Melissa Allen applies over 15 years experience in long-term care and hospice to her practice with Spherical Medical. She provides comprehensive, personal care to long-term care residents and support to their families. Her dog, Sagittarius, accompanies her to work most days and provides a warm, fuzzy bit of love to residents. Melissa Allen received her BA from Wellesley College in 1993 and her Masters of Science in Nursing from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions that included her Adult and Gerontological Nurse Practitioner certificate in 1997. She precepts NP students from Samuel Merritt University and Holy Names University. She also volunteers at the Concord Rotacare Clinic that provides free healthcare to those without health insurance. She and her spouse sponsor an annual art show in their back yard, Art in the Yard Concord, featuring about 23 artists, while creating her own ceramic pottery.