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Orthopaedics - Foot & Ankle and Orthopaedic Surgery

Clifford Dara Merkel , MD

Arrowhead Orthopaedics
1901 W Lugonia Ave Ste 120
Redlands, CA 92374

(909) 557-1600

Overview

Dr. Merkel graduated with his M.D. degree from Loma Linda University. He completed his residency at White Memorial Medical Center, Martin Luther King Medical Center, (which included training at the Kerlan-Job Orthopaedic Clinic), Loma Linda University, Shriner’s Hospital for the Crippled Children and Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center. After completing a Fellowship in Orthpaedic Trauma at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center he joined the group that is now known as Arrowhead Orthopaedics. Dr. Merkel continues to be involved in the treatment of trauma patients in addition to his usual orthopaedic practice. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the residency program at Loma Linda University and also practices at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. Areas of specialty include management of limb deformities, problem fractures, foot and ankle injuries and osteoporosis treatment and prevention. Dr. Merkel spent many of his formative years living in South America, where his parents worked as missionaries, it was there that he learned to speak fluent Spanish. He and his wife Janice have 4 children, and live in Redlands. His interests include, spending time with his children, camping trips to the local desert and Mexico to drive his sand rail, ATV riding, scuba diving, and computers.

Gender: Male

Years in Practice: 42 Years

Languages Spoken: Spanish and English

Specialties

Orthopaedics - Foot & Ankle and Orthopaedic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

  • Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
  • Keck Medical Center Of USC
  • St Bernardine Medical Center
  • San Antonio Regional Hospital

Education and Training

Medical School
Loma Linda University School Of Medicine Graduated in 1980

Main Location

Fax: (909) 989-0021
Website: www.arrowheadortho.com
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Medicaid Accepted: Yes

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sat-
Sun-

Other Locations

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
400 N Pepper Ave
Colton, CA 92324
(909) 580-3367

Fax:(909) 958-0155
Website:Not available
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

N/A

Arrowhead Orthopaedics
8805 Haven Ave Ste 200
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
(909) 912-1750

Fax:(909) 998-9447
Website:www.arrowheadortho.com
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:Yes
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sat-
Sun-

Advanced Ambulatory Surgery Center
1901 W Lugonia Ave Ste 100
Redlands, CA 92374
(909) 557-1700

Fax:(909) 955-7173
Website:www.aascsurgery.com
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon6:30 AM-5:00 PM
Tue6:30 AM-5:00 PM
Wed6:30 AM-5:00 PM
Thu6:30 AM-5:00 PM
Fri6:30 AM-5:00 PM
Sat-
Sun-

Arrowhead Orthopaedics
1901 W Lugonia Ave
Redlands, CA 92374
(909) 557-1600

Fax:
Website:www.arrowheadortho.com
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:Yes
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sat-
Sun-

Insurance Plans Accepted

Please verify insurance information directly with your doctor’s office as it may change frequently.
  • Aetna Basic HMO
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna Vitalidad Plus CA con Aetna
  • Aetna Whole Health PrimeCare HMO CA
  • Anthem Advantage HMO
  • BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
  • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
  • Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
  • Blue Cross CA Pathway X HMO
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
  • Blue Cross CA Priority Select HMO
  • Blue Cross CA Select HMO
  • Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Cross CA Select PPO
  • Blue Shield CA 2017 I&F HMO - CoveredCA
  • Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield CA Access Plus Savenet
  • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
  • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
  • Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
  • Blue Shield CA Platinum Local Access + HMO 25
  • Blue Shield CA PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Tandem PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Trio ACO HMO
  • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA LocalPlus
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • CIGNA PPO
  • CIGNA Southern CA Value
  • First Health PPO
  • Health Net CA CommunityCare Network HMO
  • Health Net CA HMO
  • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
  • Health Net CA HMO Excelcare
  • Health Net CA HMO SmartCare
  • Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
  • Health Net CA HMO Wholecare
  • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
  • Health Net CA PPO
  • Health Net CA Salud HMO Plus y Mas
  • Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
  • Health Net PureCare One EPO Individual & Family Plan
  • Health Net SmartCare Network HMO Large Group
  • Health Net SmartCare Network HMO Small Group
  • Humana Choice POS
  • MEDICA CHOICE WITH UNITEDHEALTHC
  • Molina Mrktplace CA
  • Multiplan PPO
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC NAVIGATE PLUS POS
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Nexus Open Access
  • UHC Options PPO
  • UHC Signature Value Focus
  • UHC SignatureValue Alliance
  • UHC SignatureValue Flex1
  • UHC SignatureValue Focus
  • UHC SV Flex Tier 3
  • UHC West SignatureValue Advantage HMO Value Network
  • UHC West SignatureValue Alliance
  • UHC West SignatureValue HMO