We will not accept NEW patient walk-ins for appointments Sept 28th-Oct 4th. We are able to assist in setting up new appointments for you the following week to ensure your first-time appointment is with our provider. We are able to take walk-in appointments for existing patients. Thank you!

Melinda A Howe, APRN, CRNA

Anesthesiology located in Minot, ND

Mrs. Howe Bio

About Mrs. Howe

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Experienced registered nurse anesthetist Melinda Howe, APRN, CRNA, offers specialized ketamine infusion therapy services at Ascend Wellness MBS in Minot, North Dakota. She helps patients to overcome treatment-resistant chronic pain and mental health disorders.

Melinda is an active member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology, the Society for Opioid Free Anesthesia, the American Society of Ketamine Physicians, and the North Dakota Association of Nurse Anesthetists. She has specialized skills in administering ketamine and vitamin infusions that few providers can match.

Born and raised in Minot, Melinda began her nursing journey at Minot State University in Minot and worked for Trinity Medical Center in Minot's Intensive Care and Criticair Flight Program for several years. 

Melinda decided to pursue anesthesia as her specialty because of her intense interest in the field, and she attended the prestigious Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences, earning her Advanced Practice Nursing degree with a specialization in anesthesiology.

Adding to her training, Melinda underwent specialized instruction in ketamine therapy and IV hydration and nutrition at the online Ketamine Academy. She spent several years gaining invaluable experience at a variety of hospitals and surgical practices across the United States before bringing her skills home to the Minot community.

Melinda has a personal interest in therapies for conditions like chronic pain, as her father struggled for several years without finding any treatments that truly improved his quality of life. She believes there are better options available now, and she wants to make them more widely available.

She looks forward to delivering expert therapies in a safe and fully monitored environment and hopes that these novel treatments help patients in their recovery from psychological and physical pain.


American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology


North Dakota Association of Nurse Anesthetists


American Society of Ketamine Physicians, Psychotherapists and Practitioners

The Society for Opioid Free Anesthesia


Mayo Clinic Alumni Association


Minot State University Alumni Association



The Institute of Functional Medicine