Alyssa Merkel, P.A.-C.
Physician Assistant to: 
C. Luke Rust, M.D.

Alyssa Merkel received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Nebraska. She then completed her Master of Physician Assistant Studies at Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska. Alyssa’s interest in Orthopedics began while on a clinical rotation at Rebound during PA school.  

Caring for people has always been a top priority for Alyssa. She looks forward to helping patients reach their highest potential.

Alyssa is thrilled to spend time exploring the Pacific Northwest since moving from Nebraska. Her hobbies include reading, playing golf, volunteering, and watching Husker football.

Education and Training

  • Master of Physician Assistant, Union College, Lincoln, Nebraska


  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants