Dr. John Merson, MD
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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Care Philosophy

I provide unhurried, personal care for every individual, working collaboratively with the patient to arrive at the most suitable solution.

Biography

Dr. Merson grew up in the Bay Area and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Stanford University, where he played on the tennis team. After graduating, he worked in the computer industry but a reassessment of his career path led him to the UCLA School of Medicine, graduating in 1984, alongside his wife, Heidi. Dr. Merson stayed in Los Angeles for his orthopedic residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He returned to the Bay Area to begin private practice in 1989, but after three years opted to pursue subspecialty training in sports medicine at the Hughston Clinic in Columbus, GA. Following his residency, Dr. Merson worked at Diablo Orthopaedic Medical Group in Walnut Creek, CA, and Pittsburg, CA, from August 1989-June 1992, and Coastal Orthopaedic and Sports Specialists in Concord and Walnut Creek from August 1993-September 1997. Dr. Merson then co-founded East Bay Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Associates in October 1997.

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    based on 10 total surveys (2 with reviews)
    Dr. Merson's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      VERY GOOD
    • Explains condition(s) well
      EXCELLENT
    • Answers Questions
      EXCELLENT
    • Time well spent
      EXCELLENT
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      VERY GOOD
    • Office environment
      EXCELLENT
    • Staff friendliness
      VERY GOOD
    • Average wait time
      10 to 15 minutes
    Patient Reviews (2)
    in Walnut Creek, CA |
    Dr. Merson does not know to do shoulder surgery at all. My husband had shoulder surgery with him, he felt worst after. We went to another specialist he had to the same surgery all over again. During our visit to physical therapy, the therapist were telling us, the patient who comes from Dr. Merson they have to redo their surgeries.
    in Concord, CA |
    Mercen is great... known this office since Oberlander started there. Problem, since Mercen joined the Muir Network it is (to me) less efficient. Now when you call you get the Muir Call Center, play phone tag on setting appointments, and other nonsense. You can no longer reach the staff directly. Days go by vs originally calling the office directly as in the past. Appears I am going to have to appear in person. Called today 3 times, sat on hold, and then hung up - just can't reach them
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    Dr. Merson grew up in the Bay Area and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Stanford University, where he played on the tennis team. After graduating, he worked in the computer industry but a reassessment of his career path led him to the UCLA School of Medicine, graduating in 1984, alongside his wife, Heidi.

    Dr. Merson stayed in Los Angeles for his orthopedic residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He returned to the Bay Area to begin private practice in 1989, but after three years opted to pursue subspecialty training in sports medicine at the Hughston Clinic in Columbus, GA.

    Following his residency, Dr. Merson worked at Diablo Orthopaedic Medical Group in Walnut Creek, CA, and Pittsburg, CA, from August 1989-June 1992, and Coastal Orthopaedic and Sports Specialists in Concord and Walnut Creek from August 1993-September 1997. Dr. Merson then co-founded East Bay Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Associates in October 1997.

    Dr. Merson's Care Philosophy

    I provide unhurried, personal care for every individual, working collaboratively with the patient to arrive at the most suitable solution.

    Dr. Merson says...

    Expertise in orthopedic surgery, radiography and fluoroscopy.

    Dr. Merson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Ankle Sprains and Strains
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Pain
    • Baker’s Cyst
    • Bone Disorders
    • Broken Arm
    • Bursitis
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chondrocalcinosis
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Elbow Bursitis
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Foot Conditions
    • Foot Fracture
    • Foot Sprain
    • Fracture
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Ganglion Cyst
    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Gout
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hand Fracture
    • Herniated Disc
    • Hip Fracture
    • Hip Sprain
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Dislocation
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Limb Pain
    • Low Back Pain
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
    • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
    • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pelvic Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spondylitis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

    Education

    • Medical School
      David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles

      Graduated in 1984

    • Internship Hospital
      Harbor UCLA Med Center

      Completed in 1985

    • Residency Hospital
      Harbor UCLA Med Center

      Completed in 1989

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Hughston Clin

      Completed in 1993

    • Undergraduate School
      Stanford University

      Graduated in 1977

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

    Memberships &
    Professional Affiliations

    • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • ACL Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
    • Fracture Care
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Hip Replacement
    • Hip Replacement Revision
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Replacement Revision
    • Knee Surgery
    • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Peripheral Nerve Block
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Trigger Point Injection
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate