Originally from the great state of Kansas and daughter of Kansas City Chiefs #1 fan, Melika obtained her Bachelor of Nursing from Baker University in Kansas.
Melika moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1997 and began working first as an Orthopedic Med-Surg nurse then switching to Neonatal nursing at Dekalb Medical Center. She would remain at Dekalb Medical and participate in the care of especially preterm infants from the delivery and operating room to discharge for the next 20 years. She has been a witness to many life saving innovations and creative solutions which continue to help grow and maintain preterm infants.
Two high points of her career include helping to build a new NICU at a sister hospital and facilitating educational opportunities for NICU parents.
What she most enjoyed as a Neonatal nurse was creating long term relationships with parents and families during their stay. It comes as no surprise that Melika sought to replace that connection by seeking an advanced degree in Family Nurse Practitioner Program in 2017 from Walden University.
Melika passed her FNP boards that same year and joined Dekalb OB/GYN Affiliates in March 2017.
Melika has been a very busy and popular member of TEAM DOGA . Patients will wait for Melika because of her personable but direct approach and her euphemistic "OK!"
Most recently she has helped serve as a community preceptor for nursing students in our office.
In her spare time, Melika enjoys traveling , reading and spending time with her family. In January 2021, Melika looks forward to launching our Baby Brunch Child Preparation Classes on Friday mornings at our office.
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