Dr. Merlin is a board-certified anesthesiologist who has been practicing integrative pain management and alternative medicine since 1991. He is the founder of the Atlanta Center for Alternative Medicine and brings his knowledge of Chinese Medicine as well as Western Medicine to Orthopedic Specialists to give patients cutting edge pain relief from conventional as well as an integrative alternative prospective.
Dr Merlin is trained in Prolozone, Prolotherapy, PRP with Ozone, Neural therapy Acupuncture and energy medicine. He is a Graduate of Emory University and a Diplomat of The American Academy Of Pain Management. He has been the chief anesthesiologist of Delray Outpatient Surgery Center for 10 years.
It is Dr. Merlin’s aim to get to the root cause of your pain problem and help the body to heal itself using the most advanced medical non invasive means currently available today.
I am a board certified anesthesiologist with over twenty five years of experience. Since 1998, I have been working in the outpatient setting. In addition, I have spent a few years doing office Plastic Surgery Anesthesia. I went to Emory Univ. undergrad and worked in Georgia from 1989 to 2003. In September of 2003 I moved to Florida to be closer to my father who was ill. Other then in 2003 when I moved from Georgia to Florida, there have been no gaps in my employment for more than six weeks
Medical School: University of Health Sciences. College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas City, MO. Conferred degree with Honors, 1983.
Undergraduate: Emory University, Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry, 1978.
Chief Anesthesiologist, Delray Outpatient Surgery Center 5/09-present
Chief Anesthesiologist, Delray Outpatient Surgery Center 5/08-5/09
Staff Anesthesiologist, Dr. Scott Berger MD PA. 5/06-5/08
Anesthesia for plastic surgery offices in Boca Raton.
Staff Anesthesiologist, Delray Outpatient Surgery Center 10/03 -5/06
Owner, Atlanta Center for Alternative Medicine 1997 -2003
My practice specialized in acute and chronic pain management, natural female hormone therapy, anti-aging medicine, chronic fatigue and gastrointestinal disease.
Locum Tenens Anesthesiologist, Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, Advanced Surgery Center & Henry Regional Medical Center 1998 -2003
Staff Anesthesiologist, Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology, Chair of the Department of Surgery, Douglas General Hospital 1989 -1998
At Douglas General Hospital (currently Welistar Douglas), I began as a staff anesthesiologist and served as both Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Chair of the Department of Surgery during my employment. For two eight-month periods, I was the solo anesthesiologist with three CRNAs on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Staff Anesthesiologist, Union Hospital, Union, NJ 1987 -1989
Staff Anesthesiologist, Oklahoma Osteopathic Hospital 1986 -1987
Board Certification: American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiologists (3/28/91)
Anesthesiology Residency: Second year, Botsford General Hospital, Farmington Hill, MI (1985-1986).
Anesthesiology Residency: First year, Detroit Osteopathic Hospital, Detroit, MI (1984-1985).
Internship: Rotating, Detroit Osteopathic Hospital and Bi-County Community Hospital (1983-1984).
American Society of Anesthesiologists
American Osteopathic Society of Anesthesiology
Florida Society of Anesthesiologists
American Academy of Pain Management
American Academy of Medical Acupuncture
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