Melissa LeMay Bachman, ND, MSN, APRN
Reno, NV Naturopathic Doctor and Family Nurse PractitionerReno Health Institute
Dr. Melissa Bachman is a Family Nurse Practitioner and a Naturopathic Doctor that specializes in integrative and functional medicine. With training in both western medicine and natural therapies, she has a comprehensive and unique perspective on health and wellness. She believes there is a time and place for everything, and often combines the best of both worlds, integrating conventional medicine with evidenced-based natural approaches, to achieve optimal health.
Dr. Bachman was born and raised in Reno, Nevada. She attended the University of Nevada, Reno, where she earned her bachelors in psychology. She has a masters and bachelors degrees in nursing from Azusa Pacific University, where she earned the ‘Outstanding Graduate’ award. She completed a five-year, accredited, residential doctorate program in 2013 at Bastyr University and passed extensive licensing exams to become a Naturopathic Doctor. She is licensed as an Advanced Practiced Registered Nurse (APRN) in Nevada, and as a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) in California, as Nevada does not yet have a licensing board for NDs. She practiced in California for three years in a large integrative medical clinic before returning to her home state of Nevada. She enjoys bridging the gap between conventional and alternative medicine for Nevada residents.
Dr. Bachman has had diverse clinical training in both conventional and natural medicine. She attended an experiential learning program at the Betty Ford Center for Addiction Treatment in Palm Springs, which focused on the bio-psycho-social-spiritual aspects of addiction. She interned for the East Harlem Partnership for Cancer Awareness at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She enjoys primary care and believes prevention is the best medicine. She has had extensive training in women’s health and takes a special interest in hormone balancing, PMS, PCOS, menopausal complaints, fertility challenges, emotional wellness, thyroid issues, and digestive complaints. She is passionate about using lifestyle-based medicine and natural approaches to transform health. When not in the office, she enjoys being a wife and mother, and spending time outdoors.
Certifications, Professional Affiliations, & Service
She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the American Nurses Credential Center (ANCC). She is a member of the AANP, Nevada Advanced Practices Nurses Association (NAPNA), and the California Naturopathic Doctor’s Association (CNDA).
Chad Bachman, OMD
Reno, NV AcupuncturistReno Health Institute
Chad Bachman is an Oriental Medicine Doctor (OMD) specializing in pain management. He graduated from Bastyr University with a masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and a bachelors in Natural Health Sciences. Before becoming an Acupuncturist, he practiced as a licensed massage therapist for five years, specializing in sports massage and rehabilitation. He attended the University of Nevada, Reno, where he studied engineering before discovering his passion in Chinese Medicine.
Upon completion of his formal training in the United States, he traveled to the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chengdu University of Chinese Medicine in China, where he received certificates of Advanced Studies in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. He learned specialized techniques for pain reduction, fertility promotion, and gastrointestinal concerns. He completed advanced training and is certified in Acupuncture Injection Therapy (AIT) for pain management.
Certifications & Licensure
Dr. Bachman has undergone extensive national and state board examinations to become nationally board certified, a Diplomate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (Dipl.Ac.O.M., NCCAOM), and licensed in the states of Nevada, California, and Washington. Dr. Bachman has founded and grown two practices in both Seattle and San Diego, before returning to his hometown of Reno.
Dr. Bachman takes a special interest in pain management. He utilizes many different techniques to alleviate pain, including cupping, electro-acupuncture, infrared heat therapy, Gua sha, deep tissue and Tuina massage. He is also one of the few acupuncturists in Nevada with specialty certification to offer Acupuncture Injection Therapy (AIT). He provides pain management solutions for many common musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain, neck pain, knee pain and other joint pain, rotator cuff injuries, tennis elbow, strained muscles, plantar fasciitis, nerve pain or neuropathy, and sciatica. He also enjoys treating a wide range of other conditions with Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, including but not limited to: digestive complaints, headaches and migraines, hormonal imbalances, fertility challenges, stress, anxiety, and insomnia.
When not in the office, Chad enjoys trail running, golfing, snowboarding, paddle boarding, and spending time with his wife Melissa, their daughter, and two labs.
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