Specialities:Childhood ADHD, Eating Disorder (Child), Dementia-related Problems (Memory), Hoarding Disorder, Geriatric Issues, Learning Problems/Disability, Sex Addition, Substance Abuse
Available at:Gainesville & Telepsychiatry
Melissa Tamayo is a Certified Physician Assistant who graduated with Highest Honors from Nova Southeastern University with a Master’s degree in Medical Science. Prior to attaining this degree, she worked as a Certified Nurse Assistant in Tampa, Florida, while pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology at the University of South Florida.
During her medical studies at Nova Southeastern University, she was trained in various disciplines of medicine including Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry, to name a few. While training, she developed a passion for psychiatry, realizing that this is an important yet often underserved field of medicine. She has more than 5 years of experience serving as a physician assistant in psychiatry.
Melissa is bilingual, fluent in English and Spanish, and is a member of both the Florida Association of Physician Assistants and Alpha Eta Health Professions Honor Society. In her free time, she loves outdoor activities such as hiking and participating in half marathons. She enjoys helping others through volunteering as well as serving patients in the community.
” I love Melissa! She’s such an amazing provider. She takes the time to explain everything to me, including why or why not she goes a specific route for medication management. She is so personable and I can sense that she really cares about patients. “
” Melissa is my favorite of all time. I hope to continue seeing her in the future! “
” I feel so comfortable with her and she makes it feel like I’m talking to a friend! “
” Melissa has always been very professional and easy to talk with. She listens empathically and is very knowledgeable about medications. “
” She was thorough and really listened to my son. Spoke directly to him and engaged him rather than acting like it was ok to just direct all of her questions etc towards me as some providers have done. “
” She was so sweet! I really enjoyed speaking with her. She was so friendly, knowledgeable and made me feel more comfortable than any psychiatrist ever have. Highly recommend “
” I think this might have been the best mental health experience of my life! She was patient, relatable, knowledgeable, and respectful. Absolutely fantastic! “