Obstetrics and Gynecology
People often ask Dr. April Merritt how she fits so much in a 24-hour day. She responds, “It takes a village and I have a village.” She is a wife, a mother and an OBGYN. She sees herself as “not extraordinary by any means,” but the way she puts her heart and soul into everything she does tells an entirely different story. Her husband and two sons know they are number one in her life.
Dr. Merritt was born and raised in Charleston, SC. The daughter of a medical surgical Registered Nurse and a Chief Master Sergeant in the Air Force, she recognized her passion very early for medicine and her drive to excel. This led her to the College of Charleston where she majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry while researching Organic Chemistry and co-authoring several papers. Dr. Merritt felt the need to pursue a career interacting and helping people on a clinical level, which led her to decide to turn down an offer to continue her research and obtain a PhD. Instead, in 1998 she entered the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.
During that time, she did research on Helicobacter pylori and its action in the stomach. This led to another co-authored published research paper. She also volunteered at a local pregnancy shelter for teenage girls and participated in education in the schools on sexually-transmitted diseases. Though she always had a passion for women’s health, it was her fourth year medical school rotation on labor and delivery that ignited her dream of becoming an OBGYN. During her medical school years, she met and married her husband, an Army officer and West Point graduate. With his loving support, she completed medical school in 2004.
With her husband by her side, Dr. Merritt moved to Orlando Florida to complete her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology. During residency, they completed their family with the birth of their two sons in 2005 and 2008.
Dr. Merritt entered private practice in 2009. She is a partner at Delaney OB/GYN.
She continued to take an interest in writing and education by writing articles for Babyourself magazine as well as teaching midwife students. She enjoys spending time with her boys, catching up on reading, or going out with her husband.
Dr. April A. Merritt is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is a member of the American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery. She is a Fellow in the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Recently, Delaney OBGYN has taken steps to treat the “entire woman” and has added skin care, laser hair removal and phototherapy as well as botox.
Dr. April Merritt was named in the top 20 of Orlando’s Best OB/GYNs by Babyourself Magazine.
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