When something goes wrong with your foot, it can affect the way you walk, and even prevent you from enjoying your everyday activities. Dr. Merrill will then take time to diagnose your foot condition, and create a treatment plan that keeps you in mind. The plan will be focused on conservative treatments first that will heal you quickly, followed by more aggressive treatments and procedures second should the conservative options fail. He also believes in help the patients through the recovery process to ensure complete healing is achieved.
Dr. Merrill began his education at Montgomery College in Rockville, MD and studied architecture. He then began to attend Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where he studied Microbiology. He later graduated from the California College of Podiatric Medicine where he earned his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine degree. He completed a two year medical and surgical residency in San Francisco and Pheonix, and is board certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery.
Dr. Merrill has practiced in Pullman, Washington for several years before moving to Medford, OR in 1999. He has been practicing at Southern Oregon Foot & Ankle, LLC since then.
Dr. Merrill is a running enthusiast, and uses his experience as a runner and a doctor to help others in their athletic endeavors. He loves to go fly fishing and spending time with his family, which includes his wife, 3 children, and 5 grandchildren.