Melissa Gonzalez, PA

Hospital Affiliations

Melissa Gonzalez, PA, is a dedicated healthcare professional with extensive experience in cardiology, internal medicine, and pain management. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physician Assistant from St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions in Jamaica, NY.

Throughout her career, Melissa has demonstrated a strong commitment to providing exceptional patient care. She began her professional journey as a Cardiology Physician Assistant at Long Island Heart Associates in Mineola, NY, where she provided comprehensive care to patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Her responsibilities included conducting new and follow-up office visits, performing stress testing, and closely monitoring patients during hospitalization. Melissa also played a key role in establishing and running specialized clinics, such as the Tilt Table Testing Clinic and the Congestive Heart Failure Clinic.

Melissa’s passion for patient care led her to pursue opportunities in various healthcare settings. She served as a Pain Management Physician Assistant at Ellis Pain Center in Athens, GA, providing outpatient pain management to adults with various pain disorders. Additionally, Melissa gained valuable experience in family practice as a Physician Assistant at Wauka Mountain Clinic in Clermont, GA, where she provided outpatient care to patients of all ages with a wide range of medical conditions.

In her most recent role as a Cardiology Physician Assistant at Cardiovascular Institute of Central Florida in Ocala, FL, Melissa continues to excel in delivering compassionate care to cardiac patients. She conducts new and follow-up visits, addresses patient tasks such as reviewing monitor reports and responding to phone calls, and provides inpatient care to patients with complex medical issues. Melissa is also actively involved in training new PA/NP hires, ensuring a smooth transition and learning experience for incoming team members.

Melissa’s clinical expertise spans a wide range of areas, including critical care, pain management, primary care, and patient monitoring. She is committed to staying abreast of the latest medical practices and has participated in clinical trials studying treatments for chronic hepatitis C and H. pylori.

Outside of work, Melissa enjoys attending medical conferences and continuing education opportunities to further enhance her skills and knowledge. She is dedicated to providing the highest standard of care to her patients and making a positive impact in their lives.