Dr. Philip Merritt, MD

Dr. Philip Merritt, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 69
(36)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Philip Merritt, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Glendale, CA. He is 69 years old and has been practicing for 37 years. Dr. Merritt is affiliated with USC Verdugo Hills Hospital.

1560 E Chevy Chase Dr Ste 245

Glendale, CA 91206

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 20 More

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Knee Sprain
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Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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more than 99% of peers
Arthritis
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Rheumatology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Calcaneus Fracture
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Deficiency-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Flexor Strain
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Hip Muscle Strain
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Socket Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Idiopathic Osteoporosis
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Inflammatory Pelvic Pain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Osteoporosis
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Male Pelvic Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Inflammatory Pelvic Pain
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Primary Osteoporosis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Osteoporosis
  • Senile Osteoporosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Stress Fracture
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Transient Osteoporosis of Hip
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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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

  • Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • L A Co Usc Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Merritt has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Merritt's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Merritt to family and friends
4.1
based on 36 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Merritt's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
La Crescenta, CA |
Dr. Merritt is an excellent physician; However, it it is not his unparallel skills that impressed me but his humility and genuine care for his patients. His presence and approach brings comfort to his patients. His ability to connect with his patients is uncanny. When he enters the exam room you get the feeling that everything will be fine. Dr. Merritt is an exceptional human being. We need more physicians like him.
in Huntington Beach, CA |
I have been a patient of Dr. Merritt for over 30 years. He has performed surgery on both of my hips and both knees. I live more than 60 miles from his office and wouldn't go to anyone else for my orthopedic surgeries. He takes the time to explain procedures and what is the best thing approach to take.
Los Angeles California |
I have been seeing Dr. Merritt for over 25 years. I had 2 hip replacements and 2 knee replacements performed by Dr. Merritt. Dr. is caring and patient. He is extremely knowledgeable and utilizes the latest techniques for his all of his surgeries. Dr. Merritt has taught other doctors and many medical students the best surgery techniques in the field. I see Dr. Merritt still though I live further away. I would not see another doctor for my knees and hips. I have recommended him to many peopl
in Bakersfield, CA |
Dr. Merritt has been my Othopedic surgeon for nearly 25 years and has done 8 surgeries in that time. Dr. Merritt is an extremely skilled surgeon who thinks outside the box and eagerly accepts a challenge. I have had a total of 48 surgeries (mostly ortho) over the past 60 years and I can say with confidence that he is unsurpassed.
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Dr. Merritt accepts 29 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna PPO
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card
    Blue Care Connection PPO
    Blue Cross
    Blue Preferred
    Blue Preferred PPO
    Federal Employee Program
    Prudent Buyer
    Prudent Buyer PPO
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • CareOregon
    Medicaid
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health Care PPO
    Worker's Compensation / Focus Network PPO
    Worker's Compensation / Focus Network WC
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Medica
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Basic PPO
    Choice Plus POS
    Medicaid
    United Healthcare
    United Healthcare PPO
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Merritt has admitting privileges

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital
1812 Verdugo Blvd
Glendale, CA 91208
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