Dr. Betsy Merrell joined the Pardee Medical Staff in 2009, initially as a hospitalist, and then as a Family Medicine Associate since 2011.

A member of the North Carolina Medical Society, the American Academy of Family Practice and the NC Academy of Family Physicians, Merrell has served in leadership capacities in several ways, including President of the Henderson County Medical Society for two years.


Dr. Merrell is described by her patients as being devoted to improving their health, sticking with them during difficult diagnoses, and researching and learning all that is known before making a diagnosis and treatment plan.


Beyond the walls of her office, she has served our community as a board member of Mainstay (now Safelight) and has volunteered with the Free Clinics, Relay for Life and the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce.


Family life is busy, caring for her children, 7 year old Sophia and 4 year old Luke,  and handling the gardening, decorating and bookkeeping for her husband’s dental practice. We even learned that she has stepped in as dental assistant at 3 am when called upon to help with an emergency root canal. She’s also been known to stand in line for hours to snag UNC Basketball tickets and is on the short list to learn of the next U2 concert in the area.


Many congratulations to Dr. Betsy Merrell; we are honored to have her on our team!