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Dr. Merrick graduated from the Mcgovern Medical School At The Univ of Texas Health Science Ctr At Houston in 2009. He works in Tyler, TX and 8 other locations and specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and Orthopedic Spine Surgery.


Explains conditions and treatments
Takes time to answer my questions
Provides follow-up as needed
Office cleanliness

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Dr. Merrick's Rating
36 Ratings with 36 Reviews
Patient Perspective
5.0 Explains conditions and treatments
5.0 Takes time to answer my questions
5.0 Provides follow-up as needed
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3414 Golden Rd, Tyler, TX, 75701
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4.0 Office cleanliness
4.0 Courteous staff
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FTM Management LLC
3414 Golden Rd
Tyler, TX, 75701
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"Thorough and kind. Answered all my questions and confirmed I understood. Did not act rushed or impatient."
  • January 31, 2024
"Can’t speak highly enough about Dr. Merrick! The best Dr. and an Awesome person!"
  • January 31, 2024
"As great as always. Takes time to answer any concerns you have and is just an overall great example of an excellent surgeon. Couldn’t be happier with with him. "
  • November 29, 2023
"First time to see Dr. Merrick answered all the questions we had and showed us the X-ray’s and explained what was going on with my back. Very pleased with how he explained the process to us. "
  • October 11, 2023
"Pleasant, straight forward, no sugar coating. Great doc."
  • September 20, 2023
"Got referred by another doctor, Burlison, at Azalea, for potential surgery to doctor Merrick. After 3 years of pain and numbness, inability to walk over 15 minutes, multiple MRI's, diagnosed with spinal stenosis, herniated lumbar discs, arthritic facet degeneration, had caudal injections and lumbar epidural injections, nothing was doing much good. Saw his nurse quacktitioner, Lindsey Markel, who ordered another MRI as the last one was a little over a year ago. My insurance denial states the only reason listed in the doctor notes was "his back hurts". My insurance denied the MRI, and when I suggested to her that it was her job to convince them of the necessity, she laughed over the phone really hard at that one. Find a real spinal clinic, maybe in Dallas. These guys suck."
  • September 13, 2023
"Dr. Merrick is very professional and explains everything to where you can understand. He took the time to make sure we understood our options and made sure our questions were answered. Highly recommend Dr. Merrick. "
  • September 6, 2023
"Very professional and well mannered. Addressed the problem very clearly and thoroughly. Then, provided the best plan moving forward with certainty."
  • September 6, 2023
"Dr. Merrick was very helpful, he explained everything he had done and answered all my questions. He took his time going over x-rays to help me understand. I am feeling great! "
  • July 19, 2023
"excellent. Highly Recommend."
  • June 23, 2023
"Top notch provider! He repaired my lumbar spine and I couldn’t be happier with the results. He will soon be repairing my cervical spine to correct a previous surgery done by another surgeon. I trust him emphatically and I have never seen a more caring and kind mannered doctor. His standard of excellence in all aspects of skill is bar none. "
  • June 21, 2023
"Very good at listening as well as explaining complicated medical issues in laymen's terms that I could understand. I did not feel 'rushed in and out' as can happen with some doctors. "
  • April 12, 2023
"Very thorough in explanation of my problem. I didn’t feel rushed. He was highly recommended by other doctors I use. He exuded confidence without being conceited."
  • February 22, 2023
"An outstanding experience. Dr. Merrick offered prayers with for a successful surgery during the preop meeting. He took time to explaine the proceedure to my satisfaction. I am very pleased with him and the results. "
  • December 7, 2022
"My husband had back surgery recently. Dr Merrick was very professional and had a good bedside manner. My husband's back surgery went well and he is recovering. We appreciate Dr Merrick's explanations prior to surgery and, most of all, his technological and knowledgable skills in performing his surgery. "
  • November 3, 2022
"He has taken care of my neck and fixed several issues last year in my lower back. He takes time with you and explains well"
  • October 1, 2022
"Explained the surgery & hopeful outcome. I find him to be kind and caring."
  • August 11, 2022
"Loved Dr. Merrick. Courteous, patient, respectful. Explained xray findings thoroughly so we could understand. Outlined options. Did not advocate for surgery."
  • July 21, 2022
"Absolutely fantastic- explained everything clearly and I left understanding fully about my condition and options."
  • July 13, 2022
"Dr. Merrick was very friendly and took time to answer my questions. "
  • May 2, 2022


Azalea Orthopedics At Tyler
3414 Golden Rd
Tyler, TX, 75701
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted
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  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted
725 N 4th St
Longview, TX, 75601
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ATHENS, TX, 75751
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2211 S LOOP 256
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925 W LOOP 281
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Medical School
Mcgovern Medical School At The Univ Of Texas Health Science Ctr At Houston
Graduated 2009


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