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Melanie L Dryden, ARNP

Melanie L Dryden, ARNP

Obstetrics and Gynecology
I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Florida in 2003.While working as a labor and delivery nurse, I attended the University of Cincinnati. I earned my Master of Science in Nursing as a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner in 2010 and was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau's International Honor Society for Nursing. I am nationally certified by the National Certification Corporation as a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner. I am a member of the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology as well as the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses.
Care Philosophy

I am passionate about my profession. Nursing is one of the most challenging and rewarding professions out there. I am constantly challenged with the ever changing health care industry, but rewarded immensely by every patient that I have the opportunity to care for I love sharing in a woman's health care journey and am passionate about educating patients so they can make informed decisions regarding their care. I love that I truly see women across their lifespan and have cared for patient's from the age of 5 to 99. I am a fourth generation Citrus County native, so I am fortunate to be surrounded by family and long-time friends who live locally. The moments my husband and I have to spend with them are priceless. My husband and I are avid Gator fans, so we take every opportunity to attend Gator sporting events and cheer on our team. We cannot wait to welcome our future Gator who is expected to arrive in October 2015. We volunteer with the Citrus County Gator Club who works locally to raise scholarship; funds for graduating seniors from Citrus County that will be attending the University of Florida the following academic year. I also volunteer with the Citrus County Fair Livestock committee. I grew up through Citrus County's 4-H and FFA programs and it is important for me to give back to those individuals and organizations that had such a huge impact on my life.”

I would like to schedule ...

Abnormal Bleeding

Annual Exam

Birth Control


Bone Density



Endometrial Biopsy



Healthcare Exchange

High Risk Pregnancy



Low Risk




Non-Stress Test - NST


Ovarian Cysts

Pap Smear

Pelvic Pain




Urination Urgency

Vaginal Birth