Dr. Melissa Houser outdoors with child

Patient-centered healthcare: Toddlers through Older Adults

Inclusive design for healthcare: no "defaults." All patients are offered a "menu" of flexible options to co-create your own healthcare experience. Medical care according to your preferences, values, and the ways you think, learn, communicate, and process. Sensory, communication, and executive functioning support. Streamlined coordination of care with community resources. Different kinds of visits available: Indoor, outdoor, and telehealth. Melissa Houser, M.D. Dr. Houser is a Board Certified Family Physician who cares for babies, children and adults of all ages. She holds a Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Vermont College of Medicine, and completed her residency training in Family Medicine at Middlesex Hospital in Connecticut, where she served as Chief Resident. She also completed a Fellowship in Medical Student Education from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, as well as several hundreds of hours of additional training in child development and neurodevelopmental differences including autism, ADHD, dyspraxia, and learning differences. She is also a Certified Lactation Specialist.

All Brains Belong is pioneering an innovative model for healthcare.

We combine medical care with social connection, employment support, and more.

Watch this video to learn about the ABB community health model.

Have questions? Attend All Brains Belong VT’s Virtual Open House: Wed 10/4/2023 5-6PM ET Click here to register. This is the best way to speak with staff and get your questions answered.

  • Want to feel “heard” by your healthcare team? You are the expert in your health. And your life.
  • Want to feel comfortable? We offer sensory-friendly spaces. You can choose from a menu of options.
  • Want to be part of a community health village? Our patients connect with other patients. Connection is the path to health.

Becoming a New Patient

We are currently accepting applications on a first-come, first-serve basis for a limited number of new patients (of all ages). We can only accept patients within our model and scope of practice.

Step 1: Review the Prospective Patient Inquiry Packet. This explains about how our practice works. This will help you decide whether to apply.

Step 2: We strongly recommend that you attend our Virtual Open House. Information will be presented in written and spoken format. You can ask questions and speak with staff.

Step 3: You will be notified within 6-8 weeks whether we are able to accept you as a new patient. We will gather additional information from you. Then we will invite you to schedule your first appointment.

ABB cares for a patient population that has compromised immune systems. Our COVID precautions are strict, in order to protect the safety and access needs of patients at high risk of complications from COVID. KN95 masks and up-to-date vaccination and boosting are required for all people entering the ABB office. Alternatives offered: Telemedicine and outdoor visits (weather permitting).

Meet Our Team

Click here to read about ABB’s Staff