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Dr. Michael Merz, MD

Orthopedic Hip Surgery ·  Male · Age 35

Dr. Merz

Dr. Michael Merz, MD is an orthopedic hip surgery specialist in Durham, NC and has been practicing for 3 years. He graduated from Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio in 2009 and specializes in orthopedic hip surgery, sports medicine orthopedic joint reconstruction, and more.


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(919) 220-5255

Dr. Merz accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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Humana
Medicaid
Tricare
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Merz's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Bursitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Merz treats Bursitis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Merz treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Merz treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Merz treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain
Joint Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Merz treats Joint Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Merz treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Merz's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bi-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Computer-Assisted Total Hip Replacement
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hemi (Half) Hip Replacement
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Flexor Strain
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Hip Muscle Strain
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement, Cemented
  • Hip Replacement, Cementless
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Socket Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hip Surgery
  • Image-Guided Hip Replacement
  • Image-Guided Knee Replacement
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Mini Knee Surgery
  • Mini-Incision Hip Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoporosis
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Hip Surgery
  • Perthe's Disease
  • Posterior Mini-Incision Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

About Me

Dr. Merz is a compassionate health care provider who focuses on excellent communication and education during your visit. In addition to general orthopaedics, he has a true passion for conditions of the hip and knee.  He uses a multimodal approach utilizing physicians of multiple different specialties in order to maximize your treatment including conservative and surgical treatments.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics

Education

2016
Children's Hospital Boston-Harvard Medical School
Fellowship Hospital
2015
New England Baptist Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2014
University of Illinois At Chicago / College of Medicine
Residency Hospital
2010
University of Illinois At Chicago / College of Medicine
Internship Hospital
2009
Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio
Medical School
2005
Baylor University
Undergraduate School
2016
2015
2014
2010
2009
2005

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After seeing several physicians, I met Dr. Michael Merz. I found him to be very professional, but his kindness and empathy came through. I’m a registered nurse, but did not reveal my education to him when I saw him for a consultation. Normally, I would have seen a Duke or UNC orthopedic surgeon....Read More
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Dr. Merz is friendly and knowledgeable! He listens and answers all questions without making you feel stupid for asking them. His professionalism is above par, and for any hip issues you won't go wrong being his patient!!
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After being misdiagnosed four times by other doctors, I was finally sent to see Dr. Merz. He was able to pinpoint exactly what had been overlooked by other physicians on my first visit. His bedside manner is unparalleled. He took so much time explaining my x-rays and MRI results so that I...Read More
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    • Mon: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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