Dr. Mel Schottenstein is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and 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, Dr. Mel received additional training in Biological Medicine under the direct tutelage of Dr. Thomas Rau, Chief Medical Director of the Paracelsus Clinic, Switzerland. Additionally, she completed training in Neural therapy, Biofeedback, Homeopathy, Naturopathic Oncology, Naturopathic Gastroenterology, BHRT, Botanical Medicine Compounding, 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 has received training in Medical Aesthetics from the National Laser Institute, became certified as a Wahls Protocol Health Professional, and is receiving post-doctoral training in Functional Neurology from the Carrick Institute. Dr Mel recently completed post-graduate certification as a Swiss Biological Medicine Provider from the Swiss Biological Medicine Academy. Her training at Swiss Biomed concluded this past November with a one-on-one internship with Dr. Thomas Rau at his new clinic in Switzerland. Finally, she is currently completing the Integrative Cancer Therapy Fellowship and Peptide Therapy Certification from the American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine (A4M).
Dr. Mel has experience as a medical director for Medical Spas and an Oncology Clinic. At the oncology clinic, Dr. Mel introduced botanical therapies, created a non-chemo insulin potentiated IV therapy, revamped the dietary program, and introduced new holistic therapy modalities
Lastly, Dr. Mel has personal experience with her own health concerns. As a result of her treatments, Dr. Mel is able to mountain bike, hike and travel the world in pursuit of her passion for the latest innovations in medical theory and clinical practice.