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Melissa Lee, FNP-C

Specialist in Obstetrics & Gynecology


Born and raised in Chickamauga, GA, Melissa Lee is a proud Gordon Lee High School graduate. Her journey into medicine began with a change of heart during her initial semester in college. Originally aspiring to be a social worker, a life-altering car accident shifted her perspective, drawing her closer to the world of nursing, inspired by her mother’s path.

Practicing since 2015, Melissa is a dedicated professional. She started her journey in the medical field as a medical assistant in vascular surgery during her undergraduate years. During this phase, she was profoundly inspired by a nurse practitioner, prompting her to further her studies and achieve her credentials.

A deep love for patient interaction is at the core of Melissa’s medical practice. She believes in the power of relationships in medicine and cherishes the bonds she forms with her patients. Her primary focus is preventative care, ensuring her patients receive treatment and guidance to lead their healthiest lives. Her patient-centric approach builds a solid rapport and emphasizes health preservation and prevention.

Melissa is a dedicated wife and mother to 3 children outside of her professional life. Her ideal day off encapsulates nature and family, perhaps hiking or spending a day on the boat. A passionate cook, she delights in preparing meals for family and friends. As the day concludes, you’ll often find her immersed in a book, another of her cherished pastimes.



Galen Obstetrics & Gynecology Ridgeside

2341 McCallie Ave, Suite #302, Chattanooga, TN 37404

Hours of Operation:


Since 2015


We work together to set their health goals and then meet them. I want a good rapport with them and work towards health preservation and prevention.


BSN | University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
MSN | University of Tennessee at Chattanooga


Women’s healthcare services require compassion and expertise. Here at Galen OB/GYN we provide comprehensive, specialized obstetric and gynecological care with the highest regard for patient satisfaction to meet a woman’s needs throughout her lifetime. Whether you are planning a family, staying healthy with routine care, or having health difficulties, our provider’s have the wisdom and medical expertise to help you make informed decisions about your healthcare. 

Some of our services include:

  • Obstetrics
  • Pregnancy Care
  • Labor & Delivery
  • Gynecology
  • Women’s Medicine & Surgery
  • 3D/4D Ultrasound
  • Birthing Classes

Galen’s Labor and Delivery teams are here to help make your birthing experience everything you want it to be. We work closely with you to support your healthcare choices, such as medicated or non-medicated labor and other birthing practices or aids. We strive for a vaginal delivery and only recommend a C-section if your health or your baby’s health is at risk.

Labor and Delivery expectations:


Support for your birth plan, your delivery team will work with you to support your birth plan choices, including:

  • Having an medicated or non-medicated labor
  • Having a support, family members, or friends present at the time of your child’s birth
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Skin-to-skin bonding time immediately after delivey


Immediate access to specialty care, mothers who deliver with Galen have healthy pregnancies and uncomplicated deliveries. However, if additional care is required for you or your baby:

  • Our High-Risk Obstetrics team specializes in providing the most advanced, nurturing care for complex health problems.
  • Our Neonatology team provides word class care for newborn babies with critical or special care needs.


Comfort management during labor available 24 hours a day:

  • For women who desire a medicated labor or require a C-section, our obstetric anesthesia service is always available in Labor and Delivery.

Are you prepared for your newest arrival?

Galen OB/GYN wants to help with a  

Complete Childbirth Class  

Topics include:

  • Labor
  • Breathing & Relaxation techniques
  • Birth Plans
  • Post-partum lifestyle
  • Newborn Care Basics
  • Tour of Erlanger East