Melissa Pestka

Now Accepting New Patients: Melissa Pestka, FNP-C, APNP

Joined KCHC in 2017

Specializes in: Family Medicine

I have been at Kenosha Community Health Center since 2017.  I specialize in family practice seeing patients of all ages. Prior to this, I was a registered nurse on a medical/telemetry unit for 7 years. I wanted to advance my nursing skills to provide a higher level of care to the patients I work with.  Becoming a Nurse Practitioner has enabled me to enhance my current nursing knowledge base, strengthen my relationship with my patients and their families and contribute to such a noble profession. Caring for the whole person within the framework of their family and community was the driving force behind my choice. I may not save a life every day but I could make it better by listening, educating, and guiding my patients and their families to their desired goals.

Why did you choose to work for Kenosha Community Health Center, Inc.?

I chose to work at Kenosha Community Health Center because this clinic provides open access to health care for people of all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. I know that working with patients who have limited access to health care can make a huge impact on their lives.  It is gratifying to serve this population, witnessing the participation of many to make a positive difference in the community. KCHC has demonstrated that good care can be accomplished with passion and commitment.

Education Background:

Board Certifications/Awards/Nominations:

  • AANP certified
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2016

Clinical Interests:

Health Promotion, Disease Prevention, and Education

Practice Location: 22nd Avenue

Accepting New Patients: Yes

Share this article

Related Articles

  • January 26, 2023

    February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Help Kenosha Community Health Center and Pillar Health celebrate and elevate the importance of healthy oral hygiene in kids by taking part [...]

  • November 28, 2022

    On January 10, 2023, KCHC/Pillar Health will be launching a new electronic health record (EHR) that includes a new patient portal. During the transition, we [...]

  • August 16, 2022

    On August 10, 2022, Pillar Health hosted an open house for the community that included building tours, local food trucks, and free backpacks for [...]