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Tel: 508-243-2985

Email: alternahealingllc@gmail.com

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Melissa Gardner
ADULT/GERIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER

I have been a nurse practitioner working in addiction medicine for 8 years. I am Adult and Geriatric certified and can treat both your addiction but also any depression and anxiety that may co-occur or surround it. I offer services both in person and online through telehealth, and can often provide same-day appointments. I take all types of insurance, including MassHealth/ Medicaid, and speak both Spanish and Portuguese as well.

Open dialogue is very important between myself and my patients. I want you to feel that you can bring any problem to me and, if I am not able to address it, I will help assist you in finding someone who can. It is important that there be honesty within the relationship so that I may best assist you, this includes being vocal about relapses so that we may work together to get past it. I want there to be a safe space where the patient can communicate all their needs without scrutiny and judgment.


Often, counseling will be recommended, as I am not a counselor. Although not a requirement to receive services, medication prescription is only a piece of the puzzle. Some medications may need to be very long term whereas other medications are temporary while working through a rough patch. This is where counseling is helpful to bridge the gap and work on coping skills, as relying solely on a pill will not truly address the problem. The ultimate goal is to maximize the patient experience through targeting various facets of treatment.

Please click Book an Appointment and complete the form to request your first appointment.

Rates & Insurance 

Accepting major health plans, including:

  • all types of insurance, including MassHealth/ Medicaid

Same day or next day appointments available for new patients.

 

*Please review our Missed Sessions or Late Cancellation Policy.

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