Dr. Kenneth Merriman

Orthopedic Surgery
Hastings, MI
46 years experience male

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Saturday: Closed
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Hastings Orthopedic Clinic

Hastings, MI

About

Bio

I am a 64+ year old general orthopedist in practice in the same small city for ~35 years 2 grown daughters and 1 wife who is an exercise instructor ( usually after me to be better about it) and 2 grand daughters Finley almost 3 and Audrey who will be 6 next week As far as practice I do a moderate number of total joints (hips and knees with occasional shoulder) and wht ever else that comes along that I feel is within my abilities it is really the general practice of orthopedics i have a significant interest in vitamin D metabolism / biologic orthopedics( meaning platlet rich plasma use and the growing potential for auto derived stem cells) / nonunions and complex fractures / foot and ankle surgery/ geriatric orthopedics osteoporosis For the last 25 years or so I have done some "ring doctoring" for amateur MMA (mixed martial arts) some of you might know it as cage fighting or no holds bared fighting I did some Judo many years ago which is where my interest comes from. With all the fun changes facing the practice of medicine and orthopedics I keep thinking of chucking it in and retiring BUT I still really like dealing with patients on a day to day basis and find most of the problem solving part of it to be a good and interesting challenge so for now I WILL KEEP AT IT

Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certified

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
??: well it should be up hopefully to >50 mcg/ml if not depends on where it is if it has increased a moderate amt the continue if not then further c ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
??: hard to say best to talk with your orthopedic surgeon/ 8 cm is a lot of bone to regenerate it will take a good while
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Maybe: a high heel score is better than a low one BUT heel studies do not mean too much / if you had a low score it would mean that you are a candidate for ... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Merriman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Merriman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Well I'm seeing its in one part of my body then the next assuming it may be stress pain since I dont think i have 20 blood clots haha
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Thanks for your quick reply! I dont have health insurance to follow up with my doctor. But i checked with him once and he said the other option we could try is p. therap
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Thanks for your quick reply! Ya i have seen an ortho doctor but is it safe to take weight gaining capsules as i m having AVN. Dr also suggested surgery for hip replaceme

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Wayne State University School of Medicine, MI
Graduated 1974MD
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