Melissa Blankenship, NMA
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 she was trained in the allopathic medical arena, she quickly embraced and continues to learn our naturopathic philosophies and practices. She loves to see the ever-evolving progress of our patients and our office.
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. She values every one of our patients and feels like they have become a second family to her over the years.
In her free time, Melissa enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and friends. She also loves to hike and experience all of the beauty our state has to offer…especially taking time to cool off in Flagstaff over our hot summers!
Melissa is talented on so many levels and can accomplish anything she puts her mind to. She has been one of Dr. Strand’s most valuable treasures, and she is excited to continue her journey and ongoing learning experience with our office.