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Melissa Janssen, ARNP

  • Cardiovascular Genetics
  • Medical Genetics
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Cancer Genetics

Accepting New Patients

UnityPoint Provider

  • Hospital Affiliations:
    • St. Luke's Hospital
  • Gender: Female
  • Languages Spoken:
    • English

About Melissa Janssen, ARNP

Medical Education
  • University of Illinois - Chicago
  • Undergraduate Education
    • Mount Mercy University
Focus Areas
  • Cardiovascular Genetics
  • Medical Genetics
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Cancer Genetics


Why did you become a physician/provider? I've always wanted to help people. I love that nursing provides an opportunity for a variety of experiences. As a nurse practitioner I enjoy getting to know my patients and connecting with them.
What qualities best describe the care you provide your patients? Personable, dependable, desire for patients to feel understood.
Being a healthcare provider, what drives/motivates you each day? To make a positive difference in each patient’s life.
What is the most important thing patients should know about you and your practice? I truly understand how life-altering a cancer diagnosis can be. Having a provider understand, hopefully makes it easier for patients to relate.
Personal Interests: Spending time outdoors, enjoying time with my family, traveling.
Areas of Expertise or Additional Certifications or Training Head and Neck Nursing