"Melissa Faulk, PA-C, graduated Summa Cum Laude from South University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Physician Assistant Studies. Melissa is a NCCPA (National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants) board-certified physician assistant with nearly 20 years of clinical experience in the fields of military medicine, orthopedic trauma, cardiology, and hormone replacement. She has specialized in men’s health for more than 10 years.
Melissa has a passion for U.S. military service members and veterans due to her personal service in the Army. She served as the lead PA for Army’s Center of Aviation SERE-C course, graduated from the Army Flight Surgeon course in 2009, and served several years in Afghanistan caring for U.S. soldiers. She has a deep appreciation and understanding for the challenges and obstacles that military personnel encounter and endure, stateside, while deployed and after separation from the service.
Melissa approaches patient care from a functional perspective, seeking to uncover and address the root cause of imbalance, rather than simply managing symptoms. She also understands that optimized health requires an integration of physical, mental, and psychological well-being.
Melissa is diligent in partnering with patients to formulate individualized plans to meet their health and wellness goals, whether that be increased energy, vitality, or changes in body composition. She is dedicated to helping both male and female patients feel their best through optimal hormone levels and is experienced in the management of all endocrine issues including thyroid and adrenal disorders."
"Defy Medical clinic is dedicated to helping patients optimize their overall well-being and physical health with the help of integrative wellness practices. We take pride in our scientific approach to understanding the effects that aging has on the human body. We offer the best in clinical expertise, education, and research to improve the health and quality of life for each of our patients. Many wonder what the term ‘integrative wellness’ means and how it differs from other medical disciplines. Integrative wellness encompasses the practice of treating a patient from a preventative and holistic approach.
At Defy, we strive to gather the entire lifestyle and medical story of each patient before we prescribe any treatment. We go beyond a conventional approach to medicine by understanding that each patient is unique and requires personalized care. Our thorough medical assessments give us the opportunity to deliver a comprehensive diagnosis and a solid solution. Our goal with each specialized approach is to help mitigate preventable diseases and reverse symptoms resulting from age-related (or disease-induced) hormone deficiencies."