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Dr.Andrea Wurzer

Dr. Andrea Wurzer has joined the practice at Piedmont HealthCare Taylorsville Family Medicine following Dr. Steven Merrill’s retirement on September 8.

After 42 years serving the Taylorsville community, Merrill announced his retirement. For over four decades, he worked hard to create an atmosphere where patients felt like family when they walked through the door.

“I trust Dr. Wurzer will be shown as much love and support from this community that my family and I have been shown over the years,” Merrill said.

Wurzer, a West Iredell High School graduate and former Piedmont HealthCare employee finds herself in a full-circle moment as she joins the PHC Taylorsville Family Medicine Office.

“The Taylorsville Family Practice stood out because of its people, both the staff and its patients. Dr. Merrill has built a solid patient-centered practice with a strong sense of community and caring,” Wurzer said.

“Immediately on entering the office you are greeted with a smile, and it’s apparent that the staff work closely and well together with a central focus of how they can best care for the patient.”

Wurzer graduated cum laude at Erskine College with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Moving back to her hometown of Statesville, she worked as a medical assistant at Piedmont HealthCare Express Care.

Through the support of Piedmont HealthCare physicians and staff, Wurzer was encouraged to apply to medical school. She obtained her medical school training at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Wurzer completed her Family Medicine Residency at Naval Hospital Pensacola, where she achieved the title of chief resident. As a lieutenant commander, Wurzer was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal while serving as staff physician from 2016 to 2020.

In her free time, Wurzer enjoys spending time with her husband Matthew and their three children. Their family enjoys being outdoors whether it is kayaking or paddling on Lake Norman, gardening at home, or camping.


Dr. Andrea Wurzer is now accepting new patients at Taylorsville Family Medicine, 393 3rd Avenue SW, Taylorsville, NC 28681. Call 704-871-0484 or visit https://piedmonthealthcare.com/location/phc-taylorsville-family-practice/ for more information.

About Piedmont HealthCare

Piedmont HealthCare is one of the largest physician-owned multi-specialty groups in North Carolina and the fifth largest healthcare organization in the Charlotte Metro market. Committed to providing excellent care for the whole family, PHC has more than 60 convenient locations and over 215 physicians and providers across multiple specialties who work to provide our community with the most innovative medical care. Visit www.piedmonthealthcare.com.

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