October 17, 2019
Fort HealthCare is pleased to welcome a new family nurse practitioner to its team of providers. Melissa Davey, APNP, FNP-C joins Jennifer Winter, MD, and Sue Ipsen, APNP at the Fort HealthCare Integrated Family Care clinic, located at 1520 Madison Avenue in Fort Atkinson.
Davey received her training at Concordia University of Wisconsin in Mequon and Maryville University in St. Louis, MO. As a family nurse practitioner, she provides a wide range of care for patients of all ages. She believes that nurse practitioners can serve patients by diagnosing, treating, and prescribing, while using an approach to care that begins with listening, empathy, and compassion.
Davey reflects, “After spending some time as a bedside nurse within the hospital setting, I found that I could build longer lasting relationships and truly make an impact on patients’ lives in the role of a nurse practitioner in a family practice setting. Whether it be with small children and their developmental milestones, or an elderly patient working through a newly diagnosed chronic condition, I want to be there to help every step of the way.”
She continues, “Through taking the time to properly educate my patients about their health, I feel like I can best make an impact on their quality of life. Including patients in the decision-making process surrounding their plan of care is a staple in my practice and I firmly believe that the more patients and providers work together, the better the overall outcome can be.”
Davey adds, “I am excited to be working for Fort HealthCare as a nurse practitioner, as I previously worked there as a nurse in the inpatient hospital setting. Fort HealthCare truly embraces their beliefs of making communities healthy by bringing patients and providers together using a team approach.”
She continues, “I feel like the notion of ‘going above and beyond’ for patients is just part of the routine that you see throughout the day. Fort HealthCare is a great resource within the small rural towns around us and the neighborly attitude toward helping patients is clearly felt. I am looking forward to establishing new relationships with local families and I am ready to learn about all the great things this town has to offer.”
In her spare time, Davey enjoys all the things that Wisconsin has to offer. “I love to cheer on the local teams and would never miss a Green Bay Packer football game. I also spend much of my free time with my family, three dogs, and friends outside enjoying the fresh air. I love to celebrate holidays and can usually be found baking up a sweet treat.”
Davey is currently accepting new patients, seeing them by appointment at the Fort HealthCare Integrated Family Care clinic in Fort Atkinson. Patients may call (920) 563-5500 for an appointment.