Meet Dr. Merra

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Patient Ratings and Comments

Overall Rating

4.8 out of 5 (134 Ratings, 65 Comments)
Global
4.9/5
Physician Communication Quality
4.9/5
Office Staff Quality
4.9/5
Access to Care 3 month
4.8/5
Care Coordination
4.3/5

Recent Comments

11/17/2020

no problems everyone was very nice
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11/17/2020

always positive
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11/14/2020

I was sent to rehab to help the shoulder and the rotator cuff. It is getting better, but taking some time to get there.
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11/14/2020

I have always had a great experience with South Shore Orthopedics.
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11/14/2020

Dr. Merra has a kind approach and put my daughter at ease when she examined my daughter's arm.
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11/14/2020

I had extreme pain in my right foot and took a chance on seeing a physician that day the front desk understood how much pain I was in and found an open appointment with Dr Merra who was wonderful. I had xrays and got an MRI, Im feeling better and was very grateful I was able to see to see the DR,
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11/10/2020

all went well
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11/09/2020

Dr Merra is wonderful and I always feel like she listens to my concerns and provides solutions
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11/09/2020

I called for an appointment as I was in great pain in my shoulder and really appreciated Dr. Merra fitting me into her schedule that very afternoon. Thanks.
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11/09/2020

Shots for knee pain 3 times
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09/24/2020

*Dr. Merra was wonderful - She listened to my concerns. She was kind and compassionate. On time. Very professional.
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09/24/2020

Good experience.
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09/23/2020

Love *Dr. Merra.
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08/29/2020

excellent care, was taken on time, Dr. Meara was very easy to talk with about some concerns I had. she took her time, was not rushed, and think she is wonderful.
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08/28/2020

Excellent, _____ workers!
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08/26/2020

*Dr. Merra is always patient and addresses my concerns in a timely manner.
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08/24/2020

very good
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08/18/2020

great experience
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08/03/2020

Very satisfied with the provider.
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08/01/2020

good experience
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07/27/2020

The visit went smoothly and I received the information on the condition of my knee that I wanted.
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07/23/2020

Staff & medical providers are all very patient focused.
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07/21/2020

very positive
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07/20/2020

I have been coming to south shore orthopedics for years and am impressed by the caring and competent staff, from the office to the nurses to the doctors. I feel I get the best care possible.
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07/18/2020

always accommodating
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07/09/2020

As always, I had a very good experience during my recent visit with my provider, Dr. Merra.
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07/06/2020

great service it was an appointment after urgent care on holiday was given an appointment swiftly
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07/04/2020

Excellent care by Dr. Merra - (as I have had before) - I was not able to see anyone when the injury occured so it was after the fact -Very please she, as always, was assuring and informative.
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06/30/2020

Services and practitioners are very patient focused
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06/29/2020

good
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06/29/2020

Dr. Merra has been kind and attentive treating me for my injury that has significantly changed my life. I am grateful for her expertise.
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06/21/2020

very nice doctor.
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06/16/2020

best possible experience
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06/16/2020

perfect regarding time, safety, process, shots.
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06/16/2020

I came for a cortisone shot in my shoulder for 'frozen shoulder' - follow-up to August 2019 original shot by Dr. McConville.
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06/15/2020

dr merra is a kind compassionate doctor who takes the time to listen to your health issues and gives very good guidance and advice.
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06/11/2020

I had extremely visit with *Dr. Merra.
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06/11/2020

*Dr. Merra always treated me good.
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06/11/2020

*Dr. Merra gave me a shot of cortisone for a recurring soreness on a finger on my left hand. It immediately began to feel better.
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06/04/2020

I have a recurring problem with fingers on my left hand. Dr. Merra always is able to resolve my problem with quick and efficient time.
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06/03/2020

Very satisfied. - Would definitely recommend *Dr. Merra.
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06/01/2020

I was sent to Dr Merra because Dr Devin has retired. I was extremely pleased with her.
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05/27/2020

Because of COVID; everything; including phone calls is a breeze! KV
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05/26/2020

*Dr. Merra is a very special dr. for me. Very warm and understanding.
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05/26/2020

EXCELLENT.
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05/15/2020

The doctor gave me a Cortisone shot. It has helped a lot.
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05/12/2020

I appreciate Dr Merra very much as she does listen, add suggestions and provide compassionate care!
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05/01/2020

5 star!
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05/01/2020

Above & beyond the call.
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04/20/2020

I was a bit nervous coming in during the COVID pandemic but was greeted at the door by a nurse and she questioned my health regarding COVID protocols. This put me at ease knowing that patients that may be in the facility were all in good health. I was instructed to use my elbow to open the door via the push button. Great idea. Paying for my visit was quite untouchable! Another concern I didn't need to worry about either! Dr. Merra was prompt in meeting with me and was thoughtful about my state of mind under these trying times. She assured me that this is normal. My knee issues were discussed and I received treatment that I know will help. Dr. Merra gave me instructions on how to alleviate my symptoms to further my recovery from this ongoing problem. I questioned the ads seen on Facebook and if those could be answers to my problem. Dr. Merra gave me sound advice and I am forever grateful. 5 stars - 10 if that is a thing!
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04/07/2020

Everyone that I talked with, from the time I was waited to be called, was very respectful. The staff is great and also *Dr. Merra.
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04/07/2020

good
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03/19/2020

*Dr. Merra is excellent in her field. She is not only a brilliant physician, she is an exceptional individual, one who truly cares about her patients in every respect!
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03/17/2020

Good experience.
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03/14/2020

good
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03/13/2020

*Dr. Katherine Merra has been a phy. that I have a 40 yr relationship, excellent PERSON.
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02/29/2020

Dr Merra is a wonderful, kind and caring physician. her care is excellent.
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02/26/2020

*Dr. Merra was pleasant and listen to my symptoms. She explained x-ray showed arthritis in shoulder. Gave me a Cortisone shot & ordered 1 month PT.
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02/24/2020

I have seen *Dr. Merra on several occasions. She is ALWAYS professional, patient, personable, kind, listens carefully and discusses with me what she will do and why and any alternatives.
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02/24/2020

my experience has always been great with all the doctors I have seen here.
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02/15/2020

called in morning saw me in a couple hours I was hour late because I misread my own note and staff and doctor took me right in anyway.
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02/10/2020

dr mara is the best !
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01/30/2020

Dr Merra is a perfect fit for me. She is knowledgeable, kind and gentle and always acknowledges that I am nervous, but goes to great lengths to put me at ease. She makes the whole experience as good as it can be.
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01/28/2020

Very professional, calming and organized Doctors and office in general. Thank You!!!
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12/06/2019

Excellent experience!
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Specializing In

General Orthopedic Surgery
Pediatric and Adolescent Injuries
Runner’s Injuries

Medical Degree

Georgetown University School of Medicine
Washington, DC

Internship

St. Elizabeth’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Residency

St. Elizabeth’s Hospital
Boston, MA – General Surgery
Tufts-New England Medical Center
Boston, MA – Orthopedic Surgery

Chief Residency

Reconstructive Surgery/Total Joint Replacement
New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

South Shore Hospital, South Weymouth, MA – Active Staff

Professional Memberships

AAOS   American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
MOA    Massachusetts Orthopedic Association