Melissa joined the Shenandoah Medical Center in 2015, working at the Sidney Clinic. She see patients of all ages, offering annual exams, well child exams, sports physicals, DOT exams and acute care visits.
Melissa is Board Certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Why did you choose to become a nurse/nurse practitioner?
I truly enjoy working as a primary care provider. My mother is a nurse and I remember her working hard to further her career in nursing by going back to school when I was young. She has always loved being a nurse. So when it was time for me to decide what I wanted to do for a career, I decided to become a nurse in the hope that I would enjoy the profession as much as my mother. It was a good decision.
When I graduated from my Masters in Nursing Science / Family Nurse Practitioner program, my search for a position brought me back to the area to become a member of the SMC family.
I love spending time with my family, reading a good book, crafts and watching movies.
Kacie treats people of all ages and enjoys the variety of medical conditions seen in family practice. Kacie likes to educate patients and work on preventative care measures to keep individuals and families healthy.
After graduating with her Bachelors from Bryan LGH College of Health Sciences and her Masters from Creighton University, Kacie began practicing as a Family Nurse Practitioner for 6 years with 5 of those years being in Rural Family Practice.
Connie Holmes is a graduate from Clarkson College receiving her Master's of Science Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner in 2006. She is board certified through American Nurse Credentialing Center for Family Nurse Practitioner. Connie has worked for the Shenandoah Medical Center dating back to 1984 where she worked as a Registered Nurse. She worked ICU, ER and Family Practice Nursing over the years. Since obtaining her Masters she works in the Shenandoah Physician Clinic as a family nurse practitioner caring for newborns, Geriatrics and everything in between. Since 2009 she has worked for the Veterans Administration at the Shenandoah Clinic as a Primary Care provider caring for our nations veterans. She is a Certified Medical Examiner for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration able to perform DOT physicals. Her interest includes Women's Health, management of hypertension, diabetes, chronic heart and lung issues. She also enjoys working with the teenage population and working with patients on wellness.