Dr. Merle Bruce, MD

Dr. Merle Bruce, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 76
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Dr. Merle Bruce, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Reno, NV and has been practicing for 47 years. He graduated from Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med in 1966 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

236 W 6th St Ste 107

Reno, NV 89503

Contact Information

(775) 786-9300

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Bruce performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Earwax Buildup
very high
more than 99% of peers
Outer Ear Infection
very high
more than 98% of peers
Chronic Sinusitis
very high
more than 90% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

65  Conditions Treated

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23  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Nevada.

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

  • Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1966
  • Tripler Gen Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1967
  • Lovelace Clin-U Nm
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1971
  • Sandia Base Army Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1970
  • University Of Washington
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1974

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bruce has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bruce's Reviews

2.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bruce to family and friends
13 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
    (5)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (7)

Dr. Bruce's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Often I think about this man who rushed to the emergency room in the middle of the night and saved my life about 16 years ago. Had it not been for his care and expertise I would not be here. He completely rebuilt my face. I got online today to find his phone number so that I could call and thank...more
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Rather than listening or talking about the ear pain and dizziness I’ve experienced for 2 months he began talking about my weight, asked if I would like to see a BMI chart, and recommend I look into bariatric surgery. Briefly looked in my ears, told me they were fine, told me again to lose weight,...more
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Told him I hadn't eaten in 6 days because I couldn't swallow and he essentially told me it was no big deal. Completely ignored me when I told him my swallowing seemed to be connected to back pain. He seemed in a rush to get me out of their so he just had his assistant schedule some tests with...more
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