Meet Dr. Melissa Boylan
I am a native of Pittsburgh, PA, but have lived and practiced medicine in Columbia since 2008. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, I attended the Georgetown University School of Medicine, where I discovered my love of family medicine. I continued my southern migration by training at the Palmetto Health/University of South Carolina Family Medicine Residency Program. I was co-chief resident in my final year and decided to stay in Columbia to begin my family medicine career. Board certified since 2011, I worked in Palmetto Health’s free clinic, and I taught family medicine residents at the family medicine residency program. I am still an assistant clinical faculty member at the USC School of Medicine. In 2019, I became a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
I established Noreta Family Medicine in 2020 because I saw frustration on my patient’s faces daily, having to deal with phone trees, complicated billing questions, high medical costs, surprise bills, long wait times, and feeling like a number. I’m here to improve all of this! I want you to be able to understand how the office works, where your money is going, and know the cost of your care up front. I want to show that DPC is a newer, but sustainable model where I can spend more time with you, and and improve the value of your visits to the doctor..
I chose family medicine because of the relationships I can develop over time from seeing patients. I enjoy working with you to treat chronic medical problems, like diabetes and high blood pressure and women’s health issues! Outside of medicine, I enjoy crafting, baking, cooking, and bringing the spirit of Notre Dame to Columbia!
In The News
- 7/2021 – Noreta’s One Year Anniversary Press Release in MidlandsBiz
- 7/2021 – Dr. Boylan explains how Noreta Family Medicine and Direct Primary Care works on SC Public Radio’s South Carolina Business Review
- 5/2021 – Dr. Boylan’s segment on DPC News’ “DPC in 3” segment
- 4/2021 – Op-Ed “Direct Primary Care is a Solution to the Primary Care Physician Shortage by Melissa Boylan, MD”
- 12/2020 – Article in the Columbia Star about rethinking how primary care is delievered