Lauren Merrell, DNP, PMHNP


My Specialties:

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practioner, Board-certified, Board-eligible

My Areas of Focus:

Adult Mental Health, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Gay and Lesbian Issues, Mood Disorders, Neuro-developmental difficulties, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Transgender Health, Substance Abuse

Gender:

Female

Affiliations:

Good Samaritan Medical Center

Where I see patients

About Me:

Lauren Merrell, D.N.P., is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Legacy Medical Group-Northwest. She joined Legacy in 2018 after working in community mental-health settings. Dr. Merrell has a special interest in patients with co-occurring mental health and neurodevelopmental disorder (e.g., Autism, Down Syndrome, intellectual disability). She also enjoys treating patients with depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and substance use disorders. Prior to attending nursing school, she worked at Vanderbilt University in psychiatric research.

Education:
Doctor of Nursing Practice: Oregon Health & Science University
Master of Nursing: Oregon Health & Science University
Bachelors of Science in Nursing: Oregon Health & Science University
Bachelor of Science: Vanderbilt University
Certification: ANCC Board-Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Year I Started Practice: 2016
Hospitals Served: Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Publication: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

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