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Lisa Merck, APN, CNM, MS

Master of Science NursingAdvanced Practice Nurse, Certified Nurse Midwife 

Owner and founder of Sopris Clinic & Fusion Clinic

Lisa served in the US Air Force for five years doing administration and raising her two boys before deciding to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in Alva, Oklahoma. She worked as a Registered Nurse for a decade in Medical Surgery, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Emergency room, ICU, Outpatient diagnostics, and nurse management before arriving in Crested Butte in 1999. After arriving in Crested Butte, Lisa worked as a Registered Nurse at Gunnison Valley Hospital.  While there she worked in ER, Medical Surgery, and Obstetrics.  In 2002 she became the Obstetrics supervisor and then realized her passion at the time was in labor and delivery.  


Lisa decided to return to college to get her Master’s Degree in Nursing and Certification as an Advanced Practice Nurse &Certified Nurse Midwife.  She obtained her Master's Degree at Colorado University Health Sciences Center in Denver, CO.  When she graduated in 2004, she moved to Glenwood Springs for an 11-year stint at Valley View Hospital.  While there she delivered more than 2,500 babies in both low and high-risk deliveries with collaboration from both OB/GYN Doctors and Certified Nurse-Midwives.  Lisa eventually opened her own practice in Glenwood Springs, CO in 2011.  


Desiring a more slow-paced lifestyle from the hustle and bustle of Glenwood Springs, She moved back to Crested Butte and opened Sopris Clinic in April 2014.  Lisa has been happily serving Gunnison County ever since.  Lisa also owns and operates Fusion IV hydration, and Fusion Aesthetics, and is a deputy coroner for Gunnison County.


Lisa loves the outdoors and is passionate about fitness, family, and friends.  On her off time, you will find Lisa ski touring up mountains, skiing, running, hiking, mountain biking, camping, on the beach, and spending time with her family. 

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