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Rick Mersch
Patient Rating
4.9 / 5 (Based on 174 Reviews)

Rick Mersch, MD, FAAP

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with Rick Mersch, please call 319-861-7900

Areas of Interest

Pediatrics, Preventive Medicine

Education and Training


University of Iowa College of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine


University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Honors, Awards, etc.

  • 2019 Nominee for Patient Advocate Award, one of Mercy's Annual Provider Awards
  • One of 7 pediatricians nationally to be recognized as one of Parents magazine’s 2014 “Our Favorite Pediatricians.” Learn more.


Board Certified in Pediatrics

Patient Reviews

June 08, 2021
Dr Mersch is THE BEST pediatrician!!! Always thorough, listens and addresses every question or concern, is so nice and sweet and all of my kids love him, from the teenagers to the toddler. I always appreciate his honesty and tactfulness too. We are grateful he has cared for our family all these years.
May 30, 2021
Dr Mersch is INCREDIBLE. He's kind and so good with my son and always listens. Best ped's doc ever!
May 08, 2021
very good experience
May 07, 2021
Dr. Mersch is the best pediatrician ever!!
May 01, 2021
is an awesome listener and has always been an awesome listener when we've had him
April 29, 2021
I recommend Dr. Mersch to everyone all of the time.
April 26, 2021
Dr Mersch is THE BEST pediatrician, hands down. He is very knowledgeable, with an amazing bedside manner!!!
April 09, 2021
We were there for a wellness visit so no issues but Dr Mersch is the best! He always listens, asks good questions and is very caring. Hard to find these days.
March 16, 2021
didn't receive referral as we talked about
March 12, 2021
Dr Mersch is amazing!!!
March 08, 2021
Dr. Mersch goes above and beyond for his patients and always takes time to explain things in depth. I absolutely love him as my children's doctor.
January 09, 2021
Dr. Mersch is an amazing doctor! One in a million! He is great at listening to your concerns, talking you through the issue, explaining the whys and the next steps. My three kids respect him so much!
December 09, 2020
Dr Mersch is the best.
November 23, 2020
we love Dr Mersch, he's a fantastic doctor and puts my son at ease
November 11, 2020
Dr. Mersch is amazing and always takes the time to answer questions and concerns
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Provider's Contact Information

  • Fax: 319-861-7950

Mercy Pediatric Clinic website


  • Mercy Pediatric Clinic

    701 10th Street SE Level 4, Lundy Pavilion Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

    Main: 319-861-7900
    Fax: 319-861-7950

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