Dr. Sarah A. Merritt, MD

Dr. Sarah A. Merritt, MD

Pain Medicine | Female | 40 years old

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Dr. Merritt is originally from Huntsville, Alabama. She attended Birmingham-Southern College on a full academic scholarship, majoring in Biology...Read more

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in Pittsville, MD |
Dr. Merritt is a warm compassionate caring Dr. I have been with her now for almost 3 years and have been extremely satisfied!
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 Bowie, MD |
Dr Merritt got me switched from two of my meds to a better regime that seems to work for me. I was in a mess before going to her. She's done a block that gave me good relief for awhile which was real helpful. I know she listens and is a good explainer. I never feel rushed when she sees me and the last thing I'll say is she actually cares.
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 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.

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 Pain Medicine
  •  Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Why It Matters: Dr. Merritt's Board Certifications

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  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Pain
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • 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

Education

  • Medical School
    University of Alabama At Birmingham

    Graduated in 2003

  • Internship Hospital
    University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill

    Completed in 2004

  • Residency Hospital
    University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill

    Completed in 2007

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

    Completed in 2008

  • Undergraduate School
    Birmingham-Southern College

    Graduated in 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Procedures Performed

  • 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

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