About Dr. Gulzar A Merchant MD

Dr. Gulzar A Merchant, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Greenville, SC. Her specialties include Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. She speaks English.

Dr. Merchant has received 2 awards.

Rating Overview

45 Ratings with 8 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Gulzar A Merchant is Great. Dr. Gulzar A Merchant has been rated by 45 patients. From those 45 patients 8 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Gulzar A Merchant is 4.1 of 5.0 stars.

Location

get directions RHEUMATOLOGY SPECIALISTS
255 Enterprise Blvd Ste 100
Greenville, SC 29615

Specialties

Dr. Gulzar A Merchant has the following 2 specialties

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Gulzar A Merchant has the following 8 expertise

  • Tendinitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Lupus
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Gout

Board Certifications

Dr. Gulzar A Merchant is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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One Star

After waiting months to see this Dr and thousands of dollars later, she refused to fill out my FLMA for a debilitating disorder. Never had that issue with the referring Dr in the past and that's before I even had this dx. She was extremely rude and arrogant. Her staff never returned ANY of my phone calls In the 6 months I went there. She doesn't mind keeping you on the schedule or billing you...just don't really be sick or need to miss work because of your sickness. After a hour trip to see her and labs done a hour before my appt, I left with no lab results, lost FMLA forms, a new issue of uncontrolled blood pressure (189/110) and the same problems I started with. Before I left she said "I have no problems not seeing you again". "Find another rheumatologist" Yes... She has great ethics!!

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Three Stars

Very accurate diagnosis, kind and empathetic. Listens well AND recalls everything.

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Did not like this doctor at all

I know this doctor has great reviews, but I am not reviewing of how good she is although I must say I did not like her at all. My review is her bedside manners. I took my mother after having her MRI of her back. The doctor took less than 10 minutes in there with us. She did not do her a physical, she was always typing in her computer. She said her MRI showed arthritis in her lower back but that was normal for her age. I told her back pain was not lumbar it was in her middle back she then replied: well they did not took images of her MIDDLE BACK only Lower back. I told her my mom has pain everywhere and if she could send some lab work to make sure she does not have fibromyalgia or Lupus because her sister has lupus. She said no. Then I asked her if she could send and MRI of her middle back and she said no. She said she had to go to therapies of her back and if she did not get better she would have to go to the spine specialist. I told her my mom was in a lot of pain and could hardly work anymore. She replied she does not have arthritis or Lupus or any of those things. Then I almost had to get her out of her chair to show that my mothers hands , she has had hand surgery because of arthritis and then I showed her knees. She then said: ok she might have some little bit of arthritis. She has this attitude I did not like at all. Not friendly at all. When I came back home I called my aunt the one that has Lupus and told her about our appointment. She asked me if this doctor had checked the spots the rheumatologists check to know if someone has arthritis and I said no. She said " honey change your doctor.

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I Love This Doctor

I was having so much pain in my knee that I could hardly walk. I made an appointment with Dr. Merchant to see what could be done to help relieve the pain in my knee. I explained to Dr. merchant that I was really afraid to be there, that I was told that if I had to have a shot in my knee that it would hurt real bad. She was very kind, and understanding with me. I did end up having to have a shot in my knee, but the shot did not hurt, and the shot did take the pain away. Six months later I am still pain free in that knee. I believe that her kindness about me being afraid, taking time to talk with me, and her explaining to me what was wrong with my knee really helped me feel better. I really love this doctor.

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15 minutes
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Five Stars

Dr. Merchant treats me for Fibromyalgia.

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2013, 2014)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Education

  • Aga Khan Medical College
  • Greenville Hospital System

    Residency

  • Dr. Gulzar A Merchant Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

RHEUMATOLOGY SPECIALISTS, 255 Enterprise Blvd Ste 100, Greenville, SC
Uploaded January 1, 2012

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