Dr. Rachel Mehr is a board-certified family medicine physician with more than ten years of practice experience and has served in various Ascension Saint Thomas Medical Partners leadership positions, including her current service as chair of the board. Her interest in medicine began at a young age, with her father and many other family members and mentors being physicians.
She attended Meharry Medical College, where she received the Outstanding Family Medicine Student award in medical school and received honors in multiple rotations. She quickly became passionate about providing primary care to the underserved, who often presented with advanced-stage illnesses and had very complex and challenging cases. She then completed three additional years of training in Family Medicine Residency, where she trained in evidence-based medicine, doing most of her rotations in Nashville Metro General Hospital and some additional training in pediatrics at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital and Vanderbilt Children's Hospital ER.
Outside of the office, Dr. Mehr enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, extended family, and friends.