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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
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.