Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Dr. Mel studied Women, Gender, Sexuality, and History of Science and Medicine at Harvard University for her undergraduate degree. Interested in learning skills of medical mediation and to promote cultural competency amongst health care providers, she completed a Master’s degree in Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania. Subsequently, Dr. Mel acquired a Naturopathic Medical Degree at Bastyr University in WA. While in school, she received additional training in Biological Medicine under the tutelage of Dr. Thomas Rau of the Paracelsus Clinic, Switzerland. Dr. Mel completed training in Regenerative Medicine, Integrative Oncology, Medical Aesthetics, BHRT, Neural therapy, Biofeedback, Homeopathy, Botanical Medicine, Environmental Medicine, and IV Therapy.

Post-graduation, Dr. Mel entered a Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program as well as a Masters in Ayurvedic Medicine. She received training in Medical Aesthetics from the National Laser Institute and became certified as a Wahls Protocol Health Professional (The only certified provider in AZ). Dr. Mel completed the post-graduate certification as a Swiss Biological Medicine Provider from the Swiss Biological Medicine organization. Her training at Swiss Biomed concluded with a one-on-one internship with Dr. Thomas Rau in Switzerland. While in Europe, Dr. Mel received training in the use of the Weber Endolaser for intraarticular/ intravenous/ interstitial/topical applications directly from the inventor, and founder of ISLA, Dr. Michael Weber. In addition, Dr. Mel studied PRGF-Endoret therapies at the Biotechnology Institute (BTI) in Bilbao, Spain, where PRGF was developed and patented by Dr. Eduardo Anitua, who was the founder of BTI.

Dr. Mel received additional training in PRP at the National Institute of Medical Aesthetics and became certified in all Vampire Therapies. She recently completed the Integrative Cancer Therapy Fellowship from the American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine (A4M). She is currently completing the A4M Stem Cell Therapy Fellowship and Peptide Therapy Certification.

Lastly, Dr. Mel has personal experience with her own health concerns, in that she has treated herself, which has resulted in the elimination of all medications. Today, Dr. Mel is able to mountain bike, hike and travel the world in pursuit of her passion for learning the latest innovations in medical theory and clinical practice, and mineral and fossil collecting.


University National College of Natural Medicine Masters of Science in Nutrition, 2020-present
University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Center for Bioethics, Philadelphia, PA Masters of Bioethics, 2010
Harvard University, College of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge, MA Bachelor of Arts; 2006. Magna cum Laude. Concentration: Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and History of Science

Naturopathic Medical Training:
Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA, Naturopathic Medical Program, June 2015

Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Training:
Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture Phoenix, AZ, May 2017

Ayurvedic Medicine:
Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA, 2019

Additional Medical Training:
• Fellowship in Stem Cell Therapy through A4M 2019-present
• American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine Certification in Peptide Therapy, May 2019-present
• American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, Integrative Cancer Therapy Fellowship, USA, December 2018-present
• National Laser Institute, Scottsdale, AZ Cosmetic Lasers, PDO Thread Lift, February 2019
• NAD and IV Nutrient Therapies, Costa Mesa, CA April 2019
• Swiss Biomedicine Academy Post-Graduate Certification Program, USA and Switzerland, November 2018
• BTI: Biotechnology Institute, PRGF Training Program Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, October 2018
• Functional Neurology, Carrick Institute, Kenmore, WA 2015-present
• Clinical Applications of IV Nutrient Therapies Kenmore, WA, January 2014 and July 2018
• Toxicology and Management of Metals, Kenmore, WA May 2018
• Cosmetic Injections (Botox and dermal fillers), National Laser Institute, Scottsdale, AZ, December 2017
• Dermalinfusion and Silkpeel Training, Envy Medical Scottsdale, AZ, September 2017
• WAHLS Protocol, Health Professional Certification Cedar Rapids, IA, August 2017
• VI Peel Certified, VI Aesthetics, Scottsdale, AZ August 2017
• Medical Director Training, National Laser Institute Scottsdale, AZ, February 2017
• Clinical Cannabinoid Medicine, Medical Cannabis Institute Scottsdale, AZ, December 2016
• Scotopic Sensitivity/Irlen Syndrome, Irlen Institute Houston, TX, July 2015
• Advanced Naturopathic Clinical Oncology, Seattle, WA May 2015
• Advanced Naturopathic Physical Medicine, Seattle, WA May 2015
• Paracelsus Biological Medicine Certificate, Tempe, AZ March 2015
• Certificate in Ecobiotics: Clinical Dark Field Microscopy Portland, OR
• Rubimed Certified Energy Therapist, Tempe, AZ February 2014 & March 2015
• Activator Methods, Kemore, WA, June 2014
• Clinical Biofeedback, Kenmore, WA, Feburary 2014
• Neural Therapy, Kenmore, WA, September 2013
• Acute Homeopathic Therapeutics, Kenmore, WA April 2013
• Institute of Integrative Aromatherapy, Woodlands, TX February 2008
• University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA Certified Lactation Educator Counselor, 2008

Professional Experience:
• National Laser Institute, Scottsdale, AZ January 2017-present, Medical Director
• An Oasis of Healing, Mesa, AZ June 2017-December 2018 Naturopathic Oncology
• When Enterprises, Scottsdale, AZ July 2017-December 2018, Chief Health Consultant
• Fresh Approach Aesthetics, Gilbert and Mesa, AZ, October 2017-August 2018, Medical Director and Consultant
• Nitek Medical, Scottsdale, AZ June 2017-November 2017, Telemedicine Thyroid Hormone Consultant
• Facejuvenate Plus, Phoenix, AZ May 2017-Nov. 2017, Medical Director and Consultant
• All Greens Clinic, Surprise, AZ May-July 2017, Medical Director and Consultant
• Mitochondrial Institute, Scottsdale, AZ, November 2016-present, Co-Owner and Telemedicine Consultant
• WODR, LLC: Holistic Medical Consulting, Scottsdale, AZ September 2014-present, Co-Owner and Consultant
• Natnex, Bellevue, WA, June 2011-May 2014, Co-Founder and Manager

• Schottenstein, Melinda. “A Modern Metabolic Interpreation of Cancer.” Natural Awakenings (Aug 2017)
• Schottenstein, Melinda. Relying on the Experts: the hidden motives of tampon manufacturers, feminist health activists and the medical community during the American Toxic Shock epidemic from 1978-1982 . Honors Thesis. (Cambridge MA: Harvard Archives), 2006 • Schottenstein, Melinda. “In America They Call Us Empowered.” (Nov1, 2005)
• Schottenstein, Melinda. “Breeding a Superior Human Race: A Brief History of the Modern Eugenics Movements and its Policies.” The Journal of the Hippocratic Society . 6 (Winter 2005), 20-4.
• Schottenstein, Melinda. Coping with Circumcision . New York: Books Just Books Publishers, 2000.

Member Since
July 2019