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Dr. Cliff Merkel, MD

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
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42 years of experience
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Overview

Dr. Cliff Merkel, MD is an Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery Specialist in Colton, CA. They specialize in Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery, has 42 years of experience. They graduated from LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY and is affiliated with Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, Redlands Community Hospital, San Antonio Regional Hospital and St. Bernardine Medical Center.

Dr. Merkel works at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center PED NEU in Colton, CA with other offices in Redlands, CA and Lake Arrowhead, CA. They are accepting new patients and accepts Aetna, Anthem and Anthem Blue Cross as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Locations

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    Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
    400 N Pepper Ave # 3, Colton, CA 92324 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (818) 518-3034
  2. 2
    Arrowhead Orthopaedics
    1901 W Lugonia Ave Ste 120, Redlands, CA 92374 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (909) 557-1600
  3. 3
    Arrowhead Orthopaedics Lake Arrowhead
    29101 Hospital Rd, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (909) 336-3694

Hospital Affiliations
Admitting Hospitals

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  • Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
  • Redlands Community Hospital
  • San Antonio Regional Hospital
  • St. Bernardine Medical Center

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    • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    • Blue Shield of California
    • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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    • Health Net of California
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    How was your appointment with Dr. Merkel?

    Dec 22, 2018
    Very knowledgeable Doctor. He explained and answered all of my questions. Wish he wasn’t retiring.
    Nancy in Redlands, CA — Dec 22, 2018
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    About Dr. Cliff Merkel, MD

    Specialties
    • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
    Specialties
    Years of Experience
    • 42 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English, Spanish
    Languages Spoken
    NPI Number
    • 1184710642
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • Los Angeles County-King Drew Medical Center
    Residency
    Internship
    • White Memorial Medical Center
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY
    Medical Education
    Undergraduate School
    • WALLA WALLA COLLEGE
    Undergraduate School

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Dr. Cliff Merkel, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Merkel is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Merkel has an average wait time of 10 – 15 minutes at their office(s).

    Dr. Merkel has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    26 patients have reviewed Dr. Merkel. The overall rating for this provider is 3.2. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Merkel.

    Whether a person prefers to schedule an appointment online or over the phone with Dr. Merkel, there are benefits to both methods. A person calling to schedule an with Dr. Merkel appointment can ask questions about the practice, provider availability, conditions treated, procedures performed, and if their insurance carrier is accepted. While online scheduling is quicker, easier, allows one to view a wide range of appointment times, and may provide the ability to sync with a personal calendar.

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