Melissa Strege, PAC
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Melissa Strege is a Physician Assistant in our Pre-Anesthesia Testing department in Annapolis. Melissa provides preoperative history and physical examinations for surgical and anesthesia clearance. This role ensures patient safety is a top priority when undergoing anesthesia for surgery.
Melissa reviews labs, testing and EKG reports and explains the results to patients in a way they can understand. She provides patients with needed resources and referrals to optimize care. Melissa communicates with the patients care team including primary care providers, surgeons and specialists.
Melissa enjoys helping ease patients concerns about surgery. Melissa created a tip sheet and video for patients to calm anxiety around surgical procedures. Many patients leave the PAT appointment feeling more prepared for surgery and understand the next steps they can take for a better recovery.
Melissa has been with Luminis Health since 2008 bringing a wealth of knowledge to our PAT department having practiced as a Hospitalist in her previous roles at Luminis Health. She continues to work closely with interdisciplinary teams including anesthesiologists, physicians, and advanced practice providers.