Melanie J. Reis, ARNP, CNM
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner / Certified Nurse Midwife
- Routine and High-Risk Pregnancies
- Adolescent Gynecology
- Family Planning and Birth Control
- Menstrual Disorders
- Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
Ms. Reis received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. She completed her master’s degree in nursing and her nurse midwifery program at the University of Florida, Gainesville. Prior to joining Loch Haven OB/GYN in 2009, she worked in Orlando as a Labor and Delivery nurse for nine years, a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Labor and Delivery for nine years, and a nurse midwife for 10 years. Ms. Reis was also a Lamaze Childbirth Educator for many years.
Ms. Reis has taught numerous courses for nurses and spoken at several state and national conferences. She was previously an Adjunct Clinical Instructor for nursing students at both the University of Central Florida and Valencia Community College, both located in Orlando. Ms. Reis is a member of the American College of Nurse Midwives, the Central Florida Advanced Nursing Practice Council and the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. She has been published in the Journal of Obstetrical, Gynecological and Neonatal Nursing.
- Performs well-woman exams
- Diagnoses and treats common women’s health concerns
- Prescribes medications
- Orders and interprets diagnostic tests
- Manages routine vaginal deliveries in the hospital
- Assists with Cesarean deliveries
About Nurse Midwifery
Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) are registered nurses who have completed additional education at the master’s level and certification in women’s health. Nurse midwives treat and care for a variety of women’s health needs through all stages of life, including prenatal, birth, postpartum, gynecologic and family planning.
Nurse midwives provide patients with greater access and choices, with a special focus on prevention, wellness, holistic care and minimal intervention. They diagnose and treat a wide range of health problems and also focus on health education and counseling.
Nurse midwives consult our physicians when complications arise to provide specialized care as needed.
Meet Ms. Reis
235 East Princeton Street
Suite 200, Orlando, FL 32804