Dr. Merriman helped to save my daughter's life! He treated us as if we were his own children when we went through that trauma! He would call our home every night to see how she was doing and to see how "mom" was doing! We truly loved him and am sad others won't be benefiting from his tendercare, but he sure earned his place in heaven! God Bless all of you as you grieve his loss. He was a great man and physician.