Meet Melissa Selby, FNP-C, ABAAHP
Where did you earn your degree and describe your experience?
My initial desire to become a nurse was to care and advocate for the acutely ill in crisis. After receiving my Master’s degrees in Nursing from Mercer University, I spent several years working in the ICU. During that time, I realized I could help patients avoid these crises by empowering them with preventive-based care, leading me to Vine Medical.
Over the past five years, my passion and expertise have grown to help patients struggling with hormone imbalance and energy inefficiency (weight gain, insulin resistance), autoimmunity (Hashimotos, Crohns, Rheumatoid Arthritis), infertility, Lyme disease, and much more. I am now A4M board certified in Anti-Aging Medicine, completing hours in endocrinology, gastroenterology, cardiology, neurology, compounding, and autoimmunity.
What is your philosophical belief about the practice of medicine?
I believe there may be underlying issues that have not been addressed by traditional medicine. This is where my training and experience in Functional Medicine will aid me in tackling underlying issues of inflammation, immune dysregulation, and insulin resistance; in correcting nutrient deficiencies and hormone imbalances; in optimizing detoxification pathways; and in monitoring for and taking personalized steps to prevent chronic disease for which there may be a genetic predisposition.
How has the current healthcare model hindered you from practicing medicine?
Working at Vine Medical for 5 years, I have not been hindered by the traditional healthcare model as most of my colleagues have. Adopting a membership model allows me to work more closely with a select number of patients and invest more time in learning to continue to pursue a higher level of expertise in the realm of Personalized Functional Medicine.
What will patients experience/feel when joining your membership-style practice?
Patients experience an even higher level of care as members: faster-returned calls, much more availability for follow-ups and “same day” appointments, swift turn-around for labs, and portal message responses. They will also be getting a healthier provider, as making this transition will allow me to better balance work, education, family, and self-care.
What is your favorite quote?
Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity. – Hippocrates
"Melissa is so kind, and gentle and so willing to answer any questions I have. I'm so thankful for her and Vine Medical. Because of her taking the time with me, I was able to find a practice that goes beyond traditional medicine."
Concierge Medicine Philosophy & Approach
We believe that medicine today should focus on prevention, early detection, wellness, direct patient care and spending dedicated time with patients. These are the tenets of concierge medicine. After years of private practice, physicians who transition to concierge medicine get to return to giving patients the type of care they envisioned when entering medical school. Learn More