Dr. Jennifer H. Merritt, MD

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Specializes in Ophthalmology • Female • Age 39

4237 River Hills Dr Ste 100
Little River, SC 29566
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Dr. Merritt's Experience

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Hospital Quality

The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

Grand Strand Regional Medical Center
809 82nd Parkway
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
McLeod Loris Hospital
3655 Mitchell Street
Loris, SC 29569

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Healthgrades

9 Facts About Hospital Quality

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Patient Satisfaction

Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Merritt

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Coastal Eye Group
Coastal Eye Group
4237 River Hills Dr Ste 100
Little River, SC 29566
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    Dr. Merritt's Experience

    Specialties

    • Ophthalmology

    Board Certifications

    • Ophthalmology
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    • Blepharoplasty
    • Cataract Removal Surgery
    • Contact Lens Services
    • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
    • Excision of Chalazion
    • Eyelid Reconstruction Surgery
    • Eyelid Surgery
    • Glaucoma Surgery
    • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
    • Pterygium Excision
    • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
    • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
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    • Acute Endophthalmitis
    • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    • Anisocoria
    • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
    • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
    • Astigmatism
    • Bell's Palsy
    • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
    • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
    • Blepharitis
    • Blindness
    • Blocked Tear Duct
    • Cataract
    • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
    • Chalazion
    • Chorioretinal Scars
    • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
    • Conjunctivitis
    • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
    • Corneal Erosion
    • Corneal Ulcer
    • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
    • Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Diplopia
    • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
    • Drusen
    • Dry Eyes
    • Ectropion of Eyelid
    • Endophthalmitis
    • Entropion
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    • Esophoria
    • Esotropia
    • Exotropia
    • Eye Melanoma
    • Eyelid Spasm
    • Farsightedness
    • Floaters
    • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
    • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
    • Giant Cell Arteritis
    • Glaucoma
    • Graves' Disease
    • Headache
    • Herpetic Keratitis
    • Heterophoria
    • Hyphema
    • Keratitis
    • Keratoconus
    • Lazy Eye
    • Macular Edema
    • Macular Hole
    • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
    • Migraine
    • Nearsightedness
    • Nystagmus
    • Ocular Hypertension
    • Optic Neuritis
    • Orbital Cellulitis
    • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
    • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
    • Pinguecula
    • Presbyopia
    • Progressive High Myopia
    • Pseudotumor Cerebri
    • Pterygium
    • Purulent Endophthalmitis
    • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
    • Retinal Hemorrhage
    • Retinal Vascular Occlusion
    • Retinoblastoma
    • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
    • Retinoschisis
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Senile Cataracts
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Stye
    • Trichiasis
    • Uveitis (Iridocyclitis)
    • Visual Field Defects
    • Vitreous Abscess
    • Vitreous Hemorrhage
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    Background Check for Dr. Merritt

    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Carolina.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 2001

    Residency Hospital

    Med University Hospital Authori
    6

    Languages Spoken by Dr. Merritt & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Merritt's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

    Check out the quality of care at the 2 hospitals where Dr. Merritt has admitting privileges:

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    • Grand Strand Regional Medical Center

    • McLeod Loris Hospital

  3. Healthgrades

    8 Facts About Patient Satisfaction Surveys

    Patient satisfaction surveys provide a standardized way of reporting about healthcare experiences. But there can be more than meets the eye when reviewing scores. Here's what you should know

    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Merritt

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Merritt to family and friends

    6 responses
    below
    national average

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    Dr. Merritt's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    5 responses
    above
    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    5 responses
    above
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    5 responses
    above
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    31 – 45 minutes 6 responses
    longer than
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Merritt
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    6 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    6 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    6 responses
    above
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    6 responses
    below
    national average

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    Healthgrades

    7 Tips to Prepare for Your Appointment

    The key to a successful appointment is communication. To get the most out of your visit, prepare ahead of time so you can lead the conversation with your doctor. These 7 tips will get you ready

    1

    Appointments & Offices

    Check insurance plans, locations and make an appointment

    Is Dr. Merritt accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

    What insurance does she accept?

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    • Medico
    • MultiPlan
    • National Elevator
    • Planned Administration Inc
    • POMCO Group
    • Tricare
    • United Healthcare
    • Wells Fargo Insurance
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    Office Locations

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    Coastal Eye Group
    4237 River Hills Dr Ste 100
    Little River, SC 29566
    (843) 280-8779 (Office)
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    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    Under 10 minutes
    Experience with Dr. Merritt
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
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    How well provider listens and answers questions
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