Bradley R. Merk, MD

Bradley R. Merk, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Orthopaedic Surgery

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Fractures
  • Fractures, Complex
  • Fractures, Non-union
  • Musculoskeletal Trauma
  • Pelvic and Hip Fractures
  • Trauma Reconstruction
  • Traumatic Deformity

Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine - 1994
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 1999
Fellowships:
Hospital for Special Surgery/Cornell Medical Center - 2000

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

280 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

November 15, 2020

5.0

Very knowledgeable

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November 15, 2020

5.0

Excellent service

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November 14, 2020

5.0

Dr Merk was thorough giving us the necessary time required. We were satisfied with his diagnosis

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November 14, 2020

5.0

Professional caring group

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November 14, 2020

5.0

Dr. Merk has a lot of experience. He is thorough, patient, knowledgeable, kind and caring.What more do you want?

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November 14, 2020

5.0

This Department has themes wonderful staff.From signing in at one of the many windows to the care exhibited by Dr. Merk.

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November 11, 2020

5.0

Pleasant, professional and knowledgeable

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November 11, 2020

5.0

Very professional encounter with the staff and physicians

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November 11, 2020

5.0

Pleasant man. Made sure I had no questions before he was done.Thank you

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November 11, 2020

5.0

Very fast and nice people

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November 11, 2020

5.0

Seemed very confident and clearly explained situation.

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November 11, 2020

5.0

Good feeling of knowledge and thoughtfulness.

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November 10, 2020

5.0

Clearly explained the medical situation and recommended a conservative approach which I think was appropriate.

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November 10, 2020

5.0

Had several appointment times available and was on schedule.

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November 09, 2020

5.0

Fabulous office, super efficient and friendly staff, very good doctor

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November 09, 2020

5.0

Explains what is going on and answers all questions in language average person can understand.

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November 09, 2020

5.0

I'm back walking.

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November 09, 2020

5.0

Dr. Merk answered all my questions, does not keep me waiting for an appt. , is thorough, and I'm satisfied with my progress under his care.

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November 07, 2020

5.0

great experiemce

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November 07, 2020

5.0

great experience

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November 07, 2020

5.0

Dr. Merk is decisive and extremely intelligent. He seems to always be ‘on' and has a way of making one feel extremely comfortable. And am extremely happy with outcome.

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November 07, 2020

5.0

First class service & care. DR.Merk & his PA, Patty are top notch. She has been as attentive as a PA can be and made sure I was well taken care of from start to finish. Can't say enough about their team.

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November 04, 2020

5.0

Dr. Merk was thorough and polite. He made sure I understood everything about my recovery.

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November 04, 2020

5.0

The staff was professional and thorough.

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November 03, 2020

5.0

Great

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November 03, 2020

5.0

Everything

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October 31, 2020

5.0

Excellent care.

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October 31, 2020

5.0

Excellent care and knowledgeable Doctors.

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October 29, 2020

5.0

very personal and professional him and his staff.

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October 29, 2020

5.0

Very personal and professional.

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October 28, 2020

5.0

a very excellent Surgeon was very happy and took great care of me

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October 28, 2020

5.0

I had excellent care with my surgery there and afterwards wheni saw I saw my surgeon which he was wonderful with EVERYONE else

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October 27, 2020

5.0

I like him very much

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October 27, 2020

5.0

Didn't have to wait for scheduled spot. Staff is caring and friendly.

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October 26, 2020

5.0

timely, direct, easy to talk with

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October 25, 2020

5.0

Dr. MERK and his staff are the Best

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October 25, 2020

5.0

During the last three years, I have had two successful surgeries for three accidents from Dr. Merk that have made my life normal again.

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October 25, 2020

5.0

Very personable and easy to correspond with.

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October 25, 2020

5.0

I loved the total office experience. From registration to nurse, resident and Dr Merk.

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October 24, 2020

5.0

Great doctor and great staff

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October 24, 2020

5.0

I spent 15 days at county hospital after being hit by a stolen SUV while I was riding a Bike..they level of care I received at northwestern on 10.20.20 was leaps and bounds above anything at stroger

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October 21, 2020

5.0

Thorough, concerning patient manner. Easy to be with and interact on my concerns.

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October 21, 2020

5.0

Very professional. Had no waiting time to see all involved - radiology, doctors and related staff.

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October 20, 2020

5.0

clearly knowledgeable and very personable.

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October 20, 2020

5.0

very quick service and friendly workers

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October 19, 2020

5.0

Very caring, very understanding

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October 18, 2020

5.0

Same comments as above

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October 18, 2020

5.0

Good demeanor and willing to explain medical issues

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October 17, 2020

5.0

Dr Merck was easy to speak with. He listened and responded to any concerns we had and was clear and concise with our diagnosis and plan forward.

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October 17, 2020

5.0

Pre and post operation information was detailed. Dr. Merk was willing to take the time to explain the process. Surgery was skillful.

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October 17, 2020

5.0

Every aspect of the surgery was handled professionally and carefully.

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October 17, 2020

5.0

Fixed up my husband and now me.

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October 17, 2020

5.0

Great experience

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October 14, 2020

5.0

Great staff, great care

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October 13, 2020

5.0

Professional Dr and staff

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October 13, 2020

5.0

A good doctor who knows his “bones”!

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October 13, 2020

5.0

Good service and not too much waiting.

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October 12, 2020

3.0

The visit was short. I spent more time with the Medical Student than Dr. Merk. I will add that the Nurse was nice and caring. She was very attentive to my needs as a patient.

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October 11, 2020

5.0

See above.I will add that the E-R doctor I saw on Jan. 17 \knew his stuff

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October 11, 2020

5.0

Dr. Merk, his residents, x-ray operator, and receptionists were all kind, anticipatory, able to answer my questions, provide additional information regarding my healing, and of course very professional.

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October 11, 2020

5.0

Very proessiinal and prompt secvice

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October 11, 2020

5.0

Best surgeon and pays attention to detail meticulously.

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October 11, 2020

5.0

Dr Merk and his staff are wonderful.

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October 11, 2020

5.0

I felt he was top notch, very knowledgeable, kind and explained to me how to get my arm working again.I am forever grateful to he and Patty Rose. Both excellent!

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October 07, 2020

5.0

Every person from entrance to exit was friendly and made me feel comfortable

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October 07, 2020

5.0

The doctor was nice but professional. Entered within a minute of his assistant

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October 07, 2020

5.0

The 0730hrs appointment was right on time. The doctor showed up on time.

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October 06, 2020

5.0

Good listener

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October 06, 2020

5.0

Attentive and run efficiently

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October 05, 2020

5.0

Merk made me feel so comfortable about my procedure.

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October 05, 2020

5.0

Mr. Merk treated me awesome with great care... I thank him so much

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October 04, 2020

5.0

All good. Good medical care, kind, and caring team all around.

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September 30, 2020

5.0

He explained everything and let me know about my individual progress, compared to “the norm,” so I knew what to expect. This is very reassuring.

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September 30, 2020

5.0

I've had only positive experiences.

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September 29, 2020

5.0

Very thorough and decisive on plans of action and presentation

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September 29, 2020

5.0

Transparent and informative

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September 29, 2020

5.0

He found my problem immediately and had me in for surgery within a few days.

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September 29, 2020

5.0

I have had very fine experiences with the orthopedic department.

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September 29, 2020

5.0

He's an excellent surgeon and has a very good patient rapport

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September 29, 2020

5.0

The doctors appear to be very competent and accomplished

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September 27, 2020

5.0

Dr. Merk explained my leg surgery very clearly and concisely, I had 3 factures. I went into surgery confident I was with the best of the best. The day of surgery everything went very smoothly and I was home recovering the next day.

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September 27, 2020

5.0

Falling from a ladder is a very traumatic experience, with multiple fractures adding to it. But from scheduling the initial appoinment through the surgery, everyone on the Ortho Surgery team were incredibly attentive, highly skilled and professional in their roles. Post surgery follow up in the hospital by the resident was very helpful in understanding how the surgery went and better understanding of my recovery. They gave me confidence that I would be ok.

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September 27, 2020

5.0

Dr. Merk is a great surgeon and the Orthopedic staff made sure I was well cared for. No pain any more. Thank God! & Thank you Dr. Merk and Othropedic staff. Love Ya!

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September 26, 2020

5.0

Dr.Merk and his whole staff are the BEST. I am very comfortable with going there and the care I am given. Thank you all.

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September 26, 2020

5.0

I feel he genuinely cares how you are feeling. He listens without rushing you

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September 26, 2020

5.0

Everyone is very welcoming and caring

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September 23, 2020

5.0

Dr. Merk is an excellent physician whom I completely recommend and trust.

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September 23, 2020

5.0

I have received top-notch professional care at Northwestern Orthopedic.

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September 23, 2020

5.0

Nice guy , approachable and answers all of my questions.

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September 23, 2020

5.0

They get you in and out fast

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September 23, 2020

5.0

He's very personable & understood the situation. He was emphatic.

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September 23, 2020

5.0

Good doctor & excellent care.

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September 23, 2020

5.0

Very profesional, experience, knowledgeable, kind, took all the time to answer my questions .

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September 23, 2020

5.0

Excellent service, waiting time less than 10 minutes, professional and efficient personal; knowledgeable courteous.

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September 23, 2020

5.0

Great PA and resident are members of Dr Merk's team . Knowledge and explanations are made so you realize what happened and where you going in treatment.

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September 23, 2020

5.0

Well run operation. Amazing kind patient treatment and efficiency all behind the scene !

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September 22, 2020

5.0

I walked in for surgery on crutches. I walked out after surgery without crutches. I then made rapid progress and was able to resume running in 8 weeks. Dr. Merk allowed me to resume living my normal active life.

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September 22, 2020

5.0

Seemed thoughtful and competent.

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September 22, 2020

5.0

Felt well taken care of. Felt like I was the highest priority of everyone I interacted with. Thank you!

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September 22, 2020

5.0

Doctor mark is good doctor

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