Andrea Mertz, MD, FAAP
About Andrea Mertz
Dr. Andrea Mertz, MD, is a Texas native and moved to Colorado in 2013 after completing her residency in pediatrics in Cleveland, Ohio. As a pediatric specialist, Dr. Mertz addresses the physical, mental and social health of children from birth to young adulthood.
She loves practicing medicine because the field blends working with people, building relationships, and using clinical skills to solve problems. Becoming a pediatrician was a perfect fit for Dr. Mertz, as she always wanted to work with kids and families.
“I love seeing patients of all ages, from newborns in the hospital to teenagers about to leave for college,” says Dr. Mertz. “Kids keep me on my toes and make me laugh; I love working with them.”
As a new mom of twins, Dr. Mertz is going through the same sleepless nights and the many challenges new babies bring.
Her hobbies include yoga, skiing, and getting outside as much as possible with her husband, twin boys, and dogs.
She welcomes patients from all across the North Metro Denver and Boulder areas, including Arvada, Golden, Lafayette, Louisville, Superior, Broomfield, Boulder, Westminster, Erie, Brighton, Firestone, Frederick, Thornton, and Northglenn.
Dr. Mertz provides a full range of pediatric services including:
• General pediatric care including well-child exams and physicals
• Newborn and well-baby care
• Same-day sick child visits
• Sports physicals
“I believe in treating the entire family,” says Dr. Mertz. “Although I always consider the needs of my young patients first, having the family on board for treatments and preventative care is important when it comes to successful outcomes. I also believe in being a good steward of our medical tools, which includes using antibiotics only when necessary and sending for lab tests only when needed.”
Education and Certifications
Residency — Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital/Case Western Reserve University
Pediatrics Internship and Residency
Medical School — University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Undergraduate — The University of Texas at Austin
Human Development and Family Sciences, Bachelor of Science
Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics
Boulder County Medical Society
Colorado Medical Society
Recent Andrea Mertz Posts
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“Dr. Mertz is simply the best pediatrician! She has been my boys' pediatrician since they were born and I more than 100% trust her. She's kind, comforting and so helpful! We love her!”Cyndi in Boulder County, Colo.
“I feel that Andrea truly cares about the well-being of our baby girl. She is so patient with my questions; it's hard being a new mother. They have a great after-hour call service, which has been extremely responsive too. Highly recommend. ”Paula in Lafayette, Colo.
“We really like our visits with Dr. Mertz. Wait time is short, she is attentive and kind and, of course, patient with crying babies. I love being able to get appointments at the new Buffalo Ridge location. It is clean, quiet and easy.”Patient in Broomfield, Colo.
“Dr. Mertz has been wonderful with my twin boys. She really takes the time to listen and address all my questions and concerns, and is very friendly and kind. She has twins as well, so she really can help answer the questions that twin moms face. Having a doctor who understands twin parenting has been a wonderful help.”Tanya in Northglenn, Colo.