Dr. Kenneth Merkatz, MD

Cardiology •  Male • Age 58
  
Dr. Merkatz
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Starling Physicians Cardiology

1260 Silas Deane Hwy Wethersfield, CT 06109

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Dr. Kenneth Merkatz, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Wethersfield, CT and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Columbia U, College of Phys/Surg medical school in 1988. He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Merkatz to book an appointment.


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Dr. Merkatz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Merkatz

4.3

Based on 26 ratings

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On time. Answers questions and explains any medication chances.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mary – Oct 23, 2020
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The office rescheduled my appt 3 times. I called to have my lab work done before the visit. Didn't happen. Still waiting for the Dr. to contact Quest. Asked Dr's assistant to schedule stress test. A week later no call back no schedule.
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Walter Rudewicz – Oct 05, 2020
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My visit was quick but to the point.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sep 25, 2020
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Always on time (thank you), always pleasant and knowledgeable, no nonsense, straight forward with compassion, lets me know exactly what is happening and how my lifestyle affects my health, in summary.........great doctor!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Melissa Dopp – Sep 22, 2020
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He listens and answers my questions to my satisfaction. I trust his advice completely. His staff is friendly and the office environment is pleasant. I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing a cardiologist.
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Thirsa Dean – Sep 06, 2020
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Recently had an excellent visit with Dr. Merkatz.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Barbara Pasternak – Aug 22, 2020
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I’ve just started with him but I really like his no nonsense style and business like approach. I don’t need warm and cuddly, I like competence. My greedy health insurance provider was balking at paying for a particular prescription he wrote for me and his office went the extra mile to make sure they would cover it. They went out of their way to make sure I had the best treatment option.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Paul Fitzpatrick – Aug 21, 2020
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Good visit. Answers my questions.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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Sep 11, 2019
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Excellent first visit. Answered all my questions, reviewed my records, and asked me pertinent questions. Very pleasant to talk to. I like him.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sep 10, 2019
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Great doctor! Performed an open heart surgery on me 5 years ago and saved my life.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Aug 28, 2019
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Dr. Merkatz is pleasant and efficient, not wasting time but willing to listen to and answer questions clearly. I have been seeing him regularly for several years and am confident in his abilities.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Jul 29, 2019
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He is straight to the point with no nonsense. What I like in a doctor
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Jul 26, 2019
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Dr Merkatz is all business. He is smart and cuts to the chase. Not an alarmist. What he lacks in personality is offset by his intelligence. He is not warm and fuzzy but I personally wouldn't want that in a cardiologist. He is fine in my book
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
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Robert Kloiber – Jul 25, 2019
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Very thorough, the prescription he ordered had dramatic results.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jul 25, 2019
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My visit was very good with Dr. Merkatz I’ve been going to him about 4 to 5 years There is no long wait with him
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Faith Barnes – Jul 25, 2019
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I was referred to Dr. Merkatz by a local hospital for follow up after discharge. At my initial appointment he came in and barely said hello and clearly had no idea who I was or why I was there. If you make a patient wait for an hour, take five more minutes and read their chart before you come in the room. He didn’t have data from the testing I had completed, left the room to try and find it without saying a word about what he was doing or when he would be back. He didn’t answer my questions and literally had not looked at one bit of my medical record. To say the appointment was a waste of time was an understatement. I found him to be arrogant and off-putting and completely unhelpful.
What went well
  • Wait times
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jun 29, 2019
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I have been in Dr. Merkatz's care for close to 2 decades and not once have had an issue with his level of expertise and care. He has saved my life several times, and is always keeping up with the latest research to continually advance his knowledge for himself and his patients. He has always gone above and beyond for me to take care of my case just like the example when he got hit by a car at the hospital, and still after all that came to see me while hospitalized. He takes care of my whole fam
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Mar 16, 2019
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Dr Merkatz saved my life. I suffered from a rare life threatening condition that went undiagnosed for 7 yrs by 6 different cardiologists. Dr Merkatz reviewed my history in detail & proceeded to diagnose my disease. I had the life saving surgery I required. The medical profession needs more physicians with the integrity intelligence & empathy of Dr. Merkatz. I speak not only from the perspective of a patient, but also as an RN with many years of experience in critical care.
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Marilyn B. in Cheshire, CT – Oct 11, 2016
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I would NOT recommend him, because (1) he didn't answer my question that I brought to him: why was breathing harder walking uphill -- was it the asthma or the heart; (2) he didn't explain the tests he ordered, why he was doing the tests that he was doing, nor what the tests told him; and (3) he strung out the appointments over several visits (I specifically heard staff say to schedule another visit that insurance would pay more) when he could have done it in two visits.
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Biography

Dr. Kenneth Merkatz, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Wethersfield, CT and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Columbia...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

Education

1988
Columbia U, College of Phys/Surg
Medical School

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Dr. Merkatz accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Access Blue New England Network-CT
Balanced Pathway Tiered-CT PPO
Balanced Pathway-CT HMO
Balanced Pathway-CT PPO
Blue New England Network-CT HMO
BlueCare Health Plan (with Expanded Network - Tiered)-CT
BlueCare Health Plan (with Expanded Network)-CT
BlueCare Select (Tiered - Charter)-CT
BlueCare Select (Tiered - Elm)-CT
BlueChoice New England Network-CT
Bronze Pathway X Enhanced Tiered-CT HMO
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
Bronze Pathway X-CT PPO
Bronze Standard Pathway X for HSA-CT PPO
Bronze Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
Catastrophic Pathway X Enhanced-CT HMO
Century Preferred (Tiered)-CT
Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Charter)-CT
Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Elm)-CT
Century Preferred Tiered (Select Network)-CT
Century Preferred-CT
Choice BlueCare-CT HMO
Choice Century Preferred Basic-CT PPO
City of New Haven - BlueCard-CT
City of New Haven - Century Preferred-CT
CT Children's Medical Center - Tiered-CT PPO
Day Kimball Tiered-CT PPO
Gold Pathway X Enhanced Tiered-CT HMO
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Gold Pathway X-CT PPO
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National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
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Pathway CT (Small Grp)-CT HMO
Pathway CT (Small Grp)-CT PPO
Pathway CT Tiered (Small Grp)-CT PPO
Pathway Enhanced (Ind)-CT HMO
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Pathway X (Small Grp)-CT PPO
Pathway X Enhanced (Ind -)-CT HMO
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Platinum Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X Tiered-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Standard Coinsurance Pathway X-CT PPO
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Connecticut
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Dr. Merkatz's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Heart Disease
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Merkatz treats Heart Disease more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Merkatz treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Chest Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Merkatz treats Chest Pain more than 76% of his peers

Dr. Merkatz treats this condition more than 76% of his peers

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Merkatz treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Merkatz treats this condition more than 74% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2

Dr. Merkatz's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

Locations

Starling Physicians Cardiology

Wethersfield1260 Silas Deane Hwy Wethersfield, CT 06109
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Enfield9 Cranbrook Blvd Fl 2 Enfield, CT 06082
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