Melanie Wilhelm, CPNP

"I came to the area with my husband, who served 26 years in the U.S. Navy. I love working with families to help them raise healthy, happy children."

Melanie Wilhelm, DNP, CPNP

(757) 461-6342

College: Bowling Green State University

Graduate school: Old Dominion University

Doctorate: Old Dominion University


Wilhelm has been a part of Pediatric Specialists since 2002, holds a doctor of nursing practice degree and is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner for Pediatric Specialists.

She also serves as adjunct assistant professor at Old Dominion University.

Wilhelm takes a holistic approach to medicine, looking at not only the disease, but the family situation as well. She relishes spending time with parents, listening to their feedback and discussing the best options available. 

She completed the doctor of nursing practice at Old Dominion University with a research focus on pediatric obesity related to nutrition counseling. She is married and has two children. She enjoys teaching parenting classes and writing. 

She believes in treating each patient as she would want her children to be treated and that going the extra mile sets her apart.

Clinical Interests
  • Pediatric obesity
  • Instructing parenting classes
  • Asthma
  • Immunizations
  • ADHD
Research Area
  • Pediatric obesity as it relates to nutrition counseling
Honors & Awards
  • 1995 Who's Who Among American Nurses
  • 1990 Teacher of the Year Award for the Southern Association of Colleges
  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (fellow)
  • National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
  • 2009 Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • 2001 Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society
  • St. Stephen Martyr Catholic Church
  • Wilhelm authored the book, "Raising Today's Baby, A complete guide for parenting infants birth through one year"
  • She has had three articles published in Ready, Set, Grow, a national parenting magazine
  • Her research on nutrition counseling and pediatric obesity was published in the Infant, Child, and Adolescent Nutrition Journal (ICAN)