Melissa Kretz, CRNP - WellSpan Cardiology - Ephrata, PA - Cardiology | WellSpan Health
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Melissa Kretz, CRNP, MSN

My Locations

Map Marker A WellSpan Cardiology
446 N. Reading Rd., Suite 302
Ephrata, PA 17522-9802
(717) 738-0167
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Map Marker B WellSpan Cardiology
140 North Pointe Blvd.
Lancaster, PA 17601
(717) 291-0700
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Map Marker C WellSpan Cardiology
435 S. Kinzer Ave., Suite 7
New Holland, PA 17557-8706
(717) 354-6676
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About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:

I have always been a "people person." I wanted to work closely with people and make a difference, so I decided to go to nursing school. I attended Reading Hospital School of Nursing and subsequently worked with cardiac patients as an RN for about 14 years. I loved being a nurse, but I wanted something "more." Eventually it occurred to me that I needed to further my education, and I was encouraged by several cardiologists to go back to school. I earned both my BSN and then MSN while working full time and being a mom! I sometimes miss being a bedside nurse.


What I want my patients to know about me:

I will always talk on your level, I will always take the time to answer your questions, and I will treat you like a member of my family. As a nurse practitioner in a specialty practice, I will sometimes need to ask the cardiologists questions about your care. This is important to me. I want you to receive the best possible cardiac care.


What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

I am a busy person, and I love spending time with my family. I have a great husband, two active teenagers and two crazy dogs at home. We enjoy traveling, being outdoors and going to concerts together. I love reading and watching movies, especially sci-fi thrillers. I am working on increasing my regular exercise and eating healthy. I am actively involved in volunteering for a group that raises money for local kids with cancer.


Clinical Interests

  • Arrhythmia Management
  • Cardiology
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine

Board Certifications

  • ANCC - American Nurses Credentialing Center Verification

Education & Credentials

  • Professional Education: Reading Hospital School of Nursing
  • Graduate School: Drexel University
  • Undergraduate Education: University of Phoenix

WellSpan Hospital Affiliations

  • WellSpan Ephrata Hospital

Health Plans Accepted

WellSpan Financial Assistance Program participant

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health
  • Amerihealth Caritas PA
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna Healthsprings(Formerly Bravo)
  • Cigna/Greatwest
  • EHP Significa
  • Gateway
  • Geisinger
  • Health America
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • John Hopkins Health Care
  • PA Medical Assistance
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care
  • Railroad Medicare
  • South Central Preferred
  • Tower Health PPO
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • United Healthcare/ Mamsi
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Vibra Health Plan

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