Melissa Headrick was born and raised in beautiful East Tennessee. Headrick has been with DAK since 2005, initially starting at the Skin Care Center as a registered nurse and aesthetician, performing cosmetic procedures such as Botox, dermal fillers, laser procedures, and facial treatments. She transitioned over to medical dermatology after graduating from Vanderbilt University with a Masters in Nursing in 2008. Headrick chose to go into medicine mostly because she wanted to work closely with people, and realized that healthcare was a wonderful way to have human interaction while helping people at the same time. Working as a Nurse Practitioner also allows Headrick to spend time educating patients on care of their skin, which is another love of hers. When not working, Headrick spends the rest of my time with her husband and two young daughters. She enjoys boating (with lots of sunscreen, of course), home decorating, Barre 3 exercising, and being the assistant cheer coach of her daughter’s squad. Headrick also loves animals, and has two dogs, a King Charles Spaniel named Junebug and a Pomeranian named Roo, and two cats, Phoebe and Ozzy.