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Melissa A. Hardesty, APRN

Melissa A. Hardesty, APRN

Family Medicine
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OSF Medical Group - Family Medicine

2200 Fort Jesse Road, Suite 110
Normal, Illinois 61761
ph: (309) 661-6290
fx: (309) 451-1354
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Areas of Expertise Asthma, Child Behavioral Health, Heart Failure, High Blood Pressure, Obesity/Weight Loss Management, Well Child Care, Women's Health

Medical Education Illinois State University (Bloomington, IL)

Board Certification(s) American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Philosophy of Care I provide individualized care, forming a partnership with my patients and their families to provide them not only the highest quality care but educating them on their health care.

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Associated with OSF Medical Group, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center

Melissa began her career with OSF HealthCare at age 17, working as a unit secretary and monitor technician. After becoming a nurse practitioner, she knew it was where she wanted to return.

“I loved working for OSF and believed in the Mission and Vision as a Catholic health care system,” she said. “OSF always puts the patient first regardless of their ability to pay.”

Melissa credits her own pediatrician for her desire to pursue a career in family medicine.

“He was a great mentor and role model as to what an excellent health care provider exemplified,” she said. “He taught me what true compassion, trust, respect and empathy was. I knew I wanted to care for people in that same way and that led me to where I am today.”

Appointments with Melissa are patient-centered. “I am here to advocate for you in coordinating your care throughout the health care system.”

When not working, she is active with her two sons and their sports. Melissa enjoys traveling – especially aboard a cruise ship – and visits Disney at least once a year.

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