Welcome to Merrell CCPHP

At Merrell CCPHP, we believe that strong doctor-patient relationships are essential to helping you achieve optimal wellness. The concierge (membership-based) model at Merrell CCPHP allows patients to build a strong rapport with Dr. Woodson Merrell and collaboratively develop a personalized approach to their health.

Members are assured a more convenient, connected and collaborative relationship with Dr. Merrell. The structure of the membership program is designed with one simple focus: you. The amenities and enhancements of our program are designed to help create and support our Members’ healthy lifestyles.

Merrell CCPHP enables an innovative practice model that provides Members a more personalized healthcare experience with a focus on proactively managing their overall health and wellbeing. Learn more about the many amenities and enhancements of the program.

About Dr. Merrell

Dr. Woodson Merrell has been on a mission to transform medicine and healthcare since he started his practice in integrative general internal medicine in New York City in 1986. He has been a pioneer and national leader in developing the field of Integrative Medicine, which combines the best evidence-based therapeutic approaches from conventional and complementary medicine.

Dr. Merrell’s practice includes nutritional science, anti-aging medicine, Functional Medicine, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and mind-body stress reduction along with the latest in advanced diagnostic testing (including genomics, epigenetics and metabolomics), along with conventional internal medicine and diagnostics. As the Founding Executive Director of the Center for Health and Healing in New York, Dr. Merrell established the largest and most comprehensive academic center for Integrative Medicine in the U.S. He is an assistant professor of medicine at Icahn Mt Sinai School of Medicine and immediate past Chairman of the Department of Integrative Medicine at Mt. Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center.

Dr. Merrell is the author of two books, Power Up and The Detox Prescription. As one of the world’s leading experts on Integrative Medicine, Dr. Merrell has been frequently quoted in national publications including Time, The New Yorker, The New York Times and Town and Country, and has made numerous television appearances including on Good Morning America, CBS News and The Dr. Oz show.

Enhanced Coordination

As a member of this membership-based primary care practice, you will be able to receive enhanced supervision of specialty consultations and follow-ups, and coordination of your care.

More Connected Primary Care

By having more time to spend with each patient, Dr. Merrell can ensure enhanced connectivity through a more convenient, and collaborative approach.

Why Choose Us

How It Works

Concerned about numerous healthcare trends that are negatively affecting doctor-patient relationships and the way care is delivered, Dr. Merrell has collaborated with Castle Connolly Private Health Partners (CCPHP) to create a unique, concierge or membership-based practice model that provides a more optimized healthcare experience for both patients and providers.

In this model, Dr. Merrell has considerably fewer patients than typical primary care doctors. This allows him to have enough time to provide each and every patient with personalized, unhurried care. Members of Merrell CCPHP pay an affordable annual fee to take advantage of a wide array of member benefits and enjoy a more connected, convenient and personal approach to healthcare.

Membership fees are payable to Merrell CCPHP, LLC, a business entity formed by Dr. Merrell and CCPHP that is separate from his medical practice. Dr. Merrell provides all professional services through his practice, Woodson C. Merrell, MD PLLC. Since the membership fees do not pay for any insurance-covered healthcare services, we recommend that our members maintain their health insurance. Contact us for more information.

Practice Philosophy

As a physician, my greatest satisfaction is derived from working closely and comprehensively with my patients.

There are so many different approaches that can be used synergistically with conventional medicine to facilitate healing. Navigating conventional medicine’s best with cutting edge new areas such as functional medicine, genomics, epigenetics, nutritional science, the microbiome, metabolomics, anti-aging and hormonal strategies is revolutionizing the way we look at health. I have been fortunate to have been involved with the inception of many of these new evidence-based approaches—and to help craft how these can be incorporated into a new comprehensive approach to wellness

I love being able to do a deeper dive (newer diagnostics, therapeutic practices, etc) into the root causes of each patient’s illness and health -ultimately helping empower the patient to take more charge of changing their own health and lives.

The process necessitates having time for the patient’s story to unfold, and for the patient to enhance their ability to self-heal, marrying cutting-edge data with an array of life-style -based, complementary and traditional therapies.


CCPHP was developed by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. (CCML) with a goal to connect patients with top physicians and facilitate the optimal healthcare experience. You may recognize the name Castle Connolly if you are familiar with the “Top Doctors” publications, which have been identifying the nation’s best doctors and hospitals in every part of the country and in every medical specialty since 1991. Together, Dr. Merrell and CCPHP have created a membership model that helps improve the healthcare experience by offering a wide array of membership benefits and connecting members to a network of the nation’s premier specialists.

To become a member call us at
(646) 970-9637 or click below.

Merrell CCPHP Membership Inquiry


Woodson Merrell, M.D.

44 E 67th St # 1B
New York, NY 10065

Phone: (212) 535-1012

* Merrell CCPHP, LLC, the membership organization referred to in this brochure, is sometimes also referred to as “Woodson Merrell, MD, Castle Connolly Private Health Partners” as shown on the logo above or as “Merrell CCPHP.” Merrell CCPHP, LLC, is acting on behalf of and at the direction of Woodson Merrell, MD, and his medical practice, pursuant to a Business Associate Agreement (as defined in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, as amended (“HIPAA”)), to assist Dr. Merrell to inform you about, and/or respond to questions relating to exciting changes in the practice.

** In cases where Dr. Merrell is unable to communicate due to vacation, sickness, or other reason, communication with another practitioner or covering physician will be arranged.