Lifestyle & Internal Medicine
Melanie Blake, MD, MBA is a board-certified internal medicine physician spearheading Lifestyle Medicine at Galen. She was born and raised in Central Alabama. She decided to pursue medicine due to her passion for taking care of the people and exposure to medicine through her mother who worked as a cardiovascular nurse. After obtaining her Bachelor’s in Science and graduating Magna Cum Laude at Florida State University, she attended the University of Alabama School of Medicine for her medical degree and completed her residency in internal medicine thereafter. Dr. Blake has been involved in numerous decision-making committees, leadership positions at hospitals, and community service work over the years in the Chattanooga area. Her and her husband were drawn to move to Chattanooga due to the great outdoors and family lifestyle it offers. In her free time, she enjoys running, reading, biking, the outdoors, and most importantly spending time with her family. She loves the people and geography of Chattanooga and is happy to call the city her home.
Lifestyle medicine shifts the focus of medical care to a patient driven model which allows patients to improve various aspects of their life which may or may not involve medicine. Lifestyle medicine physicians encourage patients to implement healthy lifestyle choices in addition to traditional medicine. These include nutrition, physical activity, sleep hygiene, stress, social networks, and risky substances. As a lifestyle and internal medicine physician, Dr. Blake works with patients to define what is healthy and motivate them to take the appropriate steps to accomplish their health goals. She believes it is very important for her goals as a physician to line up with her patients’ goals so she can treat them. Her favorite part of being a physician is the relationships she builds with her patients.
Lifestyle Medicine at Galen led by Dr. Blake will take traditional internal medicine to the next level by offering a team of experts to support patients on their health journey.
MBA | University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Residency | University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
MD | University of Alabama School of Medicine (UASOM)
BS | Florida State University
CHI Memorial Hospital
American College of Physicians
Tennessee Medical Association
Hamilton County Medical Society
Women’s healthcare services require compassion and expertise. Here at Galen OB/GYN we provide comprehensive, specialized obstetric and gynecological care with the highest regard for patient satisfaction to meet a woman’s needs throughout her lifetime. Whether you are planning a family, staying healthy with routine care, or having health difficulties, our provider’s have the wisdom and medical expertise to help you make informed decisions about your healthcare.
Some of our services include:
Galen’s Labor and Delivery teams are here to help make your birthing experience everything you want it to be. We work closely with you to support your healthcare choices, such as medicated or non-medicated labor and other birthing practices or aids. We strive for a vaginal delivery and only recommend a C-section if your health or your baby’s health is at risk.
Labor and Delivery expectations:
Support for your birth plan, your delivery team will work with you to support your birth plan choices, including:
Immediate access to specialty care, mothers who deliver with Galen have healthy pregnancies and uncomplicated deliveries. However, if additional care is required for you or your baby:
Comfort management during labor available 24 hours a day:
Are you prepared for your newest arrival?
Galen OB/GYN wants to help with a
Classes are taught by a Registered Labor and Delivery Nurse and Cost: $65.00
Saturday Classes: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday Classes: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
For more information see a receptionist or call us at (423) 899-9133.