Dr. Michael Merrin, MD

Dr. Michael Merrin, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Male  |  
Age 75
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Michael Merrin, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has been practicing for 47 years. He graduated from Hahnemann University in 1969 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

5333 Hollister Ave Ste 155

Santa Barbara, CA 93111

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • 4 More

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Dr. Merrin's Experience

Dr. Merrin's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Board certified in Otolaryngology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

Conditions Treated

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis


  • ENT Surgery

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.


  • Hahnemann University
    Medical School | Graduated 1969
  • Cedars Lebanon Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1970
  • Cedars Lebanon Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1971
  • Ny Ee Infirmary
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1974
  • American Academic Fprs
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Merrin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Merrin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Merrin to family and friends
based on 4 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

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  • 1

Dr. Merrin's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

in Santa Barbara, CA
Rude, condescending, impatient.
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in Santa Barbara, CA
Best ear doctor. Recommended by a friend for surfer's ear. Tried another doctor who wanted the right to do invasive surgery during the procedure, while I was out cold and asked me to sign a waiver. Merrin explained why this doctor wanted me to sign this right over to him....More $$$$$. Not...more
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