Melissa Paul, FNP-BC, MSN
Patient Rating:4.8 Read all reviews
My Specialties:Family Medicine, Board-certified; Family Medicine, Board-certified
Affiliations:Salmon Creek Medical Center
Where I see patients
Where I see patients
Legacy Medical Group-Salmon Creek Internal Medicine
2101 N.E. 139th St., Suite 460
Vancouver, WA 98686-2325
- Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Melissa Paul is a nurse practitioner who graduated with honors with her Master of Science in nursing leadership from Western Governors University. She earned her nurse practitioner degree from Indiana State University. She completed her preceptorship here in our Legacy Salmon Creek Family Medicine and Internal Medicine clinics. Paul has been a registered nurse for the past 20 years. She has extensive experience in emergency nursing, as well as long term care, sexual assault and palliative care. Her focus is the coordination of patient's health care needs, including physical and emotional as well as ongoing medical issues. She has a passion for patient centered care, focusing on the whole person throughout every aspect of health care. She believes that lifestyle, stress management and nutrition are key in quality health management. Outside of work, Paul enjoys spending time with her husband, four children, and grandchild. She is a proud Air Force Mom.
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She did the best she could with the time she had.
Dr Paul is very easy to talk to. She is thorough and professional. I feel comfortable with her advise and referrals
Listened and answered questions. Provided refferal as needed.
My visit was very comfortable and went smoothly. All questions were answered and provided as as well as I needed.
Melissa is a great listener . I believe she is intuitive about what an individual 's health concern might be. She has a relaxing demeanor and I did not feel rushed through my appt as a new patient. I believe she is a kind and caring heath care provider.
I felt that my DR ASKED THE RIGHT QUESTIONS.
Melissa is very kind & caring.
Very pleased with our choice as new PCP
I had a very good experience
Very personable and patient. Answered all questions.
Melissa Paul is a great listener and has good health solutions, thank you!
I really like the online check in.
Excellent, caring experience.
I was treated with the upmost respect and have the utmost confidence in the physician and the staff
First time seeing her. She was an excellent provider, was an excellent listener, and provided excellent care.
This was my first visit with NP Paul and she made me feel very at ease and addressed all my concerns. She made an excellent first impression.
She is an excellent provider. She knows and does her job in a professional manner. Some people like to go to doctors instead of an NP.
I have a great relationship and confidence with Melissa and legacy . Your Covid support line was beyond exceptional. I cried tears of gratitude when they helped me and followed up. All your team members deserve the highest praise and respect for the work on the Covid line RNs and Pharmacy!!!
Melissa Anne Paul did a good job. I really like her. She's a good doctor/nurse.
Excellent appointment, however, would like to have comments from test results.
Dr. Paul is one of the best doctors I have ever had she listens she's helpful and very respectful I'm glad I have her and thank you for having good nurse advice when I have a question they always seem to be willing to help and try to solve the problem thank you
Phlebotomist was very capable and informative
Melissa is the best! She's so kind, attentive, personable, and cares about me as a whole human not just a patient. She showed care for my personal life and emotional state, which means a lot!
Top of the line
Ms Paul is very personable, business like and professional. She answers your concerns and did a thorough exam
Melissa Paul is very personable and caring. She listens and makes sure I understand her advice and makes sure all my questions are answered.
Excellent care by NP Paul, her nurse and the entire staff.
She is very easy to talk to and is genuinely concerned about you health.
Love Melissa./..she is knowledgeable and take enough time nut doesn't waste it.
I feel taken care of when working with Melissa Paul. I do NOT like when other providers through Legacy Health continuously push me to get the COVID-vac. Overall great service!
This was my first visit with this provider because my other provider left. I wanted to establish care but I also came in with chest pain, which I told her about. She dismissed it as a reaction to a steroid injection I received days prior but I felt she should have listened to my heart or done an EKG. I ended up having to go to an urgent care four days later because I still had chest pain and they did an EKG. I am going to find another provider because she also ordered blood work and there are abnormalities that I feel should be taken seriously and she is not.
Before I left the office, I did ask the nurse since was my one year check up before I left the room. I said to the nurse I noticed that one of my prescriptions was not on that check out sheet she said call the pharmacy and they will contact them for a refill. The problem was is the Reefe feel the original prescription for my one medicine was from a doctor in Arizona, so I had to call back the office to let them know that this needed to be a prescription through them. This was a hassle for me because it took time to find out from the pharmacy that I had to have this done through the doctor when I could've did this in the office before I left, they would've been more helpful for me so if they would look over the prescriptions and make sure that the doctor is taking care of all of my prescriptions that I need in the future, this would be helpful. Thank you.
I've already recommended this provider. She's great. Listens well. Also, she's very good at using/answering my questions through the my health portal. She's great!
Very happy with the attention and interest she shows.
Had a good visit. Ms Paul had obviously reviewed my records and she asked for my feedback on my health issues. She was very respectful, articulate and efficient. The only issue I have was how long it took to get this appointment to get in to see Ms Paul after having to transition from Dr Abney. Support and admin staff were all great also.
No bad comments, she was very informative answered my questions. I felt good leaving the office.
Dr. Paul is very easy to communicate with and seems to care about my concerns.
Has a caring bedside manner. She is a good listener and was thorough in her examination explaining what she was doing. Very professional!
Very friendly office.
I think of a wellness check as the same as a physical. After I left I thought, she did not check my breasts for lumps, listen to my heart, check my ears and while it may or may not be necessary do a pelvic I guess I am wondering why these things did not happen.
Everyone was very friendly and courteous
Not happy with the x-ray services. If you are interested , a supervisor may contact me. Thanks
From the time I entered the doctors office the receptionist, the nurse And the provider I saw were absolutely excellent and I felt so good when I left the office:)
I like Legacy and the providers associated with this facility. People are always very kind and respectful.
I absolutely love my primary provider she's kind and listens to my concerns. Thank you
Liked Melissa -it was first time meeting her. I was very pleased with her and her nurse.
I have only been going to Melissa Paul as my PCP for about 2 years. We are learning how to work with each other and I am encouraged with how we are progressing. As a result of this visit, she referred me to a clinical pharmacist within her internal medicine group due to the complexity of the medications that I take for treatment of cancer. The referral to the clinic pharmacist was an excellent call by Melissa Paul.
I like Melissa. She pays attention & listens. I was happy with her concern & her willingness to change my meds to better manage my pain.
Listened and had previous records available
Melissa Paul is always respectful, kind and attentive.
I would recommend including the building platform level and which suite number your appointment would take place. I'm almost late to most my appointments trying to figure out where to go.
Always look forward to seeing my precious Dr Paul!!!!
VERY good! Answered all questions & took care of my problem.
Melissa Paul is excellent. I have total confidence and trust with her as my primary caregiver. Her nurse assistant Jessica is also to be commended as well.
Was the usual visit, fast but very in depth and things were taken care of. Proud of my dr and her staff
Dr. Paul is always pleasant and engaging. She looks at me when I speak, and answers my questions. I feel a high level of trust.
Melissa Paul has been an awesome doctor for my partner and I. She is assessable and helpful.
I expressed medicalConcerns, she tried to get me to take a medication I wasn't comfortable with, I said how about if you give me a Referal to a specialist for a second opinion she said no I'm not allowed to do that unless you take this medication for 30 days. Which is lie, my insurance doesn't require a Referal anyway. She just didn't like that I wanted a second opinion from a specialist. I wanted to find out what was wrong with me not take a pill to cover it up and ignore the issue for 30 days then she said ok well then o can't work with you anymore then fired me as a patient. She did the same thing with someone I'm a poa for where she insisted it was one problem we siad no it's not that and we found a specialist and they figured out the problem and gave the RIGHT prescription. We tried to tell her it was not the issue she thought it was because but she didn't listen. Normally she's great but not all clients are just there to take a pill and cover up issues. Some patients like myself want to get to the root of the issue before they start trying a bunch of different pills
I didn't think I would find another Dr that is a thorough as Dr Abney but I am satisfied with Dr Paul. She is friendly and professional. She is patient with all my questions. She is attentive to my medical needs
For my situation, she referred me to a specialist to check my condition.
Provider listened well and we are trying the least invasive solution and then stepping up to the next idea if we don't get the results needed. I like this approach.
Melissa is great, thorough and very attentive.
What a wonderful professional provider Melissa is!
I am newer to this office. I haven't yet developed a report with my provider. She's intelligent and personable but I often feel like I'm inconveniencing her, I'm rushing her. And sometimes It seems she focuses on one thing I say and misses the heart of my need. I really like that she's well rounded and I can get all my health care needs basically covered in one office.
I am happy with my provider.
Melissa always listens and treats me well.
Ms Paul is a good listener, explains everything very well. She's an excellent health care provider.
I get excellent healthcare here !!!!!!!
She should refer to her chart notes prior to going over test results- had she read her own notes, she wouldn't have given conflicting information regarding a prescription I was to take.
Melissa Paul spent a generous amount of time with me, discussed each of my questions, and treated me as a very important patient.
Visit was great.
Very attentive listener and clear on recommendations
I come back to see Dr Paul because I feel very comfortable with her. She always listens to me and answers all my questions. Dr Paul lets me know if we need to change my medicine and why. I have told friends who are looking for a new dr about Dr Paul and will continue to do so. The receptionist lets me know If there Is any information that has been changed and explains everything to me. They get me check in, in a timely manner.
Why have people sign endless extra cost waivers? This is frankly alarming (my first thought was why am I being asked to sign a waiver for a service I know should be covered? I had to call insurance from the waiting room just to verify office staff didn't know something I didn't about my coverage - which was not the case), and patient liability for costs not covered by insurance is already included in the COR. I was asked to sign 2 different waivers AND the COR for this visit.
This provider is new to me - my regular provider moved to Oregon -
Ms. Paul is a very good listener. So important! I knew I was heard when discussing a problem of continuing joint inflammation in multiple areas that is keeping me from being safe (falls & ongoing risk), daily pain which is worse in the wee hours of the morning, and having trouble with some of my ADL's. I have been very discouraged and even despondent for this much pain. Ms. Paul identified two medications I take that can contribute to this as well as cognitive issues. We agreed I would stop those 2 meds and come back in 2 weeks to check in with her. In the 1st week, I was seeing appreciable reduction in my pain. I walked into my P.T.'s office for my appointment 6 days into this 2 week period and she could tell I was doing better by the way I walked in the door! I feel so lucky that I made the choice to go to Ms. Paul after my previous internist left the practice 7 months ago. She's just terrific!
Melissa Paul is professional, attentive, and personable!
Ms. Paul is easy to talk to, answered all my questions and my prescriptions were ready when I went to pick up after visit
She was great! I am very happy with the visit. She listened and set up other appointments to meet my needs.
Melissa Paul is a gem. Highly skilled, caring and compassionate. Excellent communicator too. I soappreciate her fine qualities. I always feel cared for when I need to see her.
I was very pleased that I was able to have an EKG and lab work done without leaving the exam room. Melissa was great, and so was Bethany. Both were very helpful in getting things done to send to the surgeon's office.
Specialists I have been sent to have still not diagnosed and offered any solutions to problems related to structural changes from a high pressure ischemic event that cause issues with proper drainage from my head at night. Because multiple specialist doctors have not followed up with proper testing to provide a diagnosis, my primary care doctor treats me as if the symptoms, which continue to leave me in a very bad cognitive condition after sleeping for 3-4 hours, are not real. The more comments I have in my medical record, which is shared with all medical providers, the less likely I am able to get a specialist doctor to give my condition any attention.
This visit went really well!
Since this was my visit with her, I noticed that she was well versed in my medical history. She took time to get to know me. I feel very confident that my health care needs are in good hands.
They were very good
Post hospitalization follow up visit. Spent more time with trainee than primary care. Was not offered any information hospitalization and only asked if I had any questions. Not very efficient when feeling overwhelmed.
She was very rushed although I was on time for my appointment. When the appointment was made I said It was for an assisted living form and a referral. She hurriedly completed the form. She refused to talk about the referral saying if she gave it she would have to follow it and she is not my regular doctor, but I can't get into my regular doctor until September.
Melissa is very knowledgeable & care centric. I did recommend her to friends who are also very pleased with her level of expertise & approach to patient care
I had a really good experience. I felt like I had visited with a trusted advisor, who had an overall interest in me and my well being.
Provider was ok. Her assistant has been way below standard in my two visits. I would not recommend the provider because of her assistant and will choose another provider next visit if her assistant is still there.
1st time visit with this provider.
The front desk one gal seems to get confused calls for things then calls back ir if I call not sure accurate message. She also gave appointment to someone else then who I asked . So love the nurses doctors interns but front desk could use some work
Fast, efficient and very approachable. Keep up the good work!
Always informative and easy to understand. Explains what she is doing and steps needed to take.
Melissa Paul FNP is a very kind, caring and knowledgeable. I am pleased to be able to call her my PCP.
Melissa Paul is a very patient and listens to all my questions with care.
This was my first visit with Ms. Paul after my previous PCP left. I was impressed with her ability to listen to me and provide reassurance.
Melissa Paul was extremely attentive and knowledgeable about the reason I was at the office. She is an amazing listener and I felt very taken care of.
Appointment was right on time. Very little waiting.
First visit with this provider so it is hard to know how things will be handled in the future.
Listen to me
Melissa was very professional, knowledgeable but very nice, easy to talk with, patient and helpful. It was a pleasure working with her. Thank you very much !
I would not give the medical assistant high marks. She was borderline rude, acted rushed and aggressive.
Very professional. Great eye contact. No waisted time
Prior to my appointment, I received an electronic questionnaire regarding my health and concerns. I answered it completely and thoroughly. When I met with Melissa the questions she addressed seemed to have nothing to do with the questions I had addressed in the survey. In the survey, I had mentioned shortness of breath. Melissa didn't bring that up. I mentioned my alcohol consumption, and I will be receiving a call about outpatient treatment. I mentioned I thought I might have an ulcer because my stomach hurt. She concurred that if I was taking Meloxicam and drinking alcohol it was likely that I had an ulcer. No recommendations were given. There were other concerns that I brought up on my electronic check-in form that weren't addressed. It makes me wonder what was the point of my completing this form. Additionally, I was given another form to complete in the office that I didn't finish before I was called back to the examination room. I told her that, and she said I could finish it while I was waiting for Melissa in the exam room. She took them with her after she'd taken my vitals, etc. There is no way I could have completed the forms. I wonder what purpose these serve besides busy work for the patient if no one reads them? I know I was scheduled for a longer than regular visit, but 10 of the 40 minutes was taken up by the assistant. This is the first time I have been beyond disappointed with Legacy Salmon Creek, and I really do hope that someone reads and acts upon my concerns. At this appointment, I really did feel like I was "on the clock", and the primary concern of Legacy Salmon Creek is keeping all appointments on time.
Melissa always takes the time to answer all my questions. She is extremely knowledgeable and THE NICEST provider I have ever had! Customer service is outstanding!
I am very pleased with Melissa Paul. She is very thorough and listens. I may be changing insurance for 2023 because I am not very happy at this point with Aetna. I really hope that Melissa will still be my primary care provider if I choose a different insurance.
I am concerned with information that gets put on my medical history that is not true i.e., vertigo, blood clot, and pre-diabetic. I have never had vertigo and never have had a blood clot. Where is this fabricated information coming from. I have addressed with Melissa and expect that it should be off my chart. I should know better than anyone what medical issues that I have. Thank you.
Melissa is very attentive and thorough
Just fast reliable and friendly
The best doctor Melissa Paul , thank you for being so good with the patient
Melissa Paul is an extraordinary clinician and I am lucky to have her for my provider.
I absolutely adore Melissa Paul. She is so caring and understanding
The provider was short, curt, and invalidating. It was a negative experience. She did not seem interested in what I had to say. Her approach to my concerns was either dismissive ("that's to be expected") or very cut and dry ("you need to see someone else for that"). When I attempted to communicate my experience to the provider by MyChart, she disagreed with my synopsis, took no accountability, gave a passive aggressive non-apology ("sorry you felt that way"), and maintained a stance of invalidation. I will not be returning and will not recommend this provider to others.
Dr. Paul was very nice and informed about my health even though this was my first visit.
Melissa is very smart snd connected my comments with potential solutions I hadn't thought If.
Staff and provider is friendly, knowledgeable and good bedside manners.
There is some discrepancies about my medical history that we are working out
Everyone was very helpful and courteous. Dr Paul and her student listened well and were very thorough in explaining options and a great future health plan.
Melissa is very thorough, asks a lot of health questions, willing to refer if needed, listens well, friendly and caring.
I was very pleased with this my first visit with her. She will be my primary care provider which I requested! She was very thorough and helpful.
Melissa Paul was very professional, asked me questions and took time for my answers and showed much concern to my needs, and treated me with respect all during my visit.
Enjoyed meeting Melissa. My other doctor moved to the Veterans hospital.
First visit with this provider as my regular doctor left the practice. When I made the appt whomever made it for me did not book it as a get acquainted visit so she wasn't aware that this was that type of visit. I regularly see for followup visit every 6 months.
Melissa Paul is wonderful. Caring, helpful and respectful
Melissa Paul is always very attentive to my needs or concerns! Best doctor I've ever had!
Excellent bedside manner. Thorough and personable and professional.
I'm very happy with Melissa Paul and her assistant.