About Us

Dean Wellness Institute

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.

Dean Wellness Institute has been serving Vero Beach, FL and the surrounding areas for over 15 years. Our wellness institute is focused on providing a holistic approach to wellness and improved health. 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.

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.

A Better You

 "The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease." 

-Thomas Edison

Your Health Team

Dr. Melissa Dean, MD, FAARFM


Dean Wellness Institute Owner and Doctor.

Melissa Dean, MD 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

Catherine Cheries, PA


 Dean Wellness Institute Physician Assistant

Catherine has been practicing for fourteen years and has been working with Dr. Dean for the past five 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

Summer Higgins, RMA


Angela Haraldsen, MA


Brandi Butcher, RMA


Mallory Matesic, MA



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