OKLAHOMA CITY – Melissa Cook was driven to the medical profession after receiving “incredible care” as a patient herself from a health care team that not only possessed great knowledge, but true empathy.
Cook brings that same mix of knowledge and empathy to her job at Mercy Clinic Northwest Family in Oklahoma City, where she serves as a physician assistant supporting Dr. Brendon McCollom.
“My goal is to help break down negative stereotypes that many patients often associate with health care,” said Cook. “I want each of my patients to leave their appointment feeling empowered to make wise decisions about their health.”
Cook received her bachelor’s degree in general studies from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond and her master’s degree through the physician associate program from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City.
Cook is married and has two sons, ages 15 and 7.
Mercy Clinic Northwest Family is located at 5201 W. Memorial Road in Oklahoma City and can be reached at (405) 755-4050.
Mercy is the fifth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves millions annually. Mercy includes 34 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 2,000 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.