Dr. Sarah Merritt, MD

Anesthesiology  |  
Female  |  
Age 41
(14)
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Dr. Sarah Merritt, MD
Dr. Merritt is originally from Huntsville, Alabama. She attended Birmingham-Southern College on a full academic scholarship, majoring in Biology and graduating Phi Beta Kappa. Her medical school training took place at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. During medical school, Dr. Merritt was selected for the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute-National Institutes of Health Research Scholars program, and worked for a year during medical school as a researcher at the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland. Following medical school, Dr. Merritt performed her residency at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. She elected to pursue extra fellowship training in pain management, which she did at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institute. Her training included the full spectrum of pain management techniques, including interventional pain management and pain medication management. Since fellowship, Dr. Merritt has practiced in a variety of settings. She has practiced at Johns Hopkins. She has volunteered her time to travel to India, providing anesthesia for cleft lip and palate surgeries. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, bicycling, and yoga.

4000 Mitchellville Rd Ste B322

Bowie, MD 20716

Contact Information

(301) 860-0305

Dr. Sarah Merritt, MD

Dr. Sarah Merritt, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Assurant Health
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Healthcare of the Carolinas
  • Medicaid
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Merritt's Experience

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Dr. Merritt's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Anesthesiology
  • Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Merritt "In pain medicine, accurate assessment is key to finding successful treatments, and so I strive to make sure each patient has had appropriate diagnositic workup.  Once we establish a diagnosis, I do my best to approach each patient as an individual, applying the best evidence-based scientific knowledge to their particular condition.  Shared decision making is a key part of my care philosophy as we discuss appropriate treatments.  "

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Specialties

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology
2

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
33

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Upper Back Pain

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Procedures

  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Maryland.

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

  • Birmingham-Southern College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • University Of Alabama At Birmingham
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Merritt has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Merritt's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Merritt to family and friends
3.3
based on 14 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Merritt's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Stevensville |
They do not care about your pain!!!! Also Shannon Martin is not a Doctor. She just THINKS she is!!
in Lanham MD |
Dr Merritt is a great doc and she listens to you and understands the chronic pain ailments. I highly recommend her!!
Rude office staff could careless how you feel and your issues
Bowie, MD |
After initial visit with Dr. Merritt, she pushes you off on a new inexperienced nurse practitioner, Shannon Martin, who does not have your best interest at heart and has an inflated sense of self. Watch out.
in Davidsonville, MD |
1st Encounteer, very POSITIVE, Dr. Merritt, LISTENED, TESTED, LEARNED & ACTED !
Bowie, MD |
Dr. Merritt presented herself as very knowledgeable and caring. I felt very comfortable with her skills and expertise. She took sufficient time with me to explain my problems and the procedures needed to help me. I would highly recommend her.
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Dr. Merritt accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Assurant Health
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Healthcare of the Carolinas
    Coventry Health Care of the Carolinas, Inc. HMO
  • Medicaid
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Prince George's Hospital Center
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