Dr. Kurt Merkel, MD
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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

SSM Health Orthopedics 1011 Bowles Ave Ste 400 Fenton, MO 63026 Get Directions

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" It has always been my goal to become partners with my patients in managing their joint pain and treatment. Each patient is an individual with unique needs and concerns,and I am dedicated to putting them on the right path to healing so they can return to the active lifestyle they're used to. "

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based on 22 total surveys (5 with reviews)
Dr. Merkel's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Answers Questions
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  • Time well spent
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Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
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  • Office environment
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (5)
in Owensville, MO |
I have been going to Dr merkel for yrs had a knee replace about 9 yrs ago several injections and I wouldn't go to any one else I feel very confident in him very good Dr and very good in listening and under standing
St Louis, MO |
Friends have often told horror stories about getting a cortisone shot. Over the years I have gotten 3 shots from Dr. Merkel, the last today. There has never been any after shot pain the day of the shot much less for days after. Because of his skill in administering the shot, the pain that necessitated it begins to lessen within hours. Dr. Merkel also does not tend to rush one into having surgical procedures if there is a possibility of a non-surgical solution.
in Bonne Terre, MO |
Dr. Merkel is the best physician I have ever been too. I have sent many people to him and we have no complaints. He is absolutely the best. He did my bilateral knee replacements.
in st. Louis, Mo |
Dr. Merkel is very personable and listens intently to your issues.
in Murphysboro, IL |
he listened to what i had to say about my pain and what was going on. great recovery time, i was only out 3 weeks. would recommend him to anyone
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Dr. Merkel says...

" It has always been my goal to become partners with my patients in managing their joint pain and treatment. Each patient is an individual with unique needs and concerns,and I am dedicated to putting them on the right path to healing so they can return to the active lifestyle they're used to. "

Dr. Merkel'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
  •  Malpractice claims in Missouri not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spine Disorders

Education

  • Medical School
    Saint Louis University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1980

  • Internship Hospital
    Mayo Medical School

    Completed in 1981

  • Residency Hospital
    Mayo Medical School

    Completed in 1985

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Harvard

    Completed in 1990

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Washington

    Graduated in 1974

  • Other Education
    University Of Mn-Masters In Orthopedics

    Completed in 1985

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Steroid Injection