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Dr. Maxwell Merkow, MD

Neurosurgery*
4.8 (31)
Map Pin Small Walnut Creek, CA
Accepting new patients
16 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Maxwell Merkow, MD

Dr. Maxwell Merkow, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Walnut Creek, CA. They specialize in Neurosurgery, has 16 years of experience. They graduated from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and is affiliated with John Muir Health-Concord Medical Center and John Muir Health-Walnut Creek Medical Center. Dr. Merkow, completed a residency at University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Merkow an average 4.8 star rating.

Dr. Merkow works at Practice in Walnut Creek, CA. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield 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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Dr. Merkow's Office Locations

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    Walnut Creek Surgical Assoicates Inc.
    130 La Casa Via Bldg 3, Walnut Creek, CA 94598 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (925) 309-5155

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  • John Muir Health-Concord Medical Center
  • John Muir Health-Walnut Creek Medical Center

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    Specialties*
    • Neurosurgery

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    Years of Experience
    • 16 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1194951723
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • Wellington Hospital, New Zealand
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
    Residency
    Internship
    • Univeristy Pennsylvania
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
    Medical Education
    Undergraduate School
    • University of Wisconsin / Madison
    Undergraduate School

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