Melissa Wayne, MSN, FNP-C

Melissa Wayne, MSN, FNP-C

Sports Medicine

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Coastal Region

Leland – Brunswick Forest

Melissa Wayne practices at the Shallotte and Brunswick Forest Cutlar Crossing locations of EmergeOrtho. Melissa earned both her master’s and bachelor’s degrees at the University of North Carolina—her bachelor’s in nursing and her master’s as a part of the Family Nurse Practitioner Program.

Melissa has experience as an emergency department trauma nurse in two of North Carolina’s advanced level trauma centers: Wake Forest Baptist Health (level I) and Novant Health (level II).

As part of the EmergeOrtho team headed by Dr. Michael Marushack and Dr. Thomas Kelso, she specializes in following patients before and after sports medicine surgery, as well as those with sports related injuries of the shoulder and knee.

Melissa also treats patients recovering from reconstructive surgery and joint replacement, specifically shoulder, hip and knee replacement surgeries.

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  • Undergraduate: University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Graduate: University of North Carolina Wilmington


  • Board Certified Emergency Nurse
  • Advanced Stroke, Cardiac and Trauma Life Support Certified RN


  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • North Carolina Nurses Association

Specialties & Services

They treat you with respect take the time to understand what your needs are and work toward that gold of fixing the problem. Very professional in everything they do I love going there for treatment can't say that about many healthcare systems. I recommend EmergeOrtho to everyone I see.

Ronnie W


EmergeOrtho is full of wonderful doctors! They make sure they go over every little thing and explain stuff so that you understand. I have 4 different doctors here and have been pleased with them all.

Michelle M


A New Level Of Orthopedic Care Has Emerged

As our patient, you will benefit from a full range of orthopedic services, specialties and technologies, including physical and hand therapy, advanced imaging services, and urgent care walk-in services providing immediate diagnosis and treatment for urgent orthopedic conditions.