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Meet Dr. Linsmeier

Michelle M. Linsmeier, MDMichelle Linsmeier, MD, is a pediatrician at Bayshore Pediatrics in Glendale. Get to know a little more about her as she answers our "5 Questions."

1. What made you want to become a pediatrician?
Since I was really little, there have only been three careers I’ve ever wanted to have: firefighter, NFL referee and pediatrician. My height and strength shut down my firefighting days, and while I’m excited to see the NFL branch out with female referees, I realize it was a long shot for me. Plus, I’m too much of a football fan, so I probably couldn’t have stayed impartial.

I feel that pediatrics offers me new challenges daily. I love working with the kids, and they keeps me on my toes!

2. What would you be doing if you weren't a doctor?
An FBI agent like Dana Scully from The X-Files. Or more realistically, a teacher! I still would get the challenges and joys of working with children.

3. What's one thing you'd like to tell parents about keeping their children healthy?
I believe strongly that as parents, we are the best examples of healthy behaviors for our children. If we model smart choices in eating, exercise and safety, our children will do the same.

4. Who's the most famous person you've ever met?
A few years ago, I had the opportunity to meet Archbishop Jerome Listecki and Cardinal Timothy Dolan. I’ve been lucky enough to talk with a few members of the Milwaukee Brewers and Green Bay Packers.

5. What is your favorite vacation spot, and why?
My family has a lake house near Waupaca, Wis. We spend as much time up there as we can. It is my favorite place to be. I really enjoy the family time the lake offers - swimming, skiing, boating and disconnecting from electronics. I know my kids look forward to summer time and the lake, too.

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