Dr. Ira Merkel, MD

Dr. Ira Merkel, MD

Gastroenterology  ·  
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Age 60
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Dr. Ira Merkel, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Somerset, NJ and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara, Facultad De Medicina in 1984 and specializes in gastroenterology.

33 Clyde Rd Ste 102

Somerset, NJ 08873

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • QualCare

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Top Care Areas

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Stomach Diseases
very high
more than 97% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
more than 97% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

2  Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

56  Conditions Treated

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4  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara, Facultad De Medicina
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Albert Einstein Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • University Pittsburgh Presby Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Merkel's Reviews

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3.2

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5 Stars
50%
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4 Stars
5%
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2 Stars
5%
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1 Star
40%
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Dr. Merkel is extremely caring and takes time to explain concerns/procedures to put the patient at ease. I often recommend him to family, friends and neighbors.
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New Brunswick – Nov 02, 2017
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Dr. Merkel truly cares about his patient's total health. He strives to ensure that the patient gets the best care possible. I literally trust him with my life.
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Monroe Twp., NJ – Sep 01, 2016
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My experience with Dr. Merkel over the past years has been outstanding. He continues to be an extraordinary doctor who provides his patients with quality service demonstrated through comfort and a knowledge of his specialty. The nursing staff has exemplified great character and professionalism...Read More
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Jessie McDaniel in Somerset, NJ – Apr 01, 2016
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