About Dr. Coats

Dr. Coats was born in Scottsdale, Arizona, and is a third generation Valley native. She enjoys spreading the word about naturopathic medicine at Valley schools as well as in her spare time riding and showing horses.

Melissa Coats is a licensed naturopathic physician. Dr. Coats graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, Virginia, with a bachelor’s degree in Biology; she then went on to get her Masters in Bioethics from Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. Subsequently, Dr. Coats earned her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) in Tempe, Arizona. While at SCNM she was very active in promoting naturopathic medicine with the Naturopathic Public Awareness Campaign (NPAC) now known as N-ACT, which supports legislation of naturopathic doctors licensure in all 50 States.

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