Board Certification

  • Family Nurse Practitioner


Graduate School

Kaplan University
Family Nurse Practitioner
Chicago, IL

Undergraduate School

Radford University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Radford, VA

Personal Interests

Melinda is an avid sports fan and enjoys a yearly visit to New York City with family and friends to catch a New York Yankee baseball game and a Broadway play. She enjoys the travel with her daughter Kara and son Jeff, with the vacation becoming a ritual whereby both Kara and Jeff are afforded the opportunity to catch up since both children are employed in the medical field as well.


Melinda Winikur was born in Castlewood, VA where she graduated from Castlewood High School in 1982 and entered Radford University’s Nursing program graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1986. Following her graduation, she was employed at the Veterans Hospital in Richmond, VA working primarily in the field of neurology. Upon her completion of her stay at the Veterans Hospital she was employed at St. Mary’s in Richmond, VA and Roanoke Community Hospital in Roanoke, VA gaining experience in the fields of Oncology and Medical-Surgical ICU respectively. She gained experience as both a nurse and office manager for Dr. Lawrence Winikur in a private practice specializing in Pain Management in Martinsville, VA. Prior to earning her degree in Family Nurse Practitioner she worked in the Family Practice of Dr. Mark Mahoney, also located in Martinsville, VA. Recently becoming Board Certified in Family Practice she will be joining as a provider with Dr. Mark Mahoney.