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Our Staff

Our staff, both front and back office staff, at Creative Healing Solutions are highly-trained and exceptionally friendly. We understand that, for many, visiting a doctor (even a naturopathic doctor) can be a stressful experience. Our comfortable surroundings and compassionate naturopathic medical professionals will ease your fears.

Our Team:


Melissa Blankenship, NMA

Melissa is back!!  Melissa is our very talented Naturopathic Medical Assistant. Melissa successfully completed her medical assistant training from Lamson College (Arizona) in 2008. She started working with Dr. Strand in that same year and has become a very valuable addition to the practice.

Even though Melissa took a little time away from our office to get married in August 2013, she was never too far away and she still wore many hats in the office. Melissa helped train the 2 new members of our team and was still Dr. Strand’s right hand person.  Because we value her skills and knowledge so much, we asked Melissa to come back to the office full time to act as our naturopathic medical assistant and part time office manager.

Melissa is one of the most compassionate people you will ever meet, and she goes above and beyond her duties as a medical assistant. She has even been known to personally climb a fence to drop off an herbal tincture to a patient who was unable to come to the office to pick it up. She has a wonderful sense of humor, which you will quickly realize once you get to know her.

Melissa is talented on so many levels and can accomplish anything she puts her mind to.  Not only is she a fantastic medical assistant, she also owns her own hair salon in downtown Scottsdale, Arizona.


Nicole Robinson

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Nicole Robinson is our new friendly face and voice at the front desk.  Nicole started with us in November, 2015, after just 1 day of training and after moving to AZ just 1 week prior!  She has quickly and seamlessly become a part of our family already, which we are so grateful for.  Many patients say that they feel like they have known her for years.

From Nicole: My passion and interests always lead me to working with and helping people.  I am drawn to anything that promotes healing and growth.  I have a thirst for learning new things and seeing new places. I attended California State University, Northridge and graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.  It is no coincidence that I love to research and investigate all things.  Some of my favorite topics include the current state of the food supply and anything health related.

In my free time, I enjoy yoga, watching documentaries, energy work, spending time outdoors, and creating memories with loved ones.  Having lived in Southern California my whole life and recently relocating to Scottsdale with my husband, Josh, I am excited to explore and experience all that Arizona has to offer…and of course, bask in the beautiful desert SUNSHINE!



Feb_2013_loveMegan Crawford

Megan and her life partner, Mike, recently moved to Santa Fe, NM.  We were sad to see her go, but we are happy to know that they love being in Santa Fe.  They both love their new jobs, their new casita that they are living in, the beauty quaintness of the town, and the delicious food of all the independent restaurants.  We continue to stay in contact with Megan and I (Dr. Strand) will be visiting them in Santa Fe soon!



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We are located at:

14300 N. Northsight Blvd.
Ste. 217 Scottsdale, AZ 85260