Melissa Hinton is a Doctorate Nurse Practitioner with education and training in family practice, pulmonary specialty, and addiction medicine. She is board certified as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and is nationally certified as an Advanced Practice Addictions provider. Melissa received her Master’s and Doctorate degrees from the University of Utah Summa Cum Laude and has been practicing in the medical field for over 20 years, starting as a LPN, RN, BSN, and having a strong foundation in Emergency (in which she is also certified) and Critical Care nursing, as well as inpatient/outpatient mental health and addictions. She has also been an Invasive Life Flight nurse and has had administrative and extensive leadership experience. Melissa and her husband were raised in Cedar City, Utah. They moved to St. George in 1994 and have a busy family of 5 children with 2 grandsons that are their pride and joy. Melissa enjoys the outdoors, has run 4 marathons, enjoys the grandeur of our local national parks and loves hiking. She also has a passion for music, traveling throughout the US in orchestral, choral and solo performances, and as a featured musician in the southwestern states with vocal, theater, violin, and piano performances.