Every month, we feature a physician as an opportunity for the community you to learn more about the great doctors on staff at Little Company of Mary Hospital. This month, we had the chance to talk with Dr. Melissa Chappell, a board-certified internist and psychiatrist at Little Company of Mary Hospital (2800 W. 95th Street). Read on to get to know Dr. Chappell, including what she enjoys about being a physician, her philosophy of care, and what she’d be doing if she weren’t a physician.
Medical School: Louisiana State University
Residency: Rush University Medical Center
Subspecialty: Internal Medicine
What do you enjoy most about being a physician?
It’s pretty amazing to watch patients get better. I get excited every single time it happens.
What is your philosophy of care?
Worrying about things that you have no control over is futile (not to mention exhausting).
What is the number one advice/tip you give your patients for healthy living?
1. Please take medicine as prescribed.
2. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness.
If you hadn’t become a physician, what would you be doing?
I’d be a food writer.
What are your hobbies and interests outside of the office?
I love eating good food. I’m from New Orleans—eating is our hobby.
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