Melody Tapp

Melody Tapp, RNC, MSN, WHNP

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Accepts New Patients

Telehealth Appointments Available


Graduate School: Old Dominion University

Undergraduate School: Radford University

Melody Tapp has been a nurse practitioner caring for women since 2004. She Graduated from Old Dominion University in December 2003 with a Masters of Science in Nursing from the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program. After becoming certified as a Nurse Practitioner, she worked for Planned Parenthood prior to joining the team at Virginia Center for Women in the summer of 2004.

Melody received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Radford University in 1994. After graduation, she worked on the cardiac stepdown unit at Sentara Hampton General Hospital. She worked full time as a Labor and Delivery nurse at Sentara Norfolk General from 1995 until the birth of her children in 2000. She continued working part time in L&D until she returned to graduate school in 2002. Caring for women and their growing families as a Labor and Delivery nurse is where Melody developed her love of women’s health and her desire to continue her education.

Melody lives in Chesapeake with her husband Jeff and triplet boys John, Joseph and James. She enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

Melody provides care for women of all ages. She particularly enjoys talking with teenagers and young adults about caring for their bodies and making wise, healthy choices. She provides routine GYN care, contraceptive counseling, STD screening and treatment, counseling and testing for the breast cancer gene, help with menstrual problems, and treatment for menopausal symptoms. She has recently taken an interest in learning more about female sexual function, so she can help women who are struggling with sexual issues.

Patient Reviews

Overall patient rating for Mid-Atlantic Women’s Care:

Annual Well Woman Exam

I felt the level of preparation for this appointment was excellent. The doctor took her time to familiarize herself with my history and was meaningful in her treatment

Office Visit / Follow-up

Dr. Fernandez is friendly and has superb bedside manner. She is knowledgeable and takes the time to ensure you are able to understand everything.

Blood Draw

The office staff is porfessional and polite. Dr Leao is an expert in her field and treats me with respect and dignity.


Technician made me feel comfortable, explained everything she was going to do, and performed the procedure with expertise.

Childbirth / Labor & Delivery

Amy delivered my baby in less than 20 minutes and coached me wonderfully. I am very grateful she was who delivered my daughter.

Gynecological Problem Visit

They were able to fit me in on a same day appointment to accommodate my needs

Annual Well Woman Exam

I’m highly satisfied because Dr. Murray and her team are efficient, polite and thorough. Dr. Murray was especially helpful this visit with advice and extra time.

Annual Well Woman Exam

Great doctor.


Quick and easy

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

I am on a low carb diet. Coupled with that and sun exposure, my body (arms, forearms and legs) look like they’ve had the mass sucked out and wrinkled skin left. ( I don’t think I should look like this at my age.). I’d stopped using estrogen and consulted Dr. Leao if resuming it would help. She said that it would. (I already take collagen and am increasing my carbs some). Coupled with the estrogen resumption, I’m looking forward to seeing results.

Annual Well Woman Exam

Doctor and staff care

Annual Well Woman Exam

Dr. Davis’ honest, heartfelt understanding and how patiently she listen and the sound health recommendations she makes. Gives me true peace of mind.

Birth Control Consultation

Dr. Fish is the best there is! She is kind, understanding and takes the time to listen to you questions and concerns. She genuinely cares about her patients and takes the time and effort to show them.

Gynecological Problem Visit

My doctor was not available for 6 weeks.

Annual Well Woman Exam

Dr. Dausch is my favorite doctor. She is personable, encouraging, and supportive. I always leave feeling well-informed and seen by her.

Gynecological Ultrasound / Sonogram

Dr. Davis always provides clear information on procedures and treatment.

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

Quick visit. Everyone was friendly and love HRT. Life changing.


Always on time,clean,employees are always friendly, welcoming and professional

Annual Well Woman Exam

Julie is always very thorough and answers any questions I have. Excellent care!


The staff was polite and accommodating, as well as the technicians. The technicians were very friendly and made sure I was ok through everything.