Dr. Mechley earned her medical doctorate at the University of Cincinnati College Of Medicine and completed her residency in family medicine at The University of Utah McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah. She completed additional training in mind/body medicine with Dr Herbert Benson at the Harvard Medical School and advanced cardiac wellness at the Massachusetts General Hospital Henry-Benson Institute. She founded the Richardson Mind/Body Medical Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has given presentations for many organizations including the American Heart Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Lifestyle Medicine, and HIMSS.
Dr. Mechley’s career has been founded on servant led principles and innovative approaches to some of the most challenging concerns in healthcare today. As a recognized physician executive in primary care, she has had the successful opportunity to lead transformation as medical director in an Advanced Payment Model for a nationally recognized healthcare system.
Dr. Mechley was then nominated to the State of Ohio governor’s task force to help in the redesign of the Comprehensive Primary Care Model under a 75-million-dollar State Innovation Model grant. She maintains a teaching presence in clinical care, serving a diverse population. She assists employers and the broker market in understanding the benefits of direct care in the self-funded market.
As she continues to consult in various areas in the health transformation landscape, it is her interest in aligning her focus of Lifestyle Medicine principals in the practice of primary care that has led her to open a new direct primary care practice in Cincinnati. It is in her flourishing Primary Care Lifestyle Medicine practice that she sees firsthand the success of lifestyle changes enabling optimal health.