Melissa Cruz, ARNP, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

About Melissa Cruz

Melissa R. Cruz is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with Upperline Health. She started her career in medicine as a student nurse in 2015 and as an RN in 2017 working as a charge nurse on a Surgical and Medical/Telemetry nurse. During that time Melissa worked as needed at an outpatient surgery center in PACU while obtaining her master’s degree. Once she graduated, she began working as a family practice NP and in the evenings at a pediatric Urgent care. During the pandemic Melissa worked via tele-medicine assisting patients in obtaining covid test results and after care, as well as managing their care afterwards remotely.

Melissa lives with her husband and 2 sons in Miami. On her off time, she enjoys spending time with family exploring the outdoors, as well as making trips to Disney as often as they can. On her own time Melissa enjoys reading/watching true crime. Prior to her career in medicine, she was a Johnson and Wales graduate Chef. Baking and cooking at her home is an adventure and the best helper around is her 3-year-old.

Melissa feels a deep commitment to providing culturally competent care to her patients and their families and feels honored to be part of the Upperline Health team, sharing the same core values of compassionate healthcare.

Melissa looks forward to taking care of you and your needs.