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Melissa Clay, FNPSpine Nurse Practitioner

Melissa Clay

“The best part of my job is watching our patients improve and return to a better quality of life”

I began my career working as an emergency room RN, where I honed my clinical skills and learned the importance of always remaining an advocate for our patients. As a nurse practitioner I have the privilege of providing care for our patients both in the outpatient setting and assisting the surgeon in the operating room. I am committed to providing our patients with quality care, treating them with compassion and empathy.

I was born and raised in Santa Cruz, and the beach has always been my happy place. In my free time, I enjoy going to music concerts, sporting events and just being outdoors in general.

Works With Dr. Jeffrey Coe

  • University of California Los Angeles – Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 2000
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing – Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 2002
  • University of California San Francisco – Master of Science in Nursing, FNP Program, 2006
  • ANCC Board Certified Spine Nurse Practitioner
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Association for Hand Surgery
  • American Academy Of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • The American Board of Pediatrics
  • North American Spine Society
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