Melissa Murtha is a certified nurse practitioner specializing in family medicine. She sees patients at MidMichigan Health Park – Freeland.
Melissa decided to further her career in medicine while working as a registered nurse. “I was interested in continuing my education and broadening my skills in order to have greater impact on the clinical decisions that affect patients’ outcomes,” she said.
“I enjoy the variety of patients that I am able to see in family medicine,” she said. “I enjoy taking care of the wide range of age groups, especially pediatrics and geriatrics. I also like the challenge of diagnosing and managing chronic illnesses. My main goal is to provide the best outcomes for my patients.”
Philosophy of Care
“My practice consists of a strong group of providers and support staff who truly care about the patients they help every day,” Melissa said. “I try to provide the best possible care and want the patients to feel comfortable. I provide patient education so they have a better understanding of their conditions.”
Melissa chose to practice at MidMichigan Health Park – Freeland because, “I am part of an organization that provides excellent assistance to the community it serves,” she added. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys spending time with family, knitting and horseback riding. She and her husband have three children. Melissa grew up in the region, and is glad to have the opportunity to serve her own community.