Dr. Bruce Merkin, MD

Internal Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 63
(1)
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Dr. Bruce Merkin, MD
Dr. Bruce Merkin, MD is an internal medicine doctor who practices in Cleveland Heights, OH. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 35 years.

30 Severance Cir Apt 803

Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

Contact Information

(216) 291-4916

Dr. Bruce Merkin, MD

Dr. Bruce Merkin, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Dr. Merkin's Experience

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Internal Medicine
  • Sanctions found
  • Board actions found
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Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
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Board Certifications

Dr. Merkin does not have any board certifications listed.

2

Conditions Treated

  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
7

Procedures

  • HIV Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Liver Function Test
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Syphilis Screening

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Ohio.

6 Sanctions
  • Substance Abuse (11/9/2016)
    Action Taken: Probation Modification Order
    Summary: Merkin, Bruce Jeffrey MD: License # 35086596: NOVEMBER 9, 2016 - PROBATION MODIFIED: The State Medical Board of Ohio GRANTED the physician's request for approval of the discontinuance of polygraph testing requirement and chart review requirement.
    State: Ohio
  • Substance Abuse (5/11/2016)
    Action Taken: Probation Modification Order
    Summary: Merkin, Bruce Jeffrey MD: License # 35086596: MAY 11, 2016 - PROBATION MODIFIED: The State Medical Board of Ohio GRANTED the physician's request to reduce required psychiatric treatment session from once per month to once every three months.
    State: Ohio
  • Substance Abuse (5/13/2015)
    Action Taken: Probation Modification Order
    Summary: Merkin, Bruce Jeffrey MD: License # 35086596: MAY 13, 2015 - PROBATION MODIFIED: The State Medical Board of Ohio has GRANTED the physician’s request to discontinue the drug log requirement and to reduce the frequency of polygraph testing to every six months.
    State: Ohio
  • Substance Abuse (9/13/2012)
    Action Taken: License Reinstatement with Restrictions and/or Terms and Conditions
    Summary: Merkin, Bruce Jeffrey MD: License # 35 086596: SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 – PROBATIONARY REQUEST: The State Medical Board of Ohio has GRANTED the physician’s request to approve treating psychiatrist, approve a practice plan, approve a monitoring physician and approve a polygraph testing administrator. The frequency and number of charts to be reviewed by monitoring physician has been established.
    State: Ohio
  • Substance Abuse (6/14/2012)
    Action Taken: License Reinstatement with Restrictions and/or Terms and Conditions
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Ohio
  • Substance Abuse (11/9/2001)
    Action Taken: Surrender
    Summary: Dr Bruce Jeffrey Merkin; License # 14492

    Nature of Complaint:

    The Physician has been charged with the inability to practice medicine or surgery with reasonable skill and safety due to the abuse of drugs.

    Action Taken:

    The Board has accepted the Surrender of the license of the Physician to practice medicine in West Virginia.

    February 1, 2004-Reinstatement of License

    The Board has reinstated the Physician's license to practice medicine in West Virginia with certain conditions, restrictions and limitations.

    State: West Virginia
4 Board Actions
  • Substance Abuse (10/11/2017)
    Action Taken: Probation Terminated (Ended)
    Summary: Merkin, Bruce Jeffrey MD: License #35.086596: OCTOBER 11, 2017 - PROBATION TERMINATED: The State Medical Board of Ohio GRANTED the physician's request for release from the terms of the 6/13/12 Consent Agreement.
    State: Ohio
  • Substance Abuse (11/4/2015)
    Action Taken: Other actions
    Summary: Merkin, Bruce Jeffrey MD: License # 35086596: NOVEMER 4, 2015 - PROBATIONARY REQUEST: The State Medical Board of Ohio GRANTED the physician's request for approval of treating psychiatrist.
    State: Ohio
  • Substance Abuse (7/8/2015)
    Action Taken: Other actions
    Summary: Merkin, Bruce Jeffrey MD: License # 35086596: JULY 8, 2015 – PROBATIONARY REQUEST: The Ohio State Medical Board has GRANTED the physician’s request for approval of a new monitoring physician.
    State: Ohio
  • Substance Abuse (2/14/2013)
    Action Taken: Other actions
    Summary: Merkin, Bruce Jeffrey MD: License # 35086596: FEBRUARY 14, 2013 – PROBATIONARY REQUEST: The State Medical Board of Ohio has GRANTED the physician’s request for approval of revised practice plan; related to June 13, 2012 Consent Agreement.
    State: Ohio

Education

  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Temple University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Temple University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Merkin has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Merkin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Merkin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Merkin to family and friends
1.0
based on 1 review (1 with a comment)
Dr. Merkin's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    POOR
  • Explains condition(s) well
    POOR
  • Answers Questions
    POOR
  • Time well spent
    FAIR
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    FAIR
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
Akron, OH |
When I moved to OH I made an appointment with Dr. Merkin to be my prescribing physician. During my introductory appointment he flat out refused to prescribe my medication (specifically xanax and adderall- which I've been prescribed by my last 2 doctors to treat panic attacks and ADHD). He was alright with me withdrawing cold turkey (knowing that xanax withdrawal can be deadly). His reason being it is not my practice to prescribe those he cared more about his practice than helping me. Degraded.
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