Merritt W. Dunlap, MD

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

I take the time necessary to understand my patient’s needs and goals so that together we can personalize a plan to meet your needs. I believe that prevention and timely intervention are the keys to longevity and a richer, healthier life. The MDVIP program allows me to use advanced diagnostics and preventive screenings to identify risks and formulate a wellness and treatment plan for each individual patient. I will ensure you are educated, empowered and supported to achieve the maximum return on the most important investment you’ll ever make—your own health.

Physician Profile


University of Nevada
Reno, NV
Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry 1987
Medical School
University of Nevada School of Medicine
Reno, NV
Doctorate of Medicine 1993
Naval Hospital, Camp Pendleton
Camp Pendleton, CA
Family Practice 1993-1994
Naval Hospital, Camp Pendleton
Camp Pendleton, CA
Family Practice 1994-1996



Professional Society Memberships

Diplomate, American Board of Family Practice
Member, American Academy of Family Physicians
Member, Nevada Academy of Family Physicians

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

Affiliate Clinical Faculty, Department of Family Medicine, University of Nevada School of Medicine 2000-present
Medical Director, Physicians Managed Care IPA 2009-2011
Board of Directors, Sierra Surgical Hospital 2007-2010
Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center
- Chairman, Department of Family Medicine & Pediatrics 2000-2002
- Member of Executive Committee 2000-2002
- Member of Recruitment Committee 2007-2010

Hospital Affiliations

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center
Sierra Surgical Hospital

Honors and Awards

Doctor of the Year Award, Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center 2007
Carson City Reader's Choice Award for Best Doctor 2003, 2010, 2011, 2012
Award of Excellence, University of Nevada School of Medicine 2005-2012
Compassionate Doctor Recognition Award 2010-2012
Patient's Choice Award 2008, 2010-2012


Fly fishing, camping, water skiing, snow skiing, reading, golf and cooking.


American Board of Family Medicine

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: bridget

    love the personal time and in depth approach to my healthcare.

  • Member: Myra

    We just wanted to give our Dr. Merritt Dunlap here in beautiful Carson City, NV a BIG thank you for all of the time and work that...

  • Member: Robyn

    Dr. Dunlap is extremely kind & caring. He never rushes through my visits & always listens to what is bothering me. He's gone the e...

  • Member: Mary

    I was a patient of Dr. Dunlap prior to his joining MDVIP. I don't have many medical issues. Considering my age, that's pretty darn...