Melanie Drake, MD

Originally from Wisconsin, Dr. Melanie Drake earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from “the other UW” (University of Wisconsin – Madison) and traveled west where she worked in data analytics for around a decade. Seeking a career that would feel more meaningful she turned to medicine and graduated from Oregon Health & Sciences University in Portland, OR for medical school and the University of Washington – Idaho Advanced Clinician Track for psychiatry residency. She is thrilled to be involved in resident training at Full Circle Health.

Her interests in psychiatry are broad. She believes formulations of patient concerns are best informed by wide and varied perspectives including from evidence-based medicine, neuroscience, psychology, social theory, and the history of psychiatry. Dr. Drake is an animal lover and enjoys keeping up with friends, spending time outside, yoga and reading.