Melissa Herbranson, MD

Dr. Melissa Herbranson practices the full spectrum of family medicine, including pediatrics and older adult care. She also offers aesthetic skincare services. She is especially passionate about women’s health and empowering women to become more engaged in managing their health and wellness. She sees patients at our Aitkin and McGregor clinics.

Medical Interests:  I offer the full spectrum of family medicine, including gynecologic, contraceptive and lactation care for women and pediatric care for babies and children at our Aitkin and McGregor clinics.

Personal philosophy/approach to care: I am passionate about preventive care and engaging patients in understanding their mental and physical healthcare needs.  I enjoy patients of all ages and a broad practice, but I have a special interest in educating and fostering the wellbeing of women and families. In order to better serve the needs of my community, I have expanded my practice to treat addiction and see patients for medical weight management.   There are many ways to achieve overall wellness and I continue to strive to meet patients where they are at while finding ways to further them along in their journey.

Family/Interests:  My husband and I have two young sons and a daughter who are the center of our world and the reason I do my best to find work-life balance.  We enjoy family time including hunting, fishing, gardening, and boating.  I also find relaxation in baking and knitting as well as paddle boarding.

Educational Institutions

  • Bachelor’s degree in Development/Cellular Biology and Genetics, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • University of Minnesota Medical School – Duluth


  • University of Minnesota Family Medicine Residency, St. Joseph’s Hospital, St. Paul


  • Aesthetic Skincare
  • Family Medicine