Welcome! I’m Dr. Melanie Watkins, a.k.a Dr. Mel. I am a psychiatrist in Northern California, I am also a mom, a wife, an author, speaker and a good friend. I absolutely love the work that I do and I want the same for you. This website could be just the resource you need.
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Dr. Melanie Watkins is proof that teenage parents are so much more than statistics. She tells the story of her quest to become both a successful physician and a loving mother, able to handle difficult challenges and make a difference in others’ lives.
Dr. Mel gives the Black History Month keynote at Oakland’s Unity High School.
Dr. Melanie Watkins spoke at Easter Hill Church in Richmond, CA on February 24, 2013. Here is her testimony “Taking My Medicine: My Journey from Teenage Mother to Physician”
Dr. Mel shares lessons she learned on her journey to becoming a physician at Northwestern University and why she believes that after spending years in training, you should be able to do work that you enjoy.