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About Dr. Richard A Merino

Dr. Richard A Merino, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Diego, CA, with another office in Poway, CA. He has 43 years of experience. His specialties include Internal Medicine. Dr. Merino is affiliated with Palomar Medical Center, Palomar Medical Center Poway and Sharp Memorial Hospital. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

3 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard A Merino is Great. Dr. Richard A Merino has been rated by 3 patients. From those 3 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Richard A Merino is 3.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Family Health Centers of San Diego

823 Gateway Center Way
San Diego, CA 92102
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North County Internists

15721 Pomerado Rd
Poway, CA 92064
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Dr. Richard A Merino has the following 1 specialty

  • 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

    6 Expertise

  • Check-up
  • Heartburn
  • Physical
  • Vaccination
  • Immunization
  • Weight Loss


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Don't use him!

The worst Dr I have ever had! Find someone else. The wait time in office was over two hrs. I don't know why since he had the most terrible bedside manner. He fails to listen, talks over the top of you into handheld microphone. He refused to use a MRi to find out what was torn and did a surgery anyway. It was a disaster and then let the knee atrophy. Only physical therapy allowed me to ever walk again. Maybe that was his plan as he was partial owner of the pt place he sent me to. I had to go forever, because of the atrophy of the knee.

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Dr. Merino was empathetic, he actually let me explain my symptoms and went over all of my concerns. After a thorough exam Dr. Merino, insisted I see a speacialist to make sure all of my medical concenrs were resolved. One awesome five star doctor.

Easy Appointment
Friendly Staff
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Five Stars

Been a patient for 30 years. Wonderful doctor - great diagnostician. Would highly recommend.

Easy Appointment
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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Merino is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    43 Years Experience

  • University Of California Davis School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1975

  • University Of Colorado Health


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Richard A Merino accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
    • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
    • Blue Cross CA Pathway X PPO
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