Michelle Merrell grew up in Guthrie where her grandfather, Dr. Webber Merrell, was a family physician for more than 40 years. She was inspired by the positive impact his care and compassion had on the community. She has chosen a career in direct primary care so that she may have close, meaningful relationships with her patients, similar to the ones of small town providers of the past.
Michelle describes her training as an “education divided” with degrees from the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University. She first attended OSU where she received a Bachelor’s in Broadcast Journalism. Her first job was at KFOR in Oklahoma City. She worked in television news for 5 years before taking time off to be an army wife and stay at home mom. When she returned to work, Michelle felt called to pursue a career in healthcare. She received her Bachelor’s in Nursing from the University of Oklahoma and her Master’s in Nursing from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. As a family nurse practitioner, Michelle is licensed to care for patients of all ages.
Prior to joining Primary Health Partners, Michelle practiced with Mercy Primary Care in Edmond. Her passions include healthcare, motherhood, and home improvement.