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Qualifications and Experience
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.
Verified Patient Reviews
He was nice at first but seem like he quickly ran out of patience.
Very thorough. Very pleasant manner.
Very pleasant did not feel rushed at all
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
Very professional, diagnosis problem right away.
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.
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
Dr Merchant was excellent and professional would highly recommend!
Very professional and understood my situation. He was willing to work with my choices rather than pushing his on me. Will definitely return!
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.
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.
Pleasant doctor and staff, clean waiting room, no complaints. Would recommend to others.
Everyone wasvery nice and prompt.
Dr. Merchant was very pleasant, gentle and thorough.
He is very knowledgeable and careful to explain to the patient. I was very impressed.
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.
He explain things and was very thorough I was satisfied.
attentive, caring, no waiting!!! Thorough
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
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.
One of the best office visit I have ever had.
Very Professional, very pleasant
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!!
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...
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.
He was very professional and concerned about my condition. I especially liked the fact that he took his time and listened to me.
Awesome! Very nice.
I like Dr Merchant very much and will see him next year.
Pleasant and professional. I would highly recommend him.
Friendly doctor and staff, thorough examinations, wait time was a breeze
The doctor is nice and professional , but try to contact his office is difficult .
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.
WOULD GO AGAIN. HE WAS VERY GOOD IN EXPAINING AND TREATING MY CONDITION.
Friendly staff. Timely. Great service. Would highly recommend!
Overall very happy.
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.
Very knowledgable. Took time to ask questions, do tests and understand the issues I was describing.
The doctor was very polite...refered me for a hearing test
Thorough exam - discussed possible remedies from life style changes to medications with follow up organized to evaluate progression.
I would highly recommend this Dr. and this facility to anyone!
Dr. Faisal and his staff were well credentialed and thorough. I would go back should I need another ENT.
he was very courteous and wrote down everything i didnt understand
Very pleased with my visit to Dr Merchant. I was seen quickly and he was very professional. I would go back again .