At age 6, Dr. Melanie Mintzer decided she wanted to become a Family Doctor like her father, while going with him to make house calls.
She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. She worked as a laboratory technician at Boston Children’s Hospital before attending medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine, Montreal, Quebec.
Dr. Mintzer completed her residency in Family Medicine at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where she was Chief Resident in Family Medicine. She then worked for the San Francisco County Health Department in pre-natal care, before moving to North Carolina, where she completed a Teaching Fellowship in Family Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Dr. Mintzer served as the Medical Director of the Orange County Health Department before moving into academia in 1991. At the UNC-CH School of Medicine, her focus was medical student education and she held a joint position in the Department of Social Medicine. During this time, she continued to provide health care for underserved populations through the Orange County Health Department.
In 2005, Dr. Mintzer established Generations Family Practice, P.A., in Cary, which has grown from a two-person medical practice into the Patient Centered Medical Home that it is today.
Dr. Mintzer has earned board certification by the American Board of Family Practice, a voluntary credentialing process and examination that demonstrates a physician’s exceptional expertise in Family Medicine.