Dr. Kenneth Merkatz, MD

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Dr. Kenneth Merkatz, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Wethersfield, CT and has over 33 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.

Dr. Merkatz

Starling Physicians Cardiology

1260 Silas Deane Hwy Wethersfield, CT 06109
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Based on 38 ratings

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This was my fist visit with Dr. Merkatz. I found him to be pleasant and knowledgeable.
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Nov 08, 2021
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First in-person visit since the start of the pandemic. Dr. Merkatz’s knowledge of new data in his field is current, as always. His communication is excellent and I am very happy with the care I am receiving.
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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Oct 14, 2021
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Very knowledgeable
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Oct 01, 2021
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Dr Merkatz is excellent, very professional, knowledgeable, friendly , willing to answer questions and gives good explanations for his advice.
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
What could be improved
No results
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Lynn B – Sep 22, 2021
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A very skilled cardiologist and superb physician with a great deal of clinical experience.
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
What could be improved
No results
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Robert B. Nathanson, M.D. – Sep 16, 2021
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Dr. Merkatz is very professionnal and answered my questions. I trust him.
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
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 17, 2021
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Dr. Merkatz was attentive to my concerns. He suggested appropriate changes to my treatment plan and gave proper explanation. I would recommend him to my family and friends.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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May 29, 2021
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Excellent
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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May 22, 2021
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Excellent visit every time. Takes the time to talk to you explain things and answers all questions too makes you feel very comfortable
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
What could be improved
No results
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May 05, 2021
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Great staff! Dr Merkatz is to the point, but will elaborate details if asked. He addresses patient concern and options very well. Great practice!
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
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 17, 2021
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On time and to the point but not rushing. Made sure I understood his concerns and recommendations. Very decisive, then quickly arranged for testing he wanted done.
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
What could be improved
No results
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Ron Creese – Mar 06, 2021
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My visit was very efficient and informative from start to finish. Entire staff very polite, answered all questions professionally. Good experience as always.
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
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 16, 2020
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Short and to the point, on time.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 04, 2020
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On time. Answers questions and explains any medication chances.
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
No results
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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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What could be improved
  • 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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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
What could be improved
No results
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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
What could be improved
No results
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Paul Fitzpatrick – Aug 21, 2020
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Good visit. Answers my questions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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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
What could be improved
No results
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Dr. Kenneth Merkatz, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Wethersfield, CT and has over 33 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

Awards

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What are Dr. Kenneth Merkatz, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Merkatz frequently treats Heart Disease, Treadmill Stress Test, and Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Merkatz treats.

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Dr. Merkatz's office is located at 1260 Silas Deane Hwy, Wethersfield, CT 06109. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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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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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Merkatz treats Heart Disease more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Merkatz treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Treadmill Stress Test
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Merkatz performs Treadmill Stress Test more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Merkatz performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Merkatz performs Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Merkatz performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Merkatz's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endocarditis
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Prinzmetal Angina
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern

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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 Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway CT (Small Grp)-CT HMO
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Pathway X (Small Grp)-CT HMO
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
Silver Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
State BlueCare (Local Network only)-CT
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Locations

Starling Physicians Cardiology

Wethersfield1260 Silas Deane Hwy Wethersfield, CT 06109
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Practice

Hartford Hospital Rehabilitation - Granby18 E Granby Rd Granby, CT 06035
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