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Nicole Marie Merli, MD

UNC Health Provider

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Specialties

Family Medicine, Primary Care
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM 7:00 AM - 5:00 PMClosed Today Closed Today
Accepting New Patients

Location Information

UNC Family Medicine at Apex
1480 Kelly Road
Apex, NC 27502
US
Handicap Accessible
Phone:
Fax:
(919) 363-9961

Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Monday7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

About the Provider

Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Primary Care

Provider Details

Type: Clinician
Gender: Female

About Nicole Marie Merli, MD

I decided to pursue medicine because of a trip in college. When I was in college, I went on a church trip to Florida and worked with homeless populations. While the trip was not medical in nature, I noticed that many of the homeless people were in need of medical care. It was an eye opening and humbling experience. Our health is tied to so many other aspects of our life. After that trip I decided to pursue medicine because I wanted to help peo...
I decided to pursue medicine because of a trip in college. When I was in college, I went on a church trip to Florida and worked with homeless populations. While the trip was not medical in nature, I noticed that many of the homeless people were in need of medical care. It was an eye opening and humbling experience. Our health is tied to so many other aspects of our life. After that trip I decided to pursue medicine because I wanted to help people with their journey to health, healing and wellness. I see myself as a health advisor and advocate. The more patients know about their health conditions, the more empowered they will be to manage and make decisions about their health. The best treatment plans come about as a two-way conversation, because patients are ultimately the expert on their body and circumstances. I am here to advocate for my patient and cheer my patient on as we as a team strive to meet patients' health goals together. My areas of special interest include geriatrics, women’s health, preventative care and behavioral health. Outside of work, I love to explore US national parks and travel abroad. I also enjoy baking, discovering new food trucks and spending time with my husband, three kids and dog.

UNC Health Affiliations

  • UNC Physicians Network

Languages

  • English

Medical School

  • East Carolina University, 2010 - 2014
  • Honors: Brody Scholar

Residency

  • University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, 2014 - 2017
  • Area: Family Medicine
  • Honors: Chief Resident, 2016-2017

Certifications

  • Family Medicine, Board Certified, 2017
Geriatrics, women’s health, behavioral medicine

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Commercial Plans (Other than Aetna Whole Health)
  • Aetna Whole Health (Tier 2)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage Plans (Other than Aetna Prime HMO)
  • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina Medicaid
  • BCBSNC Commercial Plans
  • North Carolina State Employees Health Benefit Plan (Active employees)
  • BCBSNC Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance
  • BCBSNC Medicare Advantage (Other than Experience Health)
  • Healthy Blue Medicaid
  • Carolina Complete Health Medicaid (Centene)
  • Cigna Commercial Plans (Other than Cigna Connect)
  • Cigna Secure Medicare Advantage
  • Contigo Health Plan (WakeMed employees only)
  • Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Humana Medicare Private Fee-for-Service
  • North Carolina State Employee Health Benefit Plan (Medicare Advantage for retirees)
  • Liberty Advantage Medicare Advantage
  • MedCost PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Commercial Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage
  • UnitedHealthcare Exchange (ACA) Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
  • WellCare of North Carolina Medicaid
* Coverage for certain behavioral health, Medicare and commercial plans as well as TriCare varies across UNC Health entities. Please call prior to your visit to determine coverage.
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