Dr. Ira Merkel, MD

Dr. Ira Merkel, MD

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Gastroenterology  ·  
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60 y/o
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Dr. Ira Merkel, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Somerset, NJ and has been practicing for 26 years. He specializes in gastroenterology.

Digestive Disease Center of New Jersey

33 Clyde Rd Ste 102

Somerset, NJ 08873
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Insurance Accepted

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

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
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. Merkel's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Merkel treats Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Merkel treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Stomach Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Merkel treats Stomach Diseases more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Merkel treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Merkel treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Merkel treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

About Me

Biography

Dr. Ira Merkel, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Somerset, NJ and has been practicing for 26 years. He specializes in gastroenterology.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Dr. Merkel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Merkel

3.2

Based on 20 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
5%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
40%
(8)

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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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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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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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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Direct Access
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
QualCare
QualCare HMO
QualCare PPO

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