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Dr. Angela Merlo, MD

Gastroenterologist

Professional statement

Dr. Angela Merlo is an experienced Gastroenterology specialist,expert at performing endoscopy and colonoscopy and the associated interventions such as biopsies, polyp removal and control of bleeding. Dr. Merlo offers non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures at her Digestive Health & Nutrition Center offices in Lawrenceville and Princeton. These tests include breath tests, wireless capsule endoscopy of the small intestine, and esophageal manometry. Dr. Merlo has particular expertise in diagnosing and treating abdominal pain, acid reflux, bacterial overgrowth, diarrhea, diverticulitis, gluten allergies and food intolerances, IBS, and ulcers. Dr. Merlo is a devoted instructor of medical students and residents-in-training and was awarded the position of Clinical Associate Professor UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Merlo was named Top Doc in Gastroenterology for 2016.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna
  • AmeriHealth

Specialties

  • Gastroenterologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • University Medical Center at Princeton

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology (Internal Medicine)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Fellowship in Gastroenterology
  • Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • The Rockefeller University, PhD

Professional memberships

  • American Gastroenterological Association

Awards and publications

  • Top Doctor 2016

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1851494264

Office locations

Angela Merlo

2 Princess Road

Lawrence Township, NJ 08648

Angela Merlo

10 Forrestal Road South

Princeton, NJ 08540

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She really keeps on trying what my problem might be.
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I was anxious about my procedure. Dr. Merlo seemed to understand. Staff was wonderful. Nurses spoke very highly of Dr. Merlo, always a good thing. Very happy with the entire procedure. I highly recommend.
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Although exceptionally qualified and credentialed, Dr. Merlo did little to make me feel comfortable about having an endoscopy. I had scheduled an appointment with her because of heart burn. Although I appreciate her choice with going straightto an endoscopic procedure, it was disconcerting that she did not consider alternative (and less invasive) options, and provided little detail about the cost of the procedure. When I called to cancel, I received a passive aggressive and patronizing response.
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Upon arrival there is nobody at the reception desk. I could hear voices in the back so I know someone was there after waiting for over 30 minutes. I had a procedure done and the doctor was very late. When shefinally arrived she proceeded to insult the nurses right in front of me as if it was their fault. After my procedure the doctor told me my results while I was coming out of anesthesia and didn't even bother to bring my husband in the room to hear.
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She was more concerned about payment than me or my problem. When medicine she proscribed did not work , she canceled my next appointment .
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She is more concerned with payment. When there was a problem with my insurance she charged my credit cards and would not make a follow up appointment. My medication ran out and she would not authorize refills. She did not callback to check up on me or give any more information regarding my diagnosis.
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She has a Top Doctor award and deserves it. Congratulations Dr. Merlo! Yes I recommend.
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Best place for staying healthy. She spoke to me as a real person. I felt very comfortable. No rush. And she told me things no other doctor had bothered to do. Yes I highly recommend.
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The doctor came across as annoyed by my appointment due to recent snow. The nature of my appointment was already an uncomfortable subject and she just added to the discomfort. She didn't seem to actively listen to me as a patient and I wouldn't recommend her.
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She Helped me a lot in a short time.
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Very knowledgeble. Not fast to order medication, likes to find natural alternatives first.
More than 1 year ago
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Very pleasant. Professional. Listens. Paid attention to me. Calms my anxiety. Has a plan to help me feel better.
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Everything you need in a specialist. And she listens!
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Dr. Merlo is a physician you can trust.
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Great doctor. I did not feel rushed. She listened to me. Very impressive. Loved the online registration of forms. No hassle experience. Highly recommended.
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Better than a trusted friend.
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Awesome experience. Very professional. Friendly atmosphere. Knows more than others. I know I am in he right place.
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Such a comfortable experience after all my anxiety about meeting a new doctor I found on the web. Seemed like a trusted friend on my first visit. Easy to talk to. And she listened. Very helpful staff. And she has aplan to help me that no one else very did for me. I cannot wait to feel better. I think she will make me be me again.
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Found her on the web. Exceeded my expectations. Pleasant, easy to talk to, knows her specialty, Office manager courteous and very helpful. I am happy to have my medical problem taken care of with such ease and professionalism.
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Very knowledgable and clearly an expert in her field. Happy to have found her.
More than 1 year ago
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This was an awful visit. The doctor had an air of superiority and acted as though she was doing me a favor by seeing me. She requested information that I did not have, nor did I know that I was requiredto bring, and seemed annoyed that I could not provide it. Never did she ask if she could call a primary care doctor or even if I could call and have information faxed over. She held herself professionally although she acted as if she felt she was better than me. I did not complete appointment.
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No receptionist, no nurse, the physician seemed incompetent, not friendly, neither understanding her patients' needs or complaints.
More than 1 year ago
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My experience with Dr. Merlo was horrible. In my experience, she presents as very rude, lacks consideration, and I could not trust her medical advice. Dr. Merlo does not return phone calls or e-mails and even doesn't respond to other physician'srequests. She lacks patience and is very short with explanations.
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Was great having a doctor actually spend time listening to what has been going on and is trying to figure out what's wrong with me and a solution to make me better!!
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She was great. Very "matter of fact" and factual. Her approach to my issues was direct and no nonsense. Exactly what you want in a specialist!
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