Dr. Merrick on What He Loves About Being a Doctor
Dr. Merrick says his patients are at the very core of his practice. “They give us a great deal of trust and I like to reward that trust by really making them a part of my family. All of my patients have my cell phone number, for example.”
It can be scary going through any kind of procedure, whether it’s hand trauma or a cosmetic procedure or reconstruction after cancer, there are a lot of questions that are very simple and very common to a physician, but to a patient they’re brand new.
“To have that connection, to have that access to us, is a way that we can give patients that peace of mind without them lying awake in fear at night and they can just focus about getting better,” Dr. Merrick said.
Dr. Merrick is motivated by both the challenges and rewards of performing surgery. “I’m very proud to say the results we get are excellent, and we’re happy to see people come in with restored function, or happy to see people come in looking better, feeling better.”