Dr. Sarah A. Merritt, MD

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Dr. Sarah A. Merritt, MD

Pain Medicine | Female

Life Stream Health 4000 Mitchellville Rd Ste B322, Bowie, MD 20716 Get Directions
(301) 860-0305

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Dr. Merritt is originally from Huntsville, Alabama. She attended Birmingham-Southern College on a full academic scholarship, majoring in Biology...
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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in Annapolis MD |
Dr Merritt is a kind compassionate Doctor that takes the time to listen and spends time with me explaining my options for treating my pain. I highly recommend Dr Merritt.
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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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

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

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

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

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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

  • 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

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • 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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Dr. Merritt says...

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.