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About Dr. Stephen W Merriam
Dr. Stephen W Merriam, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Syracuse, NY. He has 21 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Merriam is affiliated with Upstate University Hospital and Crouse Hospital Inc. Dr. Merriam has received 3 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Stephen W Merriam has the following 1 specialty
An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.
Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.
Dr. Stephen W Merriam has the following 9 expertise
- Eye Exam
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Eye Pain
- Macular Degeneration
- Lasik Surgery
- Vision Issues
Dr. Stephen W Merriam is Board Certified in 1 specialty
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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Dr. Stephen Merriam is AMAZING. I have 2 children that see him regularly. My daughter (4) just loves going there and is excited every time. My son (2.5) is generally terrible at doctor visits. Dr. Merriam is just so good with him that he always leaves giggling! He is the only Dr that my son will let look at him without screaming. Not only does he comfort my son, but I am comforted with how great he explains things to me, the worried mom! The first time I came in the office I was worried about my child and left feeling very positive and comfortable. I highly recommend both Dr Stephen and his father, Dr Walter Merriam.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013, 2014, 2018)
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.
Patients' Choice Award (2013, 2014, 2018)
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.
On-Time Doctor Award (2014)
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.
Dr. Merriam is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
21 Years Experience
State University Of New York Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1997
Dr. Stephen W Merriam accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Elect Choice EPO
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna NYC Community Plan
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
Capital District Physicians Health Plan
- CDPHP HMO
- CDPHP PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsChildrens Eye Care Physicians Of Cny Llc, 1810 Erie Blvd E Ste 1, Syracuse, NY
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