Clint Merritt emphasizes he is “just a Wyoming kid at heart.”
After growing up in Grover, Wyoming (population 120), Clint graduated from the University of Wyoming and later earned his Master’s degree as a Physician Assistant from Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana. He learned about BMC while completing rotations in Cody during his time at Rocky.
“I got to be familiar with a lot of people who had had procedures done through the clinic and were very happy, so I figured it would provide excellent care and had a good reputation,” Clint says.
More than ready to return to Wyoming, Clint moved to Cody to join BMC in 2008. He instantly felt that small town connection with the clinic and its patients.
“The greatest advantage to small town clinics is developing individual relationships with patients,” Clint says. “Our clinic is organized in a family manner, and we try to create that same type of environment with our patients. Patients become family, and the community is like an extension of family.”
Clint’s greatest joy in life is his own family, his wife Rebecca and their three kids. They tend to spend as much time outdoors as possible – from hiking in the Bighorns to weekend drives through Yellowstone to skiing at Red Lodge and Sleeping Giant.
When Clint brings up fishing, his eyes light up. “I absolutely love fishing – the Buffalo Bill Reservoir, lower and upper Sunlight, Yellowtail … I love the big lakers – lake and rainbow trout.” Clint also ties his own flies and fly fishes on the Shoshone.
“I want people to know I’m just a normal outdoor enthusiast who enjoys the Wyoming traditions and the Wyoming way of life,” Clint says.
Clint has worked to embody the Wyoming spirit in his own work as a physician assistant at BMC for the past seven years and hopes to continue to do so.
“I want our patients to know, or at least to have the vision, that I will do anything within my capabilities to make sure they are taken care of to the best of our ability.”
View Clint’s video bio here.