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About Dr. Melissa Vu

Dr. Melissa Vu, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Gainesville, FL. She has 16 years of experience. Her specialties include Anesthesiology and Pain Management. Dr. Vu is affiliated with Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, Holmes Regional Medical Center and Baptist Medical Center - Beaches. She speaks English.

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Primary Address

UF Health Shands Childrens Hospital

1600 SW Archer Rd
Gainesville, FL 32610
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Specialties

Dr. Melissa Vu has the following 2 specialties

  • Anesthesiology

    Anesthesiologists are physicians who are trained to administer anesthetics, which are medicines used to block nerve sensation. Anesthesia can be either local to one specific part of a body, like a tooth, or regional to block feeling to a larger portion of the body, such as during an epidural for child birth. It can also be more general to block sensation to the entire body, resulting in unconsciousness.
    Anesthesiologists assist in surgery by determining how much anesthesia is necessary and by monitoring the patient's level of responsiveness and vital signs throughout the procedure. The anesthesia specialist will also bring the patient out of anesthesia and then continue to monitor his or her vital signs post-operation.
    Besides assisting in surgeries, anesthesiologists may also treat patients suffering from chronic pain.

  • Pain Management

    A pain management specialist is a physician with advanced knowledge and training in diagnosing and treating pain. These doctors do not come from one particular discipline, but rather use their respective backgrounds to contribute a varied approach to the field of pain management.
    These specialists use their different skills and training in pain management to treat pain stemming from different causes - whether it's neuropathic pain or headache, or the result of injury, a surgical procedure, cancer or another illness.
    Pain management specialists are primarily trained as anesthesiologists, physiatrists, interventional radiologists, neurologists, osteopaths, or primary care physicians.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Vu is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare
  • Holmes Regional Medical Center
  • Baptist Medical Center - Beaches
  • UF Health Shands Childrens Hospital
  • Shands at Starke
  • Shands at Vista
  • Saint Luke's Hospital
  • Shands at UF
  • Shands at Lake Shore
  • Education

    16 Years Experience

  • University Of Missouri Kansas City School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1997

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Melissa Vu accepts the following insurance providers.

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Locations & Directions

UF Health Shands Childrens Hospital, 1600 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL
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