"She received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at BYU-Idaho in 2005 and worked as a Registered Nurse on the Cardiac Care Unit at EIRMC until moving to Indiana. While in the Mid-West, Melissa enjoyed teaching NCLEX-RN board review courses for Kaplan and earning her Master’s in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Melissa has three wonderful children, and she enjoys racing in triathlons, quilting, gardening, and baking with her kids. She is licensed by the Idaho Board of Nursing, dually certified by the AANP and ANCC, and is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Melissa is thrilled to care for patients of all ages and able to treat a wide variety of conditions and illnesses. As a lifelong learner, she is eager to compassionately understand each patient’s personal needs and preferences, develop trusting partnerships with her patients and their families, and empower them to manage their health. Along with Dr. Packer, Dr. Southwick, and the entire medical team, she looks forward to serving you and your family."
"Family First Medical Center offers full-spectrum family medicine throughout Idaho Falls and surrounding areas. From newborn medicine all the way through adult and geriatric medicine, we strive to give you the best care, no matter your age. We specialize in preventative medicine, providing better overall health for you and your family. With a team of patient-focused providers, we are dedicated to treating you like we would treat our own family members. No one in your family should ever wonder where to go for medical care. Come here first."