Doctor Directory

Melissa Lynn Scalise, MD


Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

4.9 4.9 340 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

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.
I tried just this week to get my daughter to consider this physician. However, she told me she is equally satisfied with another female physician in Internal Medicine at 100 Oaks. So--great job for both!
Patient | October 9, 2017

I love doctor Scalise!. She is one of the best doctors I've ever had. She is great about listening and having a conversation. I always feel like she has my best interest at heart. She is kind and approachable.
Patient | October 9, 2017

Dr. Scalise called me Saturday to check on me.
Patient | October 6, 2017

Experience has always been good - very special and caring doctor!
Patient | October 2, 2017

I can't say enough good things about Dr. Scalise! Excellent physician.
Patient | September 29, 2017

Dr. Scalise is an outstanding doctor, a gifted physician.
Patient | September 27, 2017

Dr. Scalise is excellent & very through.
Patient | September 20, 2017

I just love Dr. Scalise. She is very caring & shows genuine concern for your health & any other issues you have. She is a good listener.
Patient | September 5, 2017

Excellent experience. Dr. Scalise listened attentively, offered explanations and options, and participated with me in decision-making.
Patient | August 28, 2017

Dr. Scalise is wonderful. She is a model for other healthcare providers.
Patient | August 28, 2017

Dr. Scalise and her nurse took their time in explaining everything we needed to know.
Patient | August 21, 2017

Dr. Scalise is an asset to this practice and VUMC as a whole. She is one of the most caring, compassionate, and thorough PCPs I have ever met.
Patient | August 17, 2017

Dr. Melissa Scalise is an exemplary, knowledgeable, personable, and highly professional physician. She is probably the best doctor I have had in my 66 years.
Patient | July 24, 2017

Dr. Scalise is an excellent provider. I've sent 5+ friends/family to her who appreciate her care as a doctor.
Patient | June 29, 2017

Dr. Scalise is a wonder physician and really takes pride in her concerns for your problems and anything she can do to help you
Patient | June 13, 2017

Dr. Scalise cares for myself as well as for my four adult children. We all feel very fortunate as well as blessed to have her as our family physician. Dr. Scalise is ONE of a Kind and is a major asset to Vanderbilt.
Patient | May 22, 2017

Always a good experience with Dr. Scalise. She is the best.
Patient | May 19, 2017

My provider is w/out doubt the best medical doctor I have been to over my 56 years. She is always makes sure she understands any health concerns I may have & addresses them fully. She follows up on previous appointment instructions & inquires about any new or existing health issues. I trust her completely & my only regret is that she is not practicing in Chattanooga, where I reside. It is very difficult for me to get to Nashville due to my level of disability but I continue to do so because of my provider's level of care, knowledge, experience & concern for my health, both medical & mental. She truly is the best thing about Vanderbilt healthcare to me & I highly recommend her.
Patient | May 1, 2017

Dr. Scalise is my favorite doctor.
Patient | April 28, 2017

As was already mentioned, Dr. Scalise and her team are a very positive asset to Vanderbilt Medical Center and the IM dept. Keep up the great work.
Patient | April 19, 2017

Dr. Scalise is fabulous. I always feel like I am her only patient, and she is extremely copetent and compassionate.
Patient | April 12, 2017

i feel that Dr. Scalise is an outstanding doctor and kind, compassionate, loving, beautiful person inside and out.
Patient | April 11, 2017

very good does not accurately describe the service and advice I get from Dr. Scalise. She will call me after hours to give me results from lab work. if I have an issue that Dr. Scalise is concerned about she has her nurse call me daily to get an update on my condition. She is amazing and I very fortunate to have her as my PCP.
Patient | March 27, 2017

Dr. Scalise is a caring doctor.
Patient | March 22, 2017

Dr. Scalise is personable and knowledgeable. She always takes my concerns seriously, considers my goals, and makes recommendations that fit my situation.
Patient | March 2, 2017

Dr. Scalise has done a superb job for the 3+ years as my PCP. She has more than earned my trust.
Patient | March 2, 2017

Always very good.
Patient | March 2, 2017

She has always been very kind and sweet -
Patient | March 1, 2017

one of the best.
Patient | February 28, 2017

excellent. always leave feeling like she has my best interest at heart
Patient | February 28, 2017

I am extremely satisfied with the care I receive from Dr. Scalise. I marked 'your confidence in this care provider' good only because I have only been seeing Dr. Scalise for ~1 year. I saw my previous internist for ~30 years, so while I am confident in her and her care to date, my benchmark for 'extremely confident' is very high given my decades relationship and care with my previous provider.
Patient | February 20, 2017

Dr. Scalise is wonderful.
Patient | February 15, 2017

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