Melissa H. Courtney, APRN, CNM, WHNP

Clinical interests

  • Attending Birth
  • Hormonal Imbalance and Replacement Therapy
  • Lifestyle Change Promotion (Altering short term and long term health goals)


The Real Award, 2013, Save the Children Foundation

Melissa H. Courtney, APRN, CNM, WHNP


JoAnne Burris and Melissa Courtney UK Midwife Clinic
JoAnne Burris, left, with Melissa Courtney, outside the UK Midwife Clinic.

Melissa Courtney has been practicing in women’s health since 1997. She started as a labor and delivery registered nurse in Lexington. She then returned to school in 2001, graduating with a post-master’s certificate in nurse midwifery from the University of Cincinnati and a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Kentucky, specializing as a women’s health nurse practitioner. She holds a national certification in both specialties.

Personal statement

I truly love what I do and feel very fortunate to have discovered the career I feel I was meant to do. I believe a woman should be able to work with her provider in partnership in making her healthcare decisions. I believe in the power of really listening.

Outside of my career, I am happily married and a mother of three teenage children that I truly enjoy. I spend most of my free time attending events to watch one child play sports, one cheer and the other dance


APRN, University of Kentucky, College of Nursing
Certified Nurse Midwife, University of Cincinnati, College of Nursing

Certifications or Special training
American Midwifery Certification Board
National Certification Corporation, Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner

Midwife Services

UK Midwife Clinic
Suite 200
141 N. Eagle Creek Drive
Lexington KY 40509

Call 859-323-9897
Fax 859-257-0629

Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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Melissa H. Courtney will be at this location on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. - noon.