OKLAHOMA CITY – Growing up on a ranch in rural Oklahoma, Jennifer Degge always assumed she would become a veterinarian until her grandmother’s medical experiences changed her career path.
“After visiting the hospital while my grandma suffered from COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder), the nurses inspired me and God called me to health care instead,” she said.
Degge joins Mercy Clinic’s Northwest Family primary care office as a nurse practitioner. In that role, she is excited to deliver compassionate care with a holistic approach focusing on mind, body and soul.
“I chose to become a family nurse practitioner because I know it’s my calling,” she said. “I am now able to fulfill my passion and use my love of people, medicine and ministry to provide the best health care to my patients. I’m passionate about living a healthy lifestyle and encouraging others to do the same.”
Degge received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma, and her master’s degree in nursing through the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of South Alabama in Mobile.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outside and playing sports. She is a member of LifeChurch and works with children through the LifeKids program.
To make an appointment with Degge at Mercy Clinic Primary Care – Northwest Family, call (405) 755-4050. The clinic is located at 5201 W. Memorial Road in Oklahoma City.
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.