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.
Dana is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with special interest in behavioral health. She has over 14 years of professional nursing experience in a variety of settings including Addiction Medicine and Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. In addition to her extensive clinical experience, Dana also has an outstanding academic background that includes two Bachelor’s degrees (a BS in Psychology and a BSN in Nursing) and a Master of Science in Nursing. Dana is an advanced practice nurse with a passion for providing excellent evidence-based healthcare. She believes in developing strong working relationships with patients, in order to provide personalized care tailored to meet each patient’s specific needs, and helping them improve their health and quality of life.
Dana’s hobbies include hiking, biking, camping, and spending time with family. She enjoys downtown Frederick and thrift shopping.
“I want to help people obtain peace of mind and optimal health by providing compassionate and holistic care that includes and engages patients in decisions about their health and wellness.” -Dana
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.
Ms. Nancy Shatto, CRNP, has over 40 years’ experience in health care. Beginning at Frederick County Mental Health as a counselor at Project 103, to nursing school at Frederick Community College, then after moving and working in DC, she moved on to George Washington University School of Medicine’s new Nurse Practitioner program
After completing her training, she held a variety of positions, from extended care facilities to Family Medicine for many years. After several years in that field, she branched out into Neurology, Sleep Medicine, Pain Medicine and Post-acute rehab.
A special area Ms Shatto centers on is Holistic Medicine. Throughout her career she has found applying these principles to current practice enhances the patient’s response to care. From teaching meditation, deep breathing and relaxation, to administering Healing Touch treatments, use of Homeopathic Remedies to Massage for easing of pain, and a continual use of her counseling skills and nutritional teaching, Ms Shatto is able to approach her patient’s needs with whatever area of expertise is called on that day for those particular issues.
Ms Shatto is also an experienced preceptor for Student Nurse Practitioners and is currently working with the University of Maryland’s NP Graduate School to further enhance the preceptor’s skills, a grant program helping the field of student NP’s to be trained most effectively by experienced NP’s.
Cindy has provided healthcare in both Correctional Medicine facilities and VA Medical Centers, with a specific focus in Adult Medicine and Mental Health. She has several years of patient care experience with addiction medicine and PTSD. She comes to our clinic with her primary focus being to decrease every patient’s suffering. She received her education at The University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.
Shane entered the medical field in 2012 but is no stranger to management having spent over 10 years as an operations manager and production manager for two large corporations. Shane began his education and management training in the United States Air Force where he served his country as a Russian linguist in the intelligence community. Shane received his medical education from Purdue University in 2012 where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and was asked to be the speaker of his graduating class. Shane enjoys hiking, restoring old pianos, and spending time with his family in his down time.