Willamette Valley Medical Center and McMinnville Internal Medicine are pleased to welcome to our community, Chandni Merchant, MD. Dr. Merchant is an Internal Medicine Physician joining the McMinnville Internal Medicine clinic. As an Internist, Dr. Merchant is trained to care for patients with multi-system diseases, as well as perform general health examinations and consult on complex medical problems.
Hailing from Vasai, India, Dr. Merchant was introduced to the practicing of medicine by her father who was also a physician. As a teenager she would visit her father’s clinic and was fascinated with what he was able to do for people every day. Dr. Merchant pursued two bachelor degrees; Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, in Solapur, India before deciding that Internal Medicine was where her heart lie. She did her internship at Dr. Vaishamapayan Memorial Medical College and SCSR Hospital in Solapur, India before moving to the United States to finish her education. She completed her residency earlier this year at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, New Jersey as the chief resident in the Department of Internal medicine.
Dr. Merchant credits her strong communication skills, excellent work ethic, and ability to work with a team for her success thus far. Joining the team centered philosophy at McMinnville Internal Medicine and collegial medical staff of Willamette Valley Medical Center is the perfect fit for her. When asked why she chose to specialize in Internal Medicine, she said, “I like variety and want to treat all major body systems, but most importantly, I LOVE my patients and building long term relationships. My relationship with them and knowing who they are, what they like, and their lifestyle gives me invaluable insight into what could potentially be ailing them and allows me to make the best diagnosis. It is like solving puzzles, but on the highest level of importance.” She went on to say that she “believes strongly in the concept of family, culture and discipline leading to a productive life. Being a part of a close knit medical community is important for me to be successful in my practice and when I came to visit McMinnville it felt right.”
In her clinic, Dr. Merchant will treat the full spectrum of internal conditions including:
|· General Adult Wellness||· Geriatric Diseases|
|· Hypertension||· Pneumonia and other infections|
|· Diabetes||· Gastrointestinal Stomach issues|
Dr. Merchant is extremely dedicated to her patients and looking forward to building strong, lasting relationships. When she isn’t working in her clinic or at WVMC, Dr. Merchant will most likely be found playing with her husband and their 3 year old daughter signing, traveling, reading, and playing altogether.
Appointments may be made by calling
McMinnville Internal Medicine
254 NE Norton Lane
About McMinnville Internal Medicine
Located in McMinnville, Oregon, the board certified Internal Medicine physicians of McMinnville Internal Medicine focus on health care for adults — from preventive services and routine medical examinations, to the treatment of complex diseases and illnesses including diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and osteoporosis, as well as cardiovascular disease prevention. Our Internists are trained to care for patients with multi-system diseases, general health examinations as well as for consultation on complex medical problems. Appointments can be requested individually, or a local physician can refer a patient to McMinnville Internal Medicine by calling (503) 472-9002.