Michele Rushton, MD - Asante

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Michele Rushton, MD

Michele Rushton

Michele Rushton, MD

Patient Rating
4.83 / 5 (Based on 311 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

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 [ ]
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.
June 17, 2021
Doctor Rushton is very knowledgeable about medications and treatments for whatever ailment I have. She makes you feel like you are a member of her family.
June 13, 2021
It all went very smoothlyl We haad quite a waiting period, but I knew if i NEEDED MORE TIME WITH HER, SHE WOULDD GIVE IT TO ME.
June 11, 2021
Dr. Rushton
June 09, 2021
Tamara with Dr. Rushton
June 01, 2021
Everyone at Dr Rushton's office was very friendly and helpful.
June 01, 2021
I feel that Dr. Rushton and her nurse Tamara gave me excelletn care and provided a personal touch that imspired confidence in my care. I feel very fortunate to have found such an excellent provider.
May 28, 2021
Dr Rushton is always kind, courteous, and respectful. I really like her Medical Assistant for all the same reasons. Plus she's very patient with me.
May 28, 2021
Best primary care i have ever had
May 28, 2021
The receptionists are always helpful.
May 28, 2021
Tamara always communicated by concerns to Dr Rushton and got back to me ASAP.
May 28, 2021
Dr. Rushton is the same type of doctor that she was at Sky Lakes; she was always interested in how I feel both physically and emotionally. She appears to be happier at Asante. The staff is also different. They are cheerful and upbeat. I was beginning to think that all in medicine was going that way.
May 26, 2021
Dr. Michele Rushton and her CCMA /staff were so great and assistive in all my medical care needs
May 20, 2021
Tamera, Assistant with Dr. Rushton was excellent as well as Dr. Rushton herself. They make a great team and demonstrate exceptional care. I trust Dr. Rushton more than any Doctor I've ever had. I was sorry to see her leave Klamath but she was worth following. So I did.
May 18, 2021
This was my first appointment with Michele Rushton, MD. I was looking for a new PCP. Dr. Rushton provided genuine care, an understanding of my medical challenges, and exceptional medical knowledge to provide me the confidence to have her as my long-term PCP. The staff was engaged, thoughtful and informative. Overall it was a great experience & I feel confident in Dr. Rushton and her support team.
May 17, 2021
Responsive to any concerns .
May 17, 2021
I'm a new patient, was treated well by everyone so far.
May 05, 2021
they are all wonderful
May 05, 2021
So glad I met Dr Rushton and very happy she is my primary care giver!
May 05, 2021
Dr Rushton's assistants - both the one that was temporary, filling in for her regular. Then her regular, I forgot her name. She is very patient, and listens. They were very accommodating to inhouse vs me at home.
May 05, 2021
always, dr rushton and staff are excellent
May 03, 2021
Dr. Rushton and staff were excellent
April 30, 2021
Dr. Rushton's medical assistant Tamara was exceptionally caring and helpful in dealing with needed assistance related to prescription changes.
April 29, 2021
April 29, 2021
Tamara and dr Rushton
April 27, 2021
Dr. Rushton was outstanding. She listened, gave clear, direct answers and advice. Perhaps best doctor I've ever had.
April 24, 2021
Dr. Rushton !!!
April 23, 2021
We were impressed with the doctor's vast knowledge in our varied problems. We were impressed with her clear explanations. We were impressed with her suggestions for improvement and reasons why she suggested what we could/should do. During my eighty years, I have had excellent care from several doctors. Michelle Ruston is among the best, if not the best.
April 19, 2021
Dr Rushton
April 17, 2021
I not only felt totally confident of Dr. Rushton's medical care, but found her nurse, Tamara to be very supportive and ready to take care of all my needs, made me feel at ease, and she heard what I said, while addressing my concerns or questions with the appropriate expertise.
April 16, 2021
Asante is very lucky to have a physician the caliber of Dr. Rushton on staff.
April 15, 2021
Tamara helped me obtain necessary prescriptions promptly and patiently helped me switch pharmacies multiple times.
April 08, 2021
My Dr - Dr. Rushton. She's the best!
March 27, 2021
My wife and I were very happy to meet with Dr. Rushton. It was our 1st visit with her to establish new care. She knew my immediate history and had new suggestions as to things that I could do to help some of my chronic conditions. We were very pleased with what she has had to offer so far, a nice change from what we have experienced in the past.
March 22, 2021
They are all outstanding, friendly, bright, and cheerful.


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