Team Asuncion

Melissa Asuncion, MD

“I have been treating patients in the long term care setting for over 10 years. The most rewarding and uplifting experiences for me are the interactions with the staff I have worked with and the families of the people I treat, and most importantly,the patients themselves. They  have shared with me their life experiences and their feelings and they have put their faith and confidence in me to take care of them. Continuing this path has been challenging, yet has enabled me to grow and mature as a physician and a person. My hope and goal is to be a focus of support and guidance in order to help my patients and caregivers and I look forward to working with the Bluestone family” -Dr. Asuncion

  • Board-Certified Family Practice, Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine and Family Practice Residency, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA
  • Doctor of Medicine, Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Shelley Alvarez, FNP-C

“Taking care of the elderly is an honor and a joy, I believe that time spent with them is a gift. I feel it is important to treat the elderly with respect and compassion, to always care for them in the way I would look after my own family members. I am the proud wife of a retired veteran and mother of three. After having moved sixteen times, we’ve now been happily settled in Tampa since 2010. ”  – Shelley Alvarez, FNP-C

  • Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

  • Master of Science, Family Nurse Practitioner, South University, Tampa, FL

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences, Orlando, FL


Our teams collaborate with the facilty/community staff to bring the highest level of care. If you would like to send a message to any team member, please log into the Bluestone BridgeSM Communications Exchange network.