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Meet Our Staff

At Endocrine Kids in Novi, Michigan, our friendly, experienced staff provides personal and knowledgeable care for our patients. Call our office at (248) 347-3344 to make an appointment or request an appointment online.

Joanne Howard, MSN, RN, CPNP

Nurse Practitioner

Joanne is a pediatric nurse practitioner who joined Endocrine Kids in December 2020 as the Director of the Health and Nutrition Direction (HAND) Pathway. Joanne earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Rutgers University in 2007 and graduated from Wayne State University in 2012 with a Master of Science in Nursing. She holds the following national certifications from the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care and Pediatric Primary Care Mental Health Specialist. Joanne serves in leadership positions on pediatric nurse practitioner boards at both the state and national level. She was presented with the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner of the Year Award by Children’s Hospital of Michigan in 2017.

 

Empowering young people and their families to lead healthy lifestyles is Joanne’s passion. She especially enjoys working with teenagers to meet their unique healthcare needs.

Bethann Keska

Medical Assistant

As our medical assistant, Bethann is an integral part of our office staff. She came to us with more than 10 years of medical assistant experience. You may see her in our office greeting and checking in patients, as well as performing clinical duties such as collecting vital signs and obtaining preliminary medical information from patients and their families. She will assist in making your visit with Dr. Bishop an enjoyable one.

Meryl Krochmal, CDE, RD, CSP

Pediatric Diabetes Educator / Registered Dietician

Meryl Krochmal, CDE, RD, CSP

Meryl joined the Endocrine Kids team in 2014. She is a registered dietitian (RD), certified diabetes educator (CDE) and a board-certified specialist in pediatric nutrition (CSP). She graduated from Michigan State University in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in dietetics and completed her dietetic internship at Oakland County Health Department.

Meryl came to us from Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak and St. John Hospital in Detroit with over nine years of experience in both inpatient and outpatient care. We are fortunate to have her as part of our practice.

Cindy Fasano

Receptionist

 

We are thrilled to have Cindy as our receptionist. Her medical office experience and people skills make        our patients and their families feel at home in our office. Cindy will answer many of your phone calls,    schedule your appointment, help verify your insurance information, and answer any questions you may have about Dr. Bishop’s office.

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Health and Nutrition Direction Pathway (HAND)

Health and Nutrition Direction Pathway (HAND)

An individualized pathway to weight management for children.

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