Bradley R. Merk, MD

4.8 
353 ratings  Read Reviews
Northwestern Medical Group

Primary Specialty

Orthopaedic Surgery

Insurance Accepted

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Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

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

Education

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

Board Certifications

  • American Board of 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

4.8
4.8 
353 Ratings
  • Friendly & Courteous
    4.8
  • Will Recommend to Others
    4.8
  • Clear Explanations
    4.8
  • Shows Concern
    4.8
  • Includes You In Decisions
    4.8
  • Explains Medications
    4.7
  • Follow-Up Instructions
    4.7
  • Easy to Understand
    4.9
  • Time Spent With Patient
    4.7
  • Confidence in Doctor
    4.8

Reviews from Patients

42 Reviews
June 22, 2019

good

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May 27, 2019

Merk was a good communicatior. His team worked well together.

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May 19, 2019

The best

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May 12, 2019

Good

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May 09, 2019

Dr. Merk listened to my concerns, reassured me, & tried to come up with solutions. I feel good about our plan moving forward. He explained everything clearly & in a way that made me feel comfortable.

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April 26, 2019

Dr. Merk and his staff are wonderful.

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April 22, 2019

Doctor was straight forward. Very understandable yet pleasant and courtesy. They were prepared and I didn't feel rushed.

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April 12, 2019

I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Merk, and being clumsy expect that I will likely need his help in the future:)

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February 15, 2019

Dr. Merk is the best!

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November 29, 2018

*Dr. Merk addressed our concerns and took the time to answer our questions. Great experience!!!

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November 28, 2018

Dr. Merk was very professional and listened to what my concerns and problems were before advising and informing me of my options.

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November 16, 2018

*Dr. B. Merk is a wonderful doctor.

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November 09, 2018

Dr Merk is the best!

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October 17, 2018

The doctor seemed to invest his attention in explaining things to the resident than explaining things to me.

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October 10, 2018

Was very pleased with the whole experience.

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October 08, 2018

Bradley Merk ls an excellent doctor and his office runs smoothly

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October 07, 2018

Excellent run-down on what to expect and how to manage the fracture.

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September 26, 2018

good

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September 19, 2018

Dr.Merk is terrific! I had never broken a bone before and he was thoughtful about presenting me with options for surgery or not. 6 months into this journey, he and I agree, no surgery was the best move for me! Hiw many surgeons do you know who opt for no surgery and keep seeing the patient. I am a 71 year old woman who has hope that I will recuperate from this injury and have close to normal range with my left arm! Thank you Dr. Merk

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September 13, 2018

Very good

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September 08, 2018

Dr. Merk repaired my ankle after a compound fracture eight years ago and has been consistently helpful, wise, accommodating, and patient every time I have seen him since then. He is a compassionate person and professional in every way. Plus, he always says something funny.

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August 30, 2018

outstanding

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August 29, 2018

very comfortable experience.

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August 15, 2018

Best doctor/hospital visit I've ever had

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July 31, 2018

Dr. Merk is a fine physician. I have already recommended him to two friends. I also have recommended one of the rehab personnel that he works with.

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July 27, 2018

dr Merk is exceptional

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July 26, 2018

I'm more than satisfied with the care I received for my broken elbow. I now have full range of motion restored and have no restrictions. With the OT exercises I am continuing to build strength in my arm. I am very grateful for expertise and care provided by *Dr. Merk and all the staff.

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July 15, 2018

Dr. Merk and Patty are the embodiment of what care providers should be. During my 13 months (including surgery) of receiving care, I cannot speak highly enough of their care delivery - knowledgeable, communicative, concerned, compassionate, and empathetic. From my first encounter, I experienced a sense of calm, assurance, intuitiveness to patient's needs, and the feeling that my care would be rendered well.

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June 21, 2018

*Dr. Merk is an awesome dr.

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April 17, 2018

Everything made sense to me. I was happy to know that my elbo was healing and looked good

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March 29, 2018

Dr. Merk came very highly recommended by the Orthopedic Resident in the ER. The PA has been awesome. They both explained everything very carefully so I could understand the path of my treatment. They were both excellent!! I am so glad I took the recommendation of the Resident,

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March 27, 2018

I feel I was given adequate time and attention. I think I was the one who was worried about how busy he/she was and tried not to take up too much time .

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March 19, 2018

Dr Merk was very kind and showed the highest level of professionalism to our daughter. He listened to our concerns and took great care in explaining all aspects of his approach to her care and expected outcomes. Even though our daughter doesn't walk he treated her with as much respect and consideration some would only show to an elite athlete.

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March 16, 2018

he was okay.

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March 16, 2018

Thank you for your expertise.

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March 11, 2018

Dr. Merk gave me outstanding care.

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February 18, 2018

Dr. Merk demonstrates concern and clinical expertise in relating to patients.

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February 02, 2018

Dr. Merk was excellent as usual.

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January 30, 2018

Dr Merk has a very good "bedside manner"! So do his nurses and other staff.

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January 24, 2018

Always good.

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January 09, 2018

I spent most of the visit with his intern...maybe 5 mins with Dr. Merk

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December 13, 2017

I have found that both follow up visits to Dr. Merk at the hospital have been great.

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