Women’s Care Florida Delaney OBGYN


Dr. April Merritt asked her boys, 10 and 13, what they thought about her being voted “Best Doctor”. They asked why did it need to be voted on; they already knew she was the best. She is a wife, a mother and an OBGYN.  She sees herself as “not extraordinary by any means,” but the way she puts her heart and soul into everything she does tells an entirely different story.  She is happy to be voted “Best Doctor” because she feels her love for her job is truly shining through to others. Though she knows her husband and two sons are her number one fans.

Dr. Merritt was born and raised in Charleston, SC. The daughter of a medical surgical Registered Nurse and a Chief Master Sergeant in the Air Force, she recognized her passion very early for medicine and her drive to excel. This led her to the College of Charleston where she majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry while researching Organic Chemistry and co-authoring several papers.  Dr. Merritt felt the need to pursue a career interacting and helping people on a clinical level, which led her to decide to turn down an offer to continue her research and obtain a PhD.  Instead, in 1998 she entered the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. 

During that time she volunteered at a local pregnancy shelter for teenage girls and participated in education in the schools on sexually-transmitted diseases. Though she always had a passion for women’s health, it was her fourth year medical school rotation on labor and delivery that ignited her dream of becoming an OBGYN. During her medical school years, she met and married her husband, an Army officer and West Point graduate. With his loving support, she completed medical school in 2004. 

With her husband by her side, Dr. Merritt moved to Orlando Florida to complete her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology. During residency, they completed their family with the birth of their two sons in 2005 and 2008. 

Dr. Merritt entered private practice in 2009. She is a partner at Delaney OB/GYN. Soon Delaney OBGYN will open a new office on Lucerne Terrace to better serve their growing population. 


Dr. Merritt is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is a member of the American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery.  She is a Fellow in the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 

Dr. April Merritt was named in the top 20 of Orlando’s Best OB/GYNs. She was also featured with other amazing women in Orlando Style “Woman of the Year” in 2018 and was voted “Most Intriguing Profile” by Orlando Style magazine in 2018.  In 2019 she was voted Florida Top Doc.


525 S Magnolia Ave, Orlando, FL 32801 | P: 407-316-8550 | www.delaneyobgyn.com