Melanie Cross, MSN, FNP, CNOR is a Family Nurse Practitioner that graduated from Marysville University, St. Louis, MO with a Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner and is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Her clinical focus lies in Orthopaedics; providing pre-surgical evaluations, post op follow-up care, medication management as well as education for patients. Melanie’s assistance provides a sense of continuity of care to the patient pre-operatively, intra-operatively, and post-operatively.
Melanie has experience as an RNFA in all realms of the surgical unit, an Orthopaedic coordinator, circulating nurse in general surgery, gynecology, orthopedics, and cardiovascular surgery and will assist the Orthopaedic Center physicians in providing specialized care and a treatment plan that is right for the patient.
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A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a Registered Nurse with Advanced academic and clinical experience who works in collaboration with a physician and other healthcare professionals to provide medical care to patients. Nurse Practitioners have the ability to diagnose and manage most common and many chronic illnesses. Functions may include assessing and diagnosing, conducting physical examinations, monitoring patient's status, ordering appropriate diagnostic and lab tests, prescribing pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies. Nurse Practitioners focus largely on health promotion and illness prevention. Teaching and counseling individuals and families are a major part of their activities.