Randolph V. Merrick MD
Dr. Merrick was born and raised on a farm located near Gordonsville, Virginia in Orange County.
He was educated at Grymes School in Orange County and attended Woodberry Forest School located in Madison County. He graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in zoology and completed requirements for major in the German language.
Dr. Merrick obtained his medical degree at Virginia Commonwealth University in 1985. He completed his residency at Harrisburg Hospital in family medicine now a part of the Pennsylvania State University Health Sciences. He was first board certified in family medicine in 1988 and completed his last recertification in 2010. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
He is certified in laser therapy (photo bio modulation) and is a member of the North American Association of Photobiomodulation and is currently serving as treasurer on its Board of Directors. He has lectured on the clinical applications of laser therapy nationally and internationally.
Dr. Merrick teaches for the department of Family Medicine for Virginia Commonwealth University as Assistant clinical Professor. He is founder and president of Orange County Free Clinic.
He has been recognized by the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine with the Outstanding Teachers Award in 2011. He was given the Excellence Award in Clinical Practice in laser therapy in Toronto Canada in 2011. He was recognized by the Virginia Academy Family Physicians as the Family Physician of the Year for Virginia in 2001 and the Family Physician Volunteer of the Year in 2010.