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Dr. Howard Merzel, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 60

  12 Reviews
Dr. Merzel
441 Penbrooke Dr Penfield, NY 14526

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Dr. Howard Merzel, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Penfield, NY and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Medical College Of Wisconsin in 1984 and specializes in gastroenterology.


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Dr. Merzel accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Independent Health
Encompass
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO

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No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Merzel's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Diverticulosis, Intestinal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Merzel treats Diverticulosis, Intestinal more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Merzel treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Merzel treats Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Merzel treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Stomach Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Merzel treats Stomach Diseases more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Merzel treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Merzel's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Merzel

3.3

Based on 12 reviews

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1 Star
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Howard Merzel, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Penfield, NY and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Medical College Of Wisconsin in 1984 and specializes in gastroenterology.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1989
St Elizabeths Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1987
St Elizabeths Hospital
Residency Hospital
1984
Medical College Of Wisconsin
Medical School
1989
1987
1984

Awards

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72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average