Dr. Kevin Merkes, MD

Dr. Kevin Merkes, MD

Internal Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 50
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Kevin Merkes, MD is an internal medicine doctor who practices in Poway, CA. He is 50 years old and has been practicing for 18 years.

15721 Pomerado Rd

Poway, CA 92064

Contact Information

(858) 485-6644

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan
  • Sharp Health Plan

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Dr. Merkes' Experience

Dr. Merkes' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Internal Medicine
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Back Pain
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Pain
  • Bursitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Constipation
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Heart Disease
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoporosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Sepsis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Strep Throat
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin D Deficiency


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  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Immunization
  • Liver Function Test
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Wellness Examination

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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


  • Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Merkes has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Merkes' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Merkes to family and friends
based on 23 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Merkes' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Ramona, CA |
Dr. Merkes is very personable and he listens to what his patient is saying. He takes the time to answer any concerns and that is a key factor in the doctor I chose. The most important factor is that he is NOT a "clock watcher"! That is, he doesn't rush the appointment. His time is totally devoted to the patient. I highly recommend him!
in San Diego, CA |
Dr. Merkes is wonderful. I've been seeing him for years. He is very kind and incredibly humble. He takes the time to sit and recap your appt. in his office. The only reason for 4 stars rather than 5 is because of the office staff. They are very slow in response!
in Poway, CA |
Great personality, and a humble and sweet doctor who cares for his patiences.
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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Dr. Merkes accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Sharp Health Plan
    Gold Value

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Hospitals where Dr. Merkes has admitting privileges

Palomar Medical Center Poway
15615 Pomerado Rd
Poway, CA 92064
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