As a family nurse practitioner, my goal is to improve the quality of life for others,says Melissa. "I believe that nothing in life is more important than your health." She encourages her patients to make healthy lifestyle choices and to participate in their own care.
Melissa, who believes that everyone deserves excellent health care, is committed to active listening and holistic care. She feels privileged to care for people across their life span. She enjoys watching the transitions of growing and aging, and helping these times be as happy and healthy as possible. Fluent in Spanish, Melissa enjoys dancing, gardening and traveling. In the summer she volunteers, providing free health care to vineyard workers in the fields.
Melissa Sanchez earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., and a Master of Science in nursing from Oregon Health & Science University. She is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.