Dr. Richard Merrick, MD

Dr. Richard Merrick, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Male  |  
Age 72
(11)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Richard Merrick, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Pella, IA. He is 72 years old and has been practicing for 46 years.

404 Jefferson St

Pella, IA 50219

Contact Information

(515) 241-5389

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • 14 More

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Top Care Areas

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Tonsillectomy
very high
more than 96% of peers
Earwax Buildup
very high
more than 93% of peers
Allergic Rhinitis
high
more than 90% of peers

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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
1

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
63

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • TMJ
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp

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Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Paracentesis
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Iowa.

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

  • Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa
    Medical School | Graduated 1971
  • La Co Usc Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1972
  • Iowa Meth Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1975
  • University Iowa Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • University Iowa Hosps
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1976

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Merrick has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Merrick's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Merrick to family and friends
2.7
based on 11 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Merrick's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Ankeny |
Came 10 minutes early to last appointment and after I paid co-pay staff said he was running about 15 minutes late -is that ok? An hour later I was still waiting and told the receptionist I really don't have time to wait a lot longer. after 5 minutes she said the Dr would probably be another hour. I then asked for a referral to a different doctor,
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Merrick accepts 23 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medico
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • National Elevator
  • Principal Life
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Alliance Select

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