Melanie Balestra, RN, NP, JD, is a partner at Cummins & White, LLP, a business and insurance law firm in Newport Beach, CA. She focuses on issues that affect nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physical therapists, pharmacists, and dentists. She also works as a pediatric nurse practitioner at the Laguna Beach Community Clinic, Laguna Beach, CA.
Address correspondence to Melanie Balestra, RN, NP, JD, Cummins & White, LLP, 2424 S.E. Bristol Street, Suite 300, Newport Beach, CA 92660 (e-mail: email@example.com).
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