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About Dr. Merlin Kampfer

Dr. Merlin Kampfer, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Santa Fe, NM. He has 55 years of experience. His specialties include Hospitalist, Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Internal Medicine. He speaks English.

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The overall average patient rating of Dr. Merlin Kampfer is Good. Dr. Merlin Kampfer has been rated by 1 patients. From those 1 patients 1 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Merlin Kampfer is 3.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

1400 Chama Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87505
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Dr. Merlin Kampfer has the following 3 specialties

  • Hospitalist

    Hospitalists are physicians who specialize in the care of patients in the hospital. The majority of hospitalists are board-certified internists and have completed the same training as other internal medicine doctors including medical school, residency and board certification examination.
    Hospitalist activities include patient care, teaching, research, and leadership related to hospital care. They have more expertise in caring for complicated hospitalized patients on a daily basis since, unlike other specialists or primary care doctors, they spend most of their day in the hospital.
    They often coordinate the care of their patients and act as the central point of communication among the different doctors and nurses involved in the patient's care. They are also the main physician for family members to contact for updates on a loved one.

  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine

    Hospice care & Palliative medicine specialists focus their practice on pain management, symptom relief and qualify-of-life treatments to relieve the suffering of terminally ill patients. These doctors have specialized expertise in the treatment of patients with serious illnesses, advanced diseases and conditions resulting from catastrophic injury. Though often they work within hospice settings, they prevent and alleviate suffering appropriate at any age and stage of disease and can work alongside practitioners providing curative treatments.
    Hospice care & Palliative medicine focuses on depression, pain, fatigue, constipation, nausea, shortness of breath, loss of appetite and difficulty sleeping, among other conditions. They also alleviate psychosocial distress and other stressors that accompany terminal illnesses. They are skilled in guiding families through legal and ethical decision-making in end-of-life care and can address spiritual issues at these times. By coordinating care across settings by improving communication among providers, they improve access to information for families so that they understand the patient's condition and treatment options.

  • 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.


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Three Stars

He was my doctor in Phoenix before he left to go to the Air Force Academy. He was wonderful, very kind and caring. So happy to catch up with where he is and what he is doing today.

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  • Education

    55 Years Experience

  • The Ohio State University

    Graduated in 1958

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    Dr. Merlin Kampfer accepts the following insurance providers.

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1400 Chama Ave, Santa Fe, NM
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