Board Certification

  • Family Nurse Practitioner


Graduate School

Tennessee Technological University
Master of Science in Nursing
Cookeville, TN

Undergraduate School

University of Tennessee
Bachelor Of Science in Nursing
Knoxville, TN


Melissa was born and raised in Tennessee and has lived in Knoxville since 1996. She began working at Parkwest Women’s Specialists in 2015 and worked with Dr. Walker at Parkwest Medical Center prior to working at PWWS. In 2002, Melissa began work as a registered nurse starting in Labor and Delivery. Since that time, she has worked in all areas of Women’s Health including antepartum, Labor and Delivery, postpartum, circulating as a surgical nurse and in the recovery room. Melissa is certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and is a trusted preceptor in the Knoxville area.

Women’s health is Melissa’s passion. Since she herself had multiple high-risk pregnancies, she encountered extraordinary nurses that helped her throughout her pregnancies. These nurses inspired Melissa to do the same with our patients and future patients to come. She believes everyone, especially women, deserve compassionate care that will empower them to have the best life possible. Melissa’s favorite part of what she does is the fact that she gets to build relationships with her patients. She is honored to have the ability to watch her patients grow throughout their life and be a part of bringing new members of their family into this world.