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Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Dan Merck, M.D. View profile as PDF

Dan  Merck

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Merck's philosophy of care has developed out of a simple ideal of wanting to help people. In his experience, good health and healing involve elements of the mind, body, and spirit, and disease may exist in any of these areas. With this in mind, he believes patient care should be personalized and he tries to meet each person where they are. He has seen wonderful success and healing when patients gain better insight into their health and lifestyle choices. Better insight helps patients make wiser choices about their health. He emphasizes good health habits with a goal towards restoration and improved function whenever possible.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Merck's training and experience are in adult medicine with an affinity towards caring for the aging and Men’s Health.


Internal Medicine


UC Davis Medical Group


UC Davis Medical Group, Auburn


UC Davis Medical Group, Auburn

Center/Program Affiliation:


UC Davis Medical Group - Auburn (Bell Road)
3200 Bell Rd.
Auburn, CA 95603
Driving Directions
Phone: 530-888-7616

Additional Phone:

Physician Referrals: (800) 480-0482 Ex.3284


M.D., UC San Diego, La Jolla, California, 1995


Stanford University Hospital, Palo Alto, CA, 1998


Stanford University Hospital, Palo Alto, CA, 1998

Board Certifications:

American Board of Internal Medicine, 2011

Select Honors and Awards:

University of California, San Diego Medical School-Graduate with Highest Commendations and Honors from UCSD, 1991

Select Recent Publications:

R. Hilal-Dandan, D. Merck, J.Lujan, L. Brunton. “Coupling of the Type A Endothelin Receptor to Multiple Responses in Adult Rat Cardiac Myocytes”. Molecular Pharmacology 45:1183-1190, 1994

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