Dr. Michael Merrick, MD

Dr. Michael Merrick, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 36
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Dr. Michael Merrick, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Tyler, TX and has been practicing for 3 years. He graduated from U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston in 2009 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

3414 Golden Rd

Tyler, TX 75701

Contact Information

(903) 939-7500

Insurance Accepted

  • 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

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Top Care Areas

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

Spine Deformities
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spondylolisthesis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Merrick'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.

Dr. Merrick's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Merrick "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. "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Merrick ""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.""

5  Specialties

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

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Merrick does not have any board certifications listed.

39  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
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28  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection

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

4.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Merrick to family and friends
36 total reviews (30 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (36)

  • 5
    (35)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

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 (30)

I have had back before that was performed in Dallas. I had to have it redone and could not have had a better surgeon than Dr. Merrick. I have had amazing results and my quality of life is now outstanding.
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Back surgery is scary, especially with an unqualified surgeon. Dr. Merrick is certainly qualified, he is extremely caring and produces wonderful outcomes! Thank you for sharing this review, happy to hear you are well!

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Dean and Dr. Merrick have given superb care and great results. I wouldn’t go to anyone else.
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I really appreciate Dr.Merrick praying with me before surgery and his knowledge in knowing how to take care of me and getting me back to a better quality of life.Thanks Dr.Merrick for caring somuchGod bless you.
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Our surgeons believe spine surgery should always be a final resort, but if in fact surgery is required, it's comforting to have such a talented surgeon who genuinely cares about his patients to perform the operation. Thank you for sharing your experience.

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I would like to thank Dr. Merrick for his miracle work. He saved my life.
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My experience was great!
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