staph-infections (MRSA), Swine flu, and the increases in incidences of Autism, ADHD, and childhood obesity with Type 2 Diabetes.
With increasing pressure on our children to succeed in everything (athletics, academics, and school activities) and with the expanding social medias connecting all of us, the importance of a sound family unit becomes paramount to the health of our children. There is no substitution for family love, discipline, and strong family values. We must be role models for our kids.
Increasing emphasis on preventative health and healthy life styles point to a hopeful future for coming generations. All of Forest View Pediatrics looks forward to being part of your medical homes in the years to come.
Here’s looking to the next 50 years!
Love and Thanks,”
Arthur J. Dorrington, M.D.