Audrey A. Merriam, MD

Specialty

Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics

Conditions & Treatments

Gynecology, Obstetrics


Phone
(203) 737-8035
Accepting New Patients

Biography

As a high-risk pregnancy specialist, Audrey Merriam, MD, MS, says she most enjoys the variety of cases she treats. “Every case is different,” Dr. Merriam says. “And there’s nothing that’s straightforward. Instead, each case requires careful thinking because patients react differently to a disease process.”

Dr. Merriam focuses on a range of conditions, including preeclampsia (high maternal blood pressure during pregnancy), maternal cardiac and kidney issues, genetic defects and multiple pregnancies. “I really enjoy the complex medical conditions we see in maternal-fetal medicine,” she says. “And I love the coordination of care that has to occur, between specialists like me and the patient’s cardiologist or kidney doctor.”

Many of her patients, she says, are apprehensive when they first come to see her. “A lot of women have been told they should never get pregnant, and now they are and think the pregnancy is going to be risky,” she says. “I take it one step at a time, talk them through what I see and how I think their pregnancy will go. I then lay out a plan of care for them and try to put them at ease.”

High-risk cases are more common now, Dr. Merriam says, partly because women tend to be older when they start their families. “They also might be coming into pregnancy with more

preexisting medical conditions, which is why maternal-fetal medicine is so important because we’re here to take care of them,” she says. “We have a lot of specialized services here at Yale New Haven Hospital that you won’t find everywhere, like anesthesiologists who specialize in obstetrics.”

Dr. Merriam is an assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at Yale School of Medicine.

Gender

Female

Language(s)

English

Affiliated With

Yale Medicine

Locations

Yale School of Med. Section OB/GYN

One Long Wharf Drive
2nd Floor
New Haven, CT 06511

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Monday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fax
(203) 785-4043

Yale Maternal Fetal Medicine at Greenwich Hospital

5 Perryridge Road
Greenwich, CT 06830

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Fax
(203) 863-3467

20 York St., New Haven, CT, 06510

20 York St.
New Haven, CT 06510

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Monday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fax
(203) 785-2909

Lawrence + Memorial Hospital

365 Montauk Ave
New London, CT 06320

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Fax
(860) 444-4740

Education & Training

Education

University of Vermont / College of Medicine

Residency

New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr