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Clifford Merkel, MD

Dr. Merkel is an orthopedic surgeon in the LA area. He is affiliated with Arrowhead Regional Medical Center and 2 more hospitals.
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1.9k doctors
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1.9k doctors
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935 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw more pain patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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621 doctors
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622 doctors
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310 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw more broken bone patients than 95% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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94 doctors
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94 doctors
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46 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw more bunion patients than 95% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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264 doctors
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264 doctors
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132 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw more foot condition patients than 95% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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3 doctors
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4 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Merkel saw torn Achilles patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.
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12 doctors
Top 15%
12 doctors
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6 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw hammer toe patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.

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845 doctors
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844 doctors
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422 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw more birth defects patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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861 doctors
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862 doctors
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430 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw more congenital disorders patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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109 doctors
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110 doctors
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54 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw more broken foot patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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232 doctors
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232 doctors
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115 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw more plantar fasciitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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43 doctors
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43 doctors
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21 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw more contracture patients than 75% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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60 doctors
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60 doctors
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30 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw more bone spur patients than 75% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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76 doctors
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75 doctors
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37 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw more broken ankle patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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833 doctors
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833 doctors
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416 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw more arthritis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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47 doctors
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46 doctors
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23 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw more Achilles tendinitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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734 doctors
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734 doctors
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367 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw more osteoarthritis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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324 doctors
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324 doctors
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162 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw more tendonitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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257 doctors
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257 doctors
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128 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw more sprained ankle patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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734 doctors
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735 doctors
Top 5%
367 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw more chronic pain patients than 75% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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78 doctors
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78 doctors
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38 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw more broken leg patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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130 doctors
Top 15%
130 doctors
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64 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw osteomyelitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.
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116 doctors
Top 15%
116 doctors
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58 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw more joint dislocations patients than 75% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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710 doctors
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710 doctors
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354 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw more sprained joint patients than 75% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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55 doctors
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55 doctors
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27 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw sprained foot patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.
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23 doctors
Top 15%
22 doctors
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11 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw broken knee cap patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.
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1.6k doctors
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1.6k doctors
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809 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.

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194 doctors
Top 15%
194 doctors
Top 5%
97 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw broken arm patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.

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26 doctors
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26 doctors
Top 5%
12 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw tendon rupture patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.
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1.5k doctors
Top 15%
1.5k doctors
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731 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw type 2 diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.

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305 doctors
Top 15%
305 doctors
Top 5%
152 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.

Cost estimates

These ranges are network rate estimates across all the insurance plans that Dr. Merkel accepts.

Note: These are just estimates. We advise verifying the exact costs with your provider.

Broken ankle repair (surgical) $4,865 – 12.7k
Broken femur repair (surgical) $7,245 – 17.7k
Broken finger bone repair (surgical) $4,579 – 9,831
Broken foot bone repair (non-surgical) $428 – 847
Broken forearm repair (surgical) $7,959 – 16.3k
Broken lower leg repair (non-surgical) $737 – 1,754
Broken lower leg repair (surgical) $10.2k – 20.1k
Broken patella repair (surgical) $8,038 – 18.1k
Bunion surgery $4,165 – 12.6k

Amino’s cost estimates are estimates of the total amount that you and your health insurance company might pay for a procedure—this is what we call the “network rate”. Our cost estimates can help you prepare for the financial impact of medical care and help you make more confident decisions about where to get treated.

Locations

Dr. Merkel sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
400 N Pepper Ave
Colton, CA 92324
2,216 miles away
Advanced Ambulatory Surgery Center
1901 W Lugonia Ave
Redlands, CA 92374
2,209 miles away
  • Spanish
Riverside Regional Surgery Center
4234 Riverwalk Pkwy
Riverside, CA 92505
2,228 miles away
  • Spanish

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Credentials
  • Loma Linda University School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1980

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Merkel is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2017)
  • Redlands Community Hospital
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2017)
  • St Bernardine Medical Center
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Options
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthNow New York
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • Heritage Provider Network
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Moda Health
  • Paramount
  • Physicians Health plan
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • SynerMed
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • Vantage Health Plan
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield