Dr. Kevin Merkes, MD

Dr. Kevin Merkes, MD

Internal Medicine | Male | 49 years old

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Dr. Merkes specializes in Internal Medicine and practices in Poway, CA. He practices at 1 location.

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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    Under 10 minutes (15)
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in San Diego, CA |
Dr. Merkes is one of the most thorough physicians I have ever worked with. Not only is he friendly and courteous, but after each appointment, he takes the time to chat with you and re-cap in his office. He is 100% dedicated to his patient's well-being and listens to every word. It is difficult for me to take time off from work, however he and his staff are flexible and understanding and have scheduled appointments for me before normal working hours to accommodate my needs. I highly recommend!!
in Rancho Bernardo, CA |
I would recommend Dr. Merkes to anyone and everyone. His staff is friendly, professional and always smiling. The wait time is unheard of, even when I arrive early his nurse is usually able to bring me back and the doctor comes in shortly after. He is friendly, personal, intelligent and a great person and Doctor. He really gives you the best care and takes the time you need. I went to him for a possible broken foot, he sent me for X-rays and called me personally within an hour of getting the xray
in Poway, CA |
I went to Dr Merkes because my doctor of 30 years retired. I went in the beginning of June. He was nice took time talked a lot about himself and the good care he gives. I saw some great reviews so I was happy. We talked about the medications I was on. He suggested a medication for me instead of an over the counter. Not once but twice he prescribed t he wrong medication for me. He refuses to take calls. I showed up to an appointment he wasn't there. He only cares in his office. No follow through
in San Diego, CA |
I've been going to Dr. Merkes since he opened his practice in Poway. I wouldn't have any other doctor! He always takes time to talk with you and find out how you are not just where it hurts. He works with his patients to decide on the best course to take and doesn't try to give you anything you don't want or need. Also he doesn't ever make you wait and is on time for scheduled appointments. He has treated my entire family and I highly recommend this physician.
in San Diego, CA |
I was 5 minutes early and Dr. Merkes staff had me processed and in to see Dr. Merkes with no waiting. As a new patient I was happy he took time to meet with me, ask questions, look over my history, it shows how much he really cares. I cannot stress how much I enjoyed interacting with Dr. Merkes and his staff.
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  •  Specializes in Internal Medicine
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Why It Matters: Dr. Merkes' Board Certifications

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  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

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  • Medical School
    Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med

    Graduated in 1999

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Professional Affiliations

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  • Internal Medicine

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