Dr. Andrew Merritt, MD

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Dr. Andrew Merritt, MD
Dr. Merritt is dedicated to getting injured athletes and physically active patients back to the activities they love. His practice is focused on sports medicine and arthroscopic treatment of the knee, hip, and shoulder. He has specialized training in ligament, cartilage, and tendon injuries of the shoulder and knee and has published many papers and book chapters on these topics. He also performs general orthopaedic procedures including arm, ankle, and leg fractures, as well as, joint replacement of the knee, shoulder, and hip. After completing his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering, Dr. Merritt attended medical school at the University of Southern California. He continued his training with residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Washington. He then completed advanced training in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. During this time, Dr. Merritt served as an assistant NFL team physician for the New York Giants football team. He now brings that advanced training back to his patients and uses the same surgical techniques and individualized care that gets professional athletes back in the game. Dr. Merritt spends most of his free time outdoors and enjoys traveling. He has provided medical services to natives and fellow travelers in Peru and Nepal, having trekked twice to Mt. Everest base camp. He and his wife reside in the Seattle area. Dr. Merritt is honored to be involved in your care and will work with you toward regaining your active lifestyle.

Proliance Orthopedic Associates

4011 Talbot Rd S Ste 300

Renton, WA 98055

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Dr. Andrew Merritt, MD

Dr. Andrew Merritt, MD

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  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Asuris Northwest Health
  • Cigna
  • First Choice Health
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Humana
  • LifeWise
  • Moda Health
  • Molina Healthcare
  • PHCS
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Dr. Merritt's Experience

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

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Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Broken Arm
  • Cancer
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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  • ACL Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment

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  • California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
  • University of Southern California / Keck School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • University of Washington
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • University of Washington
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012

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Awards & Honors

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Merritt's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Merritt to family and friends
based on 25 total reviews (13 with comments)
Dr. Merritt's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
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  • Average wait time
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Patient Comments (13)
shelton, wa |
I had bone on bone between my patella and thigh bone on both knees. I am so glad Dr Merritt did both surgeries, I had them done 6 weeks apart. I am so happy with the job that Dr Merritt did! He explained, in detail, everything that would be done, listened to my concerns and made the process very easy. I was very impressed with the outpatient surgery center that allowed me to be taken home the same day as surgery. My recovery time was very rapid. I highly recommend both Dr Merritt!
in auburn, wa |
One month three days and I am doing it all: stairs, yard, sports car, and gym. I could not be happier. I am 72 years old and should not have waited.
John, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so happy that you are doing well and that you had a great experience with Dr. Merritt at Proliance Orthopedic Associates.
in Kent, WA |
I'm very pleased with the results of the work Dr. Merritt did with my fractured fibula. He has a good manner, listened attentively to my concerns and questions and answered them by providing the knowledge I was looking for. I was impressed when he personally returned a call. The staff is great and genuinely seem to enjoy being there. Only complaint -when I called for the initial appointment and told them I had a broken leg they wanted to schedule me for 8 days later. Had to push for one sooner.
in Kent, WA |
Dr. Merritt is patient, kind, a good listener and a good communicator. He takes time to explain everything. He does not rush through appointments. He does not push for surgery and explains the options. My knee surgery recovery was a slow go, but I now am happy I had the procedure done. I highly recommend him to anyone contemplating total knee replacement surgery.
Seattle, WA |
Dr. Merritt is excellent! Compassionate, friendly, trustworthy! He is a very skilled surgeon and has a personality that' puts patients at ease. I would recommend anyone to come see him!
Seattle, WA |
Dr. Merritt completed my knee surgery last week and accomplished the impossible. My very crooked knee is straight! He is highly skilled and also shows compassion and totally cares about getting it right.
in Kent, WA |
I was looking for a surgeon to do my patellofemoral arthroplasty-a less common partial knee replacement. I spent a few months and saw 3 different surgeons before choosing Dr. Merritt. I am 100% certain I made the right choice. He is both skilled and compassionate. I'm now 6 months out and incredibly pleased with my results. He explained everything and I worked hard at my rehab. The end result is I had been in pain for 25 years and now it's gone. I can exercise, hike & bike & I'm thrilled.
in Auburn, WA |
Dr. Merritt did my knee surgery for me (torn meniscus) the surgery itself was quick and painless and I was walking on my own same day, I went back to work only 4 days later.
in Renton, WA |
Dr. Merritt was on call the night our 8 year old daughter broke her tibia quite badly. He was a calm, reassuring voice on a tough night. He and the team at Valley set her leg wonderfully on the first night, and set it expertly with a full leg cast when her swelling went down a few days later. Throughout the 12 week recovery the team at Proliance was professional, kind and engaging with my daughter. Patient with our questions and super nice. Thank you!
in Seattle, WA |
Dr. Andrew L. Merritt, did surgery on my husband Ron's leg. Dr. Merritt's is amazing. He is very Professional and polite. He operated on my husband Ron leg it was broke badly. My husband could not stop saying what a nice professional doctor he was. We Thank God for Dr. Merritt, he is a great doctor who takes prides in his work. Thanks again Ron and Regena
in Renton, WA |
I fell from a ladder and went to Valley Medical Emergency room. Where I learned that I had a complete break of the humerus bone. Fortunately for me, Dr Andrew Merritt was assigned to my case! He did an amazing job of putting me back together! I love sports and wanted to get back into my life as it was. He enabled me to achieve that goal. He is very personable, and answered all of my questions. The skill of his surgery was awesome! I would highly recommend him to all of the people I know!
in Maple Valley, WA |
Total hip replacement, anterior approach, March 2016. Outstanding quality care from a physician who listened to questions/concerns, explained things in a way that was easily understood, ensured that I was prepared as a patient for a positive outcome from pre-op to post-op. I would choose Dr Merritt again - it was a great experience!
in Renton, WA |
My father asked me to say that Dr. Merritt was very friendly, helpful, and interested in his care. He made the whole experience---from the surgery for his broken hip through the recovery, a pleasant experience.
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  • AARP
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  • Ambetter
  • Asuris Northwest Health
  • Cigna
  • First Choice Health
  • Group Health Cooperative
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  • Humana
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  • LifeWise
  • Moda Health
  • Molina Healthcare
  • PHCS
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Merritt has admitting privileges

Valley Medical Center
400 S 43rd St
Renton, WA 98055
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