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Dr. Henry Merola, MD

Internist, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

Dr. Henry Merola is a Primary Care Doctor serving patients in Waltham, MA and the surrounding communities. He earned his degree at Universita Di Pisa and completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital. He is affiliated with Newton-Wellesley Hospital and speaks English, French and Italian. His goal is to practice high quality General Internal Medicine and continue Medical Service to the greater Waltham Community begun by his family in 1937.

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Specialties

  • Primary Care Doctor
  • Internist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Newton-Wellesley Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - Università di Pisa Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia
  • Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago, Residency in Internal Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American College of Physicians

Awards and publications

  • Board of Health for Waltham for over 18 years

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1902963986

Office locations

Henry J. Merola, MD

32 South Street, Suite 205

Waltham, MA 02453

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Always the best of care.
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Dr. Merola always takes time to listen to his Patients. He is very good at diagnoising what is wrong with you.
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Great doc. very respectful and professional, but personal as well.
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He's so great!
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Great Doctor and very easy to talk to. Extremely professional. Rosemary in the office is the best too. All around great place.
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ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO VISIT WITH DR. VERY PERSONAL AS ALWAYS
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Horrible. Waited over an hour after my appt was scheduled. Finally got back with the doctor where h promptly answered a phone call from his wife on his cell phone and continued a chat for a few minutes. Had blood workand was supposed to go back for a follow up but it seems the office is no longer in business 2 weeks later as no one answers the phone. Oh and I still have not received tear results.
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Dr Merola takes his time when seeing you, very attentive and go through all of your concerns and options as many times as it takes until he reaches a plan the is the best for you. Waiting time can be brutalbut it’s totally worth it considering the care and attention he dedicates to his patients.
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Dr. Merola was very nice to talk to and seemed to listen and pay attention when we were talking. Following up has been incredibly frustrating, however. He told me he was going to make a call to my sleep specialist laterin the day after our appointment to help me with a situation I was having. I never heard anything back - a few days later I emailed him to check in and didn't get a response back. Every single time I called the office, no matter what time of day it was, there was a prerecorded "nobody is in the office" message. Secretary was never, ever there; left messages and never got a return call or email back.
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He was very friendly and helpful. He was even working when it was a holiday and his receptionist was ill. Great guy, great doctor!
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He is such a caring doctor. Great bedside manner.
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Dr Merola is definitely one of the best doctors I have ever seen. When you go with some symptoms, he knows exactly what is the issue and suggests right treatment for you. I think most of his knowledge is from hisyears of experience, which is lacking in many new generation practitioners.
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Dr. Merola makes you feel like you are his only patient. He listens, assesses, explains in detail his diagnosis, the pros and cons and takes a genuine interest and concern in your well-being. I feel safe with him and trust himexplicitly. Every specialist that he has referred me to is as equally professional. Dr. Merola you can never retire. Thank you.
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Dr. Merola listens to his patients and takes his time to assess the cause of an ailment. What I liked most about him during my last visit was that he explained the rationale behind his diagnosis, which was quite a refreshing change.
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Very thorough diagnosis and discussion each a every point with patient. Great doctor and wonderful human being!
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Great doctor highly recommend. Busy office , recommend you arrive 10 minutes before your appointment.
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If I have to go to the doctor office I'm happy it's Dr. Merola
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Cutting edge medicine with an old time feel. Dr Merola is interested in the TOTAL patient! We drive an hour and a half each way to see him.
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Dr. Merola is competent, caring and genuine. But you’ll probably have a long wait in the office to see him,
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great bedside manner. He took the time to listen to my problem and asked detailed questions to further understand my unique situation and rule out potential causes.He had a sound multiple step path forward that included prescriptions and testingthat would provide better insight into the potential cause and solution. In addition Dr Merola explained in great depth why the test were needed and what they could reveal. He also laid out a course of action for me to follow pending the test results. His office also made sure my insurance would cover the testing before I left.
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Dr M firmly believes in spending face to face time with the patient and so takes the time to explain everything. Yes that adds to the wait times but on balance it seems well worth it. Bring a book or play on your phone to pass the time.
Less than 1 year ago
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I thought it could be tiresome
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Dr. Merola is by far the best doctor I have ever had, normally a little wait but it is worth it. He is extremely knowledgeable and always impresses me with his ability to quickly diagnose my symptoms and accurately, I would highly recommend him to friends and family.
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I've been on the hunt for a good doctor to do a basic annual checkup. Dr. Merola was not it for me. Dr. Merola is a pleasant gentleman. I had no issues with him as an individual. As a practitioner, Iwas surprised to find that the annual wellness check was almost exclusively just dialogue with minimal actual physical examination. I was also particularly disappointed by repeat robocalls and contacts from his office that continued even YEARS after I had already informed the practice I had moved on to another doctor.
Less than 1 year ago
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The Best Doctor in all of Massachusetts.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Merola is a great doctor. he takes time to listen to you.
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I could not recommend Dr. Merola more highly. He makes you feel comfortable from the minute you walk in, is super knowledgeable, and taught me a lot in a short amount of time just looking through my bloodwork results.
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Very caring sincere person very detailed
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Dr. Merola is well-schooled, great powers of observation, great recall powers from our previous visits, knows teh "best in the business" in the Boston Metro Area... Trystworthy
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Always the BEST!
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Dr Merola is the best! He explains everything and answers questions in as much detail as needed for understanding the situation. He puts patient data together in a meaningful way. He is amazing..
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Dr. Merola always takes all the time necessary to help you. He is great.
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He is very personable.
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Yes I would
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Dr Henry Merola is not only knowledgeable but also patient and listens to his patients' concerns. Highly recommend.
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Dr. Merola really takes the time to listen to you and explains any questions I may have so carefully. He has such wonderful bedside manner. Because he takes so much time with each patient, the wait times can get long.
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Dr. Merola is one of the friendliest and sharpest people I know. I trust him greatly and highly value his consultations.
Less than 1 year ago
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Excellent! Doctor listens to all my concerns, answers all my questions, and makes sure that I leave his office completely satisfied.
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As always Dr Merola was wonderful. Listens to my issues and gives helpful information and treatment.
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My visit was very informative, Dr. Merola has always explained everything I have questions about, and is always concerned with how my medical needs are. Dr. Merola is one of a kind, he's the old school type of doctor. He stilleven makes house calls, which us unheard of in this day and age. He's one in a million. Emilio Spagnuolo Jr.
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The best doctor, He is.
Less than 1 year ago
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There was an issue with the computer system that was double booking clients the first time I went in. It wasn't really an issue for me due to the way I planned my schedule and Dr. Merola's manners and know-how made up for the wait!
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I <3 Dr. Merola! He is knowledgeable, patient, and you really feel like he's listening to you. He is a good doctor and a good man; he gives each patient his undivided attention and never rushes you along...to the point wherehe runs himself a little ragged with all the care and attention he doles out. (He deserves a vacation!) Yes, sometimes you'll wait a long time to be seen, but you know it's because he's giving the current patient plenty of time to relax and explain their needs--just like he's going to do for you. He not only keeps up with all the latest medical research, he's also extremely tech-savvy, and he knows a great deal about how insurance works. In this respect, talking to him always puts me at ease. I know that he's looking out for my best interests, always. My trick is scheduling appointments with him either first thing in the morning, or late in the day, so I can plan the rest of my day accordingly. If you can't do that, just bring your work laptop or a book with you and use your time in the waiting room wisely. It's worth the wait, trust me. I never want to go to anyone else!
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Wait time is pretty high..3rd-time experience. I have been there for annual physical and like to know about more, seems to wait for 60 mins not worth for 5-8 mins.
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All of my visits to Dr. Merola have been great. He gives you clear concise information, treats you with respect and maintains a good schedule.
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The Best doctor you can visit. He is kind and Brilliant.
Less than 1 year ago
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Waited for over an hour. He apologized on a phone call, but it seems to be a common trait with other patients that were in the waiting room with me.
Less than 1 year ago
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Incredible doctor. Best visit I've had In years. He is by far the most thorough and thoughtful doctor I've ever been to and this was my first visit with him.
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Dr Merola was very approachable and shared a lot of insights about general health and wellness. This was my first visit to Dr. Merola for a routine check up, which was thorough and quick. He even went through my labs frommy last annual checkup and interpreted the values for me, giving me recommendations for things that could be improved and where I am doing well. Labs were done in the office and will be put on a portal for me to log in and view. Overall great doctor with lots of experience!!
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Came in and told him what my problem was. He checked out my knee. He gave me a shot. My knee feels so much better now.
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