Dr. Merz was born and raised in Palm Beach County, Florida . He graduated from Lynn University in Boca Raton where he earned an athletic scholarship in baseball. While playing baseball, his interest in sports-related injuries and the importance of preventive therapies to aid in sports performance grew. He continued this interest and graduated Cum Laude with a Doctorate of Chiropractic degree in 1995 from Life University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Merz has extensive experience in sports-related injuries and injuries related to motor vehicle accidents. He has been a team chiropractic physician for Palm Beach Atlantic University for more than 10 years and has practiced in Palm Beach County for over 25 years. He has two children and enjoys Crossfit-type workouts.