Michele Rushton, MD - Asante

Michele Rushton, MD

Michele Rushton

Michele Rushton, MD

Patient Rating
4.76 / 5 (Based on 285 reviews) Read Patient Experiences

Internal Medicine

Services offered

Internal Medicine


Asante Family Medicine – Murphy
691 Murphy Rd.
Medford, Oregon 97504
Main: 541-789-6460

About this provider

Michele Rushton, MD, earned her medical degree from the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine residency and internship with Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara. 


  • Provides primary and preventive care to adult patients
  • Manages chronic conditions
  • Serves as medical director for Murphy Family Medicine Clinic and Rogue Valley Manor


Dr. Rushton has extensive knowledge and research experience in adult medicine. She is committed to delivering advanced and compassionate care to every patient. Outside the office, she enjoys hiking, kayaking and botany.

Education and training


University of California San Francisco School of Medicine


Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara


Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara


Dr. Rushton is board-certified in internal medicine. 

I enjoy helping patients make positive changes that improve their quality of life.

Patient experiences

July 31, 2022
Dr. Rushton took a lot of time to listen to my concerns and answer my questions. She is a very caring and open doctor who takes time to listen to and respond to patients concerns.
July 30, 2022
I am pleased and sometimes amazed how professional and friendly all are who are associated with Asante. In particular, Dr. Rushton is most knowledgeable, caring and explains health problems with solutions in a manner which can be understood. Very thankful.
July 27, 2022
Every one.
July 24, 2022
Tamara, MA is on top of it.
July 24, 2022
Dr. Rushton is a wonderful provider. She not only addresses physical issues but mental issues as well.
July 24, 2022
Elliana has recently been very conscientious about the care of [ ]
July 24, 2022
Dr Rushton's assistant, Tamara, is outstanding. She always is on top of things and gives fabulous customer service.
July 18, 2022
Dr. Rushton, is one of the best PCPs I've ever had. She is always thoughtful, engaged and knows my patient history. Her suggestions and recommendations for my care are always appropriate, reasonable and inclusive of my medical history & health issues. Her staff is always professional.
July 18, 2022
Quality staff
July 15, 2022
Very friendly and kind!
July 14, 2022
Dr. Rushton understands that I am a very informed patient. She understands that I have a strong knowledge in healthcare. She does not treat me as an inferior and respects my knowledge. She trust that I will keep her informed and that I will share information with her. That level of understanding is very important to me as it demonstrates her respect for me as a person, as a patient, and as uninformed healthcare retired provider.However, she does communicate with me when I share information that may cause concern for her. However she also communicates why she has a concern and listens to my response. Again it is a demonstration of that respect that I have for her and the respect that she demonstrates for me.Dr. Rushton is the very best provider that I have ever experienced in my 52 years of life. I am grateful for her and I depend on her in a way that they never imagined I would depend on a provider.
July 14, 2022
Well I'm a very complicated case but Dr. Rushton and nurse Tamra have really helped me with my [diagnosis] which no one knows about to send me to the right people that I need to camera the nurse is always help me when I called her if I was in somewhere crisis I do wish there were somebody that knew about [diagnosis] but so far they have helped me more in the last year than anyone has in the last 30 they generally seem concerned but as a lot of doctors and nurses say they know nothing about this condition at least they take to consideration to try to help me with it and I'm grateful for that so I gave them both a nine or 10 please look up [diagnosis] he will see how difficult this condition is to try to treat I hope this helps and I hope I get to keep Dr. Rushton and nurse Tamra I hope neither one of them leaves [name]
July 08, 2022
On the phone, Tamera, Dr Rushton's nurse, was very helpful and expressed genuine concern about my problem.
July 07, 2022
Tamara......Dr Rushston medical assistant.And Gina
July 03, 2022
They were all great to me.
July 01, 2022
Michell Rushton (my primary care physician) is outstanding in every way. She is very easy to talk to, & truly listens to what I have to say about my health issues. I like her better than any other doctor I have ever had (& I am not a young person). She actually cares about my health & does everything she can to make sure I have the tests, specialists & care I require. I can't say enough about her obvious dedication.
June 28, 2022
Michele Ruston.
June 28, 2022
Even tho I had seen Michelle Rushton recently, I messaged to see if she could see me to check my ears before my appointment with Costco ear clinic and I was able to see the assistant quickly but then in the end did not need it because I got into Costco earlier but at least was responded to quickly which I appreciated.
June 28, 2022
June 27, 2022
May 17, 2022
Dr Rushton staff is superb.
May 13, 2022
Dr. Rushton was concerned about my blood pressure and did something about it to make it right within three months which is how long it took to get documentation to know how to handle the problem. It is all taken care of and I am feeling fine and very satisfied about how it all turned out with her help.
May 09, 2022
Tamara, Dr. Ruchton's assistant
May 09, 2022
Dr. Rushton
May 06, 2022
Dr. Rushton always makes you feel she has all the time in the world to address any and all your needs. Dr. Rushton is one of those rare Dr.'s, Who will listen and then address all of your concerns In a respectful manner even if the question by others would seem stupid, to Dr. Rushton there are no stupid questions. A Dimond in the rough with polish. If you let her go it is your lost.
May 04, 2022
Dr. Michelle Rushton and her assistant Tamara.
May 04, 2022
I have been very happy and impressed with the level of professional care here from receptionist to Dr. Rushton. I will say that Dr. Rushton and her nurse, Tamara, are absolutely exceptional! They are truly the cream de la cream!
April 28, 2022
i am very happy with Asante
April 27, 2022
I was in the RVM Health Center for 11 days. Dr. Rushton came to see me, was well aware of my situation, was very good at listening and understanding my issues, and answered my questions clearly.
April 27, 2022
Love Dr. Rushton and her nurse. It's always difficult to change doctors but these two have been wonderful. They treat me as though they've known me long time!
April 26, 2022
I very much appreciate the friendliness, respect, and thoroughness of Dr. Rushton, Tamara, and Ashleigh. It's never easy to have an annual exam, but this team put me at ease and made me feel very comfortable.I would also like to voice my suggestion to add thermography as an additional option for breast health and other conditions. There is a place for this option in our community and it would give great peace of mind to have this additional option from a reputable source such as Asante.
April 15, 2022
Doctor Rushton and I have been communicating extremely well over the past few months. I am very happy with her.
April 15, 2022
In addition to Dr. Rushton, her nurse Tamarra was particularly outstanding.
April 09, 2022
The entire team, Tamara especially, made me feel as if I were their most important patient and always have my best interest in mind! I am so grateful for them! They are the best!
April 07, 2022
Both Dr. Rushton and her PA, Tamera are very helpful and kind. We have had nothing but positive experiences.
April 06, 2022
All personnel in the Mira Mar Coumadin Clinic serve very professionally.
April 06, 2022
Friendly staff, however more importantly highly professional. They know their stuff and know how to explain their diagnosis from examination, tests, and experience.
April 03, 2022
Yes they always give me the appointment I asked for in the mornings Dr. Rushton always listens to what I have I have a very difficult condition called [diagnosis] which is one of the most complicated conditions on earth crust and the nurse is always respectful for when I get a shot Dr. Ruston and nurse Cristin really seem to care about my [diagnosis] on moving forward dead bodies in I learn more about my condition in the last year in the last 25 years with other doctors and making progress on finding out what kind of a[diagnosis] I have Dr. Rushton always gives me the proper referrals to the proper doctors with this condition I am very pleased and lucky to have found her and Cristin they seem like they really care about the patient and not about the insurance cards that means a lot thank you
March 31, 2022
Tamara, was as helpful as could be considering the circumstances & needs that I had. It's a long explanation so I'm not going to go into it. If you need details call me you have my number. But Tamara did some follow work & sent a notice to the doctor. Nothing was really resolved until I saw the Dr. The following week but sometimes things happen��.. thank you tamera wallace
March 30, 2022
yes. Tamara is very helpful and will to discuss the results of my tests. Very enjoyable person to deal with. She needs a raise!!!!!!
March 22, 2022
Tamera Dr. Rushton's nurse
March 21, 2022
Michele Rushton's nurse, Tamra was very efficient and informed.
March 18, 2022
Tamara is Dr. Rushtons assistant and she has proved her excellence in every way.
March 18, 2022
Dr. Rushton has been the best provider that I have ever had in my life, and I am 51 years old. She listens to me and respects what I have to say. She is thoughtful about my care and discusses important items with me. I am so impressed with her service that I travel from Klamath Falls to Medford to see her when needed. I hope you give her the recognition for excellence that she deserves because she is truly excellent.
March 18, 2022
Dr, Rushton nurse
March 13, 2022
I feel like Everyone Everyone is doing an AWESOME Job.
March 09, 2022
I am a new patient with Doctor Rushton. Both she and her medical assistant asked pertinent questions and responded appropriately to all of my questions.
March 06, 2022
Dr Rushton is thorough, compassionate & very knowledgeable.
March 05, 2022
Everything was just wonderful for me.
March 02, 2022
Although I have not had much interaction with Dr. Rushton yet, she has been responsive and capable when I needed medical treatment. Staff at the Miramar facility (Rogue Valley Manor) have also been quite service-oriented.
March 02, 2022
My PCP, Chelsea Jennings) NP, has been outstanding with her help, awareness, and cooperation in providing and getting me the health care I have needed. She has been my go-to person at the Clinic for everything.
March 02, 2022
Very impressed at Dr. Rushton's after-visit note. It showed she listened and cares. It was accurate, comprehensive and concise and will be useful to me as a review and as a reminder of what to do afer the visit.
March 02, 2022
Dr Resthron Office Staff was always great
February 27, 2022
I think Dr. Rushton and Tamara her assistant are both outstanding.
February 24, 2022
I admire the bravery of all healthcare workers that do their job every day in spite of the risks presented by Covid and some people that refuse to get vaccinated. Thanks to everyone at Asante!
February 23, 2022
Yes, Dr. Rushton & her medical nurse.
February 23, 2022
Dr Rushton's care and staff were excellent
February 23, 2022
I feel the providers are over worked. Dr Rushton and Amber [ ] were both hurried to their next appt. I have spent much time on hold as well.
February 21, 2022
This was my first appointment with Dr. Ruston and Tamara. I was very pleased with the time and care that they gave me during that first initial appointment. My last PC retired, and had referred me to Dr Rushton, and I feel like it's going to be a really good fit. Thank you, Dr. Rushton for becoming my new PC. [name]
February 17, 2022
Dr Rushton and her nurse assistant, Tamoran.
February 17, 2022
When [name] needed to see Dr. Rushton right away they fit her in for a video appointment.
February 16, 2022
Dr. Michelle Rushton and her assistant, Tamara, make a great team! I am a new patient (my previous doctor retired) and although it took several months to be seen by Dr. Rushton, I am very happy to have her as my primary care physician. Dr. Rushton took the time I needed to get to know her and to feel confident with her care. I am very pleased with my choice of doctors!
February 16, 2022
Dr Rushton is a great combo of brilliant, attentive, caring and professional. She has an amazing memory for my issues, though I am new to her. She is kind, respectful and I feel super grateful she is my Dr.Her medical assistant is awesome and was able to take my specialized blood pressure without experience. She's great too!!!!
February 16, 2022
Both Dr. Rushton and her medical assistant, Tamara, are EXCELLENT and I highly value the health partnership.
February 15, 2022
Michele Rushton and her assistant are excellent. They are both very professional and treat you with very caring concern about anything that you have a problem with and how they can keep you healthy. I am very satisfied with them.
February 15, 2022
Provider made an exception for me as a primary care physician even though her panel was full. I really appreciated that.
February 15, 2022
Dr Rushton is a very good communicator. I feel as if she really cares about me personally.
February 13, 2022
M.D, very responsive to concerns. Good followup from conversation with medical assistant.
February 12, 2022
Dr. Rushton and her nurse were exceptional. They knew about my medical history, remembered us from getting a flu shot, spent a lot of time getting to know me and listened to my questions and history shared.
February 12, 2022
Dr. Rushton and her assistant Tamara are very caring, professional, and knowledgeable.
February 12, 2022
Everyone was very good!
February 07, 2022
Tamarra, Dr. Rushton's nurse
January 31, 2022
I think Dr. Rushton is outstanding. She is patient, knowledgable and helpful and easy to understand. She takes the time to listen to comments and questions and offer her insights on the situation.
January 28, 2022
Dr Rushton, her nurse Tamara, and all the other folks were very kind, polite and thorough.
January 28, 2022
I am thrilled that Dr. (Michele) Rushton has accepted me as a patient. She's fantastic. I've had 1 (first) appointment w/ her & she already surpasses the terrible, negligent, egregious �care� I received from my previous provider. I'm very grateful to be her patient.
January 10, 2022
Very difficult to single out an individual. Very pleased with all individuals who I have come in contact with.
January 07, 2022
[date], I had an appointment with Consuelo [ ]. My husband Bill was with me. We both liked Consuelo a lot. She ask lots of questions and offered lots of information about my situation. She gave me a course of action and set up an appointment with her next week, after I have one of my tests.
December 31, 2021
They are outstanding from the receptionist to the doctor to the nurse
December 30, 2021
I was given an appointment the day I called. I was in bad pain when I went in. Dr. Rushton diagnosed my problem, prescribed medication. I was feeling better very soon. Thanks. Chelsea [ ] gently fixed my [diagnosis] problem on my visit. Thanks again.
December 30, 2021
Dr. Michelle Rushton and her staff.
December 29, 2021
Good experience.
December 27, 2021
Very efficient
December 16, 2021
Since moving to Medford in March 2021 I have been very impressed not only with the care provided by the Asante system but also by the coordination within the system via MyChart. Care from multiple providers, Rogue Valley hospital, immunization clinics, laboratories, and the pharmacy within the Asante family, as well as services from providers outside Asante, have been linked via MyChart, leading to rapid communication amongst the various participants and rapid feedback to me, the patient. This coordination has enhanced the already high level of care provided by Asante in quality, accessibility and speed. I appreciate the access to my medical information and medical providers through the MyChart technology. Thank you.
December 13, 2021
Michelle Rushton, Scott Hopkins and Amber Watts were outstanding and met my health care needs.
December 10, 2021
December 09, 2021
All the people I encountered were outstanding. They seem to care and are always helpful and polite and friendly. I saw Killian a few months ago and he was extremely helpful and listened to me. Dr. Rushton is always an outstanding doctor, whether I see her in person or in video and she always answers my messages. Tamara is always very helpful in person and when I send a message. The receptionist is always nice and helpful.
December 04, 2021
Dr. Rushton is a great listener and a very caring individual. She took an interest in my problems. After my first appointment with her I had an issue that came up suddenly and she checked me over the day after I called to schedule an appointment. I want to give kudos to Dr. [NAME] as well. My first appointment with him was a follow-up appointment when Dr. Rushton couldn't fit me into her schedule. He's also a great listening and a very caring individual. He had thoroughly reviewed my history and my problem and asked pertinent questions.
December 01, 2021
I was very impressed that Dr. Rushton had read my medical history and asked questions. She was excellent in all respects.
November 26, 2021
Dr. Rushton and the whole team are pleasant and efficient. As a retired RN that is a compliment.
November 24, 2021
Besides Dr. Rushton, her nurse Tamarra exceeded my expectations regarding dealing with my health insurance company on various issues.
November 06, 2021
Dr. Rushton is compassionate and caring. She seems to really understand me as an individual and she often puts my concerns at ease. She always has time to just talk with me. I am glad I found/was referred to her for care. Tamara, Dr. Rushton's medical assistant is always kind and helpful. She never makes me feel as if she if being rushed and always takes the time needed.
November 04, 2021
She is a great doctor!
November 04, 2021
Overall good visit and conversations about needs and concerns.
November 04, 2021
Dr. Rushton
November 02, 2021
Dr. Rushton
October 30, 2021
I have recently changed doctors and am very pleased I chose Dr. Rushton. She is very personable, caring and easy to talk to and really cares about keeping me healthy. She is never in a hurry and takes as long as it takes to cover whatever has to be done or discussed. Everyone I talked to before seeing her said I would love her and she is a great doctor, all very true. I feel blessed to have been chosen to be her patient.
October 29, 2021
Dr. Rushton and her medical assistant.
October 28, 2021
She was wonderful
October 25, 2021
They are all shining stars
October 22, 2021
Dr. Michelle Rushton is fantastic!
October 21, 2021
Tamarra Dr. Rushton's nurse
October 18, 2021
Dr. Rushton and her nurse were wonderful.
October 13, 2021
Dr Rushton and Tamara
October 13, 2021
Dr. Michelle Rushton is a caring and sensitive provider. She actually takes time to listen and respond to all my concerns. She has a great bedside manner about her. Feel so lucky to be one of her patients.
October 12, 2021
Dr. Rushton's nurse, Tamara is efficient and courteous.
October 08, 2021
Tamara is ALWAYS on top of the messages and has kept my prescriptions updated. She is always prompt to return calls and does what she says she will do.
October 01, 2021
Asante is the best place I've been to in my entire life when I switched over to Dr. Rushton listens to what I have to say so does that help her as well as the front desk I'm very pleased with Asante thank you
October 01, 2021
Dr. Rushton is outstanding! I cannot recommend her highly enough. She has such a warm, caring and fun bedside manner. She is also an excellent physician and communicator. I wish she could be my PCP.
October 01, 2021
One issue I had was I had to take a friend to the emergency room and it was really hard to get up there with my car because of construction and thankfully I didn't have to go there more than once
September 22, 2021
I enjoy my visits with Dr. Rushton, and her assistant is always helpful and kind.
September 22, 2021
Dr. Rushton and her assistant were both great!
September 22, 2021
Dr.Rushton has been outstanding!
September 19, 2021
Dr Rushton
September 18, 2021
Doctor Rushton has been an answer to my prayers in finding the right doctor for me.
September 08, 2021
Dr. Rushton. She was absolutely wonderful.
September 08, 2021
Dr. Rushton is very personable.
September 05, 2021
Dr. Rushton is a great doctor, I'm very grateful to have her as my PCP.
September 04, 2021
Dr. Rushton is amazing. She always listens carefully and provides immediate helpful advice and information, in clear, understandable, language. She responds immediately to MyHealthOnline questions and requests. Asante is lucky to have her. She's outstanding.
September 03, 2021
Both Dr. Rushton and Tamara are kind, thorough and possess exceptional experienced skill sets. I had to change my primary care with [NAME] (whom I LOVED) due to an insurance change. These two jumped in with superior and thorough excellence in care! I'm very happy and trusting in this transition of my care.
September 03, 2021
Dr Rushton is great! She was very thorough and showed genuine interest. Her nurse was wonderful! She was friendly, delightful and made me feel at ease. Her nurse was very busy, but took time with me and I didn't feel rushed. These women are a big asset to the organization. Awesome team!!!
September 03, 2021
Rachel has always helped as needed. I very much appreciate all that she does.
September 01, 2021
My wife and I love being patients of Dr Rushton . She's the best!
September 01, 2021
Dr. [NAME] ,
August 31, 2021
DR Rushton is an outstanding doctor.
August 18, 2021
I am not positive I'm remembering her name correctly but Dayna (or something similar?!) at the front desk was always so kind both on the phone and when checking in for my appointment in the office. She helped me feel so at ease, when accessing medical care has been a source of anxiety for me in the past.
August 18, 2021
Dr. Rushton has stayed on top of an emerging health issue that I am experiencing staying abreast of reports from an orthopedic surgeon in Portland.
August 18, 2021
Everything. Dr. Rushton and her staff are fabulous.
August 18, 2021
Tamara, Dr Ruston's assistant has alway been very helpful. She even worked me in-between patient to do ear irrigation. Since I live almost 3 hours away she always tries to make the appointment at a reasonable time. She has always been easy to talk to & understanding.Killon [NAME] & Kris [NAME] where really helpful when Dr Rushton was not available.
August 18, 2021
Tamara, Dr Rushton's nurse was great & was very helpfully in getting my appt. She is very pleasant & easy to talk too.
August 16, 2021
Tamara, Dr. Rushton's Assistant is a wonderful assist to her and her patients. It is important to have someone that communicates clearly between Dr. and patient as well as being patient, kind and courteous in nature. She does it all!
August 13, 2021
Dr. Rushton is a good listener and is very knowledgeable.
August 06, 2021
I am a new patient. I switched to Dr. Rushton because my previous Dr. just seemed on overload of patients. Looks like Dr. R will have a very full and busy schedule but I totally appreciated having her asking and listening during my meeting with her.
August 04, 2021
Tamara, Dr. Rushton's nurse is very kind and helpful and always followed up with me.
July 29, 2021
Dr. Rushton AND her assistant are both excellent!
July 28, 2021
After living and attending what we thought were the best providers in several different states, we now are convinced that Asante in general and the physicians in particular, are indeed the best ever. Professional, compassionate and at times good fun to be with, Asante is our favorite and we extoll your quality to friends and family.
July 14, 2021
I have distal arthrogryposis very complicated condition I have learned more about this condo on in 12 months than in the last 40 years the assistance are so nice as well as dr Rustin
July 14, 2021
Dr Rushton is the best!
July 12, 2021
Dr. Rushton and her staff are the best health providers I have ever had. Thorough, knowledgeable and professional - all the qualities you need in a primary health care doctor.
July 12, 2021
Dr. Rushton was outstanding. It was my first appointment with her and she took time to get to know me from a medical standpoint and personal standpoint as well. She listened to my questions and did not seem to be in a hurry to get me out of the exam room. I was impressed with her knowledge and ability to make sure I understood. Impressed with Dr. Rushton!!
July 11, 2021
Tamara is usually right on top of everything I ask of her & I appreciate everything she does for me. Give her a big sparkly gold star & lots of glitter!
July 08, 2021
July 08, 2021
I saw Michele Rushton as a new patient last week. I made the appointment about 4 months ago. I was very impressed with her knowledge of my history and of services/suggestions/additional items from which I could benefit. For example, I asked her about being sleepy during the day and she mentioned a different kind of sleep apnea that I could discuss with my sleep apnea doctor which might solve the problem.
July 05, 2021
The whole staff and mainly the doctor!
July 04, 2021
Dr. Rushton and her team are always so very responsive, whether it's a problem with a prescription refill or a urgent need to consult about a cancer diagnosis.
July 02, 2021
They are all great
July 01, 2021
I am very pleased all around with Asante
June 26, 2021
Michelle and her staff
June 20, 2021
The Doctor and nurses in her office
June 20, 2021
I was impressed with both Dr. Rushton and her assistant Tamara as I was a new patient for them. Time was spent going over my health and history.
June 20, 2021
I think everyone performed as I expected or even better. In my case no "heroics" were called-for.


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