Merritt, April, MD

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4.8/5 Stars

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Specialties: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Meet April Merritt

Dr. April A. Merritt is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is a member of the American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery.  She is a Fellow in the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Merritt practices general obstetrics and gynecology.  She also practices high-risk obstetrics and handles minimally invasive laparoscopies and same-day surgeries and performs vaginal prolapse surgery such as anterior and posterior repairs.

Dr. Merritt was born and raised in Charleston, SC. The daughter of a medical surgical Registered Nurse and a Chief Master Sergeant in the Air force, she recognized her passion very early for medicine and her drive to excel. This led her to the College of Charleston where she majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry while researching Organic Chemistry. She co-authored over 20 organic chemistry research papers and spoke at many scientific meetings. Dr. Merritt felt the need to pursue a career interacting and helping people on a clinical level, which led her to decide to turn down an offer to continue her research and obtain a PhD.  Instead, in 1998 she entered the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

During that time, she did research on Helicobacter pylori and its action in the stomach. This led to another co-authored published research paper. She also volunteered at a local pregnancy shelter for teenage girls and participated in education in the schools on sexually-transmitted diseases. Though she always had a passion for women’s health, it was her fourth year medical school rotation on labor and delivery that ignited her dream of becoming an OBGYN. During her medical school years, she met and married her husband, who was an Army officer and West Point graduate. With him by her side, she completed medical school in 2004.

With the absolute support of her husband, Dr. Merritt moved to Orlando Florida to complete her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology. During residency, they completed their family with the birth of their two sons.

Dr. Merritt entered private practice in 2009. She is a partner at Delaney OB/GYN.
She continued to take an interest in writing and education by writing the medical Q and A for the local Orlando magazine dedicated to pregnancy and postpartum: Babyourself magazine. She enjoys spending time with her boys, catching up on reading, or going out with her husband.

Dr. April Merritt was named in the top 20 of Orlando’s Best OB/GYNs by Babyourself Magazine.

Universal Health Insurance Plans

April Merritt accepts the following health insurance plans.

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Evolutions
  • First Health
  • Florida Blue
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • TriWest
  • PHCS
  • United Healthcare

We accept additional plans at select offices. Click below to view a full list.

Women’s Care

1116 Lucerne Ter.,

Orlando, Florida 32806

Phone: 407-316-8550

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Women’s Care

10917 Dylan Loren Circle,

Orlando, Florida 32825

Phone: 407-316-8550

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Nancy Ferri
Nancy Ferri
03:20 03 Dec 21
I’ve been seeing Dr Merritt as my gyn for quite a few years now. Love her! Easy to talk to; very caring; responsive when you contact with questions. Her nurse is also awesome! My favorite doc!!!!
Meredith Delacruz
Meredith Delacruz
12:12 08 Jan 21
Dr. Merritt is a wonderful doctor!!! She is easy to talk to, compassionate, very knowledgeable and stays up to date on family planing, pre and post natal care. Dr Merritt is also an advocate for you! She knew I wanted a natural delivery and when the going got tough during my delivery and my family wanted me to have a c-section she reminded me why I chose that delivery plan and explained she would do whatever I wanted to help me. We stuck with the original plan and I couldn’t have been happier! Two kids and ten years later, she is still is my favorite doctor!!!
Angelica Barcenas
Angelica Barcenas
10:25 23 Oct 19

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