Provider Profile: Dr. Michelle DeGroat

Premier Pulse     September 2021

Michelle DeGroat, MD

What is your clinical specialty?

General surgery

Where did you go to school?

Wright State University

What brought you to Premier Health? 

I was recruited by Gem City Surgical.

Why did you choose medicine as a career? 

To make a difference in the lives of other people

What is one thing most people don’t know about you?  

I live on a farm and know how to drive a tractor.

Where is your hometown?

Dayton, Ohio

What, if any, sports team(s) do you cheer for?

Whatever teams my kids play for, along with the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals

What is the last book you read? 

“The Boy from the Woods” by Heulan Coben

What is your favorite song in your playlist?  

“My Hero” by the Foo Fighters

What is your favorite food?

Homemade lasagna

What is your favorite hobby?

Running and traveling

What is your favorite animal, and why?

Dog, especially my dog. They love you unconditionally.

Where is your favorite vacation spot, and why?

My house at Lake Cumberland. It’s so quiet there and I don’t have cell phone service. It’s like I’m “off the grid.”

Describe something (a thing, person, place, experience, etc.) for which you are especially thankful:

  1. My children. They are amazing and bring so much joy to my life. They are wonderful human beings.
  2. My husband. He has supported me and been my rock for a large portion of my life.

Pick a side

iPhone or Android


Early bird or night owl 

Night owl

Beach bum or mountain hiker?  

Beach bum

Dress shoes or tennis shoes?

Tennis shoes

Paperback or e-reader?  


Coffee or tea?


Cooking or baking?


Sweet or salty?


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