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Dr. John Merriam, MD

Ophthalmology*
5.0 (10)
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Accepting new patients
47 years of experience

Overview of Dr. John Merriam, MD

Dr. John Merriam, MD is an Ophthalmology Specialist in New York, NY. They specialize in Ophthalmology, has 47 years of experience, and is board certified in Ophthalmology. They graduated from HARVARD Medical School and is affiliated with New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Merriam, completed a residency at Brigham-Boston Children's Hospital|Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Patients rated Dr. Merriam an average 5.0 star rating.

Dr. Merriam works at Practice in New York, NY. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Cigna 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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    635 W 165th St Ste 3-305, New York, NY 10032 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (212) 305-5402

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  • New York Presbyterian Hospital

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    Apr 13, 2024
    Excellent physician. Clearly explains conditions and offers helpful suggestions to ameliorate eye discomfort. Easy to reach and helpful office staff.
    Maureen Creegan — Apr 13, 2024
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    About Dr. John Merriam, MD

    Specialties*
    • Ophthalmology

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    Years of Experience
    • 47 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1821010307
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • University Calif San Francisco
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • Brigham-Boston Children's Hospital|Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
    Residency
    Internship
    • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • HARVARD Medical School
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Ophthalmology
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