Not only are 80 % of chronic diseases in America caused by environmental factors but many of them can be prevented or even reversed with lifestyle and dietary interventions.
Meet Nurse Coach Melissa
Registered Nurse and Integrative Health Coach
As a registered nurse and autoimmune thyroid patient I have witnessed how broken our healthcare system is. Our providers often do not have the time to work with us individually on making lifestyle and dietary changes in order to optimize our health. Our current health care system is not designed to explore the root cause of disease but to focus on managing symptoms of chronic disease.
My professional and personal health experience has fueled my passion to help others reclaim their health and live vibrant lives. I work with clients nationwide either remotely or in person in Franklin, TN. I incorporate evidence based functional medicine and integrative approaches to provide education and support to my clients. Together we formulate a realistic action plan to get you feeling your best.
In 2012 I graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio with a Bachelors Degree in Nursing. My experience includes, Nursing Education, Mental Health, Case Management, Peditatrics and Med Surg. I received advanced training in Integrative Nurse Coaching from The Nurse Coach Collective and training in functional medicine and nutrition from the Institute of Functional Medicine. I work with all client populations and have specialized training in thyroid and autoimmune disorders.
What I Specialize In
Thanks to Melissa’s coaching, I have been motivated to reestablish healthy routines such as regular exercise, a healthier diet, and focusing on a positive mental attitude. Her unique perspective, particularly about various healthy foods--what to eat and what to avoid--provided me with new information that will help me improve my health even more. Melissa's encouragement and cheerful attitude made me want to try harder and do better for the next meeting
I would recommend Melissa to anyone dealing with any number of health issues. More specifically, anyone dealing with an autoimmune disease. Based on my experience as well as others I know it can be possible to get free of many medications that only create the illusion of healthiness. With her help and resources along with a proper Functional Medicine Doctor it can be possible to achieve a high level of health without the need of drugs.
~Matt I. 34, Nashville, TN
I learned a lot of information about my condition that I did not know. Information from recent studies and some things to try to make me more comfortable as I heal.
I felt more confident knowing I could ask a nurse questions as I needed to and did not have to wait until my next appointment six months from now with my Dr. She could address most of my concerns as they came up. If it was something for my Dr. to address, she would say so and encourage me to reach out to him.
If you are newly diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and don’t know where to start, Melissa can really help you. If you need someone to walk with you for a time, short or long, Melissa is for you. If you need someone to help keep you on track, Melissa can do that too. I highly recommend her coaching services!"
~Jeannetta H. 52, TN
I was struggling with weight loss after my femur was broken. I was very encouraged after my meetings with Melissa and her insight on options for me to research.
My experience with Melissa was very positive and found her to be very engaging in listening to my concerns. She offered different ideas and provided me links to additional information. In addition, she encouraged me to get back on track at my local gym.
If you are seeking a knowledgeable and caring provider, please contact Melissa. She will definitely guide you on establishing your personal goals.