Dr. Richard Merrick, MD

Dr. Richard Merrick, MD

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Age 72
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Dr. Richard Merrick, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Pella, IA and has been practicing for 42 years. He graduated from Roy J Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa in 1971 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

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

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

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

Dr. Merrick'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.

1  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

63  Conditions Treated

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30  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
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • 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

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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

2.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Merrick to family and friends
11 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

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

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)

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. ...more
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