New Doctor Joins Burgess Family Clinic

Burgess Family Clinic is pleased to announce that Lynn Charrlin, MD has joined the practice and will begin seeing patients in November.

“I am very excited to welcome Dr. Charrlin,” said Caleb Poore, director of Burgess clinics. “She provides a great blend of experience and knowledge with a strong passion for providing community-based care.”

Dr. Charrlin grew up in Millard, Neb. She received her medical degree and completed her residency at UNMC in Omaha, and then was commissioned as a major in the United States Airforce. She spent 14 years working at family clinics in small towns in Missouri. Most recently she worked for the US Department of Veterans Affairs at a satellite clinic in Sioux City. She has missed practicing in a rural community and is looking forward to returning to that in Mapleton.

As a family practice physician, she enjoys all aspects of healthcare, but Dr. Charrlin also has special interest and expertise in dermatological procedures, joint injections and helping patients with weight management. “My individualistic approach to healthcare revolves around compassion and understanding. I enjoy getting to know patients on a personal level, as all aspects of life have an immense impact on health,” says Dr. Charrlin.

In her spare time, Dr. Charrlin enjoys taking care of her pets, animal rescue, gardening, photography and spending time with her family.

For more information on the clinic or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lynn Charrlin, please call 712-882-2234.

Neck Surgeon at Burgess

Lee Merritt, MD, a fellowship trained orthopaedic spinal surgeon, provides services in Onawa. She has clinic appointments and performs surgeries on Mondays and Tuesdays. Dr. Merritt has spent 20 years in private practice, doing orthopaedic trauma and complex spine surgery.

Along with the skillful surgical staff at Burgess, Dr. Merritt will perform a wide variety of minimally invasive, same-day procedures. Those procedures will include but are not limited to: joint scopes; rotator cuff surgery; trigger finger and carpal tunnel release; neck surgery; sciatic nerve decompression; and fracture repair and stabilization. She is also available to consult with patients for treatment of conditions such as bursitis, gout, plantar fasciitis, joint disorders, osteoarthritis, and neck and back pain.

After many years as a spine surgeon in Arizona, Dr. Merritt moved back to Logan, Iowa, to the house in which she grew up. She then began work as a private contract surgeon, in underserved areas of Iowa. Dr. Merritt thoroughly enjoys the practice of medicine, and in her spare time, living the rural Iowa lifestyle. She believes that health requires purpose and happiness.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Merritt, please call Burgess Health Center’s Central Scheduling at 712-423-9363.