"What's broken can be mended. What hurts can be healed. And no matter how dark it gets, the sun is going to rise again."- Unknown
My approach to medicine is, I think, much the same as most physicians. Every patient I meet is someone’s precious companion or dearest friend. In choosing this path, it was my hope by relieving suffering and instilling good health I might help each and every one my patients feel that, when it comes to their health, everything that can be done is being done. And to be able to give them the peace of mind that comes with that so they can continue, in their own way, to touch the lives of those around them; play a part in creating the memories that ourselves and our loved ones treasure above all else. So perhaps it would be more accurate to say my approach to medicine is very much the same as the singular pursuit within which we’re all aligned—cherishing life. I just happen to wear a stylish white coat while doing it.
A True Network
Through my partnership with the Barclay Internists family I’m able to provide my patients with over 160 years of combined medical knowledge and experience. Our diverse multilingual and multicultural environment enables us to better serve our community and my frequent work with local hospitals allows me connect my patients with specialists who are not only among the best in their field, but also the best fit for both you and your condition.
Learning Never Ends
It’s not as a doctor, but as a human being placing my trust in those who have devoted themselves to medicine, that I say the only time a doctor is allowed to believe they’ve finished medical school is at their retirement dinner. Of all the resources at a doctor’s disposal, none is more potent than knowledge, and none more dangerous than lacking the hunger to peruse it. Patients have options today that were not available to them yesterday, and tomorrows right around the corner. As a doctor I have both a medical and ethical duty to my patients and my profession to never stop learning, never stop improving—and I never will.
I’ve had a passion for teaching nearly as long as I have for learning, and through my private practice I work to pass both my knowledge and a deep love of medicine to future physicians. But my contribution is only a fraction of what these eager minds can learn from a patient, things no school can fully teach. I love having the opportunity, only with the patients blessing of course, to allow medical students to work directly alongside me so they can study under the wisest patient care educator of them all—you.
It’s About You
The only reason I own a watch is so I remember to eat dinner. I am not a doctor to honor the whims of an insurance company, I don’t work for them, nor am I beholden to my appointment book; my only concern when I am in front of a patient is the patient, and that’s exactly how it should be. Have one more question? Please, ask it. Unsure of something? Please, let me know. A critical duty I have to my patients is to ensure when they leave my office it is with no questions left unanswered and no doubts about anything we discussed, this is a duty I take very seriously.
A bit about myself? Well let’s see here… I love teaching, whether the students were medical students, interns, residents, colleagues or patients. I also enjoy photography, drawing, painting, studying history, building model automobiles and aircraft, flying RC helicopters and planes, playing soccer, tennis, and creating illustrations and animations on the computer. My wife, who’s loveliness is only surpassed by the brilliance of her mind, has blessed me with four wonderful children that make me proud every day. One of my philosophies in life is, if anything, have fun while you're accomplishing your goals, for if you do you will truly be healthier, wealthier and wiser! Dr. Nader Meri MD MS
"Success isn't about how much money you make; it's about the difference you make in people's lives."- Uncited
1990 - 1994
Awarded Merit Scholarship
Awarded full scholarship to Wayne State University for Academic Excellence
1990 - 1994
Wayne State University Dean's List eight consecutive semesters.
Honors in Chemistry
Placed on Wayne State University Chairman's Honor List for excellence in Chemistry.
Award of Excellence
Wayne State University Award of Excellence.
Induction to Phi Beta Kappa
Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most prestigious honor society for the sciences in the United States.
1st place Presentation Award
Awarded first place in Poster Presentation, Medical Student Research Forum at Wayne State University School of Medicine.
Awarded trip to Texas
Awarded trip to the National Student Research Forum in Galveston, Texas with all expenses included.
Resident of the Year
Named Harper University Hospital Resident of the Year.
Teacher of the Year
Honored for my work with inspiring doctors at Crittenton Hospital Medical Center in Rochester Hills..
Teacher of the Year
Twice honored for my work with inspiring doctors at Crittenton Hospital Medical Center in Rochester Hills.
"Maybe the journey isn't so much about becoming anything. Maybe it's about unbecoming everything that isn't really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place."- Unknown
Bachelor's Degree1990 to 1994
Graduted Summa Cum Laude from Wayne State University, completing the program with a 3.97 GPA and earning an Honors Batchlor of Science degree in Biological Sciences. My research topic of choice - "An in vivo Analysis of Two Highly Conserved Bases (C1399:G1504) in the 3' Domain of Escherichia coli's 16S rRNA."
Research FellowshipMay to September 1994
Began my five month stint as an undergaduate medical research fellow, Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Teaching Assistant1994 to 1995
As a graduate teaching assistant at Wayne State University I taught two undergraduate microbiology laboratory sections, each with 29 students. I am proud to say that the words "The Best T.A. I ever had!" appeared on more than a few student evaluations.
Master's Degree1994 to 1995
Completed Master's of Science degree in Biological Sciences, with Research in Bacterial Genetics and Molecular Biology, Wayne State University.
Medical School1995 to 1999
Very few friendships run as deeply as those made in your college years, they often last a lifetime. And while I treasure all of them I must admit my dearest comrade at Wayne State University’s school of Medicine was, without a shred of doubt, caffeine.
Special Projects Developer1996 to 1997
During my time working in the Computer Assisted Instruction Office of the Wayne State University School of Medicine I was responsible for producing both computer illustrations and animated models for the propose of medical education. I was also able to put my general computer knowledge to use assisting with general web development.
Web Based Instruction Committee1996 to 1999
Served on the Wayne State University School of Medicine Web Based Instruction Committee as the only student member from 1996 to 1999.
Basic Science SubcommitteeSeptember to December 1997
Honored as the only student member of the Basic Science Subcommittee in preparation for the 1998 Liaison Committee on Medical Education Accreditation Site Visit to Wayne State University School of Medicine.
Association for Organ Donation2000 to Present
Have proudly served as a Board Member for the International Association for Organ Donation since the year 2000; an organization devoted to increasing awareness and understanding of the importance of organ donation, especially in minority communities.
Residency Technical Committee2000 to 2002
As a member of the Residency Technical Committee I was responsible for training others in the use of an array of medical software titles and working with their provided portable digital assistants.
Mentor2000 to 2002
From 2000 to 2002 I mentored second year medical students in physical diagnosis at Wayne State University School of Medicine.
Residency2000 to 2002
Completed my Wayne State University School of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency at Detroit Medical Center.
Completed elective training at the drmeri D. Dingell VA Medical Center consisting of daily pulmonary consultation rounds with senior pulmonary fellows focusing on the evaluation and examination of patients with a wide spectrum of pulmonary diseases.
Oakwood Healthcare2002 to 2006
Began at Oakwood Healthcare Systems, Oakwood Ambulatory Center, now a part of the Beaumont Health family as a Staff Physician, providing care to the Southgate community until the end of 2006.
Through demonstrating the knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for excellent patient care I was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, beginning a lifelong journey of continued learning and development.
Barclay Medical2007 to Present
I began my private practice in early 2007, joining the multi-specialty group Barclay Medical as a primary care physician specializing in internal medicine. Over the past decade I’ve had the privilege of sharing in each patient’s journey to wellness, offering them both guidance and support along the way.
"Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean."- Ryunosuke Satoro
American Medical Association
The American Medical Association, founded in 1847 and incorporated in 1897, is the largest association of physicians—both MDs and DOs—and medical students in the United States.
American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine
The ACP-ASIM is the nation's largest medical specialty society. Its mission is to enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine.
Michigan State Medical Society
Representing more than 15,000 physicians in Michigan, the MSMS is a non-profit, membership organization of physicians, graduates completing residency programs, and medical school students. MSMS is the state affiliate of the American Medical Association.
Oakland County Medical Society
The Oakland County Medical Society represents approximately 1,800 practicing and non-practicing physicians of all specialties throughout Oakland County. The Society works in tandem with the Michigan State Medical Society, in affiliation with the American Medical Association.
Wayne State University Medical School Alumni Association
The Medical Alumni Association seeks to provide meaningful ways to connect and engage it's alumni and current students with their alma mater and with each other.
Academy of Model Aeronautics
The Academy of Model Aeronautics is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of model aviation as a recognized sport as well as a recreational activity. It is the largest organization of its kind with a current membership of approximately 195,000 members.