Integrative Nurse Practitioner Melissa, who has long brown hair and is smiling

Melissa (Missy) Frazelle, NP
Integrative Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner Melissa Frazelle found her way to integrative medicine as an undergraduate nursing student at the University of Arizona—home of Dr. Andrew Weil’s Center for Integrative Medicine. She saw the integrative medicine guru speak at a lecture, but her own experience with yoga ultimately prompted her to explore other forms of healing.

 

While in school, Melissa had started practicing yoga to help ease anxious tendencies. When she evolved that interest into an intensive yoga teacher training, she says it dovetailed into “healthy eating and the whole world of holistic healing.”

 

That experience inspired Melissa to continue her education, incorporating an integrative approach. She attended graduate school at Loyola University in Chicago, and initially went on to work in oncology.

 

“I was interested in survivorship in the cancer world. I didn’t understand cancer at the time and felt like I was missing a piece. I had a lot of empathy for cancer patients because it can be a devastating diagnosis to get,” Melissa says.

 

Before joining the Raby Institute, Melissa worked with metastatic patients in acute care settings at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago and MD Anderson in Texas. But seeing so much suffering, she wanted to get back to preventative health.

 

“I know that at the Raby Institute I’ll learn even more. That’s why I came here—to learn and to spread that knowledge to patients,” she says.

 

When not at the Raby Institute, Melissa likes to travel, take her dog out, cook, hike, and of course: practice yoga.

 

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"The physicians and practitioners at the Raby Institute really work with me to educate me on how to take charge of my wellness. I am learning to be more aware of what my body, mind and spirit need to be healthy so I can live a full life."
- Raby Institute patient