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As a Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Herbalist and Bio-Identical Hormone Consultant I strongly believe that with each individual I treat in my practice I take into consideration what treatments they have used and what method of treatment they would like to use regarding their illness or condition.
Whether its Western or Integrative medicine, or a blend of both I find that with most people I see positive results and overall improvement in their health.
As for Bio-Identical hormone balancing for women or men it is vital to work with a healthcare provider who is knowledgeable in this field to achieve optimum balance.
Having been in the medical field for over 30 years I have had the pleasure of treating children and adults throughout their life span and have truly enjoyed seeing the progress my patients have made to better their physical, mental and spiritual health!
As a member of the Navajo Tribe I am proud to serve on the Board of Directors for First Nations Clinic, a nonprofit organization which serves American Indians along with other under served populations in the community.
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A modern approach blending Western and Integrative medicine for the best possible results.
MELISSA PARRA, CNP
Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy
Tonia Montoya | Medical Assistant
Tonia Montoya is a medical assistant with 18 years experience, specializing in front office management. She has worked in many different areas of healthcare and customer service, giving her a broad range of skills and knowledge that allow her to provide high quality care to her patients.
Autumn Weinberger | Office Assistant
Autumn has been working at Equilibrium Wellness Center
for 2 years. She graduated from La Cueva High School and attended
Central Community College with a focus on medical assistant training.
Patient Information Forms
New patient visit or annual physical exam
InBody230 Composition Analyzer
Nutrition and Weight Optimization
GeneSight DNA Testing
Consultation for Hormone Balancing
Stress & Adrenal Hormone Testing
*Lab work may slightly vary between male and female profiles.
What My Clients Are Saying
“I came to Melissa when I was preparing for my second bodybuilding competition. At the age of 52, I was experiencing extreme menopausal symptoms including hot flashes, night sweats, brain fog, fatigue, low libido and muscle loss. Melissa literally changed my life. Because of her care, my fifties and sixties have been exciting fulfilling years.
She addressed the hormonal imbalances in my body using an integrative approach. Within a short time, the hot flashes were gone, muscle increased, and my libido improved. The brain fog lifted. I was sleeping through the night, and my energy soared.
Melissa is professional, caring and knowledgeable. Because of her care, I went on to achieve many accomplishments in my fifties and sixties, including becoming a health coach, author, podcast host and public speaker at numerous international conferences on women’s health. You are never too old, and it’s never too late.
Now in my sixties, I have helped thousands of women over 50 to lose body fat, increase muscle tone, and live better in menopause and beyond. I am committed to globally changing the perception of age and menopause.
“I have been seeing Melissa for over 8 years and my overall health has never been better.
Through her expert analysis she has shown me a path to keep my hormones at optimum levels.
Now at 40 I’m not only in the best shape of my life but in the best health as well.
Melissa has always been there for me with answers and suggestions to my most difficult questions. She is easy to talk to, professional and truly cares about her patients.
I would recommend Melissa to anybody who is looking to improve their overall health or just looking for peace of mind.”
“I know you and I are not that old, but do you remember the days when you could count on seeing the same doctor/nurse/health professional for your appointments? Year after year? When the same medico would take the time to look you in the eye, and actually listen to you? And did not keep an eye on the clock or make you feel there was a mental countdown of the minutes ticking away before you were out the door? you want, the “good ole’ days” are yours again! I have been a patient of Melissa Parra for over a decade and I can’t recommend her more highly. Ms. Parra will be there with you to face your medical future with you. You are not alone. Patients drive in to her office from all over New Mexico to see her. She is truly a New Mexico medical treasure.”
“At the end of 2013 I felt like a shell of a person. I was tired all the time, sleeping poorly, no energy or motivation or interest in anything. My ‘battery’ was so low I wasn’t sure it could be charged. Then I made an appointment with Melissa. For the first time in a very long time a health care professional actually listened! Melissa asked questions and listened to the answers. She explained things and answered my questions. After some blood work and a couple of appointments I started feeling better. Melissa worked with me to find the right supplements and gave me advice on diet and exercise. Now, ten months later, I feel like a different person. I wake up feeling rested, I have energy to get through the day. I enjoy my life. Melissa gave me hope. It’s refreshing to find an office that is friendly, helpful and caring. Thank you, Melissa!”
“For many years I have been suffered with chronic insomnia seeking help with several sleep centers and doctors around the country. I failed many herbal and homeopathic remedies and refused medication for insomnia. I was referred to Melissa Parra for a Physical and GYN exam and after an extensive conversation she prescribed a regiment of hormone therapy that amazingly improved my sleep. During subsequent visits she modified my program which further enhanced my sleep. She has truly changed the quality of my life. I am grateful, not only for her medical knowledge but also for her willingness to listen to me. Bottom line-I highly recommend Melissa!”
“As a fitness and nutrition professional for 14 years I have been pushing my physical limitations within the Professional Figure Competition and have been blessed to be a 4 time undefeated World Figure Champion. The downside of pushing your body to its physical peak are the repercussions in bringing your body to a normal state. I met Ms. Parra who ran a full metabolic screening via blood and Body Scan machine. Melissa used the results to devise a natural treatment plan for me to return my hormone levels to a healthy range. I am very particular who I endorse or trust with my health and I was beyond impressed with her knowledge and genuine care that I send the majority of my clients to her. Thank you Melissa for providing such an amazing and much needed service!”
“As a lead personal trainer for Defined Fitness, I have been improving the health and wellness of seniors for over 7 years. I became a patient of Melissa’s earlier this year in search of improved methodology for monitoring my health and wellness as I have a family history of various types of cancer. Melissa gave me a clear direction in nutrition along with a detailed understanding of my lab analysis which included cardiac markers, hormone levels, cancer markers, glydemic and inflammatory markers. My body composition was completed with BMR (basal metabolic rate), body fat and lean mass percentages. I left her office with with a piece of mind I have not experienced with another healthcare provider. Melissa provides a valuable service that can benefit people regardless of their age, health or activity level. I am pleased to work with her on a personal and professional level.”
“Melissa is the to-go health care professional for me and many of the athletes on my team who are interested in general weight loss or overall health. I work with her to keep my hormone levels in check and have seen miraculous results in many of her patients. I am very glad to have her on my side!”
“I experienced weight gain, mild depression, mood changes, low energy, constipation and dry skin. I was referred to Melissa Parra and from my first visit I knew I was in the right hands. She listened to how I felt and her treatment saved my life. I am back to being me and am so happy to have my life back. I will be forever grateful!”
“Melissa treats ‘the whole person, not just the symptoms’. She has helped me reach a healthy state of being by balancing my thyroid and hormones. Today, I have my life back – no, I have a better Life! Thank you Melissa!”
“After six years of fitness competitions I’ve had metabolic and hypothyroid issues and have sought out many doctors, HRT specialists, and endocrinologists who gave me no answers. Since my consult with Melissa nine months ago I have lost ten pounds, my mental clarity is clear, my energy revived and my mood is better. I am finally living outside my constant fog! Melissa is the answers I’ve been looking for throughout this challenging process. Thank you Melissa on aiding me on my healing journey!”
“I was diagnosed with Lymphoma at the age of eleven and have had hormonal and weight issues that followed me into my athletic and bodybuilding career. Melissa and I have created a supplement plan that allows me to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Due to many football injuries resulting in two back surgeries she has managed my care in all aspects whether it be physical therapy, pain specialist, the gym and at work. She diligently manages my labs and progress every few months with appropriate follow up. Melissa has also been a mentor to me and has served much more than a medical professional as she has shown to genuinely care about her patients.”
“I started seeing Melissa in 2014 to increase my knowledge of anti-aging/age reversal. Melissa uses cutting edge and state of the art protocols. Melissa set me up with BHRT, targeted supplements and a nutrition program which she has been monitoring and fine tuning ever since. I am extremely active in sports and all areas of life. In my 60’s chronologically but much younger biologically. Melissa is amazing and practices what she preaches. She treats aging as a disease and believes that we all can live a healthy life at any age! Without our health we have nothing. Melissa is the best!!!”
“Having relied on her for many years, Melissa Parra is my longest running medical provider! I credit much of my good health to her for expert hormone and thyroid management. Additionally her extensive knowledge of herbs, supplements, and cutting edge cellular treatments has been invaluable -especially for a damaging chronic infection I deal with. Melissa also monitors my overall health and aging strategy. She is always welcoming, thorough, and professional. I feel like she’s is a partner in my care, and I know she always has my back!”
Why People Choose Me
I am passionate about treating patients and practice using evidence based medicine!
Board Certified Nurse Practitioner
Trusted Treatment Approach
Expert in Specialized Fields
- Bio-identical hormone therapy (BHRT) are plant derived hormones made from soy and wild yam. They are called bio-identical as they are structurally identical to the hormones made in the body. These hormones produce the same effects in the body as the effects of the hormones they are supplementing. They are custom compounded which tailors each prescription for an individual based on symptoms and lab interpretation. Hormones are supplied as topical gels, capsules, lozenges or drops under the tongue.
- Conventional hormone therapies (HRT) are not identical to human hormones. The hormones are not found in nature. For example, Premarin is derived from pregnant mare’s urine and medroxyprogesterone is synthetic. There are few standardized doses which may not be the optimum dose for a persons needs.
OPEN: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday – 8am – 5pm
Tuesday – Administrative, with variable hours
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