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Melissa Lynn Scalise, MD


Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

4.9 4.9 425 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.
Dr. Scalise is the best primary care physician I have ever had. She is patient, attentive, and never feels like you're wasting her time.
Patient | March 12, 2018

The provider, Dr. Scalise, is fantastic at communicating good or. bad news. She is always honest and straightforward but, has excellent regard for the patient's emotional response to what she is saying while still getting the information relayed in a timely and concise way. The best!
Patient | February 19, 2018

I've recommended this provider to numerous others. unfortunately, she is not taking new patients.
Patient | February 19, 2018

I have recommended Dr. Scalisse to my friends but said she is not taken new patients. She is the best provider I have ever been to.
Patient | February 12, 2018

I love Dr. Scalise. She is always so friendly and genuinely concerned about my health.
Patient | January 30, 2018

I have recommended Dr. Scalise to many of my co-workers.
Patient | January 30, 2018

I am 67 years old and have lived in several states. Dr. Melissa Scalise is the best doctor that I have ever had. She is a tremendous professional asset to Vanderbilt.
Patient | January 22, 2018

I am fortunate to have Dr. Scalise as my physician.
Patient | December 8, 2017

Dr. Scalise is an excellent physician. Kind, knowledgeable, and personable!
Patient | November 7, 2017

Dr. Scalise was very empathetic about a serious family medical & situation in my life & showed concern about how it was affecting my health.
Patient | October 30, 2017

There were no changes to medications.
Patient | October 28, 2017

My provider had been following me by phone & we both knew I wasn't betting better so she got me back into the office quickly.
Patient | October 25, 2017

#4. Excellent.
Patient | October 25, 2017

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