Dr. Merlin Hamer, MD

Dr. Merlin Hamer, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 79
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Dr. Merlin Hamer, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 43 years. He graduated from Loma Linda University School Of Medicine in 1967 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

10666 N Torrey Pines Rd MS 116

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

(858) 554-7940

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
very high
more than 90% of peers
Knee Disorders
high
more than 89% of peers
Osteoarthritis
high
more than 87% of peers

Dr. Hamer's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Hamer does not have any board certifications listed.

66  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Wrist Fracture

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24  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • Loma Linda University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1967
  • Wash Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1968
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1974
  • University Of Louisville
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1975

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Hamer has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Hamer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Hamer does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Hamer and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Hamer's Reviews

2.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hamer to family and friends
7 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

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

Dr. Hamer's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

The doctor had a very indifferent attitude towards me and didn't really care for my well being. Scheduling an appointment with him is a nightmare with wait times between appointments being several weeks.
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