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Dr. Peter A Merkel Is this you?

About Dr. Peter A Merkel

Dr. Peter A Merkel, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Philadelphia, PA. He has 30 years of experience. His specialties include Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Merkel has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

8 Ratings with 2 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Peter A Merkel is Great. Dr. Peter A Merkel has been rated by 8 patients. From those 8 patients 2 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Peter A Merkel is 4.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania

3400 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Specialties

Dr. Peter A Merkel has the following 2 specialties

  • Rheumatology

    A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
    Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.

  • 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

    11 Expertise

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Vasculitis
  • Lupus
  • Scleroderma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Central Nervous System Vasculitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Gout
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Knee Osteoarthritis

Reviews

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World class doctor

Dr. Merkel took me under his wing when many other doctors became baffled with my case. He has stuck to his word which was getting a diagnosis. His bedside manner is the best I've seen and he is east to communicate with regularly. I'd recommend him without hesitation to anyone in need of the greatest Rheumatologist of all time. Thanks

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Four Stars

Amazing doctor. So happy that he has come to Penn. We, who have forms of Vasculitis , in Phila are lucky, indeed for this brilliant, caring doc.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • America's Top Doctors (2017)

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise. Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • Education

    30 Years Experience

  • Yale University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1988

  • Massachusetts General Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Peter A Merkel accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Select
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Capital Blue Cross
    • Capital BC PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry HealthAmerica HMO
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan
    • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark BCBS
    • Highmark Community Blue PPO
  • Horizon BCBS
    • Horizon BCBS OMNIA - TIER2
    • Horizon Direct Access
    • Horizon HMO
    • Horizon OMNIA
    • Horizon POS
    • Horizon PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • IBC
    • IBC Keystone HMO POS
    • IBC Personal Choice PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • Oxford Health
    • Oxford Freedom
    • Oxford Liberty
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA

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