Melinda Mingus, MD, MBA


Dr. Mingus is a board certified Anesthesiologist Certified in Pain Management, Medical and Cosmetic Acupuncture.
Dr. Mingus, a graduate of Rice University, Houston, Texas, received her medical training from Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, her internship and residency from The New York Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City. She completed a fellowship in Pain Management at The New York Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Mingus was Assistant Professor and Medical Director of Ambulatory Surgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital until 2000, when she graduated from The NYU Stern School of Business to start an outpatient/office surgical and pain management practice. Dr. Mingus is licensed to practice medicine and acupuncture in New York and Connecticut. Dr. Mingus has been in practice for over 25 years and recognizes the need for individual-focused rather than traditional disease-focused patient care. She uses a multidisciplinary treatment strategy drawing upon non-pharmacologic as well as medical therapies for complete patient care. Her extensive expertise in the area of pain management emphasizing a biopsychosocial approach to patient care and well being has resulted in marked improvement for many of her patients.

Dr. Mingus is certified in Acupuncture from the Academy of Pain Research, San Francisco,CA and Cosmetic Acupuncture – the Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture Systemâ„¢ – from Denver, CO. Dr. Mingus has studied pulse diagnosis & Cosmetic Acupuncture under Dr. Martha Lucas, TCM approach to Dietary Therapy with Jeffrey Yuen at the Chinese Wellness Center, NY, and Detoxification Treatment Strategies and Essential Oils with Peter Holmes, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for Acupuncture for the Cancer Patient.