Merrell grew up in Guthrie, Oklahoma, where she was inspired by her grandfather, Dr. Webber Merrell, a family practice provider in Guthrie for more than 40 years. It was through her grandfather that Merrell witnessed the positive impact she could have on the community as a healthcare provider.
"I am passionate about advocating for the health of my patients," said Merrell. "Like my grandfather, my goal is to build strong, trusting relationships with my patients. I take a patient-centered approach to the care I provide, focusing on health promotion and disease prevention. To provide the best possible care, providers must be respectful, caring and genuine. That is the philosophy I live by every day."
Merrell previously had a career as a television reporter and news anchor, most recently in College Station, Texas. She went back to school and received her bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2012 from the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and her master’s degree in nursing from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., this spring. Merrell works in partnership with Dr. Melinda Cail at Mercy Clinic Edmond Memorial.
Merrell has been married for five years and together she and her husband have four children. Not only does she maintain the health of her patients, she also maintains the health of her home as a self-proclaimed home improvement hobbyist.
Mercy is the sixth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves millions of people annually. Mercy includes 32 acute care hospitals, four heart hospitals, two children’s hospitals, three rehab hospitals and one orthopedic hospital, nearly 700 clinic and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,100 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
Mercy Clinic is a physician-governed group of more than 2,000 medical providers across Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. In Oklahoma, Mercy Clinic is more than 300 providers and 65 clinics statewide. With access to Mercy’s facilities, electronic health records, telemedicine and each other, Mercy Clinic providers can give their patients the best care available, regardless of the patient’s location. Patients of Mercy Clinic providers can connect to their own health records and health teams anywhere they connect to the Internet. For more information, visit www.mymercy.net.