Melissa Hernandez M.D.
Growing up, there had never been any doubt in Dr. Melissa Hernandez’s mind that she would one day dedicate her life to others. From as early as she can remember, she has loved helping people, a trait ingrained in her by her family’s mantra: “Share your time, talent and treasure with others.” She also had a knack for science, and would constantly be encouraged by her instructors to further pursue her interest. Following their advice, she determined the best way she could share her scientific talent while assisting others would be to become physician.
Dr. Hernandez went on to attend medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She chose to specialize in internal medicine in order to combine several specialties into one. She later completed her residency training at UNMC. Today, she is an internal medicine doctor at Methodist Physicians Clinic.
To this day, Dr. Hernandez still dedicates her life and talents to others. Her mission in health care is to improve people’s quality of life, from providing annual health screenings to helping them navigate more serious health concerns such as diabetes and sleep apnea. She believes in building relationships with each patient, and in turn, developing trust – trust that she will provide the best care possible.
Dr. Hernandez enjoys spending her free time enriching her mind and body through various activities. When she has time, she loves learning to cook new and exciting dishes. She also enjoys reading, doing puzzles and practicing yoga. However, her favorite activity and priority is spending as much time as possible making memories with her family.