Melissa Miskell, DO
Dr. Melissa Miskell, a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist, has created Focus Total Health to meet the needs of men and women who are going through the aging process. Her philosophy is similar to that of Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, the founder of osteopathic medicine. He said, “To find health should be the objective of the doctor. Anyone can find disease.”
Dr. Miskell graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and a Bachelor of Science in Zoology. While working in the Biochemistry Department at Texas Tech Health Center, Dr. Miskell earned her Master of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. From there, she graduated from the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center. She completed her residency at Texas Tech University Health Science Center where she was elected Chief Resident. Dr. Miskell is board-certified through the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG). She is a member of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG).
Today, Dr. Miskell, recipient of Vitals Patients’ Choice Award in 2014, strives to help her patients find and enjoy good health, regardless of age or current health status. She treats hormone imbalances, looks for and treats signs of cardiovascular disease, bone loss and declining brain health, and assists with medical weight loss. She takes pride in changing her patients’ lives; she says, “My passion for my practice revolves around helping people discover deficiencies, replacing those deficiencies, and then seeing the change in their lives. It is very rewarding when someone tells you that you have changed their life.”
In addition to working with patients in Texas, Dr. Miskell is a volunteer with Prevention International: No Cervical Cancer (PINCC). Cervical cancer is a leading cause of cancer death for women of childbearing age in underdeveloped countries; the mission of PINCC is to provide equipment and training for healthcare workers in these locations that allow them to detect and treat cervical dysplasia, a condition that often leads to cervical cancer. You can find more information about Dr. Miskell’s participation with this invaluable group here.