Melissa Bassett is a board certified Nurse Practitioner specializing in Family Practice. She is a native of Kokomo, Indiana and has over 15 years of nursing experience. She began her career as a Labor and Delivery nurse at GBMC hospital. She quickly progressed to full-time charge nurse, a position she held for over 8 years . In 2012, Melissa pursued a different element of nursing and worked as a surgical and PACU nurse. While working in the O.R., Melissa returned to school to pursue a career as a nurse practitioner. In 2016, she received her graduate degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to her career at Chronic Pain Treatment Centers, Melissa worked in Family Practice treating patients ages 5 and up in a large Primary Care setting. Melissa is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and of the American Association of Diabetic Educators. She is a certified diabetic educator.
She has special interests in preventative care, obesity management, diabetes, and pain management.
In her other life, she is a vocalist, plays a rough guitar, and spends most of her spare time with her husband of 32 years, her two daughters, two rescue cats and her American Bulldog.
Cherie is a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) and board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She is licensed to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia where she has provided family-centered healthcare to patients across the lifespan. Her nursing experience includes providing primary care for acute and chronic conditions, managing geriatric populations within skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, providing perioperative care to surgical patients, and medical/surgical nursing. Her academic accomplishments include a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Walden University, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Fairfield University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences from the University of Connecticut. She is a member of the Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland (NPAM) where she has been co-director of the Capital District Chapter since 2018. In her practice she focuses on patient education and building trusting relationships.