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Dr. Kevin Merkes, MD

Internal Medicine*
4.2 (31)
Map Pin Small Poway, CA
Accepting new patients
24 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Kevin Merkes, MD

Dr. Kevin Merkes, MD is an Internal Medicine Specialist in Poway, CA. They specialize in Internal Medicine, has 24 years of experience, and is board certified in Internal Medicine. They graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and is affiliated with Palomar Medical Center Poway. Patients rated Dr. Merkes an average 4.2 star rating.

Dr. Merkes works at North County Internists in Poway, CA. They are accepting new patients and accept 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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    15525 Pomerado Rd Ste A1, Poway, CA 92064 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (858) 485-6644

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  • Palomar Medical Center Poway

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    4.2
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    Based on 31 ratings
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    Specialties*
    • Internal Medicine

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    Years of Experience
    • 24 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1760578744
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    Education & Certifications

    Medical Education
    • Loma Linda University School of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Internal Medicine
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    Dr. Kevin Merkes, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Merkes is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

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

    Dr. Merkes works at North County Internists in Poway, CA. View the full address on Dr. Merkes’s profile.

    31 patients have reviewed Dr. Merkes. The overall rating for this provider is 4.2. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Merkes.

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