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Dr. Faisal Merchant, MD

Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Professional statement

Having been raised in Dunedin since the age of 2, there was no question of where I would be practicing medicine once I completed my education and training. The growth and changes I have seen in the Tampa Bay area have been quite astonishing. One thing has not changed: the love that people have for this area and the community. I love practicing otolaryngology for every aspect that the specialty provides. The ability to treat all types of disorders of the head and neck from both medical and surgical means offers a unique challenge that is not found in many other specialties. Also, I enjoy being able to treat patients of all age ranges, both adult and pediatric, so I truly can say that I am at the service of my entire community. After completing my residency training, I began my career serving as the Chief of Ear, Nose, and Throat at the Bay Pines VA Medical Center in Pinellas County. Being the only full time physician of my specialty serving our nation’s veterans in southwest Florida from Tarpon Springs to Naples was a huge responsibility but an even greater privilege. In my five years there, my patients taught me not only to become a more compassionate physician and surgeon, but also to be a more responsible citizen. I am thrilled to have joined ENT Associates in September 2012. I have known many of my partners for years as mentors, college classmates, or co-residents, and it is now an honor to join them as a colleague. It is great to be a part of a group of physicians and staff that puts the changing needs of an ever-growing community first and foremost in every aspect of patient care.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Miami, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of South Florida, Internship in General Surgery
  • University of South Florida, Residency in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1427276849

Office locations

ENT Associates

11320 State Road 54

Trinity, FL 34655

ENT Associates

8561 W. Linebaugh Ave

Tampa, FL 33625

ENT Associates

11031 US Highway 19, Building 1, Suite 104

Port Richey, FL 34668

ENT Associates

6540 4th Street North, Suite C

St. Petersburg, FL 33702

ENT Associates

1320 S. Fort Harrison Ave

Clearwater, FL 33756

ENT Associates

646 Virginia Street, 3rd Floor

Dunedin, FL 34698

ENT Associates

1330 S. Fort Harrison Ave

Clearwater, FL 33756

ENT Associates

8787 Bryan Dairy Road, Suite 170

Largo, FL 33777

ENT Associates

10810 Sheldon Rd

Tampa, FL 33626

ENT Associates

3190 N McMullen Booth Road, Suite 100

Clearwater, FL 33761

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Dr. Merchant is super fast and efficient. He answered all my questions, too. Loved him. The staff is also very friendly!
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Was seen at appointment time. Dr Merchant reviewed all medical info I provided carefully prior to visit. After seeing several ENT's recently with less than stellar approach It was nice to have a Dr appropriately focused and engaged during my short visit. Thanks.
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After searching for ENT's in the area, this was one of the few that was able to get me in to see a Dr. for sinus issues. Dr. Merchant is quick and efficient and does a fairly good job answering questionsand making you feel comfortable. He moves at a very quick pace, so ensure you layout any and all questions you have quickly so that nothing gets missed. Now the bad: 1. Dr. ordered CT scan of sinuses, had CT scan at major hospital network tied to dr., ended up having to deliver my own results to the doctor (because for whatever reason, they couldn't get a courier or pull up the results). 2. Had sinus surgery, almost passed out due to pain, nurses in the room were like deer in headlights as I turned ghost white and almost blacked out. Only saving grace was the 3rd party company rep that was assisting the staff on the new instrument. He was a combat medic in the army and noticed that I was in trouble...was the only one who acted instantly, while the rest of the actual office staff watched him work. 3. Billing, all I can say is, good luck and hope you have extra cash lying around, even if you have really good insurance. 4. Due to billing and other issues, filed complaint with insurance company and obviously won't be back.
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Superior care, staff is great, very happy.
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Very kind and gentle when he did a procedure. Office staff also very kind and helpful.
Less than 1 year ago
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He was nice at first but seem like he quickly ran out of patience.
Less than 1 year ago
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Very thorough. Very pleasant manner.
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Very pleasant did not feel rushed at all
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Dr. Merchant has a pleasant bedside patient demeanor He really listens to your concerns and provides a thorough explanation of his exam and findings. I am a healthcare professional and I am more than pleased with ENT services from this physician
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Very professional, diagnosis problem right away.
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I did not have to wait for more than 20 minutes to be seen. When they call to confirm the appointment they give you all the instructions so you can come prepare. Dr Merchant was very professional and answer all my questions. I am very pleased with this visit.
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Very nice listens to everything you say my wife also thinks he's wonderful he helped her which she has been seeing Doctors for a problem since December 2015
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Dr Merchant was excellent and professional would highly recommend!
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Very professional and understood my situation. He was willing to work with my choices rather than pushing his on me. Will definitely return!
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Dr Merchant spend time listening to my problem and came up with a plan of care to further diagnose the problem. His manner was pleasant and professional. I would recommend to others.
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I meet Dr Merchant when he was at the VA. He was a wonderful doctor there and he continues to be a wonderful doctor. He is someone that cares.
More than 1 year ago
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Pleasant doctor and staff, clean waiting room, no complaints. Would recommend to others.
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Everyone wasvery nice and prompt.
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Dr. Merchant was very pleasant, gentle and thorough.
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He is very knowledgeable and careful to explain to the patient. I was very impressed.
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Comfortable, pleasant waiting room. Dr. Merchant clearly explained procedure and what he was looking for. Also, explained other possibilities and further testing. I left feeling that he will find a solution to my problematic sinus pain.
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He explain things and was very thorough I was satisfied.
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attentive, caring, no waiting!!! Thorough
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I am a healthcare professional and had an acute flare up of a chronic problem Dr Merchant was professional, pleasant, communicated extremely well and listened and answered my questions Extremely pleased with the care I received
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i was very happy with the doctor , spot on .... Accuracy of treatment or diagnosis right on did the test i needed in office. mike s.
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One of the best office visit I have ever had.
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Very Professional, very pleasant
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i am an extremely nervous patient. no need to be here, everyone was kind and friendly. I told Dr. Merchant that I like to know whats going on, and he informed me every step of the way . EVEN THE RECEPTIONIST WAS UPFRONT WITH ME AS TO THE COST!!
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I have been to him about three or four times he has a great bed side manner , he treats vertigo ear infections , and sinus problems . He always takes care of the problem and knows what he is doing. I have a lot of confidence in him ,, nice doctor and staff...
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This was my son's first visit with Dr. Merchant. My son and I both thought he was a very caring and felt confident in his plan for treatment. I would definitely recommend him.
More than 1 year ago
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He was very professional and concerned about my condition. I especially liked the fact that he took his time and listened to me.
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Awesome! Very nice.
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I like Dr Merchant very much and will see him next year.
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Pleasant and professional. I would highly recommend him.
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Very Good.
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Friendly doctor and staff, thorough examinations, wait time was a breeze
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The doctor is nice and professional , but try to contact his office is difficult .
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It was great, he resolved my issue in office and I feel so much better. Highly reccomend if you are in need of a good ENT doc.
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WOULD GO AGAIN. HE WAS VERY GOOD IN EXPAINING AND TREATING MY CONDITION.
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Friendly staff. Timely. Great service. Would highly recommend!
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Overall very happy.
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I was very happy to find Dr. merchant ... I felt he took a very serious interest about my problem. He was very informative and communicated very well. I feel he is a true skilled professional.
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The doctor was very polite...refered me for a hearing test
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Very knowledgable. Took time to ask questions, do tests and understand the issues I was describing.
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Thorough exam - discussed possible remedies from life style changes to medications with follow up organized to evaluate progression.
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I would highly recommend this Dr. and this facility to anyone!
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Dr. Faisal and his staff were well credentialed and thorough. I would go back should I need another ENT.
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he was very courteous and wrote down everything i didnt understand
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Very pleased with my visit to Dr Merchant. I was seen quickly and he was very professional. I would go back again .
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