Michele Rushton, MD - Asante

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Michele Rushton, MD

Michele Rushton

Michele Rushton, MD

Patient Rating
4.83 / 5 (Based on 309 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

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.
March 22, 2021
Reception, RNs and Dr. RUSHTON.
March 19, 2021
Dr. Ruston and her assistant were among the best Dr. and assistant I have had. Excellent!
March 12, 2021
yes Iam so happy with all the attention thank you so much.
March 07, 2021
Dr Rushton was awesome,So was Tamara
March 04, 2021
Both the Doctor and her Nurse were excellent
March 04, 2021
The staff and Dr. Rushton were all great. This was my first visit.
February 26, 2021
I think Dr. Rushton is outstanding. She was very personable while also handling medical topics very comfortably and competently. I am very happy to have found her. I have a lot of confidence in her abilities to advise me wisely.
February 25, 2021
I have just recently joined the Asante Family Medical group with Michelle Rushton so it is too soon for me to write about my experiences with the group.
February 22, 2021
Dr Rushton and Tamera are both amazing and a definite asset to Asante Family Medicine. It is definitely worth the drive and time to come over from Klamath Falls to see them.
February 21, 2021
I was greeted promptly at the front desk by Heather, who was very friendly and made me feel very welcome. Dr. Rushton's assistant, Tamera, was excellent. It was my first visit and she made me feel right at home. I can't say enough about Dr. Rushton. She was warm, friendly, caring, extremely knowledgeable, listened attentively, very relaxed visit, and quickly followed up on concerns within 1 or 2 days. I feel very confident in her abilities.
February 19, 2021
Everything was very good. If I rate it as excellent on the first visit, you have nothing to strive for! 😉
February 19, 2021
all personal at Murphy Road are good & responsive. ALL APPOINTMENTS WERE ON TIME WITH LITTLE OR NO WAIT.
February 15, 2021
Both Dr Rushton and her nurse Tamara have been very understanding about my chemical sensitivity problem. This means a lot to me.
February 12, 2021
Dr. Rushton and Tamara are the best. I'm sick and might be for a while, but I'm not worried knowing they have my back.
February 02, 2021
I was there to establish new primary care w/ Dr. Rushton. She spent a good amount time w/ me & talked to me about some of my concerns. She was very knowledgeable & explained things to me very clearly. I felt comfortable to be in her care. My last primary care physician moved out of town & I will be happy to continue my care with Dr. Rushton.
January 28, 2021
There was a long waiating timee to see her, but if I needed any extra time with her, I would also get itl It was my first visit with her, and I look forward to the next time to see her.
January 21, 2021
Dr. Michele Rushton was excellent. Caring, intelligent, proactive. She listened well and took me seriously.
January 21, 2021
Both doctor and physicians assistant and nurse practitioner!
January 18, 2021
January 18, 2021
intire staff
January 17, 2021
Yes, Dr. Rushton has always been exceptional in her connecting with my wife and I. I think that she is gifted. Her approach is always like the doctors in the movies I saw as a kid. She does a very good old time caring doctor.
January 15, 2021
Dr. Rushton's nurse, Tamara, is always available and helpful.
January 14, 2021
Asanta groups have been good to me.
January 14, 2021
Dr. Ruston was very thorough with her exam and explanations for care. I really appreciated her concern for my health.Dr. Rushton's nurse, Tamara, was very nice and accommodating as well. She spent considerable time getting all my information and listened to my concerns. Both Dr. Rushton and Tamara are excellent and assets to the Asante family.
January 11, 2021
January 04, 2021
I don't remember her name, but Dr. Rushton's MA who roomed me was outstanding. Warm, friendly, kind, and professional. We chuckled together for a minute about "girl visits" and just being women. When you're nervous, that friendliness makes ALL the difference. Thank you.
December 31, 2020
Dr, Rushton is an amazing physician and Asante is lucky to have her.I am [AGE] years old and have never had this outstanding quality in a physician. I trust her implicitly.
December 28, 2020
I enjoyed my visit with Dr. Rushton. She answered all my questions, listened closely, and was very helpful in addition to being warm and caring.
December 27, 2020
Dr. Rushton & all the medical staff were outstanding.
December 25, 2020
Michelle Rushton til over my care from my last care giver who was with me for 9 years. Michelle is better!
December 24, 2020
Both Michele Rushton and her assistant were excellent at listening to what I had to say and coming back with complete and competent feedback and suggestions. I couldn't ask for better than that. Both were very thorough in understanding what I needed and how to help.
December 14, 2020
Very caring doctor!!
December 13, 2020
Dr. Rushton prescribed prednisone, which cured my leg pain.
December 10, 2020
Dr. Rushton is always excellent and outstanding. She listens, has good advice and makes me feel like she respects me as a person.
December 07, 2020
Dr Rushton and he staff were kind and compassionate and especially accommodating
October 25, 2020
Michelle was outstanding! I waited 7 months to get a new PCP when mine went to[ ].I was with my previous PCP for 10 years and I thought I would never find another that I would have a deep caring relationship with.After only one visit Dr Rushton did even better. She is terrific. Kind, professional, caring and she listens. I can't say enough positive things about the care I recieved.
October 23, 2020
Dr. Rushton prescribed a medication that greatly reduced my pain.
October 15, 2020
Both Dr Rushton and Tamara took time to listen to me and my concerns. They were exceptional!
October 09, 2020
This was my first, introductory visit with Dr. Rushton. I was allocated one full hour for our getting-to-know-you session. I left very impressed. A week later I had a follow-up question which I e-mailed to her using the Patient Portal. Her thorough response came the next day. I am very pleased and am confident that my health care is in competent and compassionate hands.
October 09, 2020
Dr. Rushton and her assistant, initial visit of one hour.
September 30, 2020
Dr Rushton is the best physician I have ever dealt with. She listens carefully, answers questions completely and if she doesn't know she will find out and let you know. She is an amazing person and I feel lucky she is my physician.


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