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Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well. 3 John 1:2

Services We Offer

At Melanated Doc, we provide a range of services designed to enhance mental and physical well-being within the Black community. Our offerings include mental wellness workshops, chronic health condition management, community engagement and education initiatives, and personalized health coaching. Explore our services to discover how we can support your journey to better health.

Mental Wellness Workshops

Workshops focused on mental health, exploring the importance of mental wellness in overall health, and providing tools and strategies for psychological recovery.

Chronic Health Condition Management

Programs and resources to manage chronic health conditions commonly affecting the Black community. Conditions like Asthma: Education and management strategies. Diabetes: Comprehensive care and support. Hypertension: Monitoring and lifestyle interventions. Obesity/Weight Loss/Fitness: Customized fitness plans and nutritional guidance

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Community Engagement and Education

Initiatives aimed at raising awareness, providing education, and fostering community support for mental and physical health. Key Activities: Workshops and Seminars: Regularly scheduled events to educate and empower participants. Educational Materials: Flyers, reports, and blog articles on mental health and chronic conditions. Youth and Young Adult Programs: Special focus on the mental health and wellness of younger community members.

Personalized Health Coaching

One-on-one coaching sessions to help individuals develop personalized health plans and achieve their wellness goals. Key Services: Trauma-Informed Care: Support and guidance from a trained professional with expertise in trauma-informed practices. Self-Care and Resilience Building: Tools and strategies to enhance self-care routines and build resilience. Goal Setting and Problem Solving: Assistance in setting realistic health goals and overcoming barriers to achieving them.

State of Mental Health in The Black Community

Understanding the mental health landscape is crucial for addressing the unique challenges faced by the Black community. Here are some key statistics that highlight the current state of mental health and the disparities in access to care

Mental health issues affect a significant portion of the Black community, with 1 in 5 individuals experiencing mental illness. This statistic underscores the urgent need for accessible and effective mental health services tailored to this demographic.

Despite the prevalence of mental illness, only 25% of Black individuals seek treatment, compared to 40% of White Americans. This disparity highlights barriers such as stigma, 

The mental health profession lacks diversity, with only 4% of psychologists, 2% of psychiatrists, and 22% of social workers being Black. This shortage of Black mental health professionals 

State of Chronic Health Condition in The Black Community

Understanding the state of chronic health conditions in the Black community is crucial for developing effective interventions and support systems. These conditions disproportionately affect our community, highlighting the need for targeted education, prevention, and management strategies.

compared to 48% of white adults. Black Americans are more likely to develop hypertension at younger ages and are less likely to have it under control, increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke.The death rate from hypertension-related complications is nearly twice as high for Black Americans as for white Americans 

Black Americans with diabetes are more likely to experience serious complications such as end-stage renal disease, lower limb amputations, and blindness . The diabetes-related mortality rate for Black Americans is over 2 times higher than for white Americans .

Black children are five times more likely to be admitted to the hospital for asthma compared to white children .

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Frequently Asked Questions

Melanated Doc provides mental wellness workshops, chronic health condition management, community engagement and education initiatives, and personalized health coaching. Our services are designed to enhance mental and physical well-being, particularly within the Black community.

You can participate in our mental wellness workshops by registering through our website. Visit the “Workshops” page, fill out the registration form, and select the workshop that fits your needs. We’ll send you all the details via email once you register.

Culturally competent care ensures that mental health services are respectful of and tailored to the cultural backgrounds of clients. For the Black community, this means addressing unique experiences and barriers, leading to more effective and empathetic treatment outcomes.

Meet our Medical Specialists

Get to know the expert team at Melanated Doc who are dedicated to providing compassionate and culturally competent care for your mental and physical well-being.

Quotes: “There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise brings healing. Prov 12:18 AMP”

What Our Patients Say

Hear from our patients about their experiences and the positive impact Melanated Doc has had on their mental and physical health journeys.

Dr Cynthia Omokaro is a woman of valor with a great personality, with her status in the society and her profession.
Jasmine T.
Patient
"Dr. Omokaro's personalized coaching helped me manage my diabetes and depression. I'm living healthier and happier!"
Marcus L.
Patient