Melissa Tauer - Nurse Practitioner

Meet Melissa

Melissa Tauer, our nurse practitioner at Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers in Beverly Hills, CA, is thrilled to be working with Dr. Abraham (Avi) Ishaaya. After working as a registered nurse at Cedars-Sinai for five years, Melissa is excited to be working as a primary care provider at this practice. She provides medical care, but she also educates her patients on relevant health issues. Melissa is known to establish a custom treatment plan and continue care for as long as her patients need it.

During her education, Melissa explored her passion for women’s health, working with women in all phases of life. She developed skills in managing sexual health, annual health screening, contraception, and conception. Melissa is certified in maternal newborn nursing, basic electronic fetal monitoring, Nexplanon insertion, and neonatal resuscitation.

education and Certifications

Before Melissa became a nurse practitioner, she studied in Spain at the Universidad de Granada for a Spanish language and culture study abroad. Today, Melissa can speak conversational Spanish. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from the University of Arizona. Then, she completed a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at Massachusetts General Hospital and a Master of Science degree in nursing at UCLA.

Honors and Awards

In her career, Melissa has been honored with several awards in leadership and medicine:

  • Standing Ovation Award
    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Circle of Friends Award 
    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 2017
  • Preceptor
    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 2016
  • Helping Hand Award
    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 2015
  • Member
    Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, 2013
  • Member
    Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, 2012 – 2013

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