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Persona Healthcare Direct – Trinity

Nextera Healthcare’s direct primary care membership for individuals, families and businesses provides a convenient, cost-effective solution for those looking to get more out of their primary care coverage.

Nextera Healthcare providers at Tampa Bay Direct Care Network offer year-round, comprehensive adult and family primary care services, including but not limited to:

  • Acute care and chronic disease management
  • Allergy evaluation and management
  • Dermatology
  • Mental health, including treatment for depression, anxiety and other mood disorders
  • School, sports and workplace physicals
  • Sleep hygiene assessments and support
  • Stress management
  • Treatment of sprains, lacerations and broken bones
  • Weight management and health risk assessment
  • Women’s health
  • Well checks for infants and children
  • Preventive health care
  • Same-day appointments or next-day appointments based on medical need.
    Please call 911 in the event of a medical emergency.

In addition to the services above, Nextera Healthcare membership at Tampa Bay Direct Care Network
offers patients:

  • After-hours care for more urgent medical needs (non-life threatening emergencies)
  • Remote or virtual access to physicians via email or phone if you are busy or traveling
  • Deeply discounted imaging and laboratory services

* The list of medical services offered may be subject to change

Our Providers

Melissa Launder, MD

Trinity
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Melissa Launder, MD

Trinity

Melissa Launder, MD, isn’t shy about sharing her love for Family Medicine and her patients. She considers it an honor to work as a primary care physician and help generations of families, young and old. Her interest in medicine was first sparked at a young age as she witnessed her father care for patients as a physical therapist.

She obtained her B.S. in Microbiology and Cell Science from the University of Florida; graduated in 2006 from the Florida State University College of Medicine; and completed residency training at the University of South Florida’s Family Medicine program at Morton Plant Hospital. After nearly ten years of practice in the Baycare Health System, Dr. Launder opened Exceptional Care Center in Trinity with a vision for further improving her patient’s medical experience. In a day and age where insurance companies and corporations reign supreme, she shines amongst her peers for her compassionate care, thorough manner and dedication to her craft. She continues to develop rich relationships with her patients in a time when many physicians are “burning out” and questioning their career choices.  Dr. Launder is blessed by her family and friends. She and her husband Tom enjoy caring for their two Chihuahuas, Pepe and Paco. She also appreciates great coffee, hiking, reading, musical theatre, and travel.