Melissa ClayNurse Practitioner
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 Family Nurse Practitioner
“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.