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Richard Merkin, M.D.


Dr. Merkin is the CEO and founder of Heritage Provider Network. He has over thirty years experience in managing clinically-focused, administrative service organizations in health care delivery and physician network development.


Dr. Merkin pioneered the development of medical networks responsive to the changing healthcare marketplace throughout California.  His leadership has inspired the formation of over 25 group models and IPA structures in California and New York.  Many of the medical groups have been recognized for their performance and service to the community, with awards including: the Health Plan Certificate of Excellence for Health Education Programs, the Physician’s Recognition Award in Continuing Medical Education from the American Medical Association, the Health Plan Wellness Award, and the California Task Force Employer Excellence Award.


Dr. Merkin received the Marquis Award for Healthcare from the Southern California Foundation for Health, Education and Research. He graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine.


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