Melissa L. Shurigar-Myers, NP
I speak: English
My gender: Female
Where I practice
I was born in rural Nebraska and lived there until the age of 12 when my family moved to Colorado. Knowing that I wanted a career in the medical field, I explored all my options when I was in high school before deciding on a major in nursing. After completing my Bachelor of Science in nursing at the University of Northern Colorado, I worked as an intensive care unit nurse at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver for five years. The expanded role & responsibilities of a nurse practitioner had always appealed to me leading me to complete my Master of Science in nursing at the University of Colorado. After graduation, I came to work for Kaiser Permanente Colorado and I’ve been here ever since! I have enjoyed growing professionally in this dynamic organization, first in internal medicine and now in OB/GYN. I’m happily married and have two wonderful teenaged daughters.
About my practice
In my practice as an OB/GYN nurse practitioner, I see female patients in a variety of life stages. I enjoy helping patients navigate through the challenges of puberty, childbearing, menopause and beyond. I have a special interest in contraception and caring for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). I believe my role is that of a partner whose primary job is to give information and then to support patients in their decision making. My practice style is warm and friendly with the goal of making visits to the OB/GYN department as comfortable as possible.
How I thrive
I thrive by balancing work and time away from work. I love spending time with my husband, daughters and extended family who live in the area. I also enjoy walking for exercise and traveling whenever I get the opportunity.