Our nurse practitioner, Melissa Tauer, aims for her patients to achieve wellness from the inside out at Optima Medical Spa in Los Angeles, CA. She is also proud to be working with Dr. Abraham (Avi) Ishaaya as a primary care provider at Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers, too. Utilizing her experience with lasers and injectables, Melissa is able to educate her patients, establish a plan of care, and maintain ongoing care for them. Along with IV nutrient therapies and micronutrient management, she provides nonsurgical fat reduction, muscle stimulation, sexual health enhancements, incontinence treatments, and more. Melissa loves helping patients improve their quality of life!
Education and Training
Melissa earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from the University of Arizona. Then, she completed a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at Massachusetts General Hospital and a Master of Science degree in nursing at UCLA. Today, she continues to learn new aesthetic treatments, technologies, and techniques to give her patients the best care possible.
Honors and Awards
Melissa has earned the following awards and memberships:
- Standing Ovation Award
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
- Circle of Friends Award
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 2017
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 2016
- Helping Hand Award
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 2015
Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses, 2013
Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, 2012 – 2013