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Melissa Whitaker, CRNP
Melissa was a national championship rower at the University of Michigan and competed in England after winning the gold at Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia. She also attended pre-elite camp at Dartmouth for prospective Olympic athletes. However, in her training, she sustained two herniated discs, so she opted for physical therapy and chiropractic care, which later enabled her to avoid spinal fusion surgery.
She graduated summa cum laude with a BS concentration in environmental science, biology, and education. She relocated to Maryland and taught chemistry, ecology, earth science and genetics to 8th graders.
After losing several close family members to cancer, Melissa decided to use her science background to shift her focus towards medicine, where she could help patients with pain and chronic disease. She entered the accelerated BSN program at the University of Maryland and graduated with honors. Following graduation she acted as team leader, charge nurse, and preceptor at Johns Hopkins Children’s Hospital. While there, she earned the award for Best Patient Advocate. Later, she cared for adult home hospice patients in the greater Baltimore area. Melissa returned to the University of Maryland to complete the Master’s Program in Family Practice. She also completed a 40 credit-hour course offered by the Institute for Functional Medicine – Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice. Functional medicine is a holistic lifestyle approach to health that addresses the root causes of disease in lieu of simply treating symptoms.
Melissa is skilled in assessing patients for treatment alternatives to surgery and adjunct therapies for acute and chronic pain. She is also well versed in functional nutrition as an integral part of weight loss, pain management, and preventing chronic diseases of inflammation. Melissa is passionate about promoting vibrant health in patients and using an integrative approach to help patients reach their goals.
She enjoys hiking with her dog and husband, gardening, rowing on the Severn River, and biking.
Melissa is very excited to bring her expertise in physical and integrative medicine to the Effective Integrative Healthcare team of Doctors to better serve patients in our community.
Melissa has partnered up with Hormone Therapy Centers of America to provide the best bio-identical hormone replacement therapy for her patients to feel younger and live better. She is dedicated to offering the safest and most effective health care options to her patients. Call Melissa’s office today to schedule a consultation and find out if pellet therapy is the right option for you.