Lyndsey Restelli, CPNP
“Children brighten up this world and it is both a privilege and a joy to be their health advocate."
Lyndsey is a board certified pediatric nurse practitioner. She completed an accelerated BSN program at Saint Louis University after graduating with a psychology and studio art degree from University of Montana. She worked as an RN in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital while she completed her Master of Science in Nursing at University of Illinois at Chicago. She is passionate about providing medical care to underserved populations and travels to Haiti every January for a medical mission trip. She worked in the PICU at Rady Children’s Hospital before becoming a team member of La Mesa Pediatrics.
Katherine Ward, FNP-C
“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”
A native Californian, Katherine “Katie” Ward, enjoys being a tourist in her own city. Time away from work is spent “adventuring” throughout San Diego with her husband and son. They can often be spotted at the San Diego Zoo or nearby mountains, hiking or hitting the slopes. Following in her aunt’s footsteps, Katie earned her MSN in Nursing from Azusa Pacific University. She is a firm believer in “small changes make big a difference. Inspired by Ronald Regan’s quote, “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone”, Katie strives to be a source of support and encouragement to our La Mesa Pediatric families one patient at a time.
Melinda Ly, DNP, CPNP
“The best sunscreen is the one you use!”
Melinda is a board-certified pediatric nurse practitioner. She is known for providing comprehensive and individualized patient care—speaking medical Spanish, Cantonese, and Mandarin. She has a passion for pediatric dermatology. Melinda’s top skin care advice is to use sun protection daily: “The best sunscreen is the one you use!”
Melinda grew up in San Diego and comes from a large Chinese American family. Her hobbies include traveling, snowboarding, and scuba diving. Melinda graduated from UCLA with degrees in physiological sciences and Spanish. Melinda went on to Columbia University to complete her Bachelor and Master of Science in nursing. She did research in pediatric atopic dermatitis while completing her Doctorate in Nursing Practice at UAB School of Nursing.