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Our Team 

Melissa Livingston, DNP, FNP-BC

Doctorate of Nursing Practice - Family Nurse Practitioner

Melissa Livingston grew up in Alamogordo, New Mexico choosing to complete her undergraduate nursing provisions in Las Cruces where she has cared for the diverse health needs of our community within the hospital for more than eleven years. She is honored to continue to serve the comprehensive health demands of our community through the extensive education and clinical proficiency as a doctorate prepared family nurse practitioner obtained from NMSU. Melissa’s commitment to integrative, holistic care across the lifespan centers on prevention precludes problems enhancing knowledge of physical and mental health, nutritional guidance, and inspiring wellness through her enthusiastic, compassionate approach to care. Melissa specializes in obesity medicine with a Certificate of Advanced Education in Obesity Medicine and provides individualized nutritional counseling and therapies for ideal health emphasizing “Wellness is Worth It.”

Melissa Livingston received her doctorate of nursing practice specializing in family nurse practitioner from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico where she completed clinical and research requirements in care areas of acute care, urgent care, primary care, emergency and intensive care, pediatrics, obstetrics, geriatrics, and administrative leadership.

Angelina Morales, DNP, FNP-BC

Doctorate of Nursing Practice - Family Nurse Practitioner

Angelina Morales, DNP FNP-BC came to southern New Mexico from Maryland in 2009, when she began to pursue a new career in nursing at New Mexico State University. Her diverse background gives her a unique retrospective to educating and coaching her patients to achieve optimal health. Having struggled with her weight her entire life, Angelina finally decided herself to have bariatric surgery in January 2016. The surgery was a success and has given her insight and a unique perspective to patients contemplating surgery.

Angelina’s life motto, which she encourages her patients to embrace is “Belief at the beginning of any successful undertaking is the one ingredient that will ensure success.” - William James

Angelina Morales, DNP FNP-BC graduated from NMSU with her Bachelors and continued her education to receive her Doctorate in Nursing with an emphasis in family health.

Justin Boland, PhD

Counseling Psychology

Dr. Justin Boland works with patients to conduct bariatric presurgical evaluations and provides psychological support to patients post-surgery. Dr. Boland assists patients by learning about their previous barriers to success and by teaching them a variety of cognitive, behavioral, and mindfulness-based skills and strategies to improve their overall health and well-being. Dr. Boland is proud to be a part of the Memorial Weight Loss Center team.

Dr. Justin Boland received his Ph.D. in Counseling and Educational Psychology from New Mexico State University and completed his pre-doctoral internship at the Phoenix VA Hospital, where he specialized in Primary Care Mental Health Integration and Medical Psychology. ​

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