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Rick Mersch
Patient Rating
4.8 / 5 (Based on 187 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

October 01, 2021
Dr Mersch is always attentive and thorough. I appreciate that they take the time to listen to my concerns and give feedback.
August 18, 2021
Dr. Mersch is one of a kind! Absolutely fantastic!
August 03, 2021
Dr Mersch is excellent! He always takes the time for his patients.
August 01, 2021
Dr. Rick Mercsh works with me on figuring out what is going on and how I can treat it.
July 26, 2021
Dr. Mersch is wonderful!
July 21, 2021
Dr. Mersch is the best of the best! He has been with our family since we moved [here] years ago. We followed him to Mercy when he joined the hospital as we knew there would be no one who could compare to him after he had been our pediatrician. I recommend Dr. Mersch to anyone who asks. Dr. Mersch's bedside manner, expertise, and the time he takes to get to know patients and their entire family is stellar, mountaintop amazing.
July 07, 2021
Our son has a summer birthday,, Dr Mersch did a wonderful job of explaining his perspective while still respecting our initial assumptions as to whether to send him to kindergarten when he is 5 or not. I just really respected and appreciated him sharing his experience and viewpoint.
July 02, 2021
Dr Mersch is the best!
June 30, 2021
I never feel rushed when we are visiting with Dr Mersch. He is very approachable and my sons respect his input. I appreciated him talking about vaping and ADD with my 17 yr old.
June 28, 2021
Dr. Mersch is an amazing physician.
June 25, 2021
Dr. Mersch and whole team are fabulous!
June 25, 2021
Dr. Mersch is amazing!
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
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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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