Dr. Messerly is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in the specialty of general pediatrics. A graduate of the University of South Dakota School of Medicine, she completed her residency at the University of Iowa Hospital. She has expertise in a number of health problems affecting children and adolescents, including asthma, allergies and behavioral/attentional problems and is also a breast-feeding specialist.
Pediatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents. The age limit of such patients ranges from birth to 18.