Melissa Gurley



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Patient Populations:

Women, LGBTQIA+, Men, Neurodivergent Patients, Older adults, Patients with ADHD/ADD, Patients with ASD, Patients with depression, Patients with learning disabilities, Patients with OCD, Peds: 12-15 years, Peds: 16-18 years, Peds: 6-11 years

About Melissa

I decided to become a Registered Dietitian after struggling with gastrointestinal issues as a teenager. After seeing an RD, I became very interested in how I could use food and lifestyle to be the healthiest version of myself. I enjoy learning about people and helping them gain knowledge to feel the best they can. Previously, I have worked in long-term care and am a former elementary school teacher.

Get To Know Melissa

Favorite cultural dish or comfort food: Pizza

Go-to morning beverage: Black coffee

Favorite thing to purchase at the farmer’s market: Corn on the cob, fruits

Favorite book/TV show/movie: Harry Potter

A habit you swear by: Take 5 minutes the night before to plan your breakfast and lunch for a busy next day


Bachelor of Science, Nutrition and Food Science- Dietetics, Middle Tennessee State University

Dietetic Internship:
Iowa State University

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