Dr. Robert Merritt, MD

Dr. Robert Merritt, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Male  |  
Age 50
(15)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Robert Merritt, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Winter Haven, FL. He is 50 years old and has been practicing for 25 years. Dr. Merritt is affiliated with Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center, Health Central and South Lake Hospital.

160 E Lake Howard Dr

Winter Haven, FL 33881

Contact Information

(863) 299-1251

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Outer Ear Infection
very high
more than 99% of peers
Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
very high
more than 99% of peers
Earwax Buildup
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
1

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • 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
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • TMJ
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp

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Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Skin Grafts
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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

  • Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • McG Health, Inc
    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
2.9
based on 15 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Merritt'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
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Sebring, FL |
In 77 years as a patient, this is the worst doctor I have ever had examine me. He insisted that I did not have a sore throat WITHOUT LOOKING DOWN MY THROAT! I'd been coughing for two months with sore throat, and he said, "Stop Coughing!" I could not. He also thrust the nasal tube down without any desensitizing... admitted it was red... and again insisted I didn't have anything wrong, "Just stop coughng." Then he told me to come back in a month! Next day GP gave me antihistimine that worked!
in Clermont, FL |
Been seeing Dr Merritt for about 4 years now for sinusitis and allergies. He listens and addresses all my concerns with patience and respect. Very friendly and I trust his care. The staff are all friendly and respectable too.
in Indian Lake Estates, FL |
Sorry to say, Will not be back, very not with the program of Patient Care or giving you a chance to say it hurt like hell with the nose scope procedure. Had to go to other office in Sebring for painful throat pain after procedure. They had to give me a shot for inflammation. But they would not admit it was from the procedure, because they are part of the same practice.!! Very unsanitary procedure, the way I saw how it was done. Made me very sick afterwards.
in Orlando, FL |
If you want a doctor who is rude, sarcastic, and condescending, this is your guy! I have NEVER had an experience like this before with a medical professional. I truly do not know how he has any patients with an attitude and demeanor like his. I will never go back and if it hadn't been for the audiology test (with an audiologist who behaved and communicated as a professional should) I would have been demanding my copay back! I was so upset by the experience, I have broken out in fever blisters.
in Winter haven, Fl |
Dr Merritt has a great bedside manner. He made sure all my question were answered and the wait to see him was quick. I'd refer all my family and friends to him. I like that he's straight to the point and always smiles. he is a fantastic Doctor! His staff is friendly and introduces themselves and explains in detail what I should expect.
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Dr. Merritt accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Ambetter
    Superior Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    Blue Select
    BlueDental Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Select HMO
    Tampa Bay CoreNet
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Merritt has admitting privileges

Health Central
10000 W Colonial Dr
Ocoee, FL 34761
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Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center
40100 Highway 27
Davenport, FL 33837
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South Lake Hospital
1900 Don Wickham Dr
Clermont, FL 34711
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