About Us

Atlantic OB-GYN

Dr. Timothy Hardy

Dr. Timothy J. Hardy is a medical doctor who specializes in women's health care. He maintains a private medical practice in addition to Atlantic Med Spa in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake, and regularly writes for the regional magazine Tidewater Women.

Dr. Hardy received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School. He completed his internship at Jersey Medical Center in Jersey City, New Jersey and his residency at Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C., before settling in Chesapeake to open his private practice in 1990.

Dr. Hardy recognizes that cosmetic problems such as unwanted facial or body hair can cause significant distress for patients and that effective laser hair removal treatment offers relief and improved self-confidence. He also believes that it is important for women to be able to receive these treatments in a safe medical setting where their health and well-being are properly considered and cared for. Dr. Hardy has also been trained in non-surgical cosmetic procedures.

Melissa R. Waddell, WHNP

Dr. Hardy and Melissa Waddell

Mrs. Waddell joined our practice in January 2005. She and her husband, Neal, are natives of the Hampton Roads area and have now returned to raise their sons, Tyler and Ashton. Mrs. Waddell has earned several degrees beginning with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Virginia Tech,  a certificate in Microbiology/Immunology from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nursing, both from VCU.

Prior to becoming a women's health nurse practitioner, Mrs. Waddell worked as a registered nurse in the mother/infant unit at VCU Health Systems in downtown Richmond. She also served as a clinical instructor-adjunct faculty member through VCU's School of Nursing, where she taught students the necessary clinical skills to care for patients. Mrs. Waddell has served in many professional organizations such as the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honors Society, and the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners. Ms. Waddell partners with Dr. Hardy in supervising all clinical staff at Atalntic MedSpa.