Solstice Health & Wellness
Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine
Frank Melo, MD
Frank Melo, MD is a board-certified Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine physician with over 20 years of healthcare experience. As a family doctor, Dr. Melo treats a variety of acute and chronic health conditions in individuals of all ages such as high blood pressure, diabetes, elevated cholesterol, anxiety, depression, weight gain, hormone imbalance, and other health-related conditions.
As, an addiction physician, Dr. Melo has been helping individuals and their family’s recover from substance use disorders since 2011. He initially served as a physician and medical director for an opioid treatment program in Minneapolis, MN. He also worked as a staff physician at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation providing medical and addiction care services. Presently, Dr. Melo provides services at Solstice Health & Wellness in Sarasota and nearby cities providing integrated addiction care and recovery services, mental health care, primary care, and other specialized services.
Dr. Melo graduated from the University of Florida College of Health and Human Performance, earned his medical degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Ciencias Médicas in Costa Rica, and completed his Family Medicine Residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN.
Dr. Melo is a proponent of incorporating healthful lifestyle practices in all dimensions of life. His enthusiastic personality and can-do attitude are why patients find it easy to partner with him.
Jessica Melo has over 17 years of healthcare experience providing care in roles such as Medical Assistant, Clinical Research Coordinator, Clinical Research Associate and Medical Device Reporting Specialist. She has extensive experience ensuring quality, safety and efficacy of medication and medical devices.
Jessica collaborates with Dr. Frank Melo to ensure patient’s visits are smooth and seamless. She works closely with individuals to coordinate care effectively and efficiently in a complex healthcare system. Her attentiveness, warm smile and friendly demeanor are comforting to anyone she encounters.
Eleana “Lili” Pupo, CMA
Lili brings a wealth of expertise as a seasoned Certified Medical Assistant in the healthcare sector, offering comprehensive proficiency in patient care, administrative support, and medical processes. Throughout her career, she has navigated esteemed healthcare settings, consistently showcasing an unwavering dedication to delivering exceptional service.
Lili’s specialized skills play a pivotal role in ensuring a seamless and comprehensive patient care journey. She displays remarkable skill in effectively communicating vital information to patients in a clear manner and coordinating care with efficiency. Moreover, her warm and welcoming demeanor cultivates an atmosphere of comfort, enhancing the overall patient experience.
With Lili’s extensive experience and commitment to excellence, she is an invaluable asset to our treatment program. Her contributions are instrumental in maintaining the highest standards of patient care and operational efficiency, making her an integral part of our dedicated healthcare team.
"Dr. Melo Is Wonderful. He Met with Me and My Family to Discuss Options for Addiction Treatment. He Provided the Facts, The Myths, and His Recommendations Best for Me. I Have Been Sober For 8 Months. Thanks, Doc!"
- Anonymous, Sarasota, FL
"I Highly Recommend Solstice! Super Cool Doc and Wife Team. Dr. Melo Is Always Attentive and Never Rushes. Jessica Is Awesome! She Helped Me Figure Out the Vivitrol Process with My Insurance and I’ve Been Able to Stop Drinking. THANK YOU!!"
- Edward N, Sarasota, FL
"I Highly Recommend Solstice! Super Cool Doc And Wife Team. Dr. Melo Is Always Attentive And Never Rushes. Jessica Is Awesome! She Helped Me Figure Out The Vivitrol Process With My Insurance And I’ve Been Able To Stop Drinking. THANK YOU!!"
- Edward N.
"I’m So Happy To Have Found This Practice. I Wanted To Take The Time To Thank Doc And Jessica For Everything They Are Doing To Help My Son. We Have Struggled For 8 Years And No One Has Ever Cared Or Helped Us As Much As They Have. You Both Have Shown Me There Are Good Honest People That Actually Care. Thank You Times A Zillion!!!! ❤️"
- Esther B, Bradenton, FL
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