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Welcome, Ms. Ezelle!

Weight Management Welcomes Melissa A. Ezelle, FNP

Melissa A. Ezelle, FNP, is a board-certified family nurse practitioner and the newest addition to Hattiesburg Clinic Weight Management.

At Weight Management, Ezelle helps patients optimize their health by creating an individualized plan of care based on their specific needs and personal goals. She has more than 15 years of experience as a registered nurse, having spent 12 of those years working in an intensive care unit. 

Ezelle received her bachelor’s degree from the Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, Miss., and recently, she earned a Master of Science in Nursing – Family Practice from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham, Ala. She is board certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Ezelle said her passion is to help patients who struggle with obesity-related issues to achieve a healthy lifestyle and improve their self-worth. 

“Assisting with weight management not only helps with self-esteem but addresses all comorbidities,” Ezelle said. “My goal is to provide patients with the tools they need to optimize their health.”

Additional providers at Weight Management include Virginia M. Crawford, MD, and Lori H. Bartran, FNP.

Tate Rutland


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