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Melissa Gaffney, NP

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General Surgery

About Melissa Gaffney

Melissa Gaffney earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at Rhode Island College (RIC) in Providence, RI. While practicing for several years as a Registered Nurse, she further developed expertise in the care of surgical and acute care hospitalized patients. She increased her knowledge, skill and abilities by returning to RIC to pursue a Master of Science degree in Nursing, with an emphasis on the Surgical First Assist role. Upon completion, she was certified to practice as a Nurse Practitioner, to provide acute care to adults and geriatric patients. Her clinical interests include patients undergoing General Surgery and Bariatric Weight Loss.

As a Southcoast Health employee since 2015, Melissa’s personal philosophy has aligned with Southcoast’s slogan “More than medicine”. Her practice encompasses therapeutic communication, compassionate, safe and quality care with each patient encounter.

In her free time, Melissa enjoys walking and hiking with her yellow Labrador Retriever, as well as traveling and trying new restaurants with friends and family.


Melissa practices at the following locations:

Charlton Memorial Hospital

363 Highland Avenue
Fall River, MA 02720

P: 508-679-3131

Get Directions 41.7098056 -71.1458738

Insurances Accepted

Southcoast accepts most major insurance plans. Call the Southcoast patient registration department at 844-297-2952 or your health plan with any questions regarding coverage.

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