Dr. Michael Merrick, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 35
(25)
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Dr. Michael Merrick, MD
Dr. Michael Merrick completed his spinal surgery fellowship with North Leatherman Spine Center in Louisville, Kentucky. He is a graduate of the University of Texas's medical school in Houston and spent his internship and residency years in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Now back in his home state of Texas, Dr. Merrick specializes in surgery of the spine for Azalea Orthopedics.

3414 Golden Rd

Tyler, TX 75701

Contact Information

(903) 939-7500

Dr. Michael Merrick, MD

Dr. Michael Merrick, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Sagamore Health Network

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Care Philosophy

"My hope is to help patients with disabling back and neck problems get back to living life on their own terms," Merrick said.

"I believe that surgery should always be the last resort when it comes to treating spinal conditions in the neck and back," Merrick explains. "However, if various non-operative treatments have been attempted without improvement, spine surgery may be the right answer. Our field has made tremendous advances in recent years. We have minimally invasive and motion-preserving technology that helps patients return to normal function more quickly."

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Dr. Merrick's Experience

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Dr. Merrick'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 Spine Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Neck Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

Dr. Merrick does not have any board certifications listed.

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Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture

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Procedures

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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

  • Rice U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2005
  • U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston
    Medical School | Graduated 2009
  • Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • K D Leatherman Spine Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2015

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Merrick has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Merrick has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Merrick's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Merrick to family and friends
5.0
based on 25 total reviews (21 with comments)
Dr. Merrick'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 (21)
in Ft Worth, TX |
Dr. Merrick and Dean are pleasant, thorough, informative, uplifting, and dynamite with surgical procedures! Dean is a joy..I would love to steal him!
in Tyler, TX |
I traveled to 3 different states and saw 5 different doctors for my back problems. They said my back was inoperable. I came to Azalea Orthopedics, had a consultation with Dr. Merrick, and he said I was a surgical candidate. I am very happy with the results and his staff. I will continue to recommend him to anyone who is having back pain.
in Canton, Texas |
Everyone in this office has been great! The surgery was well worth it - pain free and would do it again in a heartbeat!
in Tyler, Tx |
Dr. Merrick is great!
Hawkins, TX |
Dr. Merrick is a detailed person which makes for a good outcome when doing surgery on and around the nerves. He is a very confident man and he treats his patients with kindness and a listening ear.
in Tyler, TX |
He did a great job.
in Tyler, TX |
Dr. Merrick is very personable and puts you at ease.
in Tyler, TX |
Dr. Merrick is gods gift to backs. I was so scared but he made me feel amazing. I also love his staff.
in Palestine, Tx |
Dr. Merrick was a god sent.
in Mabank, TX |
Dr. Merrick has great bedside presence.
in AUSTIN |
Wonderful physician! He takes excellent care of my daughter. Would highly recommend him to anyone who needs an Orthopedic Surgeon!
Quitman, Tx |
I truly believe that Dr. Merrick cares about his patients. He makes us feel welcome and that we truly matter.
I appreciate the time he spend explaining everything is terms I understood.
Flint, TX |
Dr. Merrick is a great. I completely believe he saved my life. Highly recommended. His PA and office staff are courteous and very helpful.
in Tyler, Tx |
I am 34. I hurt my back on my job. Had no idea because it want leg that hurt. After being treated like a junky and tossed out I came home from Corpus. I was on a walker. DR. MERRICK and I met on a Tuesday. I was walking normally and without pain on Thursday!!! All while being treated with true concern prayer and direct attention. I was FLOORED by the service I received both before and after the surgery. DOC works harmoniously with 1 AWESOME nurse Kayla. Cadillac Service in a Walmart world
in Longview, TX |
I really appreciate De. Merrick. He did a great job.
in Tyler, TX |
Dr. Merrick was a blessing to me and I was so happy with all he did for me. I also love Dean Pennington.
Dallas, TX |
Overall I believe Dr. Merrick has great bedside manner, takes excellent care of patients, and is superior at his craft.
in Tyler, TX |
Very personable. He explained questions I had in detail. Made me feel like I was important not just another customer.
in Tyler, TX |
Dr. Merrick took his time with my father and explained the options for his treatment going forward in clear and understandable language. I have been thinking I need an evaluation for myself, and Dr. Merrick is now #1 on my list.
in Kilgore, TX |
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Dr. Merrick accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Sagamore Health Network
    Sagamore Plus

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