Dr. Nischita Merla, MD

Dr. Nischita Merla, MD

Gastroenterology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 39
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Dr. Nischita Merla, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Pomona, CA and has been practicing for 8 years. She graduated from Guntur Medical College, Ntr University Of Health Sciences in 1998 and specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.

790 E Bonita Ave Fl 2

Pomona, CA 91767

Contact Information

(909) 447-8585

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Elderplan
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Inland Empire Health Plan
  • Medicaid
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Hemorrhoids
very high
more than 99% of peers
Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Merla'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.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Merla "There is a growing stockpile of medical information today. Patients are often confused, mis- or under-informed about their own medical condition. We strive to explain to the patient their problem accurately in an effort to improve disease outcomes."

2  Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

79  Conditions Treated

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13  Procedures

  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • ERCP With Spincterotomy
  • Esophageal pH Monitoring
  • Esophageal Stenting
  • Esophagogastroscopy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Liver Biopsy

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.

Education

  • Guntur Medical College, Ntr University Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • University Of Texas Medical Branch
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • University Of Texas Medical Branch
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • University Of Texas Medical Branch
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • ACG PRESIDENTIAL AWARD, 2007
Media & Publications

Dr. Merla has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish
  • Telugu
  • Urdu

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Merla's Reviews

2.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Merla to family and friends
24 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (24)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
    (3)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (11)

Dr. Merla's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

I agree with the previous comments regarding the long wait-time and the staff. I will add that sitting in the waiting room is a dehumanizing and cattle-like experience. Seeing Dr. Merla did not make up for the wait. She did not add anything of value, and she did not seem to be motivated to help...more
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I wish I would've done research! 1 1/2 hrs late for procedure, got so much wrong, best was reporting a med I've taken for 2 mths caused a 5 yr problem! I get a GI every 2-3 yrs & I wish I did research because now I have to do this all over. 1st visit was 3 min w/ her NP which was spent scheduling...more
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Her office seems backed up every time I go. They have a patient overload. The wait time is always at least an hour. As for Dr. Merla herself, she seems thoughtful and smart, but stretched out too thin. It is difficult to get appointments with her. She also never notified me when she received my...more
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My husband had an appointment at 2:30. I was told to go at 2:00 to complete forms, we did. We were not given forms, after 30 minutes I asked for the forms. They gave us forms and asked for his insurance and ID. She called me up, I gave her completed forms and ID. She asked me to come in the...more
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