Dr. Jennifer Merritt, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
Age 42
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Dr. Jennifer Merritt, MD
Dr. Jennifer Merritt, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Little River, SC. She is 42 years old and has been practicing for 16 years. Dr. Merritt is affiliated with Grand Strand Health – Grand Strand Medical Center and Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital.

90 Cedar Light Ln Ste 100

Little River, SC 29566

Contact Information

(843) 280-8779

Dr. Jennifer Merritt, MD

Dr. Jennifer Merritt, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Merritt's Experience

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Dr. Merritt's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hyphema
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Abscess
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Med University Hospital Authori
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Merritt's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Merritt to family and friends
1.8
based on 9 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Merritt's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    Over 45 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Surfside Beach |
By the time I had waited 2 hours in the waiting rooms for my initial consultation for eyelid surgery, I was not a very cordial patient when Dr. Merritt finally walked in the examining room. She made no apologies for the wait. I then scheduled the surgery and had the same experience on the day of surgery, having to wait for over 2 hours...I left and asked for a refund of my $3000. What a fiasco it has been to get that refund! It finally came today after much back and forth and waiting weeks!!!
Charlotte, NC |
Wait time too long. Doctor not apologetic for the wait. Manager very unprofessional.
Calabash, NC |
Had a 2:30 appointment. Eyes dilated at 2:15. Sat in exam room until 3:45, no doctor showed up. I asked staff why and was told " dr is behind". So was I. So I walked out.my time is as valuable as the doctor's.
in Ocean Isle Beach, NC |
Dr Merritt may be technically qualified but she has a lot to learn about dealing with her patients. I was seen immediately by a tech and after the routine eye testing left in a room for over an hour to wait. When I mentioned to the DR that I was considering seeing someone else because of the wait she said, Go Ahead. There was no apology. She said because I was a first time patient it took that long to enter all my info. 5 mins worth of info entered in an hour. She was rude and not caring.
in Myrtle Beach, SC |
Dr. Merritt has been my doctor for years, but no longer...My last visit I was put into an exam room for 1 and 1/2 hours...the Doctor never came and a nurse never stopped by...finally I left...no one even spoke to me as I exited....It seems a lack of courtesy and professionalism.
Shallotte, NC |
Over the last 10 years we've been seeing her. Her care is excellent. That being said, we no longer will be her patients. We can no longer sit in the reception area for over 1 hour each visit before we even get called back to get eyes dilated and start that process. Wait time is generally 1 hr to 1 1/2 hour just in the reception area.
in Rock Hill, SC |
She cut too much off my right eyelid. I've had five eye surgeries due to her rushing during surgery. I would not let her treat my dog. She has ruined my life style. I had to tape my eye shut for eight months. Another doctor had to draft skin from behind my ear to make a new eyelid that would shut. I now have ceramic tubes in my eyes and still have problems. The tubes stop up ever though I do the power blow daily.
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  • Aetna
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    Cigna HMO
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Hospitals where Dr. Merritt has admitting privileges

Grand Strand Health – Grand Strand Medical Center
809 82nd Pkwy
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
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Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital
4070 Highway 17
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
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