Melanie R. VanDemark
201 N Clyde Morris Blvd., Ste. 200, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Education & Fellowship
Loyola University of Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine
June 1999 – June 2003
Halifax Health Family Medicine Residency Program
Daytona Beach, FL
July 2003 – June 2006
Melanie VanDemark, MD, ABOM, FAAFP, earned her medical degree from Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, IL. She completed her family medicine residency at Halifax Health Family Medicine Residency Program. In 2006, she opened a private family medicine practice in DeLand, FL.
Dr. VanDemark joined the faculty of Halifax Health Family Medicine Residency Program in 2017 and describes this role as her “dream job”. As part of the faculty, she’s able to see patients, while also guiding future doctors. Her role allows her the time to innovate and improve the family medicine residency program and healthcare system. She is passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion in healthcare education and leadership and how this, and social determinates of health, impact patients. Dr. VanDemark has been selected to be a part of the American Academy of Family Medicine’s Health Equity Fellowship program, where her capstone project is focused on opiate addiction and medication assisted therapy education to residents and service to patients.
As part of the faculty, she focuses on educating residents on substance use disorder, LGBTQ health, health care disparities and social determinants of health, practice management, and obesity medicine. She serves as the Associate Program Director for the residency program and is focused on the struggling resident and residents that may need remediation. Dr. VanDemark also acts as the medical director for the outpatient family medicine clinic, where they are focused on maintaining their Patient Centered Medical Home certification, QI, process improvement and efficiency.
In her spare time, Dr. VanDemark is a Girl Scout leader and trainer. She is married to Shawn, Fire Chief for New Smyrna Beach, FL. They have four children, two dogs, two guinea pigs, one kitty, and 12 chickens. Dr. VanDemark loves to garden and can her own home-grown foods, cooking, enjoying great wine, a good book, and entertaining friends and family.