Dr. Melissa Sousley

Family Medicine
Spokane, WA
46 years experience female

Locations

Spokane Enhanced Health

Spokane, WA

Address

10115 N. Newport Highway, Spokane, WA
Directions

About

Bio

I grew up mostly in southern Idaho, although I was an "Air Force Brat", so I did move around a lot. After attending Wellesley College for my undergraduate studies, I attended the University of Colorado School of Medicine. From there, I returned to the Northwest to the Family Medicine Spokane Residency in Spokane, Wa. My career debuted in Kellogg, Idaho, initially in a group practice, and then solo. Once I delivered the second of my three children, our family returned to Spokane, where I could share call in a group practice, enabling me to spend more time with my family. After 31 years in Family Medicine, including the office, hospital, surgeries, and OB, I "retired" to a full-time position as a Hospitalist at the Spokane VAMC. I also have maintained a small practice providing office cosmetic services (removal of benign lesions, dermal fillers, neuromodulators like Botox and Dysport). Since I keep my overhead low, I try to offer lower prices for these elective services than the offices which provide a spa type environment. To round out my medical life, I also work in a small community emergency room in Central Washington. No matter where I am working, I enjoy meeting people with many life experiences, and I consider it a privilege to be a part of their lives. I emphasize teaching people about their medical conditions, and helping them learn how to be healthier in the present, as well as in the future. A major reason I closed my Family Practice was because, with today's insurance, legal, and computer demands, I was no longer able to spend adequate time with patients to understand their needs and to help them learn about their conditions and their general health, while still covering my office finances. I am glad that I will be able to help people in these ways through HealthTap. In my private time, I enjoy spending time with my family, including my children and 3 grandchildren, sewing, knitting, swimming, biking, walking, and riding horses.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Cosmetic Surgery

Emergency Medicine

Urgent Care

Licenses

United States: Washington

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Sousley
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Ligaments are tight: The bones of the spine are attached to each other by a tissue called ligaments. If these are tight, they will bring the bones closer, and, as you twis... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Sousley
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Pregnancy/stress: Even if he did not ejaculate, there can be a little semen that comes out when a man is sexually stimulated, Sperm are in these liquid, and can cause p... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Sousley
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Endometrioisis: If your periods were tolerable prior to the OCPs, you may have developed some endometriosis (implants of the lining of the uterus into the abdomen and... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Sousley
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Consider UTI: In may cases, people do experience lower back pain in early pregnancy. However, there are other conditions which may be serious. Urinary infections ar... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Testimonials
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HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sousley is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :)
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This was very helpful. Thanks!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, CO
Graduated 1972MD

Residency

Family Medicine Spokane, Spokane, WA

Awards

HealthTap Doctor Mom

Affiliations

American Academy Of Family Physicians
American Board Of Family Medicine
Washington Academy Of Family Physicians
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