Dr. Max Mertz, MD

Dr. Max Mertz, MD

Family Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
62 y/o

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Dr. Max Mertz, MD is a family medicine specialist in Goshen, IN and has been practicing for 33 years. He specializes in family medicine.Read his story

Goshen Physicians Family Medicine | Keystone A

1814 Charlton Ct

Goshen, IN 46526
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Dr. Mertz's Experience

Dr. Mertz's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice and Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Mertz's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Mertz "Max Mertz, MD, is a board certified family physician with more than three decades of experience providing high quality, individualized care. By serving not only as a doctor but also as a leader of numerous health care organizations in Northern Indiana, he has dedicated his career to helping patients and their families get the care they deserve. Dr. Mertz graduated with highest distinction from the Indiana University School of Medicine. After finishing his family practice residency, he opened his own private practice before joining Goshen Physicians in 1996. He served as the president of the Elkhart County Health Board, Director Emeritus of the Goshen Hospital and Healthcare Foundation, Medical Director of Indiana Lakes Managed Care Organization and Medical Director of Goshen Home Care & Hospice, to name a few. When he’s not treating patients of all ages, he enjoys reading, bicycle riding, and spending time with his wife, Lydia, and their four children."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Mertz "Dr. Mertz emphasizes trying to prevent illnesses and, if they develop, to manage and reduce the complications. He tries to involve patients in their own care and help them improve their lives. Dr. Mertz uses the latest medical advancements to ensure that his patients and their families have convenient access to a wide spectrum of comprehensive medical care, all backed by the full support of Goshen Health. "

1  Specialties

  • Family Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

257  Conditions Treated

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58  Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Allergy Testing
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Biopsy
  • Birth Control
  • Breast Exam
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Earwax Removal
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Family Counseling
  • Family Planning Services
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Gynecological Examination
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Immunization
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Placement
  • Joint Injection
  • Laceration Repair
  • Liver Function Test
  • Mole Removal
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Physical Examination
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Preventive Care
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Lesion Biopsy
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Sports Physical Examination
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stitches
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Urinalysis
  • Vaccination
  • Wart Removal
  • Well Baby Care
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wound Care and Management
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Indiana.

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.


  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Ball Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Ball Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Mertz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Mertz's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Mertz to family and friends
10 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

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  • 1

Dr. Mertz's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

I have been going to Dr. Mertz for as long as he has been in practice in Goshen. He is a very compassionate, considerate, and thorough doctor. There are three generations of my family currently using him. as their family doctor. I wouldn't ever want to go to another. He is more than a primary care...more
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Not thorough. Quick to overly medicate problems and won't refer complicated issues out for second opinion. Poor bedside manner, will never look you in the eyes. Very nice staff overall though.
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Absolutely trust this doctor and his nurse practitioner in the treatment they provide their patients. I have been a patient at this practice for many years. Dr. Mertz is kind and compassionate and a very good doctor. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Kind, thorough, compassionate. Best physician I've ever had.
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