Melanie sees patients at our brand-new West Plano Medical Village location. It’s less than a minute away from Legacy Medical Village, where she previously saw patients.
Village Health Partners is proud to offer the services of registered and licensed dietitian nutritionist, Melanie Wilder. Melanie has 20 years of experience in helping patients change habits and learn to make smart lifestyle choices. She works with her patients to adopt an individualized, balanced and realistic approach to eating, regular physical activity and improved life management. Melanie currently provides individual nutrition counseling for a variety of health conditions within Village Health Partners and teaches group classes related to health, wellness and weight management. Melanie recently became a Board Certified Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management.
She is passionate about food and physical activity and enjoys providing patients with the knowledge and tools they need to be more successful. She believes in developing individualized plans and finds fulfillment helping patients learn to eat and move in ways that fit their own lifestyles. Melanie reminds patients that there is no magic formula for weight loss or a single method that works for everyone; changing habits takes hard work and commitment, however, it is liberating to remove the rigid rules of “diets” and learn to eat and move more intuitively. Melanie teaches skills based on science that help patients learn to achieve and, most importantly, maintain better health. She encourages her patients to make their personal reasons for living a healthier lifestyle a daily focus and to keep a written list of these in a prominent place for motivation.
Prior to joining Village Health Partners, Melanie started her career in dietetics at Zale Lipshy Hospital in Dallas before working at the Cooper Institute in Dallas as a research associate and dietitian.
How Melanie practices whole-person wellness
Melanie comes from an Italian family and loves anything family and food-related. She enjoys staying active with her husband and son by biking and kayaking, and they go to the beach, swimming or water parks as much as they can. They also enjoy going to the movies and participating in church activities.
Bachelor of Science in nutrition sciences, Texas A&M University
Bachelor of Science in clinical dietetics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas
She completed an internship in nutrition at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
"I have been to the independence location a few times for different reasons and all of the staff in the areas I have been to are exceptionally nice. Wait times were minimal. The place was very clean. Signs are posted to let you know where to go - labs and room numbers are clearly marked making it easy to navigate. There is an elevator and stairs as well. - Laura Billingsley FNP is absolutely wonderful and I would highly recommend her!"
"I have been a patient with VHP for a long time and they have always treated me with respect. My NPN Brett Driver and his assistant Tylar are so personable and they take the time to really listen to me and helping me get through some mild medical issues. I've been to so many other places where my symptoms were ignored or they just don't care. With this outstanding medical team, they have answered me on weekends, nights, and even call to thoroughly talk about my questions/results/treatment plan. I am so very grateful for the hard work they put in and their dedication to their patients. Especially ones like me who reads things on the internet too much and panics. Thank yall so much."
"Dr. Moon is my primary care physician, and I couldn't be happier. I believe he truly cares for his patients and when there is an issue, he will address it expediently. When I had a recent issue, I got a personal phone call to deliver the results and that personal touch is what modern medicine is missing these days. He is a very busy doctor but if you can manage to get an appointment, I highly recommend this physician for your primary care needs. Thank you Dr. Moon for being a compassionate and consummate professional."
"Super friendly and professional. Would definitely recommend."
"She is there for you without a doubt ! If she cant figure it out she will definitely get you the help you need as soon as she can. Some are just born for the medical field ! 👏🏼🤗"
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