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About Sarah Merrill, MD

Sarah Merrill, MD, is a board-certified family medicine doctor who specializes in sports medicine. In addition to diagnosing and treating injuries associated with athletics, Dr. Merrill provides primary care for patients of all ages, including preventive care and treatment of acute and chronic diseases. She also has a special interest in rehabilitating individuals with yoga injuries, as well as performing ultrasound guided diagnostics and procedures.

As an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Merrill instructs students, residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Merrill has provided care throughout the San Diego community and for many sporting events. She is a team physician for the UC San Diego Tritons, and has also served as team physician for University City High School's and Scripps Ranch High School's football teams, medical director for California State Games, medical team captain for San Diego Rock and Roll Marathon, and event physician for BMX World Championships.

Dr. Merrill completed a sports medicine fellowship at UC San Diego School of Medicine, where she also completed a residency in family medicine with an additional certification in integrative medicine. She earned her medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Merrill is board certified in family medicine and sports medicine.

She is a member of numerous professional associations, including the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Medical Association.

When she is not caring for her patients, Dr. Merrill enjoys traveling and volunteering with young adults and athletes in underserved populations. She is also an avid yoga practitioner and certified yoga instructor.

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UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • Loyola University, Chicago, IL

Residency

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Fellowship

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Gender

  • Female

Languages

  • Spanish

Date Joined Staff

  • 2016-01-01

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Conditions and Treatments

  • Ultrasound-Guided Diagnostics and Procedures
  • Yoga Injury Treatment and Rehabilitation
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Hamstring Tendonitis
  • Snapping Hip Syndrome
  • Sports Injuries
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Family Practice
  • Care for All Ages
  • Comprehensive Care for the Individual and Family
  • Overall Health and Well-Being
  • Management of Common and Long-Term Illnesses in Children and Adults
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted