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Mary Ann Merlo, APRN

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  • Palos Medical Group




  • English


Medical Education

Olivet Nazarene University, Master of Science, Nursing


Mary Ann believes in caring for the whole person: mind, body and spirit. She encompasses the entire dynamic of efficient and effective patient care. "I will go the extra mile for my patient's well-being," she explains.

Professional Memberships

Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Video Transcript

Doctor talking:
My name is Mary Ann Merlo and I'm a family nurse practitioner.

Palos Health Logo showing on screen:
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Nurse practitioner talking:
I love my patients. I love being with my patients. Um I love patients that come in and have a problem and you're able to come up with a solution to their problem. Um It's it’s just very rewarding. I've had um just like one example, I had a lady who had a cough for a couple years and she came to see me and I ended up looking at one of her medicines and I'm like oh my God, this medicine I think causes your cough.  And we ended up changing her blood pressure medicine to a correct medication and she came back like the next month and said my family everybody wants to thank you because now I finally, after a couple years, have stopped coughing.

Nurse practitioner with patient:
But it's just the little rewards that you can make somebody feel better. I went back to school in 2008 um to become a really a nurse educator. I wanted to teach um nursing. So I ended up obtaining my family nurse practitioner in January of 2013 and so then I was able to pursue a career as a family nurse practitioner and I also am a nurse educator for Olivet Nazarene University and Saint Xavier University. So I got two dreams of mine to fulfill after my education.

Nurse Practitioner text appears on screen:
It's kind of um an advantage like when you go see a nurse practitioner like if I a question so all I'll have to do is go down the hall and ask the doctor. So you might not be able to get in with the doctor, but I'll never like risk a patient. If I don't know some I'll be like wait a minute let me go ask the doctor and let me bring the doctor in here to see you. So the patient gets the best of both worlds.

Nurse practitioner with patient:
My philosophy of care is to look at the mind, body and spirit. Um I like to treat the whole patient.

Family Practice text appears on screen:
Family practice I wanted to be able to work from birth to elderly.

Nurse with patient:
So I wanted to be able to take care of every aspect of nursing. So going in to family I could go on and specialize in a field, but I just wanted to do general and focus on just the family total.

Palos Medical Group text appears on screen:
I work at Palos because I absolutely love the hospital. Um I've been there

Nurse practitioner with nurse:
for twenty years. I love the patients and

Nurse practitioner talking:
when I became a nurse practitioner I had many opportunities to go to other hospitals but I knew a lot of the physicians there

Nurse practitioner walking down the hall:
and that enables me to use them for the care of my patients.

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Mary Ann Merlo, APRN
Palos Medical Group

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