Melissa Hamilton, PNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner


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Melissa Hamilton, PNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner


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Get to know Dr. Sotis

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Pediatrics Office

41238 Margarita Rd # 106,
Temecula, CA 92591

Appointments: (951) 506-9392

Fax: (951) 252-8668

M-F: 7:30am-5:30pm

Melissa Hamilton Bio

Meet Melissa Hamilton, our Nurse Practitioner at our Pediatrics office.

Melissa first became interested in medicine while taking Anatomy and Physiology in high school. She graduated from the University of California, Davis, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior and went on to pursue an Associate Degree in Nursing from Sierra College School of Nursing, followed by a Bachelor Degree in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington. She went on to graduate from Loma Linda University with a Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree in 2022, where she became board certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in August of 2022.

Melissa worked as a Registered Nurse for 15 years prior to starting her career as a Pediatric NP, which included 12 years in the emergency department and 3 years of inpatient nursing. Working almost 11 years at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Murrieta, she was involved in the Pediatric ER and championed the committee for improving pediatric care within the emergency department.

During graduate school, Melissa trained at many clinics, including Loma Linda University Health pediatric outpatient clinics, pediatric urgent care, and pediatric urology in Indio, as well as other pediatric offices throughout Riverside County.

Outside of the clinic, Melissa enjoys working out, interior decorating, boating, camping, baking, spending time with family, and watching her kids learn and grow.

Care Team Partnership

Dr. David Lawrence

Melissa Hamilton works closely with Pediatrician, Dr. David Lawrence. Learn more about him here.


Meet Dr. Lawrence

Care Team Partnership

Dr. David Lawrence

Melissa Hamilton works closely with Pediatrician, Dr. David Lawrence. Learn more about him here.


Meet Dr. Lawrence

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FAQs

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What is the difference between an APP and a doctor?

An APP (Advanced Practice Practitioner) is either a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner. While doctors and APP’s differ in their education level, APP’s can diagnose, treat and coordinate care as a regular Primary Care Physician would. 



Do all doctors within RFMG accept the same insurance?

Our doctors currently accept all insurance plans that our medical group, Regal accepts. However, as physicians’ patient panels become increasingly impacted, some physicians will only accept new Medicare Advantage patients only.



Who can I see if my doctor is unavailable? Will they have full access to my medical history?

As a patient of Rancho Family, you’re welcome to see any provider within the group. All your medical records and chart notes are available to whichever provider you choose to schedule with, so if your doctor is unavailable, don’t worry! Our providers are here to make your care as cohesive as possible.



What is the process of becoming a new patient?

Becoming a new patient is easy! If you are 65+ and need help, please call our Patient Relations team at 951-225-6808. If you are not a senior or not on Medicare, you can call the office directly at 951-676-4193.