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Island Nurse Practitioner in Family Health, PLLC


Hello! I’m Melissa Lanza RN, MS, FNP-BC a Family Nurse Practitioner who is Nationally Board Certified and I can help you achieve your wellness goals through a powerful combination of traditional medicine with outside the box alternatives.

How do I do that? I treat the whole person by meeting your needs holistically in mind, body, soul and spirit and I customize my treatments based on your individual needs.

Here are some of the specific things I can help you with:

  • Obesity

  • Fatigue

  • Depression/Anxiety

  • Sleeplessness

  • Inability to focus or concentrate

  • Stomach pain/ache

  • Gas/Bloating

  • Infections

  • Skin Problems

  • Endocrine issues

  • Hyperglycemia/Hypoglycemia

  • Eye and ear infections

  • Other issues/concerns etc.

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The traditional medical model is used for those who desire the pharmacological approach to care. Alternative Care and other treatment modalities are provided to those patients choosing these approaches. As a nurse practitioner I am able to diagnose, treat, prescribe, order diagnostic testing and blood work to cure acute conditions and help manage chronic conditions with different types of illness/ diseases. Obesity can cause many chronic conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, muscular problems, depression, low self esteem. In my practice I specialize in weight loss. Patients are able to lose weight and inches. It has been a very successful program and has known to add years of quality to one's life. Addressing this issue promotes wellness. It prevents disease and is a journey of transformation. Lives are changed lifestyles are modified and a new change in lifestyle occurs. A person is treated holistically and the mental, physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual needs of the individual are addressed.

 
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Melissa Lanza



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“Melissa was wonderful. Very interested in taking all of my history. She was thorough and listened to me without rushing me at all. The office was very, very clean and the staff was great. I found my new family doctor, and I look forward to having her as my family practitioner for many years to come.”

Marie H., verified patient•Source: Zocdoc

“Melissa Lanza is a incredible and cares about her patients She always listen to her patients with compassion and care. I struggled for many years with my weight. I always knew that my weight problem is emotional and physical. Melissa encourage me and never stop caring for me. I highly recommend her to anyone that need help with overcoming overeating that causes many health issues. “

INES JONES in Staten island New York •Source: Heathgrades