Melissa Reddy, Patient Care Associate / Tech, was a wonderful new addition to the Sterling team in 2012. She earned her Patient Care Associate / Tech (PCA) certification from Brookdale Community College in 2011.
Melissa says she absolutely loves her career at Sterling Surgicare and especially enjoys watching patients prepare, undergo and reap the rewards of bariatric surgery. Melissa should know? she underwent gastric bypass in November 2008. At the time, she weighed 299 pounds but today maintains a steady weight of 137 pounds. She lost 162 pounds and, most importantly, has kept the weight off and continues to lose! She states that weight loss surgery was the best decision she ever made.
During the summer of 2013, Melissa experienced a healthcare emergency when she was diagnosed with a painful bowel obstruction/internal hernia requiring immediate surgery. Who did she choose to perform her surgery? Her boss, Dr. Ayotunde Adeyeri! Melissa’s surgery was a complete success so you’ll see her at the front desk once again.
Melissa is the mother of three children, two teenagers and a 21-year-old daughter attending college in Florida. And she is a bride-to-be currently planning her wedding!