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Dr. Joshua Merok, MD

Family Physician, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

Administrative Policy: Rescheduling / Cancellation with less than 24 hours notice or not showing up for an appointment will result in a charge of $50. Dr. Merok earned his medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco, after completing his Bachelor of Science and Master’s degree in Toxicology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and fellowships at Stroger Hospital and Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Merok also serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine, Clinical Instructor of Family Medicine at the University of Illinois-Chicago. His clinical interests include dermatology, mood disorders, ADHD, addiction, and evidence-based medicine. Dr. Merok is currently accepting new patients. Patients who have been injured in a work related accident or motor vehicle accident should call the office for information regarding your appointment.

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Specialties

  • Family Physician
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine

Education and training

  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center (Fellowship)
  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Residency in Family Medicine
  • John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County (Fellowship)
  • Medical School - University of California, San Francisco, Doctor of Medicine

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1063685451

Office locations

Michigan Avenue Primary Care

180 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1720

Chicago, IL 60601

Michigan Avenue Primary Care

180 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1605

Chicago, IL 60601

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Doctor Merok continues to be one of the most knowledgeable and friendly medical professionals I've ever interacted with. Michigan Avenue Primary Care is clearly a very well run facility.
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Dr. Ward was fantastic. Was seen earlier than expected, given a thorough examination, and received top quality service. Would absolutely recommend both this office and the provider to anyone. Front office staff were great and helpful as well.
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First time visiter. Super happy with the experience. Would highly recommend!
Less than 3 months ago
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Incredibly friendly and efficient service from start to finish with Dr. Merok and his team. They're consistently some of the most respectful and pleasant medical professionals I've ever dealt with.
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Very friendly, easy to talk to, and Informative. Clean office and very prompt service. Highly recommended!
Less than 3 months ago
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This was my first visit and I had such a great experience. Dr. Merok was very helpful and you can really tell he cares. Also, there was very little wait time.
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Dr Merok is an excellent doctor whom provides the best service I have ever received from a physician.
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Great guy and if i was still in ORD I would be going to him.
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Everyone at the clinic is professional and very friendly. Dr. Merck was great.
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Dr. Merok listens well and offers frank advice every time I've seen him. The office is usually very quick with appointments too.
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I had a subsitute doctor.
Less than 6 months ago
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Excellent physician who genuinely cares about his patients.
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Great Doctor, very patient, clean clinic. I will definitely be going back to see him and hopefully bring my family members too. You don't feel rushed and he truly listens and cares.
Less than 6 months ago
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Always excellent. He’s easy to talk to and never makes me feel like I’m wasting his time. Wish I had two more thumbs so I could give him FOUR thumbs up!
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I was looked at by his physicians assistant Erin, but even so she was very nice professional with the physical. Very good visit.
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Thorough examination. Very professional.
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Very good visit
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Was very pleased with Dr. Merok and the whole staff. As a first-time patient, I had to fill out some paperwork, but the desk staff was friendly and helpful. I was seen almost immediately, and Dr. Merok was very friendly and professional.
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Dr. Merok is always a great visit.
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Joshua, I appreciate the level of care in which you provided me during my visit. I was seen immediately, and given everything I needed for my symptoms. Very professional and friendly. Best Regards, Max
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Best primary care physician I've ever had. Knowledgeable but also very personable and interested in his patients' well being.
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Always a pleasure to visit.
Less than 1 year ago
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I always enjoy visiting this office. Everyone is always so nice and they make you feel comfortable. I highly recommend Dr. Merok's office!
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quick, and helpful- as always!
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Dr. Laura saw me today. She was so pleasant and helpful. She was sensitive to my specific issue and was so considerate and a great listener. I love this office and every doctor I see here.
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I've had nothing but positive experiences with all the staff and physicians. I've also never experienced a wait beyond 5 minutes. I would highly recommend this office.
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Dr. Merok has always been a great and understanding doctor who listens to his patients and extremely open minded and never judgemental! I have been his patient for 5+years now and will continue to do so.
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He's the Best
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Dr. Merok is awesome, he never makes me feel nervous or afraid.. which says a lot for this hypochondriac :)
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Dr. Merok is great. He is highly capable and intelligent, and a good listener, which is a rare combination.
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Great physician, very friendly and quick (but without rushing the appointment).
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Merok was kind, patient and direct. He listened well to my concerns and really seemed to care. Good sense of humor too. He was definitely thinking about my questions and issues. He was on time and efficient. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Everyone was amazing and attentive to my concerns.
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Fantastic!
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Dr. Merok was extremely attentive, and truly seemed to care.
More than 1 year ago
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Best experience one can have at a doctor's appointment. I was there for a follow-up and the entire appointment only took 20 minutes from the moment I walked in! Dr. Merok was extremely efficient because he is knowledgeable and well-informed on all his patients.
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Dr. Merok and his staff is amazing!
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Dr. Merok has some of the best bed side manner of any doctor I've seen. I was dealing with a somewhat complicated medical problem I'd seen other doctors about for year. He was caring and kind and spent a lot oftime getting to the bottom of it over repeated visits. I am doing well now thanks to Dr. Merok's diligence.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr merok is a good guy. I showed up 12 minutes late due to unexpected events and I was seen right away.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Merok is a really nice guy so he makes it easy to feel comfortable. He helps understand your situation and goes over options in complete detail. He is extremely knowledgeable and professional!
More than 1 year ago
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I had my second visit with Dr. Merok and have decided to continue on with him as my Primary physician. After my previous doctor retired it's been difficult finding another doctor I can trust and feel they actually care and withthat said Dr. Merok is that guy. Great doctor who cares about his patients.
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My spouse and I Primary Physician retired this past December of 2016 so we have spent nearly 5 months looking for a new primary doctor. Finally, the search is over, I felt Dr. Merok was very genuine, caring and listen tothe patients needs. Speaking as someone who doesn't really open up to people after initially meeting but Dr. Merok provided a sense of safety and really listened to what I had to say. Thank you!
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Terrific doctor!
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Well run practice, Dr. Merok is top notch!
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Joshua Merok is probably the best doctor I have ever seen. Actually takes the time to listen to me and my needs. You never wait long, get in right away, great location right on Michigan Ave and the workers are very kind. Highly recommend going here to anyone!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Merok is always very thorough, professional and easy to talk to. He never rushes or makes me feel rushed. He allows time for questions and explains things clearly. My husband also sees Dr. Merok and we both know we are in good hands.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Merok is great. He's easy to talk to, listens fully and attentively. He's great.
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Dr. Merok is the best doctor I have ever had. Hands down. He truly is interested in and cares about his patients. He is not judgmental at all. He always explained his treatment choices to me, and listened to my questionsand concerns. I moved away otherwise I would continue to see him.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Merok is the best primary care physician I have come across. Great bedside manner and super thorough.
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Dr. Merok seems good so far. Only had one appointment so far so we'll see how it goes.
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