Dr. Lisa Merritt obtained her medical degree from Howard University after completing undergraduate studies at Georgetown University with honors. She underwent training in family and community medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and then completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Merritt has authored numerous articles in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation, as well as complementary medicine. She has lectured nationally and internationally on rehabilitation and multicultural health issues.
She has been a leader in her field and longstanding member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Medical Association, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR), National Medical Association (NMA), American Academy of Pain Management, American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), and The American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine. She is also a graduate of the faculty development program at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA and the Gulf Coast Leadership Institute in Venice, Fl.
Dr. Merritt has incorporated complementary medicine approaches into her practice for over 25 years. Trained in acupuncture, herbal and nutrition medicine, detoxification protocols, Craniosacral therapy and Mesotherapy, she has had extensive experience in developing optimal individualized treatment programs for her patients. She emphasizes the importance of addressing physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual issues in the creation of complete wellness program.