Joy Melby, FNP-C

Tutera Medical Inc

Practice Location

Tutera Medical Inc

Joy Melby, FNP-C
215 S Dobson Rd, Building J Unit 3
Chandler AZ 85224
United States
Phone: 480-874-1515
Fax: 480-991-8355
Member Since: July 2013
  • Male
  • Female


Joy L. Melby, FNP-C is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner since 2004. Originally from a suburb from the city of Chicago and an Alumni from ASU School of Nursing in 1996, Ms. Melby has worked as a Diabetes Mangement Specialist and a Primary Care Provider treating hormonal deficiencies since 2004. Recognizing from her clinical experience the importance of hormonal balance for quality of life and prevention of illness has directed her practice to bio-identical hormonal replacement. Believing that in order to provide the best patient care available for patients with symptoms of hormonal deficiencies is with bio-identical hormonal pellet therapy Ms. Melby is pleased to be a SottoPelle® Provider to men and women. Personal interests include family time with her husband and children, Airshows, traveling, volunteering and helping others through local, national and international non-profit organizations.

Practice Approach

As you may or may not know, SottoPelle® Therapy was created by Gino Tutera MD, FACOG (a board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist) in 2002, but first discovered this method in 1992 and through his own clinical trials and academic research refined the science behind hormone replacement therapy to create SottoPelle® Therapy. During the beginning years of utilizing pellet therapy, he was furthering his knowledge and understanding of how they work. Most importantly he was working on how to individualize the dose for every person. At that time, there were very few in the United States who knew about pellets and how to use them. The initial way to treat patients was to give everyone the same dose regardless of age, size, weight and issues. SottoPelle® Therapy is an all-natural bio-identical hormone replacement therapy that specializes in the use of subcutaneous testosterone and estradiol pellets. This method was first used in 1937 in England and Australia. Our mission statement is Safe and Effective. The use of biologically identical, non-synthetic, testosterone and estradiol is safe, and the use of pellets as the delivery method provides is effective. The delivery method of pellets allows for the continual release of the hormone - the key to improving brain and muscle function. Other delivery methods result in sporadic, or a "roller coaster," effect in the delivery and release of hormones within the body. These methods include pills, patches, injectables, and creams. Literature shows that the use of pellets and all natural testosterone carries less risk compared to synthetic testosterone. SottoPelle® Therapy uses a science based approach to prescribing (dosing) the patient the appropriate amount of testosterone and/or estradiol based on specific factors about the individual and their blood analysis. The typical male has two insertions per year and the typical female has three or four. The pellets are compounded in a compounding pharmacy subject to strict regulations and are prescribed to the patient. This is not sold over the counter.

Note From The Doctor

Dear Prospective Patient:
Nowadays there are many different opinions and an overabundance of information about treatment options for hormone replacement therapy. Your primary care doctor has an opinion, your neighbors, family and friends do too and as a medical consumer you must do your due diligence to research what the medical professionals are saying. As a provider at SottoPelle® I can tell you that the patients feel better than ever and return over and over. Word of mouth referrals from our patients are the kindest compliments for our practice. Rest assure that when you come to SottoPelle, you are seeing providers that are up on the latest and greatest research in the field and treat menopause and andropause every day, all day. Our providers are multidisciplinary: Medical Doctors, Naturopath Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants with years of expertise in this specific area and we all come together and agree on this best treatment option, Bio-identical Pellet Hormone Delivery System. Thank you for entrusting us with your health and well-being.
Sincerely, Joy L. Melby, FNP-C

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