Prior to moving to Arizona, Dr. Melissa Gastellum used to practice Naturopathic Medicine at a clinic in Southern California. One Dr. Mel's responsibilities at this clinic was to do most of the IV's, and I was one of her regular clients. She administered IV's to me at least once a month; from March of 2013, until the time that she left that clinic in March of 2017.
Over the course of the four years that I received IV pushes from her, I've always felt 100% safe and comfortable under her care. She has a very gentle touch and is impeccable about attending to all of the minutiae of proper hygiene and protecting IV solutions from heat and light.
I will also add that Dr. Mel is a highly empathetic person in general. As such, she's very dialed into the needs of her patients on all levels. Although I am thrilled that Dr. Mel will be starting a new exciting chapter of her life in Arizona, I have to admit that I've been pretty bummed out that she's no longer on my healthcare team and I already miss her! I came to feel as though she was the caring sister I never had. I always looked forward to my pushes, because she was so much fun to chat with. I also felt that she gave me good advice, not just with regards to health concerns... but also with regards to my personal life.
I'm very grateful to have benefited from Dr. Mel's compassionate spirit and gentle, yet impeccable care! It was an amazing stroke of luck that I found her in my small city of Pasadena, CA. If you're lucky be within commuting distance of Modern Elixers and you are in need of IV therapy or naturopathic care in general, I wholeheartedly recommend her.
Sincerely, Angie K. of South Pasadena