What people are saying about us:

“Having seen several doctors for a severe spine injury, I never know what to expect but I am so pleased to have found Dr. Merritt. She genuinely seemed to care, listened to my concerns and also came up with a treatment plan for me. I highly recommend her. The wait was a bit longer than normal, but she definitely took her time with me; and to find a doctor that does that is worth a little extra waiting time.”


“Dr. Merritt was wonderful and made my grandfather and I feel very comfortable. She took her time and really treated us well!”

– Patient Caregiver

“She is very professional and knowledgeable. She also seems to care about you. (I do like the fact she worked with the kids in another country)”


“Dr. Merritt was very thorough and professional. Her bedside manner was excellent; she communicated well and discussed treatment options at length. I highly recommend Dr. Merritt.”


“She was very nice and treated me like a person not just a patient. We came up with a plan of action to deal with my pain. I look forward to seeing her next month, one of the best doctors I’ve ever seen. I recommend her to anyone that wants a doctor who actually cares.”


“Dr. Merritt is thorough, concise, and very knowledgeable in her field. I left her office with a clear idea of what might be going on and next steps. She involved me in the process and respected me as a patient. Definitely going back!!!!!”


“Dr. Merritt is an excellent physician. Very skilled and with great bedside manner. I trust her with my patients and highly recommend her.”

– Dr. Oliver Tannous, MD, Orthopedic Surgery - https://www.medstarhealth.org/doctor/dr-oliver-o-tannous-md/#q={}

“I work with Dr. Merritt professionally. I have always found her to be personable, approachable, and fair in how she deals with pain management patients and their complex pain symptoms. Patients have found her to be attentive to their needs. She treats every patient as an individual and takes enough time to understand each individual patient’s needs.

Most importantly- her results have been great! My patients have thanked me for referring them to her when their conditions fail to improve with conservative therapies- such as, chiropractic and physical therapy. She knows how to handle the complexity of worker’s compensation, personal injury (auto accidents), and chronic pain patients. What more could you ask for? I would not hesitate to become a patient if I needed the care, and that says a lot coming from another provider”

– Dr. Marc Gulitz, founder of Mid-Atlantic Spinal Rehab & Chiropractic - http://midatlanticspinalrehab.com/

” I highly recommend Lifestream for pain management. Dr. Merritt listens to her patients and is very caring. My situation is complicated due to a workers compensation case, and she has never watered down treatment, even when they’ve cut my benefits, she STILL moves forward with treatment. I am very happy with them!”

– Worker's Compensation Patient

“Dr. Merritt and her nurse practitioner are excellent, compassionate, and have helped me get some relief from chronic pain due to severe rheumatoid arthritis. The office staff are friendly and helpful, and I recommend Lifestream without hesitation.”

– Chronic Pain Patient

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Lifestream Health Center on several occasions. I have referred clients to Dr. Merritt who were in pain from their injuries and were not making progress with other doctors. They were very appreciative that I sent them over to Dr. Merritt’s office because they finally began to experience relief from pain and were treated with care and respect.”

– Adam Smallow, Esq., Personal Injury Attorney - http://www.mdaccidentlaw.com/

“ It has been my pleasure, in the midst of a high volume workers compensation and disability law practice, to have been associated with Dr Merritt for multiple years and many dozens of Clients/Patients.

Dr. Merritt is unique in her quality of care, attention to detail and a never ending curious intellect. These outstanding factors, along with a consistently kind rapport, have universally helped my injured clients navigate a very difficult system.”

– Timothy J. Driscoll, Esq., Workers Compensation Attorney - http://www.lawmcs.com/attorneys/timothy-john-driscoll/