Dr. Douglas Merkel, MD

Dr. Douglas Merkel, MD

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Oncology  |  
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59 y/o
(14)

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Dr. Douglas Merkel, MD is an oncology doctor who practices in Evanston, IL. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 36 years.

NorthShore Medical Group

2650 Ridge Ave

Evanston, IL 60201
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Breast Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Breast Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Retina Diseases
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thymomas
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vulvar Cancer

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Procedures

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital Medical School
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Tex Health Science Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Merkel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Merkel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Merkel to family and friends
4.4
based on 14 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Merkel's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Costa Mesa, CA |
In 2011 I was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer and was referred by a good friend to Dr. Merkel at North Shore hospital. I couldn't be happier with the care I received. Dr. Merkel is extremely smart, caring, and humble.
in Downers Grove, IL |
I am an OB-Gyn nurse practitioner who is dealing with a local recurrence of breast cancer. As someone who has been educated and worked in Ivy League east coast medical centers as a healthcare provider I can tell you Dr. Merkel is an expert in every aspect of current treatment. He is brilliant, accessible and compassionate. When my recent biopsy came back with a recurrence he called me as soon as he got the result. I know in my heart he wants me to get better.
There are not enough words to express the confidence that I have in Dr. Merkel. He and his Higland Park staff were absolute angels as I was going through treatment. Dr Merkel listens, provides honest feedback / answers and has a way of relaying information, that is not always easy to hear as a patient, in a calming manner. I have absolute faith and trust in his experience and expertise. I can't imagine having gone through this with any other Doctor.
in Chicago, IL |
This Doctor has the worst communication skills. He has no Empathy! If you want to LIVE do not go to this Doctor. He does not keep up with the latest and greatest in medicine and treatments.
Rockford, IL |
As a BC survivor I appreciate Dr. Merkel's calm manner and dry sense of humor. Nothing ever phased him as I struggled with treatment effects, and that helped calm me. He answers each and ever question no matter how basic. I wants his patients to understand his treatment methods which are evidence based,but he isn't opposed to complimentary medicine so long as it doesn't interfere with the chosen treatment regime. 6 years later, I know his approach works, and best of all, I survived! Thanks!!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Merkel accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Priority Health
    Priority PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Merkel has admitting privileges

Glenbrook Hospital
2100 Pfingsten Rd
Glenview, IL 60026
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Evanston Hospital
2650 Ridge Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
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Highland Park Hospital
777 Park Ave W
Highland Park, IL 60035
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Skokie Hospital
9600 Gross Point Rd
Skokie, IL 60076
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