Dr. Richard Merkler, MD, FAAP

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315 West 57th Street, Suite 301, New York, NY, 10019

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I provide personal comprehensive pediatric care for all kinds of children and assist their parents in nurturing them and advocating for them.

Having graduated from New York University in 1965, I have had numerous opportunities to grow and better myself as a physician. My goal is to give my patients the best care possible not only in the short term but the long term as well. It gives me great pleasure to be able to volunteer at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center as an attending physician.

I look forward to meeting new patients and being able to give them the quality care they deserve.

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Doctor is excellent! But the assistant or receptionist lady who picks up the phone is rude and unprofessional.

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Dr. Merkler is a very kind and considerate doctor. But he is a one man shop so he is neccesarily stretched thin and always rushed. His receptionist is also very nice but sometimes absent minded. When we were waiting she was eating a very pungent tuna fish sandwich. The office is very cramped and not well ventilated so it was almost unbearable. Overall, good location and doctor but there are limitations to the service you might experience because it is just him and his receptionist.

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I can honestly say Dr. Merkler, is a Awesome Pediatrician that's helps all children feel comfortable .

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Dr. Merkler was great. Very professional and knowledgable of the work he does. His office is very small and hot though. As for the secretary, I find her rude. I asked her for a lollipop for my son that was in a container on her desk and she I could take it but she doesn't want to touch the container, so I had to get it myself. I find that very rude and disrespectful because she is the worker not me.

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Our visit with Mr Merkler was tainted as our previous visit was also met with some confusion as to time of scheduled visit. ZocDoc scheduled and confirmed 2:00 pm visit, that was followed up with a phone call only to find out our appointment was 30 min later. The office was found to be a bit on the warm side, closer to a sauna for kids rather than a office that required some heat because of the cold temps. I assume during the warmer months, heating is a non issue. The actual visit with Mr. Merkler was very good, he is a true professional and is dilligent about his work with kids. However as new parents, I am not sure if we "clicked."

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We love him!!

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I love him and so do my children!! Very good doctor

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Great doc

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He is great I absolutely love this doctor very attentive

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Dr.Merkler is very caring and professional doctor. He is always available and thoroughly listens to all patients needs. However, his receptionist is rude and lacks interpersonal skills. Many have made comments as to her lack of professionalism.

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We love Dr. Merkler! My kids have been seeing him for six years. New office is a definite plus!

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I highly recommend him!!!

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He's a great doctor. I can't complain one bit

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My newborn first appointment was excellent thanks to Dr. Merkler.

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Bedside manner is great. My son totally warmed up to the Dr.

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Dr Merkler is committed to his profession. He puts the patient at ease, spends time and explains everything. He does not rush things. He has a way with children.

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Lovely Paediatrician - old school & warm

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Dr Merkler has the perfect manner for dealing with children. He is gentle, kind and friendly.

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Dr. Merkler was sweet, easy going, and although he had other patients waiting, gave us 100% of his time and focus. I highly recommend him.

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What a lovely doc. I highly recommend him.

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Great first time visit for my son

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Dr merkler is awesome and very attentive

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I thought Dr. Merkler was amazing. We sat down and discussed my daughter's medical history, he asked her questions and listened to her responses. He was very attentive and we are happy that we have found him.

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He is very professional, a great doctor

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He was kind and gentle with my nervous 5 year old - nice man and I would go again.

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We truly like Dr. Merkler - his communication style is swift and VERY trust worthy. He's always attentive and very kind. I am so happy to find such an exellent doctor via ZocDoc!

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Very nice visit... He was very gentle with my son. I think I will continue to take my son to Dr. Merkler.

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Very Professional, kind to our children and wonderful bedside manner!

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great dr. listens to all my concerns and adresses them with great detail!!! Love Dr merkler we travel from Brooklyn to come and see him.

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We love Dr. Merkler! He is great and has been seeing our daughter since she was born. We couldn't imagine going to a different pediatrician.

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Dr Merkler is lovely with my baby and very knowledgeable and reassuring to us as first time parents.

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Very professional and a true committment to his patients.

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Very friendly staff and doctor.

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although the doctor was a nice person, his office was gross! with an overflowing trash can and stains on the rug. He was happy to spend a lot of time with us, but did not share any expertise on the topic of child development at all. If you are looking for a case manager to obtain services - he would be fine, but not a pediatrician that specializes in child development.

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Unfortunately my son has been going there for 2 years and hasnt had one vaccine. He alsways reccomends another visit. I dont know if he is milking my insurance but i am looking for a new doc for my son. Someone who cares about the child not the amt of visits. My son wont be back there

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Doctor Merkler seemed very knowledgeable and devoted a lot of time to my son.

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My four-year-old loves Dr. Merkler's gentle bedside manner. He's also really good at reassuring her and making vaccinations as painless and quick as possible. And he takes time to talk to us as parents as well—we couldn't ask for a better, more competent pediatrician.

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Very nice guy, soft spoken, loves kids, you can easily get appointment (huge plus!) would come back again. However waiting room area needs UPDATES (very old, looks uninviting, messy). When I came over - I said to myself that would not probably come back, but after I met the doctor I wanted to come back. His office was spacious with sofa and toys, so we could chat when my daughter was playing. Receptionist come over straight away took my information.

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Great doctor. Love his style, and he actually "likes" kids.

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i like him and will take my kids back. he takes it all in and is thorough.

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