Edward L. Merker, MD

Family Medicine
180 Marble Avenue, Pleasantville, NY 10570
(914) 849-4100
(914) 849-4553

Biography

Edward L. Merker, MD is a board-certified Family Medicine physician who has been in practice in the same location in Pleasantville, New York since 1985, when he co-founded Family Medical Care, PC. After graduating from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1981, Dr. Merker completed a Family Medicine residency program at the then-Columbia University affiliate Overlook Hospital in Summit, New Jersey, where he served as chief resident. He has worked for many years as a both a medical director and staff physician at several local long-term care facilities.

Previously, Dr. Merker was Director of Family Medicine at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Sleepy Hollow, NY; an assistant clinical professor of Medicine at Columbia University; and an instructor of Family and Community Medicine at New York Medical College.

Dr. Merker sees adolescent and adult patients and has developed a particular expertise in caring for the geriatric population. He enjoys getting to know patients personally, in some cases over many years. He says that such long-term patient relationships help him to more effectively understand their medical problems, how to best treat them and continually to reevaluate their needs, often eliminating unneeded medications.

Dr. Merker has been recognized as one of Castle Connolly’s Top NY Metro area for 20 years.

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04/23/2024
Good
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04/02/2024
Annual physical
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04/02/2024
MERKER's the Best.
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04/01/2024
Good
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03/31/2024
Dr. Merker was very thorough and very clear.
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03/25/2024
Dr Merker is a extremely excellent, professional physician
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03/19/2024
Dr. Merker is knowledgeable and caring about me, the patient. My being a scientist enables us to communicate at a high level. I appreciate that.
5
03/17/2024
In that clinic I always received the best care - starting from an emergency visit with Dr. Merker thirty years ago Thank you!
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03/12/2024
Good experience
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03/03/2024
Dr Merker is an incredible physician. He deals with the whole person. He communicates extremely well. And is highly knowledgeable.
5
01/24/2024
Excellent doctor.
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01/23/2024
Good
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01/09/2024
I'm fortunate to have Dr Merker as my doctor
5
01/02/2024
Dr. Merker is the best. Obviously.
5
12/28/2023
Dr. Merker is an excellent doctor and communicator.
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12/14/2023
Dr. Ed Merker is the absolute best! He doesn't just hear. He listens. His responses are thoughtful & informed. I can't say enough good things about this physician.
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11/27/2023
Dr Merker is the best .
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11/02/2023
Good experience
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10/26/2023
*Dr. Edw Merker is exceptional.
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10/14/2023
We think Dr Merker is one of the best general care doctors around. We'd follow him if he left.
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09/26/2023
I always have good communications with Dr. Merker. I am able to ask him anything and he will explain and answer all my questions and concerns.
5
08/27/2023
Exceptional, felt I would get the care I needed.
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08/23/2023
I've been going to *Ed Merker for as long as I can recall - He is easily my favorite dr. He is always calm, thoughtful, concerned, well informed and kind. I couldn't ask for better.
5
07/29/2023
Dr. Merker listened to my question and put me at ease with my concerns.
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07/18/2023
MERKER IS THE BEST.
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07/07/2023
Physician listens and shows empathy.
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06/15/2023
Can't say enough good things about Dr. Merker. He's personable and knowledgeable. Super.
5
05/29/2023
Dr Mercer & staff are simply the best...My concern is that he never retires!!!

    Education & Training

    Medical Degree
    • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York
    Post-graduate Training
    • Internship and residency, Overlook Hospital, Summit, New Jersey
    Memberships
    • American Academy of Family Physicians
    • American Medical Directors Association
    Academic Appointments
    • Assistant clinical professor of Medicine, Columbia University
    • Instructor, Family and Community Medicine, New York Medical College
    Board Certification
    • Family Medicine
    • Medical Director for long-term care

    Institutional Affiliations

    • White Plains Hospital
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    Overall Satisfaction

    4.9 / 5
    180 Ratings | 28 Comments
    Aggregate Rating
    Doctor's Award