Melissa Zant, MD
- Family medicine
- Women's Health
- Pregnancy care
- Pediatric care
- Preventive care
I am a board-certified family medicine physician specializing in obstetrics. I have professional interests in women's health, pediatric care and preventive care.
Hometown: Rochester, MN
I'm passionate about: learning each patient's unique background and forming long-term relationships with my patients and their families. I believe this helps us work together toward each patient's personal health goals. Understanding the entire family and their support network can be especially helpful during stressful times in life.
If I wasn't a provider, I would be: work with children with and adults with disabilities. My uncle had cerebral palsy and was a very important person in my life. Additionally, I had the opportunity to manage a camp before medical school for this population. This was an immensely rewarding and challenging job, and I will always enjoy caring for persons with disabilities.
My favorite destination is: Stockholm, Sweden. I completed my last medical school rotation there and had a wonderful opportunity to practice medicine, explore a beautiful country and get to know some of my personal heritage.
Something I have learned from my patients is: their stories and sharing their with them, some of the most difficult moments in their lives, such as serious illness or death of a loved one; and the most amazing moments in their lives, such as a birth of a child. My life has been greatly enriched by sharing in celebrations and milestones, mourning loss, and tackling challenges of life with my patients. These lessons from my patients have made me a better physician, parent, wife, community member and person.
The best thing I have done for my health is: reducing our 'screen time' since the birth of our son.
- Family medicine
- St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
- University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth
- Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians
- United Family Medicine Residency Program, St. Paul, Minnesota
Years of experience
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