Dr. Richard Boyd Merrick MD ENT-Otolaryngologist

Dr. Richard Merrick is an ENT-otolaryngologist in West Des Moines, Iowa. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Iowa Methodist Medical Center and Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines. He received his medical degree from University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and has been in practice for 43 years. Dr. Merrick accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 16 doctors at Iowa Methodist Medical Center and one of 17 at Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines who specialize in Otolaryngology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

ENT-Otolaryngologist: Head & Neck Plastic Surgery

Education & Medical Training

Central IA Health System - IA Methodist
Residency, Pediatrics, 1974 - 1975

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Residency, Otolaryngology, 1976 - 1980

Gallup Indian Medical Center
Residency, General Practice, 1972 - 1974

University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical Center
Internship, Transitional Year, 1971 - 1972

University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Class of 1971

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 5 years in Internal Medicine

AZ State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
2011

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Anthem HealthKeepers HMO/POS
  • Anthem KeyCare PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Alliance PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • Wellmark Alliance Select
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