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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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947 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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625 doctors
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624 doctors
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312 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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95 doctors
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95 doctors
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47 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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265 doctors
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266 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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13 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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848 doctors
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848 doctors
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423 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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864 doctors
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864 doctors
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432 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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110 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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116 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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44 doctors
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44 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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59 doctors
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60 doctors
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29 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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75 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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843 doctors
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842 doctors
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421 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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47 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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742 doctors
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742 doctors
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371 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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325 doctors
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326 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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258 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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743 doctors
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743 doctors
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371 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
Top 15%
77 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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131 doctors
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130 doctors
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65 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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713 doctors
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712 doctors
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356 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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116 doctors
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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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56 doctors
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57 doctors
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28 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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22 doctors
Top 15%
23 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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819 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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195 doctors
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195 doctors
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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
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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
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1.5k doctors
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738 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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307 doctors
Top 15%
306 doctors
Top 5%
153 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.
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

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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
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • St Bernardine Medical Center
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • Redlands Community Hospital
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)

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