About Us

Who We Are

Our Unique Approach

Dean Wellness Institute has been serving Vero Beach, Florida and the surrounding areas for over 20 years. We work closely with our patients to improve their quality of life as they age. Dr. Melissa Dean and our staff work with each patient in a team approach to provide the most up to date information in an integrative manner that empowers each patient to be their healthiest. We specialize in hormone replacement therapy, basic hormone balancing, nutritional analysis, professional nutritional supplementation, intravenous therapy, regenerative medicine, and cutting edge aesthetic medicine. We have helped patients with menopause, andropause, and anti-aging/regenerative medicine, and a well rounded lifestyle for wellness and aging gracefully.
Our mission is to work with each patient in a team approach and provide the most up to date information in an integrative manner that empowers each patient to be the best they choose to be.
Our focus is getting the root cause of health issues, rather than just treating the symptom. We encourage you to browse our informational website, learn about our treatment options and read patient testimonials and educational blog articles.
Owner, MD, FAARFM

Dr. Melissa Dean, MD, FAARFM

Dr. Melissa Dean, MD, FAARFM practices internal medicine and general preventative medicine. Dr. Melissa Dean is an expert in treating menopause, andropause, diabetes management, hormone replacement and nutrition.
“Hormone balancing, optimal nutrition, detoxification, exercise, and spiritual fulfillment are the areas that I believe are essential elements of well-being and longevity.”
  • Florida Atlantic University – Bachelor Science of Nursing
  • University of South Florida – Masters in Science of Nursing
  • Ross University of Medicine – Doctor of Medicine
  • Orlando Regional Hospital – Internal Medicine Residency
  • American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine – Fellow in Training
  • Masters Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine
  • University of South Florida – Masters in Metabolic Medicine
Physician Assistant

Catherine Cheries, PA

Catherine Cheries, PA has been practicing for fourteen years and has been working with Dr. Dean for the past 9 years, her main area of focus is on internal medicine. She offers exceptional personal care with an emphasis on lifestyle modifications and treating the root cause of health related issues.
“I believe that lifestyle modifications should be the cornerstone of medicine.”
  • University of Florida – Bachelors in Physical Therapy and Masters in Physician Assistant
Office Manager, RMA

Summer Higgins, RMA

Summer Higgins, RMA, makes sure the entire Institute, from top to bottom, runs smoothly. Her life’s duty, obligation, and responsibility is to ensure every patient’s world class experience and care.
Patient Care, RMA

Brandi Butcher, RMA

Brandi Butcher, RMA spent 13 years in doctor’s office as a professional massage therapist perfecting the back office. After receiving her MA, she worked in a prominent cardiologist office learning the front office. She now takes care of every new patient and loyal patient’s logistics.
LPN

Sandy Heen, LPN

She works in the back office with patients drawing blood and performing IV’s. She’s been in the medical field for 30+ years.

Aesthetics Specialist

Becky Carraway

She’s highly trained and has been working in the aesthetic field for over 8 years now.

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