Categories: Health & Fitness, Healthcare | Issue: April 2021
Urgent Care? Medical emergencies can happen at any time, but you may delay treatment if you dread waiting in the emergency room at the local hospital. Dr. Melita Tate at Grassroots Healthcare began her medical career in urgent care and can provide you with the treatment you need without the wait. And when you're part of the direct care program at Grassroots HEalthcare, Dr. Tate is available to you forall your urgent health care needs at any time and even by phone. Stitches for open cuts, sprains and strains, vomiting or diarrhea, poison ivy or other skin rashes, urinary tract infection, cold or flu, ear infections or throat pain, fever Call today or schedule a visit using the online booking tool.
Melita Tate, MD. is an internal medicine physician and co-founder of Grassroots Healthcare in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Dr. Tate takes a holistic approach to medical care and advocates for nutrition and lifestyle changes before prescribing pharmaceuticals. She would rather help patients improve their overall wellness to relieve symptoms or cure their condition, rather than mask symptoms with medication. On January 2, 2018, Grassroots Healthcare family medical practice in Tulsa opened its newly expanded medical office building to patients on 7901 S. Sheridan Rd. in Tulsa. Their new office location features 3,100 square feet, 11 exam rooms, spacious waiting area and check-in station. Dr. Tate takes care of patients of all ages, from pediatrics to adults. While Dr. Tate is trained to manage any medical condition, she provides specialized treatment for thyroid conditions, diabetes, and mood disorders. She also offers a weight management program, provides expert women’s health care services, and can take care of any urgent medical need. She doesn’t accept health insurance but offers a membership program and visit-based care. This allows her to keep costs down and spend more time with her patients instead of hassling with the insurance companies. Patients who choose to utilize the direct care based program pay a monthly membership fee for services. Visit based care patients pay per visit. Either option allows for more affordable visits and wholesale lab costs. The clinic offers discounts for companies to sign up their employees. Companies see the $50 per month for employee and spouse and $10 per child plans as an excellent investment in their staff. The program covers on the job injuries in addition to regular care. Enrollment also provides "direct access to your provider 24/7." The level of care and pre-disclosed pricing sets the practice apart from traditional doctors offices. After getting her undergraduate degree in biology with a chemistry minor at Evangel College in Springfield, Missouri, Dr. Tate attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City. Following her residency, Dr. Tate began her medical career at Springer Urgent Care in Tulsa before opening Grassroots with her colleague and friend, Dr. Kris Lepere. When she’s not helping improve the health of her patients, Dr. Tate is spending time with her family, including her five kids. And when she can, she enjoys curling up on the couch under a blanket with a good book. Kelly Stemm, APRN-CNP, is a board-certified family and women's health nurse practitioner at Grassroots Healthcare in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She offers over 20 years of nursing paired with 11 years of advanced practice nursing. She focuses on holistic and natural methods to treat even the most complex of health conditions. She is often told she is a good listener and offers a gentle approach to patients who may be apprehensive to seek health care. Kelly earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. She then attended the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing in Hyden, Kentucky, where she became a certified women’s healthcare nurse practitioner. She rounded out her training with a post-master’s family nurse practitioner program at Maryville University in Saint Louis. Throughout her career, Kelly has worked in a variety of medical settings as a registered nurse for obstetric, newborn, and pediatric care. She has also worked as a women’s healthcare nurse practitioner for Indian Health Service, Utica Park Clinic, Dawn Aesthetics and Wellness, and several others. At Grassroots Healthcare, she enjoys being a health coach and encouraging patients to access the best version of themselves. Kyndol Ray, APRN-CNP, is a board-certified family nurse practitioner at Grassroots Healthcare in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Kyndol earned her Bachelor of Science in biology at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. She then earned her Bachelor of Nursing Science degree at the University of Oklahoma - Health Science Center in Tulsa. Kyndol rounded out her medical training with her Master’s in Nursing Science at Texas Women’s University in Denton, where she earned her family nurse practitioner certification. Following her training, she worked in a variety of healthcare settings, including Saint Francis Hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, North Texas Hospital, Baylor University Medical Center, Premier Family Care, and Delricht Research. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the Association of Oklahoma Nurse Practitioners. She has seven years of experience studying and treating a variety of acute general medicine and family medicine indications. Kyndol looks forward to meeting new patients and helping address their health care concerns. Reviews I feel like I am a valued patient. She listens to me and doesn't mind if I ask questions. She truly wants to help me. - Vicki C. I am so grateful that Grassroots exists. They practice medicine in a way that makes sense and truly meets the patient's needs. - Laura M. Dr. Tate and her staff are very loving and kind people . I am amazed on how much they care for there patience I am very blessed to have her as my Doctor . They take very good care of me just want to tell them thank you - Judy C. Services Diabetes, thyroid problems, urgent care, weight management, women's health, mood disorders, natural medicine, corporate health