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Melissa Lynn Scalise, MD


Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

4.9 4.9 417 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Primary Care

Board Certificates

Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine, 2010


MD - University of Nebraska Omaha, 2006
Residency - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2009
Chief Residency - University of Tennessee Memphis, 2010


Vanderbilt Primary Care One Hundred Oaks
Vanderbilt Adult Primary Care
719 Thompson Lane
Suite 38500
Nashville, TN 37204

Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
Dr. Scalise is very professional and friendly.
Patient | February 10, 2017

Dr. Scalise in extremely competent, knowledgable, and courteous - a tremendous asset to Vanderbilt.
Patient | February 8, 2017

Dr. Scalise is awesome. So smart & caring.
Patient | February 7, 2017

Dr. Scalise always takes time to listen to my concerns. She allows me to be a partner in my healthcare decision making.
Patient | January 2, 2017

Dr. Scalise is the #1 reason I am a Vanderbilt patient
Patient | December 30, 2016

She spends a good deal of time with you and asks you alot of questions about your health and concerns.
Patient | December 20, 2016

Dr. Scalise always engages me as a unique individual and is very attentive. She practices clear communication techniques. For example, she asks what questions I have (which is open-ended and invites questions) rather than do I have any questions (a yes or no question that often ends conversation).
Patient | December 19, 2016

The provider is the best!
Patient | December 2, 2016

I love that she has med students. I think it enhances the already excellent quality of care I receive.
Patient | December 1, 2016

I highly recommend her.
Patient | December 1, 2016

I feel very comfortable talking with Dr. Scalise. She is kind, gentle, informative and reassuring.
Patient | November 11, 2016

I have a closed brain injury from an auto accident and Dr. Scalia always makes sure I totally understand what is going on.
Patient | November 2, 2016

Melissa is very knowledgeable and caring provider.
Patient | October 31, 2016

Dr. Scalisse is the best Doctor I have been to.
Patient | October 31, 2016

I feel real good about my provider
Patient | October 29, 2016

I had to change my primary care provider of 26 years due to insurance provider contact changes. Dr. Scalise had a high bar to meet & she has met it & continue to meet my expectation.
Patient | October 25, 2016

she is the BEST
Patient | October 24, 2016

Dr. Scalise is an excellent doctor who is very caring & thorough in her assessments. She contacted another of my doctor's concerning my care; then she followed up with me via I have recommended he to several friend needing a doctor!
Patient | October 24, 2016

Dr. Scalise is one of the best over-all physician's I have had. She actually listens! She is very informative about my health issues.
Patient | October 17, 2016

She is really busy.
Patient | September 19, 2016

This care provider goes over and beyond the normal expectation of a care provider. She is excellent!!!!
Patient | September 2, 2016

At my annual visits, she always makes a good amount of time to ask me about many aspects of my health.
Patient | September 1, 2016

No bad experience - EVER!
Patient | August 31, 2016

Not a good teacher. Explanations lack the depth of an educated doctor.
Patient | August 28, 2016

Dr. Scalise is the most compassionate and thorough doctor I've ever had.
Patient | August 28, 2016

Dr. Scalise is amazing! She is very caring and knowledgeable.
Patient | August 24, 2016

Dr. Scalise is excellent! She is a great listener! She is thoughtful & kind. Her expertise is exemplary! I am so appreciative of her for my needs & the more challenging needs of my sister.
Patient | August 23, 2016

she is lovely, kind and understanding and has a sense of humor
Patient | August 22, 2016

Excellent doctor.
Patient | August 9, 2016

she was judgemental
Patient | July 26, 2016

Dr Scalise is the best
Patient | July 25, 2016

Dr Scalise is exceptional. I hope she never leaves!!!
Patient | July 25, 2016

She is an excellent physician showing thorough, kind and respectful care and even called to check on me on her day off.
Patient | July 18, 2016

Hands down the best doctor I've ever had. I've trusted her w/the care of my wife and my mother as well.
Patient | July 18, 2016

Dr.Scalise is an excellent provider. I have always received exceptional care from her, and she always follow ups on labs, x-rays, and emails.
Patient | June 22, 2016

Dr. Scalise is wonderful. I have enjoyed having her as my PCP for many years.
Patient | June 21, 2016

Dr. Scalise is truly a healer, physician and doctor, not a health care provider. In this Mchealthcare world, she truly practices sound medicine. She has provided guidance, concern and direction during difficult mental health and physical health issues through the years. I did not believe doctors like this still existed today. I am thankful to have found her.
Patient | June 19, 2016

Concerned why this provider asked me as a patient what medicines I could take and looking at what someone else prescribed at another location months ago instead of making her own decisions about medications.
Patient | June 1, 2016

She is too busy now.
Patient | May 31, 2016

Always good!
Patient | May 24, 2016

Dr Scalise is one in a million. I have complex medical conditions and she is thorough, understanding and kind.
Patient | May 23, 2016

I appreciate being able to communicate with my doctors using my health at Vanderbilt email.
Patient | May 1, 2016

I already recommended her to a co worker who is looking for a new PCP
Patient | April 12, 2016

Dr Scalise has a true genuine gift for healing and caring.
Patient | April 12, 2016

Patient | April 11, 2016

Dr. Scalise always listens carefully, remembers me and my medical history, and takes my concerns seriously. She provides easy to understand resources and next steps. I have and will continue to refer others to her.
Patient | April 5, 2016

Dr. very kind.
Patient | April 1, 2016

Dr. Sealise has a great ability to make me want to do well. She inspires me to be my best. She's very compassionate, clear talking, friendly, and treats me like a 'real person'. Best doctor I've ever had! High praise!!
Patient | April 1, 2016

Love Dr. Scalise's mild manner and time she takes to go through a thorough exam and ask about my health.
Patient | March 14, 2016

She was highly recommended and has lived up to all the good things I heard about her
Patient | February 22, 2016

Good experience. Even the Healthspring 360 wasn't as painful as usual :)
Patient | February 22, 2016

Dr Scalise is very thorough and takes her time with me. She is great but I had to wait 4 months to get a physical and the. Waited well over an hour after my appt. other than that Dr Scalise is a great Doctor
Patient | February 22, 2016

Dr. Scalise was very helpful and thorough.
Patient | February 10, 2016

Always a good experience at Vanderbilt!
Patient | February 10, 2016

We are extremely pleased with our provider!
Patient | February 2, 2016

Dr. Scalise is awesome! very happy with her.
Patient | February 1, 2016

Dr. Scalise is the best doctor! She always listens and is very attentive.
Patient | January 29, 2016

Because of Dr. Scalise's excellent care, I have recommended her continually - Six of her patients were referred by me. I tell everyone about her.
Patient | January 25, 2016

A wonderful doctor!
Patient | January 18, 2016

Dr. Scalise is the best. If she ever leaves Vanderbilt, I'm going with her...
Patient | January 12, 2016

Never had ANY bad care with my doctor or nurse!
Patient | January 8, 2016

I wish Dr. Scalisse to be our family Doctor; we are 3 members of our family and 2 of them need to change the PCP due to finishing of the residency program but their were no openings available with this provider.
Patient | January 4, 2016