Dr. Douglas Merkel, MD

Dr. Douglas Merkel, MD

Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
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Dr. Douglas Merkel, MD is an oncology specialist in Glenview, IL and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1981 and specializes in oncology and internal medicine.

2180 Pfingsten Rd

Glenview, IL 60026

Contact Information

(847) 503-1000

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Merkel performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Merkel's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • Oncology
  • Internal Medicine

3  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*

74  Conditions Treated

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3  Procedures

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

4.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Merkel to family and friends
14 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
    (12)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

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)

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.
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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,...more
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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...more
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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.
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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...more
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