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Get to Know Dr. Hicks

What is your favorite sport or sports team?

The Georgia Bulldogs

What is your favorite food?

Lamb, particularly if cooked by my wife, Deborah

W. Merrill Hicks JR, MD

Dr. Hicks is a board certified Nephrologist and Internist.  He received his medical degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1975 and completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Vanderbilt University in 1979.  He was the Chief Resident at Nashville Veterans Administration from 1978 to 1979 and subsequently completed his Nephrology Fellowship at the University of Mississippi in 1993.

Dr. Hicks has been practicing nephrology in Thomasville since 1994.  He is has been a member of the Consumer Committee at End Stage Renal Disease Network, and has served on a number of boards and committees at Archbold Medical Center and Archbold Memorial Hospital.  In addition he was selected as Chief of Staff in 2010 at Archbold Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Hicks has a strong focus on home dialysis therapies. He aspires to treat his patients in a manner that is neighborly, orderly, and done without rushing.  Outside of practicing medicine Dr. Hicks enjoys spending time with his wife, Deborah and four children Deirdre, Noelle, Rebekah, and Waters.  He enjoys listening to the music of Leonard Cohen.  He is an avid reader of non-fiction books, most recently “Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder”, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb and “The One-Minute Workout”, by Martin Gibala.

I look forward to seeing my doctor (Hicks) because he talks to me about my problems and gives good feedback. He is very understanding and when I need to see him.
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I am very pleased with Dr. Hicks and his staff. Shannon is always helpful.
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Dr. Hicks has been wonderful explaining my condition and helping me regain my energy level. Been a joy to have someone that actually wants to help you.
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Dr. Hicks is a wonderful doctor – a class act!
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Dr. Hicks is a superstar! He exemplifies everything a physician should be.
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Dr. Hicks is a professional gentleman with thorough knowledge of my condition. Shannon, Dr. Hick’s nurse is the best there is!!
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Dr. Hicks and staff are excellent. Very good doctor.

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Dr. Hicks is the best Dr I ever seen. He is the greatest.

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Dr. Hicks is a very good doctor to me.

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Very impressed with Dr. Hicks and the nursing staff.

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