Melinda is a board-certified Physician Assistant (PA) in practice since 2007.
She is a native of the Rio Grande Valley and received her undergraduate degree in San Antonio, Texas at St. Mary’s University. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, graduating with a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2007.
She has worked for over 12 years in obesity medicine, bariatric surgery and wellness. Some of her previous experience includes working with some of the top Bariatric surgeons in Houston, Texas whose practice was portrayed on the Discovery Health television show, Big Medicine. She has led many of the top bariatric and weight loss programs in San Antonio through The Methodist Weight Loss Program in San Antonio, Tx. She was also the Clinical Director of the diabetes and wound care clinic in San Antonio, helping patients manage their weight, wounds and health. Melinda’s passion is helping people reach their full potential and make their “comeback.”Melinda has also co-authored a children’s book, Larvie Learns a Lesson, which emphasizes the importance of a healthy lifestyle including nutrition and exercise.
In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, bargain shopping, yoga and being a dance mom. She loves spending time with her family, husband and two adorable children.