Katherine Merkle, DO

Providing quality, compassionate care for you and your family

Katherine Merkle, DO


Personal Biography:

Dr. Merkle is a resident physician of Samaritan Family Medicine Resident Clinic.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Regis University and a medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences.

Away from the office, Dr. Merkle enjoys Bikram yoga, rock climbing, snowshoeing and trail running with her dog.

Medical Education and Training:

Bachelor’s degree: Regis University
Medical degree: Western University of Health Sciences



  • Family Medicine
    Family medicine providers provide comprehensive health care for all members of the family. They may be physicians, nurse practitioners or physician assistants. They serve as a primary care provider for their patients.
  • Resident Physician
    Resident physicians, known as residents, have earned medical degrees and practice medicine under the supervision of fully licensed physicians, usually in a hospital or clinic.

    Medical residency provides in-depth training within a specific branch of medicine such as family practice, internal medicine, psychiatry, orthopedic surgery, general surgery or other specialties and builds upon the broad range of medical knowledge and basic clinical skills learned in medical school, enabling the physician to get more hands-on medical practice experience.