Dr. Robert Merritt, MD

Dr. Robert Merritt, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Male  |  
Age 51
(15)
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Dr. Robert Merritt, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Winter Haven, FL and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat and facial plastic & reconstructive surgery.

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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Top Care Areas

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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
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Board Certifications

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

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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)
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • 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)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (7)

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)

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...more
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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.
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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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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