Habtamua Melaku, DNP, ARNP Dousedaicon Employed Provider

Languages: English, Amharic
Accepting New Patients
ARNP; Gonzaga University
Medical School
Gonzaga School Of Nursing And Human Physiology, Family Nurse Practitioner And Doctor Of Nursing Practice
Professional Associations
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Spokane Nurse Practitioner Group, Sigma Theta International Honor Society of Nursing
Personal Interests
Education, Outdoor activities
Board Certifications
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Practitioner-Family
Clinical Interests
  • Abdominal Cramps
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Bowel Movement
  • Abnormal Stool
  • Abrasion
  • Acne
  • Actinic Cheilitis
  • Acute Arthritis
  • Aging
  • Alcohol Dependency
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Contact Dermatitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Wheezing
  • Allergies
  • Allergy To Insects
  • Altered Bowel Habits
  • Anal Itching
  • Anal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Angular Cheilitis
  • Animal Bite
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Annual Examination
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Aphthous Ulcers
  • Arm Pain
  • Arm Weakness
  • Arthralgia
  • Asthma
  • B12 Deficiency Anemia
  • Back Injury
  • Back Muscle Injury
  • Back Pain
  • Bedbugs
  • Bereavement
  • Bilateral Knee Pain
  • Birthmark
  • Bleeding Hemorrhoids
  • Blister
  • Blood In Stool
  • Blurred Vision
  • Breast Lump
  • Bright Red Blood Per Rectum
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruising
  • Burns
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cardiovascular Disease Management
  • Cellulitis
  • Cerumen Removal
  • Chest Pain
  • Chlamydia
  • Choking Sensation
  • Cholesterol Disorders
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Chronic Abdominal Pain
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Migraines
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Claudication
  • Cold Intolerance
  • Cold Sore
  • College Health
  • Common Cold
  • Concussion
  • Concussion Testing
  • Confusion
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Constant Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Coping
  • Cough
  • Cystitis
  • Daytime Sleepiness
  • Decrease In Appetite
  • Decreased Libido
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia
  • Depressed Mood
  • Dermatophytosis
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Education
  • Diabetes Management
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Diabetes Therapy
  • Diarrhea
  • Diet And Exercise
  • Diet And Nutrition
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Disorder Of Balance
  • Distractible
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Reaction
  • Dry Nose
  • Dry Scalp
  • Dry Sinus
  • Dry Skin
  • Dyshidrosis
  • Dyspepsia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysphoria
  • Dyspnea On Exertion
  • Dysuria
  • Ear Discharge
  • Ear Drainage
  • Ear Exam
  • Ear Infections
  • Ear Pressure
  • Earache
  • Eczema
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Emphysema
  • Employee Health
  • Enlarged Prostate
  • Environmental Allergies
  • Epicondylitis
  • Epigastric Pain
  • Epistaxis
  • Erectile Disorder
  • Eructation
  • Erythema
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Pain
  • Eye Strain
  • Face Swelling
  • Facial Nerve Palsy And Paresis
  • Facial Pain
  • Facial Tingling
  • Falls
  • Family History Heart Disease
  • Family History Of Cancer
  • Fasciculations
  • Fatigue
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Fever
  • Fever With Chills
  • First Degree Burns
  • Flatulence
  • Floaters
  • Flu Shot Vaccination
  • Folliculitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Foot Pain
  • Frailty
  • Frequency Of Urination
  • Frequent Urinary Tract Infections
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Genital Herpes, Female
  • Genital Herpes, Male
  • Genital Warts
  • Gluten Sensitivity
  • Gout
  • Grief
  • Groin Mass
  • Groin Pain
  • Hand Pain
  • Head Congestion
  • Head Lump
  • Headache
  • Health Maintenance
  • Hearing Loss
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Racing
  • Heat Intolerance
  • Heel Pain
  • Hematochezia
  • Hematuria
  • Hemoptysis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Vaccination
  • Hepatitis B Vaccination
  • Hernia
  • Herpes
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Herpetic Whitlow
  • Hip Pain
  • Hirsutism
  • Hoarseness
  • Hpv Vaccination
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunizations
  • Impacted Cerumen
  • Impetigo
  • Infectious Mononucleosis
  • Influenza
  • Ingrown Hair
  • Ingrown Nail
  • Injury To Foot
  • Injury To Hand
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Intention Tremor
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Intertrigo
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Itchy Ear
  • Jaundice
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Joint Swelling
  • Joint Warmth
  • Keloid
  • Keratin Cyst
  • Keratitis
  • Keratosis Pilaris
  • Knee Click
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laryngitis
  • Leg Numbness
  • Leg Pain
  • Leg Weakness
  • Lethargy
  • Lice
  • Lifestyle Modification
  • Lipoma
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lump In Throat
  • Lyme Disease
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Measles Vaccination
  • Memory Disorders
  • Men's Health
  • Meningitis Vaccination
  • Migraine
  • Mmr Vaccine
  • Mood Symptoms
  • Motion Sickness
  • Mouth Bleeding
  • Mouth Pain
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Muscle Strain
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myalgia
  • Nail Diseases
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nausea
  • Neck Muscle Injury
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Sprain
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Noisy Breathing
  • Norovirus
  • Nose Pain
  • Numbness
  • Nutrition And Health
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Obesity
  • Odynophagia
  • Optic Migraines
  • Orthopnea
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otalgia
  • Otitis
  • Overweight
  • Pain In Digit
  • Palpitations
  • Panic Reaction
  • Paresthesia
  • Paronychia
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome
  • Penile Bleeding
  • Penile Discharge
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Persistent Cough
  • Pharyngitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pleurisy
  • Pleuritic Pain
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonia Vaccination
  • Poison Ivy
  • Poison Oak
  • Polypharmacy
  • Positional Vertigo
  • Post Nasal Drip
  • Prediabetes
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Problems With Smell And Taste
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostate Examination
  • Prostate Specific Antigen
  • Pruritus
  • Pulmonary Infections
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Rash
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Pain
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Rhinitis
  • Rosacea
  • Scab
  • Scabies
  • Scaly Skin
  • Sciatica
  • Scratchy Voice
  • Scrotal Pain
  • Seasonal Allergies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Sensitive Skin
  • Severe Asthma
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Shingles Vaccination
  • Shortness Of Breath
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Strain
  • Sinus Pain
  • Sinus Pressure
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Abscess
  • Skin Cancer Screening
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Slowing Of Urinary Stream
  • Smoker's Cough
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • Spider Bite
  • Splinter Removal
  • Sprain
  • Sputum Production
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Stomach Pain
  • Straining On Urination
  • Strep Throat
  • Stress Incontinence
  • Stridor
  • Stye
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Sunburn
  • Suture Removal
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Syncope
  • Tachycardia
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Pain
  • Throat Tightness
  • Thyroid Disorder
  • Tick-Borne Infections
  • Tinea Corporis
  • Tinea Pedis
  • Tingling
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Cessation
  • Tongue Pain
  • Tongue Swelling
  • Tracheobronchitis
  • Travel Medicine
  • Traveler's Diarrhea
  • Tremor
  • Tuberculosis Testing
  • Twitching
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Type I Diabetes
  • Unsteady Gait
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Urethral Discharge
  • Urge Incontinence
  • Urinary Hesitation
  • Urinary Retention
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Urinary Urgency
  • Urticaria
  • Vaccines
  • Varicella Vaccination
  • Varicella Virus
  • Vasovagal Syncope
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Conjunctivitis
  • Visual Discomfort
  • Visual Disturbance
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vitamin Deficiency
  • Voice Problems
  • Vomiting
  • Warts
  • Weakness
  • Weight Loss
  • Weight Problem
  • Wellness
  • Wheezing
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.5 out of 5 (156 Ratings, 35 Comments)


alway happy when I leave

Provider was a good listener. Explain what was needed and what she was doing.

Dr melaku is highly intelligent, compassionate and respectful. i am grateful to have her as my pcp.

Dr. Melaku & her assistant were very friendly and thorough in the way I was treated and in reviewing my healthcare & needs.

On my paperwork I wrote I wanted something for hair loss & she completely ignored it. I asked if I could speak with her after she left and she said to just book another appointment. She came back in and laughed telling me how she was surprised my doctor didn't mention the hair loss was one of the symptoms for hormone therapy. I have NEVER complained about any doctor before, but she made me feel unimportant. [...]

I attempted to make an appointment for my annual exam in February. The earliest time I could get scheduled, was in late August. Then, in late July I received a phone message telling me that that appointment would not be held and I needed to reschedule. This sort of thing lets me know that you don't really care about me as a customer you have too many other patients to deal with.

in emergency/urgent needs, it's not possible to get in for 3-4 MONTHS & have to go to urgent care [...]

always good

routine check-up was great. instructed to come back another time for bloodwork. was in the waiting room for 45 minutes before being called back for bloodwork when I came back in.

I felt that the provider took my concerns seriously.

sense of humor, respectful, and felt comfortable with her.

The staff are very caring and the lab tech is great. (No pain on blood draw).

I like Dr. Melaku and staff. I was upset about having to spend almost half of the appointment time waiting. I arrived early (as directed) thinking the labwork ordered for me would be done prior to the appointment, instead I waited for over 15 minutes to be seen. During the appointment I spent about 10 minutes waiting, and after the appointment I waited again for 10 minutes before the lab work was drawn. My time is valuable and I get annoyed when forced to waste large chunks of it waiting.

I'm very happy with her and glad she is my Dr. Thank you!

Excellent provider, so glad I found her! While no one ever calls me to provide lab results, I always can access them on line.

Excellent provider, care given, excellent staff & office response.

always good

[...] This Dr. (H.M. ) seems fine so far.H. M. seems OK so far.

Dr. Melaku is a great listener and respects questions and opinions. She is also an advocate for prescription medication as not the first option for treatment.

Nurse and Dr don't talk. nurse entered information into computer and Dr asks the exact same questions. what's the point in them both asking? this always happens.

I am very, very pleased with the care I get at Dousedaicon. And, while [...] no one called me about my test results, I do always get them via my online account, they arrive promptly, and are easy to understand. I never have questions about them.

everything was good but the dr was asking me about meds for my migraine and when I got home I wasn't sure about whst she was offering me. I had a migraine and was struggling a bit with my emotions and I don't really think I was tracking very well.

Everything went well.

I loved this provider! though I was trying to get in with my primary care provider I felt as though this provider did a better job at listening to my issues and taking them more seriously. she took action right away and showed her concern well. I'm currently considering switching primary care providers and staying with Dr. Maluku.

She is a little hard to understand. I think if I got to know her better it would not be a problem.

all was very good [...]

There were several things that weren't up to your usual level of service. First, my provider was matter of fact about my infection even tho my significant other had mersa. A culture was taken. I was prescribed an ointment and was told if it got worse to them. I was told they would call me with the results. [...] No one calls. I've had a dozen tests this year. I had to initiate to get the results. Everytime! Heart tests, blood work, cultures. Your patients are waiting anxiously with no from the provider. Other than that, I have been impressed with the service.

no long wait, personable , professional, listens to hear and asks good questions and exam! knows and suggests how to prove my health by encouraging .



Melaku was wonderful. I felt just a comfortable with her as I do with Dr. [...] who is partly responsible for saving my life. I am being quite literal about that statement. He is partly responsible for finally diagnosing the problem I have complained about all my life. Had I not been diagnosed I would most likely be dead now. She was very knowledgable, and thorough. Also, her MA, [...], had to give me an injection which was a bit uncomfortable because it was 2ml of stuff, but man it REALLY helped after about 40 minutes. The pain I was in completely disappeared and I wasn't dealing with the effects of a narcotic. She was very concerned that she was hurting me, but it was the nature of the beast, and there was no way around it. It was nice that she truly was concerned. [...]

I felt that Dr. Melaku's recommendations and procedures were spot on in dealing with the pain, muscle spasms, and nausea associated with a serious fall resulting in rib contusions or even fractures. [...]

After the blood tests, there was a note that additional tests had been ordered. No explanation as to how to proceed with them. Had to call to find out what to do. Was told that extra tests would be completed with previous draw. Received test results from the new tests in My Chart but no explanation as to what was found. It is great that the test results are in my-chart, but not being a doctor how do I know what I should do, or if anything is wrong, since I did not receive a call as to the results.

This is the first time I visited this provider. I relocated to Spokane recently and was looking for a new primary care provider. I am very happy with this provider and office staff.

I could not be more pleased with how thorough this provider is; she is amazing!

I did feel I was listened to - felt I was dismissed, provider not really listening to my concerns. Was told "I would" take a medicine that I was not familiar with, I explained I needed to do some research - I have epilepsy and am very careful what types of medicine I take.

very satisfied with this provider

I feel very conformable with Habtama, she is very caring and help me to understand my medical needs.
546 North Jefferson Lane
Spokane, WA 99201
(509) 227-7070