Melissa is a Certified Nurse-Midwife, Advanced Practice RN, currently completing the fellowship in Restorative Women's Health with RHM. She completed her Master's degree in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University in 2002 with a certificate in midwifery from Frontier Nursing University (1999). She has completed training as a Creighton model fertility care practitioner as well as FEMM (Fertility Education and Medical Management) medical provider and charting instructor. She has been active in promoting and teaching Fertility Awareness Methods and restorative women's health since 1995 when she learned the Billings method with her husband Cesar.
Having an intimate perspective in providing women's health care, Melissa has seen the rise in abnormal menstrual cycles, PCOS, endometriosis and other women's health abnormalities. Seeking to restore healthy, natural functioning for these women and young ladies has become her passion.
As a joyfully married mom of eight, Melissa stays busy in her home near the Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois, enjoying hiking, tennis, running very very slowly, and any activity with her kids! She is an active member or Our Lady of Mt Carmel Catholic Church.
I am so grateful for all of you! Thank you for your wonderful care--I can't say enough about the staff and quality of the medical care. -J. F.
RHM IS THE BEST, hands down. I traveled from Pennsylvania to RHM in Georgia, after struggling with my local infertility options. RHM was committed to finding the root cause of my issues, and they truly listened to me. They are quick to respond, super professional and so friendly. If you want to get to the root of the problem with care and consideration, go with RHM. -Amanda P.