Dr. Mark Merlin, MD

Radiation OncologyMaleAge 55

Radiation Oncology

Dr. Mark Merlin, MD is a Radiation Oncology Specialist in Decatur, GA and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans in 1993. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Mark Merlin, MD
2701 N Decatur Rd Decatur, GA 30033
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Dr. Merlin's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Dr. Merlin performs Ultrasound Guided Procedures more than 80% of his peers

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

Skin Screenings
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Dr. Merlin performs Skin Screenings more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Merlin performs this procedure more than 70% of his peers

Prostate Cancer
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Dr. Merlin treats Prostate Cancer more than 69% of his peers

Dr. Merlin treats this condition more than 69% of his peers

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  • Primary Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 1
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 10
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  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 14
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 2
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  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 9
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - X-Linked 1
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - X-Linked 2
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -12
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -13
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -15
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Dr. Merlin's conditions and procedures:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Chordoma
  • ENT Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Lung Cancer
  • Myeloma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Prostate Brachytherapy
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Screenings
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT)
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thymomas
  • Ultrasound Guided Procedures
  • Uterine Cancer

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Dr. Merlin accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Anthem
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
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Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
BlueChoice-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway Guided Access Products-GA HMO
Pathway Products - Pathway Network-GA HMO
Pathway X (on Exchange)-GA HMO
Pathway X Guided Access-GA
Pathway X Guided Access-GA HMO
Pathway-GA HMO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
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HealthyBlue Advantage
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Dr. Merlin's Reviews

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5.0

Based on 29 ratings

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Dr. Merlin is very detailed and answered all my questions concerning treatments, staff provides quality customer service. I fully recommend his service.
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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Douglas Blakney – Sep 29, 2022
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Dr. Merlin is professional, caring and compassionate. He takes the time needed to answer questions you have and explain information so that you can understand. He was very supportive during my journey with radiation treatments. His staff was outstanding, friendly and made you feel at ease.
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
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Aug 16, 2022
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Dr Merlin really made me feel Comfortable with my procedure
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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Tobias – Aug 08, 2022
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Dr. Merlin was very professional and very thorough. The entire group were very helpful and made me feel valued
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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Billy Cole – Jul 01, 2022
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I received the best of care from the whole staff.So glad I chose Dr Merlin he and the staff were so kind and caring
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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Michael Klajbor – Jul 01, 2022
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I have been extremely pleased with the care I have received from Dr. Merlin and his staff. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
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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Jan 21, 2022
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Yes I would recommend Dr Merlin as a source to anyone looking for info or treatment for cancer related issues. Dr. Merlin and his staff and all the personel at RCOG have done an excellent job at keeping me comfortable, informed, answering my questions and keeping me motivated during my treatment process. Their approach to service makes me look forward to my daily appointments, I don't feel the stress you sometimes get from making daily trips to the doctors office.
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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Michael C Russell – Dec 17, 2021
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I feel very comfortable when I visited for treatment. At my age, I have seen many doctors but none have explain in Details like Doctor Merlin did.
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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Vernell King – Apr 14, 2021
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Absolutely would and have recommended Dr. Merlin. He is professional at all times, informative and encouraging. Always gave me the attention that I needed and every experience was valued added.
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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Reverend Bobby McKenzie – Feb 06, 2021
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Dr Merlin is the most professional and compassionate doctor I have ever been treated by. I trust him implicitly and he simply has kept me alive. In 2015 I was diagnosed with very high risk prostate cancer. His three phase treatment of hormone therapy, seed implants, and IGRT radiation was highly successful and gave me five years worry free. He kept in touch with personal phone calls over those years. In 2020, my PSA has increased and a small abdominal nodule was found. In October Dr Merlin performed high intensity and very precise radiation. Three months later my PSA score is rapidly declining and it appears the nodule is under control. This is all due to Dr Merlin, I literally owe my continued life to him. I give him the highest possible recommendation to all.
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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John C Davis, II – Feb 03, 2021
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very professional
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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Nov 20, 2020
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Dr Merlin and the staff at RCOG exceeded my expectations during my cancer treatment. I wouldn’t hesitate to give my highest recommendation. My experience during treatment was very positive and pleasant. It has been 32 months since I finished my treatments and I have been cancer free ever since.
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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Norman Ahearn – Oct 07, 2020
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Very happy with the doctor. He was very informative and patient.
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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Joanie D JONES – Feb 13, 2020
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When I asked my primary care physician for a recommendation/referral for an oncologist who would address my problem from a different perspective than my urologist, he immediately recommended Dr. Merlin, stating that he was a physician who deeply cared for his patients and knew the best ways to treat situations such as mine. I have found that description and evaluation of Dr. Merlin’s practice to be totally accurate. He and the other members of the practice, plus Dr. Libby, the team urologist, make an unbeatable combination of knowledge and skills needed in cancer treatment. From our first meeting when he took a great deal of time to describe my situation and to discuss in detail his proposed treatment in detail to our last meeting three months later when I had completed my cycle, I found Dr. Merlin willing to take time to explain where I was in the process, to answer my questions and without fail, to demonstrate his kind and considerate approach to me and my problem. He put me and m
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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MAX S – Jan 17, 2020
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Caring concerned doctor - great communication skills - seems truly interested in the patient
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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1955 Nomad – Jan 17, 2020
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Dr. Merlin and RCOC was wonderful. Besides his expertise, you know that he cares about his patients. My wife and I interviewed several doctors and read about several options for treatment before we choose Dr. Merlin. The fact that he has done this procedure thousands of times gave us great comfort in his expertise plus that he has the follow up numbers from his patients showing his success. Another big factor was when we first met with Dr. Merlin, he acknowledged that I had choices for the way I choose to treat my prostate cancer as opposed to doctors who were trying to convince me that their way was the only way for me. His honesty and candor meant a lot.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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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Garry Wilmot – Nov 13, 2019
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Dr. Merlin has been very prompt and thorough from the beginning before I was even a patient. It has continued which is very comforting and gives full confidence in my decision.
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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Jeff Ohly – Sep 09, 2019
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I traveled from Forest Va. to Decatur Ga. to the best place in the country in dealing with prostate cancer. I could have found a place closer to home, but no one does it with success rate of RCOG . ( Radiotherepy Clinics of Georgia ). Dr. Merlin and the entire staff are just simply unbelievable to work with, you will find no better treatment anywhere, your not just another number to them, they sincerely care. I highly recommend them to anyone dealing with prostate cancer, or any cancer.
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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Tracy Walker in Forest, VA – Jan 04, 2019
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Dr. Merlin has been more helpful and encouraging than any doctor I have ever been associated with. He takes all the time you need to answer questions and address concerns. His "bedside manner" is calm and reassuring. It's been a long journey trying to beat my prostate cancer, but between Dr. Merlin and his staff I feel confident we will. I couldn't have asked for a more caring and attentive doctor for a very difficult and frightening situation. Thank you so much.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Jim Cook in Marietta, GA – Dec 10, 2018
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I have just started this journey but have been impressed by Dr. Merlin and his staff. He has explained what to expect very well and had called me personally several times to discuss what happens next. It’s a scary situation but his care and professionalism give me great confidence.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Jim Barber in Lilburn – Jul 25, 2018
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Care Philosophy

For a patient to make an informed decision regarding cancer therapy, he/she must become educated about the diagnosis and treatment options.  It is...Read more

Biography

Dr. Mark Merlin, a Louisiana native, was practicing at a large radiation and medical oncology group in New Orleans before Hurricane Katrina uprooted his...Read more

Specialties

  • Radiation Oncology

Education

1997
Ga Rad Therapy Ctr/Med College Ga
Residency Hospital
1994
Med College Of Georgia
Internship Hospital
1994
Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinic
Internship Hospital
1993
Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans
Medical School
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Dr. Merlin frequently treats Ultrasound Guided Procedures, Skin Screenings, and Prostate Cancer. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Merlin treats.

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Dr. Merlin's office is located at 2701 N Decatur Rd, Decatur, GA 30033. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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2701 N Decatur Rd Decatur, GA 30033
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