Melissa Knecht, MSPAS, PA-C
Melissa Knecht MSPAS, PA-C is a Physician Assistant with Coordinated Health, specializing in Orthopedics. She works in Allentown, Bethlehem, and East Stroudsburg and has her certifications as a PA-C, BLS, ACLS, and PALS. Melissa has been with Coordinated Health since August of 1999, immediately after completing her PA studies. Being from Allentown, her awareness of the name and reputation of Coordinated Health is what inspired her to apply.
She played softball for Allentown Central Catholic High School and received a scholarship to the University of Notre Dame to pitch, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology, Pre-Med. After graduation she coached at Central Catholic High School JV, Muhlenberg College and Desales University and gave private pitching lessons. She played woman’s major softball until the year 2004. She now coaches her daughter Riley in Salisbury youth organizations.
Having played softball and been around sports her entire life, she chose to work in a profession that helps to take care of athletes. Additionally, she wanted to help people feel better and return to their pre-injury status.
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, Bachelor of Science in Pre-Medicine
Lehigh County Community College, Schnecksville, PA, Associate of Science in Biology and Allied Science
DeSales University, Center Valley, PA, Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, 1999