Living Well welcomes naturopath Dr. Nina Meledandri!
Dr. Nina Meledandri, ND, MSOM, LAc.
ND (Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine), MSOM (Master of Science of Oriental Medicine), LAc (Licensed Acupuncturist)
Nina Meledandri holds a degree of Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) and Master of Science of Oriental Medicine (MSOM) from the oldest accredited naturopathic university in North America. (NUNM) She is a licensed, board-certified Naturopathic Physician in the state of Vermont with authority to prescribe medications and dispense Chinese herbs.
She is also a licensed, board certified acupuncturist who practices dry needling, cupping and auriculotherapy.
Dr. Meledandri completed her medical training in 2002 and has been in continuous practice since that time. She practiced from 2002-2017 in Portland, Oregon and began practicing at Living Well Center for Integrative Health in June 2017.
Dr. Meledandri currently accepts Blue Cross/ Blue Shield, CIGNA and VHAP/Medicade insurance. Naturopaths are categorized as specialists with these insurance companies. Some BCBS and CIGNA plans also cover acupuncture - check your plan's benefits by calling the number on the back of your insurance card.
Naturopathic physicians prioritize prevention, treatment and optimal health of body, mind and emotions by using therapies and medicines which support the body’s self-healing capacity. Naturopathic physicians facilitate this healing process by recommending the safest, evidence-based treatments, medicines and lifestyle recommendations.
How are Naturopathic physicians trained?
Naturopathic physicians must complete 4 years of premedical training at an accredited college or university followed by 4 years of medical school at an accredited Naturopathic medical school.
What conditions do you treat?
Naturopathic physicians treat most common health concerns in general practice such as: Insomnia, weight management, anxiety and depression, chronic fatigue, stress management, hypertension and high cholesterol.
Musculoskeletal conditions: headache, arthritis, fibromyalgia, tendinitis, post-operative recovery
Respiratory conditions: colds/flu, allergies, sinusitis, asthma, bronchitis
Gastro-Intestinal disorders: indigestions, acid reflux/heart burn, irritable bowel snydrome (IBS)
Endocrine disorders: hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s, pre-diabetes, PCOS
Neurological Disorders: Migraines
Women’s health: Menopausal symptoms, PMS, postpartum care, pregnancy support
If your condition requires a specialist I will coordinate a referral for you.
Can you be my primary care provider?
Yes! Naturopathic physicians can serve as your PCP. Please call your insurance carrier for details.
Can you prescribe medications and order lab tests?
Yes! I use conventional laboratory tests, diagnostic imaging, and prescription medications when necessary.
Does my insurance cover Naturopathic medicine?
Many insurance companies do cover Naturopathic services. Call our office or your insurance for details.