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Meet Dr. Estill

Carol J. Estill, MD, is a pediatrician at Cedarburg Pediatrics and North Shore Pediatrics. Get to know a little more about her as she answers our "5 Questions."

1. What made you want to become a pediatrician?
I have always enjoyed being around children. I enjoy the laughing, the simple joy they have.  I like the fact that they are, for the most part, healthy, and I enjoy the preventive aspect of keeping them that way. I wanted to have a career in the medical field where I could develop long-standing relationships with families and watch the children develop over the years. I wanted patient education to be a big part of my day.

2. What would you be doing if you weren't a doctor?
There are aspects of many different careers that I think I would enjoy (veterinarian, librarian, teacher) but none of them excited me as much as being a pediatrician!

3. What's the one thing you'd most like to tell parents about how to keep their children healthy?
Exercise and eat right.  It might sound simple, just two easy steps, eating and moving. But it’s a lot harder than it sounds to make them habits for the whole family. Still, the benefits are enormous.

4. Who's the most famous person you've ever met?
Sad to say, I have no close encounters with celebrities.  However, I have plenty of “brushes with greatness” amongst phenomenal colleagues at Children’s.

5. Who's your favorite movie or TV doctor?
Before I had children, back when I would occasionally have time to watch TV, I watched ER. Watching Carter getting hammered on call as an intern would get a little stressful at times, but it was a great show. Now, Doc McStuffins is the most common TV doctor I hear about.

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