Episode 94: Dr. Amy Mechley (She/Her) of Integrated Family Care - Arnold, CA

Direct Primary Care Doctor, Lifestyle Medicine Physician

Dr. Mechley is a Family Physician in Cincinnati
Dr. Amy Mechley

Dr. Amy Mechley loves being a physician.

She attended Saint Louis University for her undergrad years and then earned her MD from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to the University of Utah Family Practice Residency at McKay-Dee Hospital. After residency she completed advanced clinical training in cardiac wellness at Harvard’s Henry Benson Institute in Mind Body Medicine Massachusetts General Hospital.

She has been practicing medicine in Cincinnati, her hometown, since 1998. She married a native Cincinnatian, and they are the parents of three fantastic children.

Dr. Mechley takes innovative approaches to some of the most challenging concerns in healthcare today.

She is a recognized physician executive in primary care which gained her national recognition.

Dr. Mechley has worked with all the regional Cincinnati healthcare systems. At the beginning of her 20+year career, she began a relationship with the University of Cincinnati/The Christ Hospital Family Medicine Residency, and today continues to guide and teach the residents, our future primary care physicians. Dr. Mechley feels strongly that primary care physicians need to be independent in order to serve as true patient advocates. Primary care doctors can work fully in the best interest of their patients, fostering a deep caring relationship to help improve health and promote wellness.

She became the first doctor in the region to be board certified in Lifestyle Medicine, which focuses on a partnership with the patient to improve their health. This is done by understanding the root cause of the issue and not just treating the symptoms. She has been awarded many teaching awards, local Best Doctors yearly since 2010 and to Best Doctors in America. Her favorite award is still a hug from her patients.

Dr. Mechley and her DPC partner, Dr. Glass, have been crossing paths through the years as they both moved to fully embrace a more holistic approach to medicine. This synergy and aligned missions brought them together to open Integrated Family Care in 2017. The practice embodies all the learnings from many years of work as a caring doctor, along with an executive understanding of the business of medicine. She feels this practice is a culmination of her calling as a healer.


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Dr. Mechley presenting with Dr. Glass at the

2019 DPC AAFP Summit in Chicago


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