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    Default Dr. Peter Merkel Philadelphia

    Ive been recently looking into a weggie dr in pa. Ive seen a regular ruematologists my whole sickness (13 years) and recently she moved. And after reading so much about finding a doc who specializes in wegeners i came across dr Merkel. It would be a much further drive that hershey where i go now...is it worth it? Is this dr nice?

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    Definitely worth the trip. Great DR very kind and caring and a lead in research for this disease. I am please to call him my DR

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    I met Dr Merkel at a WG symposium in Kansas city. His presentations were great and he is one of the funniest guys you will ever meet. He has been doing this a long time at the top levels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by me2 View Post
    I met Dr Merkel at a WG symposium in Kansas city. His presentations were great and he is one of the funniest guys you will ever meet. He has been doing this a long time at the top levels.
    Funny counts for a lot! In addition to expertise and attention to detail, of course. My present doctor is definitely not funny! They say laughter is the best medicine.
    Anne, dx'ed April 2011

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    From what I've learned, Dr Merckel is one of the best. I'd recommend seeing him .
    Pete
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    "Every day is a good day. Some are better than others." - unknown

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    He left Boston Med just before my appointment with him. Yes, he is a leader in the field. I am very happy with my Doctor Monach, he worked with Merkel.
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    Dx Aug, 2009 Remission June 2010 until 8/1/2014

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    Quote Originally Posted by renidrag View Post
    He left Boston Med just before my appointment with him. Yes, he is a leader in the field. I am very happy with my Doctor Monach, he worked with Merkel.
    Dale
    Aww, bad timing! But I'm glad you ended up with one you really like. I wish we had as many top docs to choose from here on the west coast.
    Anne, dx'ed April 2011

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    Good point Anne. As Dr Specks told me in the hallway at one of the symposiums - "You live on the wrong coast to have vasculitus. You should have heart disease instead." hahaha I hadn't realized that regions had specialty until he pointed it out. Still, there are some great docs sprinkled all over now days.

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    Default Re: Dr. Peter Merkel Philadelphia

    We are seeing Dr merkel tomorrow, God willing.

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    Default Re: Dr. Peter Merkel Philadelphia

    That is good news. Write down all of your questions for him. Saves precious time and also insures you get ALL of your questions answered. It is easy to get side tracked during a meeting. The list helps pull you back on track if you need it.

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