Dr. Kevin Merkes MD Patient Reviews

  • Internal Medicine Poway, CA

Overall Rating

3.6
  • 44 patient ratings
  • 15 comments

Last 12 months:

4.3 (+ 0.7)

15 Patient Reviews

  • Highly Satisfied
    57%
  • Satisfied
    5%
  • Neutral
    5%
  • Dissatisfied
    7%
  • Highly Dissatisfied
    27%
  • Wait Time 18.5 minutes
  • Easy Appointments
  • Promptness
  • Friendly Staff
  • Bedside Manner
  • Spends Time With Patients
  • Appropriate Followup
  • Fair and Accurate Diagnosis

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1.0 of 5
March 12th, 2013
Spouse of patient
Wait time
5 minutes
Easy Appointment
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Friendly Staff
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Appropriate Follow-up
Lately have been very unhappy with the office staff. His nurse Nonica does not return calls. My husband had a test of his arteries done, we had to call and ask them to please call with results, end result Dr. Merkes gave exact time he would call my husband, we waited no phone call- my husband calls the next day and he's off. Terrible f/u.. leaving patients feeling more stress than they already are.
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5.0 of 5
February 18th, 2013
Patient Experience
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5 minutes
Easy Appointment
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Friendly Staff
Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
Spends Time with Patients
Appropriate Follow-up
Very focused and responsive to our needs. Although I was not his patient at the time he took the time and effort to personally call forward to another physician to begin immediate treatment with an ophthalmologist for shingles that had involved my eye. The problem could have cost me my sight in that eye had it not been for his prompt action. Took the time to see my wife for a bee sting that had developed into a cellulitus infection and she was not his patient at the time.
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5.0 of 5
February 18th, 2013
Patient Experience
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5 minutes
Easy Appointment
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Friendly Staff
Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
Spends Time with Patients
Appropriate Follow-up
Very focused and responsive to our needs. Although I was not his patient at the time he took the time and effort to personally call forward to another physician to begin immediate treatment with an ophthalmologist for shingles that had involved my eye. The problem could have cost me my sight in that eye had it not been for his prompt action. Took the time to see my wife for a bee sting that had developed into a cellulitus infection and she was not his patient at the time.
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5.0 of 5
January 18th, 2013
Mr.
Wait time
5 minutes
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Spends Time with Patients
Appropriate Follow-up
Patient for over 5 years. I come prepared with a written list of issues/problems. Gives appropriate time for every item and listens carefully. Goes the extra mile for more difficult problems. The best doctor I've had over the years.
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5.0 of 5
November 5th, 2012
Great Dr.
Wait time
15 minutes
Easy Appointment
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Friendly Staff
Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
Spends Time with Patients
Appropriate Follow-up
Very concerned and caring. He does not rush you in and out.
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5.0 of 5
November 5th, 2012
Great Dr.
Wait time
15 minutes
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Friendly Staff
Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
Spends Time with Patients
Appropriate Follow-up
Very concerned and caring. He does not rush you in and out.
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1.0 of 5
February 22nd, 2012
Ignorant of many basic medical facts!
Wait time
50 minutes
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Promptness
Friendly Staff
Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
Spends Time with Patients
And he gives a very rough rectal exam, then acts surprised when you report discomfort. Does not know basic information about medicine interaction or artificial chemicals in food well-known to most laymen. Very tardy at appointments.
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1.0 of 5
February 22nd, 2012
Ignorant of many basic medical facts!
Wait time
50 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
Spends Time with Patients
And he gives a very rough rectal exam, then acts surprised when you report discomfort. Does not know basic information about medicine interaction or artificial chemicals in food well-known to most laymen. Very tardy at appointments.
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5.0 of 5
June 25th, 2011
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5 minutes
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Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
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Appropriate Follow-up
Dr. Merkes is always concerned about me as one of his patients. He always spends time asking about my general well being, stress levels, exercise routine...etc. I am sad to say I have to change doctors, because of my new insurance. I will miss Dr. Merkes.

5.0 of 5
June 25th, 2011
Wait time
5 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
Spends Time with Patients
Appropriate Follow-up
Dr. Merkes is always concerned about me as one of his patients. He always spends time asking about my general well being, stress levels, exercise routine...etc. I am sad to say I have to change doctors, because of my new insurance. I will miss Dr. Merkes.
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1.0 of 5
May 20th, 2011
So many things to tell...
Easy Appointment
He was previously the doctor for both me and my wife. We have since left his, um care. From mis-diagnoses to inappropriate follow up, I could spend a day writing up the reasons to avoid him. The last thing to leave you with is that for some unexplained reason, when you leave his office, he charges you a special fee to transgfer your medical file. Sounds illegal. Any attorneys out there care to take this one up?
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1.0 of 5
May 20th, 2011
So many things to tell...
Easy Appointment
He was previously the doctor for both me and my wife. We have since left his, um care. From mis-diagnoses to inappropriate follow up, I could spend a day writing up the reasons to avoid him. The last thing to leave you with is that for some unexplained reason, when you leave his office, he charges you a special fee to transgfer your medical file. Sounds illegal. Any attorneys out there care to take this one up?
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