Dr. Michael Merrick, MD

Dr. Michael Merrick, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 36
(28)
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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

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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

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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.""

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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

  • 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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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

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

Dr. Merrick's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Merrick to family and friends
5.0
based on 28 total reviews (21 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (28)

  • 5
    (28)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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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 tyler, tx
Dr. Merrick listens and explains very well. I had an amazing experience with my surgery. I love that he takes time to pray with his patients. He is very down to earth!
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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!
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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!
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in Tyler, Tx
Dr. Merrick is great!
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in 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.
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