About Melissa

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.

Dr. Coats received SCNM’s 2008 Outstanding Leadership Award for her active participation in College events, programs and activities, commitment to the profession as a whole, support of the College community, and commitment to advancing the profession of naturopathic medicine. She is a member of the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association, American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. Dr. Coats’ most recent appointment was to the Executive Council of SCNM’s Alumni Association.

Dr. Coats offers general naturopathic medicine for all ages with a focus on the special needs of the geriatric and oncology community.  Dr. Coats has been closely working with Dr. Rubin for the past five years in the area of oncology and will be sitting for the boards in the near future to earn her F.A.B.N.O.  Dr. Coats takes the approach with every patient that no matter what stage in life you are it should be at the best level possible and by taking an active interest in your health many illnesses can be avoided. Offering acupuncture, IV therapy, nutrient injections, homeopathy, physical manipulation, frequency specific microcurrent, clinical nutrition, botanical medicine along with general wellness Dr. Coats practices with a broad scope of treatment options. Dr. Coats has often stated that it is her goal to do whatever is necessary with each patient to obtain their optimum level of health at any stage of life.

Arizona Native

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.