Integrative Health & Rehabilitation Nurse Practitioner
Melanie Cross is the nurse practitioner at Integrative Health & Rehabilitation. She has been working in the health care field for more than 20 years. Since the beginning of her career, Melanie has had the honor of helping countless people move closer to complete health. Her passion for holistic, preventative health care continues to grow alongside her experience as a nurse practitioner.
With over two decades of experience in health care, Melanie. dealt with patients of all ages and a wide variety of health problems. She understands that maintaining health is all about prevention. The non-pharmaceutical approach to common symptoms first sparked her interest in integrative medicine.
After learning more about the holistic model of care, Melanie realized importance of focusing on the person as a whole as well as emphasizing prevention rather than intervention. Her mission is to share her preventative mindset with others in hopes of creating a world guided by wellness instead of illness.
Education and Training
Nebraska native Melanie has been a nurse practitioner for nearly 10 years. Her career began at Colorado State University where she graduated as a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. Melanie then enrolled in nursing school at Regis University in Denver. Following graduation, she worked as a registered nurse (RN) for five years prior to enrolling in graduate school.
In addition to her academic achievements, Melanie has completed several hours of specialty training. Not only is she a board-certified nurse practitioner, she is also a certified BioTE® practitioner as well as a member of the American Cannabis Nurses Association (ACNA).
When a new practice member starts with us, they are first introduced to Melanie. She will perform the initial evaluation and will then meet with the other providers to help coordinate a plan of care. Melanie also provides a variety of services, including trigger point injections, hCG injections, and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) BioTE® Medical.
Outside the Practice
When she is not busy seeing patients, Melanie enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children. Together, they like to ski, hike, and camp. Melanie and her family also have a love for live music.