Dr. Virginia Merritt, MD

Child & Adolescent PsychiatryFemaleAge 65

Dr. Merritt
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Massachusetts Psychiatric Services LLC

128 Main St Ste 3 Sturbridge, MA 01566

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(508) 418-6888

Dr. Virginia Merritt, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Sturbridge, MA and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Indiana University School Of Medicine medical school in 1982. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Merritt to book an appointment.

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  • Offers Telehealth
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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Merritt's Top Procedures and Conditions

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ADHD and-or ADD
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Dr. Merritt treats ADHD and-or ADD more than 79% of her peers

Dr. Merritt treats this condition more than 79% of her peers

Major Depressive Disorder
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Dr. Merritt treats Major Depressive Disorder more than 73% of her peers

Dr. Merritt treats this condition more than 73% of her peers

Bipolar Disorder
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Merritt treats Bipolar Disorder more than 68% of her peers

Dr. Merritt treats this condition more than 68% of her peers

Dr. Merritt's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Paranoid Personality Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Separation Anxiety

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Dr. Merritt accepts the following insurance:

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National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
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MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Merritt's Reviews

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3.0

Based on 10 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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She seems to lack a deep understanding of the often multiple mechanisms of action of the drugs she prescribes. She suggested "low doses" to me of certain psychotropic medications without realizing the mechanisms of those drugs are usually not linear like ibuprofen which you can dose low or medium or high and still get basically the same effect from the ibuprofen. Low doses of many psychiatric medications because they affect the brain, unlike almost all other classes of drugs which don't cross the blood brain barrier, can actually lead to higher rates of paradoxical or iatrogenic effects in patients. Can't imagine how many patients this doctor is harming or killing with her clinical narcissism.
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  • Didn't explain conditions well
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Virginia Merritt, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Sturbridge, MA and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. She...Read more

Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Forensic Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education

Boston University School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
1982
Indiana University School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Virginia Merritt, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Merritt frequently treats ADHD and-or ADD, Major Depressive Disorder, and Bipolar Disorder. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Merritt treats.

Where is Dr. Virginia Merritt, MD's office located?

Dr. Merritt's office is located at 128 Main St Ste 3, Sturbridge, MA 01566. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Massachusetts Psychiatric Services LLC128 Main St Ste 3 Sturbridge, MA 01566
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