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About Dr. Jim I Mertz

Dr. Jim I Mertz, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Kansas City, MO. He has 46 years of experience. His specialties include Nephrology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Mertz has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

15 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Jim I Mertz is Great. Dr. Jim I Mertz has been rated by 15 patients. From those 15 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Jim I Mertz is 4.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Arms Dodge Robinson Wilber & Crouch Inc

4320 Wornall Rd Ste 208
Kansas City, MO 64111
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Dr. Jim I Mertz has the following 2 specialties

  • Nephrology

    A nephrologist is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the kidneys or renal system.
    A nephrologist will determine through urine analysis, blood test, X-ray, sonogram, or kidney biopsy how well the kidneys are functioning and will then prescribe a special diet and exercise program, medication or dialysis - a process by which a machine filters the blood when the kidney is no longer capable of doing so.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Expertise

    7 Expertise

  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
  • Urinalysis
  • Kidney Biopsy
  • Dialysis
  • Chronic Renal Disease
  • End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
  • Peritoneal Dialysis


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One of the best doctors we have had!

Dr. Mertz diagnosed my husband's health problems when other doctors merely said that he would not be alive in 2 years. He referred him to another specialist that also played a role in keeping my husband alive. This occurred in 1994 and he is still alive in 2011, and I give all the credit to Dr. Mertz and Dr. Romaker. We have sinced moved to Savannah but we know what kind of doctors to look for because of our experiences with Dr. Mertz. We highly recommend both doctors.

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A doctor's doctor

The best internist in the Kansas City area. Dr. Mertz is the doctor other physicians go to personally.

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Excellent physician

Family physician - my father went to that firm for his kidney transplant. My mother uses another doctor in that firm and has for years. Dr. Mertz is extremely thorough and proactive in handling his patients. He has a "no-nonsense" type of bedside manner. If you are looking for a "warm fuzzy" doctor, then you should probably keep looking. Dr. Mertz has a good sense of humor but he is all about business when you are there and checking out your health.

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2014, 2011, 2012)

    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.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014, 2012)

    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.

  • Education

    46 Years Experience

  • University Of Kansas School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1972

  • Mayo Clinic And Medical School


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Jim I Mertz accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem Blue Access PPO
    • Anthem MO Blue Preferred Options
    • Anthem MO Direct Access w/HSA
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
  • BCBS Kansas City
    • BCBS KC Preferred Care Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • Cigna MISSOURI NET - NET POS Seamless
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry KS PPO
    • Coventry MO PPO
    • Coventry OA EPO Exchange - KS/MO
    • CoventryOne PPO Network
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Arms Dodge Robinson Wilber & Crouch Inc, 4320 Wornall Rd Ste 208, Kansas City, MO


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