“Nobody likes needles. But it is much better than a lifetime of pain or an opioid addiction!”
Melissa comes to Pain Stop North Scottsdale by way of Tulsa, Oklahoma. She has been working as a Nurse Practitioner since 1997 and while in this field, has focused not only on pain management, but also family practice, dermatology and cosmetic medicine. “I became an NP because I enjoy educating patients. Our form of Integrated Pain Management is truly revolutionary and I love being part of a team that combines traditional medicine, chiropractic, and passive and active rehab therapies all for the betterment of the patient. The patient is our focus and this is the first model that I have been part of that treats the problems rather than the symptoms. I love being a part of it!” When Melissa is not treating patients, she likes to stay active, fit and healthy. “I was professionally trained in ballet from the age of 3, so my health and fitness have always been important. Whether it be Pilates or Yoga or a walk with my dog Mac, I make sure that there is always some form of exercise in everyday.” She also confessed to Friday happy hour with her girlfriends.