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Julie Melendez, MSN, CNP began her nursing career as a nursing assistant in 1991. In 1998 she graduated from Owens Community College with an Associate’s of Registered Nursing Technology. In 2007 she graduated from Lourdes Colleges graduated Summa Cum Laude with her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. She won a fellowship for graduate school and attended the University of Toledo graduating with her Masters of Science in Nursing in 2009.

Julie is a ANCC board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She holds a membership in the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing National Nursing Honor society. She has worked over 20 years in nursing in hospital and office settings as a bedside nurse and a manager. Julie has been working with Dr. Hecht as an Advance Practice Nurse in orthopedics since 2009 and is currently studying to obtain an additional board certification in orthopedics.

Julie resides in Bowling Green Ohio with her husband and two boys.