Christopher Merrick, M.D., of Pulmonary Associates, PC will provide pulmonology
services at the
HRRMC Outpatient Pavilion, 1000 Rush Dr., Salida, beginning Sept. 1. Dr.
Merrick will provide services along with Drs. Rains and Suckling.
“We are so fortunate to have such a high quality medical staff at
Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center and the pulmonologists are
no exception. While we are sad to see Dr. Ruff go, we are pleased to welcome
Dr. Christopher Merrick to the HRRMC medical team,” said HRRMC Vice
President of Business Development Peter Edis. “With the prevalence
of such devastating diseases of the lungs and respiratory tract, such
as asthma, COPD, lung cancer and pulmonary hypertension, offering pulmonology
services locally couldn’t be more meaningful to our community.”
Dr. Merrick earned his degree in medicine from the University of Arkansas
for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.
He completed a residency in internal medicine at Duke University Hospital
in Durham, North Carolina, and a fellowship in pulmonary and critical
care medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
Dr. Merrick is board certified in pulmonary disease and internal medicine
by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
“I greatly look forward to partnering with local doctors to enhance
the respiratory health of individuals in and around Chaffee County,”
said Dr. Merrick.
For more information or to make an appointment, call 719-530-2000.