Clifford Dara Merkel , MD

Orthopaedics - Foot & Ankle and Orthopaedic Surgery

(909) 912-1750

Arrowhead Orthopaedics
8805 Haven Ave Ste 200
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

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: 40 Years

Languages Spoken: Spanish and English

Education & Training

Medical School: Loma Linda University School Of Medicine

Graduation Date: in 1980

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

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

Specialties: Orthopaedics - Foot & Ankle and Orthopaedic Surgery

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • 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
  • 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 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 Trio ACO HMO
  • 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 Employer Group
  • Health Net CA HMO SmartCare
  • Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
  • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
  • Health Net CA PPO
  • Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
  • Health Net PureCare One EPO Individual & Family Plan
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Molina Mrktplace CA
  • Multiplan PPO
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO
  • UHC SignatureValue Flex1
  • UHC SignatureValue Flex2
  • UHC SignatureValue Flex3
  • UHC SignatureValue Focus
  • UHC West SignatureValue Advantage HMO Value Network
  • UHC West SignatureValue Alliance
  • UHC West SignatureValue HMO

Merkel's Office Information

Fax: (909) 998-9447
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
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Doctor Merkel's Other Office Information

Arrowhead Orthopaedics
1901 W Lugonia Ave Ste 120
Redlands, CA 92374
(909) 557-1600

Fax:(909) 989-0021
Website: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
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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:

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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

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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

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