Ann M. Merkel's Locations
2310 Highland Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18020-8920
222 Red School Lane
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865-2219
505 Independence Road
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301-7916
About Ann M. Merkel
Philosophy of care
My philosophy of care is that I think of you as a person, not a number. I treat you as a whole. I consider your social aspects and things going on in your life when coming up with a treatment plan.
Why I entered medicine
When I was young, all of the kids in my neighborhood, whenever they fell off their bike or got hurt, came to me and I patched them up. So my dad said to me, “You should be a PA.” And I said, “What’s that?” So, we did some research on it and my dad really encouraged me, and I became a physician assistant.
I coach my son’s baseball team and basketball team. I’m on the PTA at my son’s school.
I used to play softball for years, and I like being outside, going kayaking and being on the water whenever possible. I like puttering out in my garden. We have almost any kind of fruit and vegetable – broccoli, squash, eggplant, spinach, sunflowers and pumpkins. You name it, we probably have it.
DeSales University, BS - Medical Science, 2001
DeSales University, MSPAS - Physician Assistant Studies, 2004