Dr. Sarah Merritt, MD

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Anesthesiology | Female

Life Stream Health 4000 Mitchellville Rd Ste B322 Bowie, MD 20716 Get Directions
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.

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Dr. Merritt's Care Philosophy

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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Life Stream Health4000 Mitchellville Rd Ste B322
Bowie, MD 20716
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(301) 860-0305Get Directions

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Dr. Merritt's Reviews

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3.7
based on 15 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Merritt's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Greenbelt MD |
Dr Sarah Merritt has always been very helpful in treating my pain issues. She is a good listener and is a kind doctor.
Rude office staff could careless how you feel and your issues
in Mitchellville, MD |
Dr Merritt is a really good pain doc. She is thorough and talked with me about my options for treatment. I know she cares and she listens. She did a better job diagnosing my radicukopathy than any one ever has. Nice helpful staff too.
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 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 Care Philosophy

    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.  

    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
    •  Malpractice claims in Maryland not available
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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      • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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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

    • Anesthesiology
    • 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