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Ira Merkel, MD

Dr. Merkel is a gastroenterologist in the Somerset area. He is affiliated with Saint Peter's University Hospital and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.
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263 doctors
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131 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Trenton area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Merkel saw more benign polyps patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Trenton area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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46 doctors
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Dr. Merkel saw more bowel obstruction patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Trenton area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Merkel saw more colon polyps patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Trenton area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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35 doctors
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Dr. Merkel saw more diverticulosis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Trenton area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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62 doctors
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30 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw more hemorrhoid patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Trenton area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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51 doctors
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52 doctors
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Dr. Merkel saw more irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Trenton area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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171 doctors
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85 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw more peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Trenton area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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19 doctors
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18 doctors
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9 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw more indigestion patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Trenton area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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275 doctors
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275 doctors
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137 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Trenton area. Learn more.

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173 doctors
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172 doctors
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86 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw more acid reflux patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Trenton area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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22 doctors
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23 doctors
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11 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw more hiatal hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Trenton area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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72 doctors
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71 doctors
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35 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw more gastritis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Trenton area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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97 doctors
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98 doctors
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48 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw more hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Trenton area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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151 doctors
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75 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw more birth defects patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Trenton area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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154 doctors
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155 doctors
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77 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw more congenital disorders patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Trenton area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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308 doctors
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308 doctors
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153 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Trenton area. Learn more.

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31 doctors
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31 doctors
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15 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw lipoma patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Trenton area. Learn more.

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14 doctors
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14 doctors
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6 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw anal polyp patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Trenton area. Learn more.

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121 doctors
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122 doctors
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60 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw more inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Trenton area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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115 doctors
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115 doctors
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57 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw more diarrhea patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Trenton area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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16 doctors
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7 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw H. pylori patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Trenton area. Learn more.
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127 doctors
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63 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw more constipation patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Trenton area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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218 doctors
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Dr. Merkel saw anemia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Trenton area. Learn more.

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123 doctors
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61 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw more hemorrhage patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Trenton area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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141 doctors
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70 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw more liver condition patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Trenton area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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128 doctors
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128 doctors
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64 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw gastroenteritis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Trenton area. Learn more.

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52 doctors
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26 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw more ulcerative colitis (UC) patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Trenton area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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39 doctors
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38 doctors
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19 doctors
Dr. Merkel saw non-alcoholic liver disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Trenton area. Learn more.
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57 doctors
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Dr. Merkel saw diverticulitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Trenton area. Learn more.
Locations

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

Office
33 Clyde Rd
Somerset, NJ 08873
82 miles away
Office
810 Ryders Ln
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
79 miles away

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Credentials
  • Universidad AutÛnoma de Guadalajara Facultad de Medicina
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1984
  • UPMC Medical Education Program
    RESIDENCY

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Internal Medicine
    3. Gastroenterology
    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Internal Medicine

Hospital affiliations

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

  • Saint Peter's University Hospital
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • 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
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • EmblemHealth
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • MagnaCare
  • MedCost
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Pomco
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • SummaCare
  • TRICARE
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield