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

500.00 every 3 months
1,000.00 every 6 months
2,000.00 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.

Testimonials from patients of Dr. Dunlap

from Bill in NV March 18, 2020 for Merritt W. Dunlap, MD

During most of my life I have been blessed with excellent health and the ability to pursue many activities with relative ease. After my 71st birthday, there seems to have been a shift. His annual routine medical exams are detailed, thorough, and full of understandable explanations. Any needed followup is always efficient. During the summer of 2018 both of my medial meniscus developed tears… See more

from sandy in NV March 13, 2020 for Merritt W. Dunlap, MD

Dr. Dunlap was the first appointment I made when I was diagnosed with macular degeneration. He told me he had many patients who had the eye disease and they managed to continue to have a good life. I appreciated his calm and reassuring manner more than words can say. He is the best.

from Roy in NV March 12, 2020 for Merritt W. Dunlap, MD

Gotta love a doctor that delivers both good and bad news! Good news: Casey your big toe is completely smashed; however, it has begun to heal! Bad news: The toe next to it is also broken!!

I am blessed to know the “good” doctor. He continues to be both preventative and provides “just in time” services. Thank you sir!

from Frances in NV March 12, 2020 for Merritt W. Dunlap, MD
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I have known Dr. Dunlap for about 25 years now. His office and my husband's office at the medical clinic in Fallon NAS were close to each other. Because my husband was retired military, for a while we could have medical appts there. Eventually, we had to go civilian. The doctors I was seeing in Reno left the area so Ron and I chose to go to Dr. Dunlap when he was a part of a facility… See more

from Vic in NV March 13, 2020 for Merritt W. Dunlap, MD

My story about my physician, Dr. Dunlap is not about life endangering circumstances. It concerns a physician with great relationship skills with his patients and a true sense of caring with a great, "bedside manner". I am a 'run of the mill' 66 year old male. The work in my life has left me with health issues uncommon to most everyday workers. With these issues has come… See more

from Rita in NV March 11, 2020 for Merritt W. Dunlap, MD

I had to change Dr's after many years as my Dr was retiring from his practice, I was very anxious about the change even though Dr Dunlap came HIGHLY recommended ! My fears were quickly alleviated as I felt so comfortable with Dr Dunlap He always takes the extra steps for my care Kudos to Dr Dunlap and his whole team they are just wonderful Thank you Dr Dunlap and your Team 

from Jill in NV March 10, 2020 for Merritt W. Dunlap, MD
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I have been going to Dr. Dunlap for 20 years. When he joined MDVIP my husband said that I should follow him and that he would join me when he turned 65. My husband was on hospice by then and never joined up but he knew I was in good hands.
Five years ago I went to see Dr. Dunlap with C-Diff. I had emailed him a few months before about a funny lump that moved around and he said it was… See more

from Janice in NV March 11, 2020 for Merritt W. Dunlap, MD

Dr. Dunlap is a model doctor. He is an attentive listener, that takes in what I say, provides feasible suggestions, and is always willing to answer my questions. It is a rare thing today to have such unrestricted access to a doctor and yet he is always there for me. I came to be his patient just prior to being diagnosed with a double brain aneurysm. After my coiling he was a constant in my… See more

from John in NV March 1, 2020 for Merritt W. Dunlap, MD

Dr. Merritt Dunlap identified my wife's rare blood disease, multiple myeloma at an early stage and coordinated local oncologist care and sevond opinion at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale. He checks in frequentlly to monitor her chemo and weekly lab results. We can't imagine going thru this process without his guidance and support. Eternally grateful.