From a young age, Dr. Melissa Perurena Hernandez knew she wanted to be a doctor. “I wanted to be a part of that support system a patient needs when they need healthcare. I knew that was an important role and that I would be impacting someone’s life every day,” she says. Dr. Hernandez strives to make patients feel comfortable coming to her and is appreciative of the lasting relationships she forms. Dr. Hernandez loves serving the senior population. She explains, “they need someone who is patient, attentive, and willing to listen to their needs, and I knew I would be able to do this.”
When not caring for patients, Dr. Hernandez loves spending time with her family. She also enjoys cooking and exercising daily.