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Melissa Belk, NP


Kienstra Facial Plastic Surgery Nurse Practitioner Melissa Belk was raised in Magazine, Arkansas. She graduated magna cum laude from Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri, in 1998 with a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing. She completed graduate school in 2001 with her Master's of Science in Nursing, as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), earning a perfect 4.0 grade average in her graduate academic career.

Professional Experience

Raised the daughter of a surgeon, she's been exposed to the medical field her entire life and began her career in nursing at St. John's Springfield in 1998 in all aspects of intensive care including 6 years in CCU.

Melissa's advanced practice nursing career started in interventional cardiology in 2001 and continued through 2008 when she joined Facial Plastic Surgery with Dr. Matthew Kienstra.

Personal Interests

Melissa is married with three children. She is a competitive runner and triathlete, and enjoys family, cooking, waterskiing, wake boarding, and nearly anything outdoors.

Read her full CV.