Dr. Nischita Merla, MD


Gastroenterology | Female

NISCHITA MERLA 790 E Bonita Ave Fl 2 Pomona, CA 91767 Get Directions
Dr. Nischita Merla, MD

Dr. Nischita Merla, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Pomona, CA. She is 39 years old and has been practicing for 19 years. Dr. Merla is affiliated with San Antonio Regional Hospital and Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center.

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Dr. Merla's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
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 procedure - saw Dr for LITERALLY 1 min before GIs and then they tried to schedule me w/ NP again. Someone reviewed she was a "one trick pony" - they're not far off. If you need a real Dr save yourself!
Rancho Cucamonga, CA |
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 test results and by the time I called to hear about them, I couldn't get an appointment to discuss them with her for another month. I think they're just overworked and understaffed.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA |
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 back, she tells me the appointment was cancelled, and we needed to reschedule. I never cancelled. We arrived at 2 and left at 3:30 without seeing the doctor. Very rude office staff, no apology given.
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Dr. Merla's Care Philosophy

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.

Dr. Merla's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Gastroenterology
  •  Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • E. coli Food Poisoning
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders


  • Medical School
    Guntur Medical College, Ntr University Of Health Sciences

    Graduated in 1998

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Texas Medical Branch

    Completed in 2005

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Texas Medical Branch

    Completed in 2007

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Texas Medical Branch

    Completed in 2010

Languages Spoken

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

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  • Gastroenterology

Procedures Performed

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