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About Dr. Richard L Merkel Jr

Dr. Richard L Merkel Jr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Charlottesville, VA. He has 39 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Merkel has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

7 Ratings with 1 Comment

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard L Merkel Jr is Great. Dr. Richard L Merkel Jr has been rated by 7 patients. From those 7 patients 1 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Richard L Merkel Jr is 4.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

University Of Virginia Psych

2955 Ivy Rd Ste 210
Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Specialties

Dr. Richard L Merkel Jr has the following 2 specialties

  • Psychiatry

    A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
    He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
    Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
    Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.

  • Neurology

    A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
    Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.

  • Expertise

    13 Expertise

  • Mental Illness
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Manic Depressive Disorder
  • Personality Disorder
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Depression
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Mood Disorders
  • Insomnia

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Exceptional tact, kindness, and intelligence.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2015)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Education

    39 Years Experience

  • University Of Virginia School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1979

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Richard L Merkel Jr accepts the following insurance providers.

  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
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Locations & Directions

University Of Virginia Psych, 2955 Ivy Rd Ste 210, Charlottesville, VA

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