Our Approach

At Embracing Life Wellness Center we offer scientifically established principles of treatment. Our providers regularly attend educational conferences, keeping abreast with any new research and treatment modalities available, so we are best equipped to serve our patients. We promise to keep our wait times low and maintain the highest level of service to the best of our ability, by following strict scheduling guidelines and adhering to ethical standards of care. It is our desire to build trust and patient confidence while striving to see that each patient is treated with equal respect and concern.


Our Team

Melissa Fickey, MD

Psychiatrist

Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology. Specializes inĀ  children, adolescents & adults.

Sarah Cash, ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner with a background as a Registered Nurse for over 9 years at Tampa General.

Heather Hughes, ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner with a background as a Registered Nurse for 12 years at Lakeland Regional.

Embracing Life Wellness Center Team

At Embracing Life Wellness Center we treat the whole person, not just an illness. We accept and support individuals towards a healthy and happy lifestyle.

Mental health and, most all encompassing, wellness is a serious need and a valuable service to mankind - we will practice it with the passion it deserves.

Hippocratic Oath

I swear to fulfill, to the best of my ability and judgment, this covenant:

I will respect the hard-won scientific gains of those physicians in whose steps I walk, and gladly share such knowledge as is mine with those who are to follow.

I will apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures which are required, avoiding those twin traps of overtreatment and therapeutic nihilism.

I will remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon's knife or the chemist's drug.

I will not be ashamed to say "I know not," nor will I fail to call in my colleagues when the skills of another are needed for a patient's recovery.

I will respect the privacy of my patients, for their problems are not disclosed to me that the world may know. Most especially must I tread with care in matters of life and death. If it is given me to save a life, all thanks. But it may also be within my power to take a life; this awesome responsibility must be faced with great humbleness and awareness of my own frailty. Above all, I must not play at God.

I will remember that I do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being, whose illness may affect the person's family and economic stability. My responsibility includes these related problems, if I am to care adequately for the sick.

I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure.

I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings, those sound of mind and body as well as the infirm.

If I do not violate this oath, may I enjoy life and art, respected while I live and remembered with affection thereafter. May I always act so as to preserve the finest traditions of my calling and may I long experience the joy of healing those who seek my help.

Next Steps

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