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Proactive Practice Management Will Help You Avoid Disciplinary Action

Melanie, Balestra RN, NP, JD

doi: 10.1097/PSN.0b013e31825519fd
Departments: Legal Department

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:

The author has not received any financial support or grants for writing this article.

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