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Melissa Campbell, PA-C

Melissa is a nationally board certified Physician Assistant.  She has been practicing in Family Practice and Pediatrics since 2001.   Melissa received her Physician Assistant Certification and Masters Degree from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut.  In addition, she has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from UCSB.  Melissa excelled in her physician assistant studies and was awarded the academic excellence award at Quinnepiac and a PA foundation scholarship. 

Melissa lives in Oceanside with her husband and two daughters.  She enjoys hiking, water/snow skiing, frisbee, kayaking, and fishing.  “Practicing in a small, personable office like Dr. Soppe’s exemplifies the ideal physician/PA patient team atmosphere.”

A PA like an MD or Nurse Practitioner evaluates patients, makes a diagnosis, and offers treatment.

Call to make an appointment (760) 944-8402

FAQ: What is the difference between a Physician Assistant (PA) and a Nurse Practitioner (NP)? In the family practice setting both PAs and NPs share the same medical privileges which include: taking a patient history, doing an examination, making a diagnosis and providing treatment. One of the differences between a PA and an NP is their medical background prior to entering their professional medical training program. PAs may have served as medics in the military, respiratory therapists, medical assistants, public/international health agents or registered nurses. To become a NP the applicant must have been a registered nurse.


Family Physicians of Encinitas
345 Saxony Road Suite 204, Encinitas, CA 92024
Phone: (760) 944-8402 | Fax: (760) 944-8404