Merritt W. Dunlap, MD

Family Medicine
412 West John Street Suite D
Carson City, NV 89703 Get Directions
Merritt W. Dunlap, MD
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Annual Membership Fee

450.00 every 3 months
900.00 every 6 months
1,800.00 each year

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.

Dr. Dunlap's Credentials

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Naval Hospital, Camp Pendleton
Camp Pendleton, CA
Family Practice 1994-1996

Naval Hospital, Camp Pendleton
Camp Pendleton, CA
Family Practice 1993-1994

Medical School:
University of Nevada School of Medicine
Reno, NV
Doctorate of Medicine 1993

University of Nevada
Reno, NV
Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry 1987

American Board of Family Medicine
Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center
Sierra Surgical Hospital
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
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
Diplomate, American Board of Family Practice
Member, American Academy of Family Physicians
Member, Nevada Academy of Family Physicians
Fly fishing, camping, water skiing, snow skiing, reading, golf and cooking.
from Laurie in NV March 17, 2018 for Merritt W. Dunlap, MD

Thank you Dr. Dunlap for being the most excellent physician for my family for over 20 years. I've always felt so fortunate to have you as such an important part of maintaining and improving our health. The MDVIP program has also been terrific in our understanding of what we can do also, along with the extensive annual wellness checkup.
Knowing you are always available for any… See more

from Janice in NV March 15, 2018 for Merritt W. Dunlap, MD

Dr. Dunlap is a kind and caring doctor that gets excited when you make progress on your path to better health, encourages you when you stumble or falter, and all the while wanting you to be the best version of a healthy you. He does this in an approachable yet credible way that puts you at ease. So grateful he is my doctor.

from John in NV March 12, 2018 for Merritt W. Dunlap, MD

Dr. Dunlap continues to be enthusiastic about his field and regularly follows a wide range of medical research. He is always ready to discuss any issue I bring up, whether it be germane to my health or what, to me, is interesting information about fitness, diet or medications from current legitimate literature. Often he will do further research on such a topic and make a point of getting back… See more

from Mary and Les in NV March 8, 2018 for Merritt W. Dunlap, MD

Doctor Dunlap keeps us healthy no matter where in the world we are. His advice is priceless. Not only is he a good doctor but he is very personable and a caring person.

from Debora in NV March 7, 2018 for Merritt W. Dunlap, MD

Dr. Dunlap has been treating me for nearly 11 years. When he decided to go with MDVIP I didn't hesitate. He has always been professional and caring in delivering service for my medical needs. It is such a pleasure to work with someone who truly has his patient's health and welfare as his primary concern. Dr. Dunlap never rushes me or appears to be in a hurry. He is kind, patient… See more

from Jill in NV March 6, 2018 for Merritt W. Dunlap, MD

I cant tell you what a comfort it is to me to have Dr. Dunlap for my physician. Two years ago he found that I had cancer and found me the best gynecologist oncologist. Within 3 weeks I had a hysterectomy and they got it all. I still get regular checkups and feel completely protected. My husband has terminal liver disease and life has been very challenging for us. I feel comforted because I… See more

from Edie in CA March 4, 2018 for Merritt W. Dunlap, MD

During my mother's last few months, Dr. Dunlap was always available to nurses at the hospital as well as the Hospice nurse. One of the hospital nurses called him Dreaming Dr. Dunlap because he was nice to her even though she called him on a Saturday. Guess most doctors don't like their week-ends interrupted.
When my mom passed, Dr. Dunlap hand wrote my family a letter to… See more

from Diane and Don in NV March 2, 2018 for Merritt W. Dunlap, MD

We feel so blessed to have Dr. Dunlap as our doctor. He is well informed, helpful, always available, kind, professional and his staff is also the best.
Diane and Don C.

from Craig “Bear” in NV March 2, 2018 for Merritt W. Dunlap, MD

I have a known Dr. Dunlap for quite some time! Not only is he my doctor but he has been a great personal friend of mine. I never have been one to go to the doctor unless I absolutely needed to. With that said as I get older, he has taught me the importance of routine quality care to live a longer and healthier life. He is always there for me and my family and the impact he has made for all of… See more

from Sharon in NV March 2, 2018 for Merritt W. Dunlap, MD

I have known Dr Dunlap for a long time. Prior to his going into private practice he was a Navy Doctor and one of the best I ever dealt with. The last time I saw him at the Naval Clinic he told me he was going into private practice and that when the time came for me to stop using the Base medicine I could look him up. When it was time for me to get a Doctor in the private sector, I hunted him… See more