Dr. Kurt Merkel, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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Age 65
(23)
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Dr. Kurt Merkel, MD
" 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. "

SSM Health Orthopedics

1011 Bowles Ave Ste 400

Fenton, MO 63026

Contact Information

(636) 680-5400

Dr. Kurt Merkel, MD

Dr. Kurt Merkel, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Missouri
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • 3 More

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Dr. Merkel's Experience

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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
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
1

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
40

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

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Procedures

  • 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

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Missouri.

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.

Education

  • University Of Washington
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • Saint Louis University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Mayo Medical School
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Mayo Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Harvard
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University Of Mn-Masters In Orthopedics
    Other Education | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Merkel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Merkel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Merkel to family and friends
4.5
based on 23 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Merkel's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (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 accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Blue Access Choice PPO
    Blue Preferred HMO
    Blue Preferred Plus POS
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
    Group Plan PPO
    Platinum PPO
  • Coventry Health Care of Missouri
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life

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Hospitals where Dr. Merkel has admitting privileges

SSM Health St. Clare Hospital
1015 Bowles Ave
Fenton, MO 63026
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