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The Art of Functional Medicine - 7B-IV Trinity Wellness Center

Updated: Jul 12, 2023

Sandpoint wellness center focuses on healing the body naturally

By Jillian Chandler


Melinda Adams made the conscious choice to turn heartbreak into healing. She and her husband Barrett welcomed their beautiful baby girl, Trinity Melinda Adams, to the world on February 13, 2002. Born with a rare heart condition, the hospital would be Trinity’s home for nearly two-and-a-half years and where she endured various procedures, including four open heart surgeries—she passed away after her final heart surgery in 2007. Trinity was laid to rest at just 5 ½ years old.

“This life and death experience with our daughter is what truly gave me the drive to become a nurse,” Melinda reflects. “I am a nurse in honor of my daughter.”

After completing nursing school, Melinda worked in a variety of nursing fields over the years, including medical surgery, telemetry, PACU recovery, emergency department, labor and delivery, postpartum, and operating room/surgery.

She and Barrett made the move to Sandpoint two-and-a-half years ago and immediately fell in love with the area, the people and the beauty of Sandpoint. Melinda joined the team at Bonner General Hospital, and it was during this time that she recognized a need in the community for a mobile nursing care service that could come to a patient’s home. “This is when I knew that the Lord had other plans in store for my family and me,” she recalls.

In March of 2022, 7-B IV, a mobile IV business, was launched. “It immediately became my passion [being a nurse in the art of functional medicine], and I realized that this is why my family was led to Sandpoint,” Melinda smiles. “The body is a beautiful, natural, organic creation from God, and it has a very strong natural ability to heal itself. This is why I do what I do now, helping one patient at a time to pull out of their illness, back over to wellness.”

The 7-B IV immediately saw success within those first few months, with Melinda’s clientele continuing to grow and the business getting busier and busier. “It became apparent that I needed a clinic space to help funnel some of these patients into, creating a cheaper option as well as keep the mobile service open for those patients who were unable to get to the clinic,” she says. On September 1, 2022, she and Barrett opened their full-time clinic in downtown Sandpoint.

The clinic consisted of a cozy 500 square-foot communal room and began to develop into a very functional medicine clinic as different services were added on. This rapid growth created the need for a much larger space. “We were blessed with the opportunity to purchase a clinic in downtown Sandpoint from the DeLand family,” Melinda says. “We started renovations and officially moved into our new wellness center in June. We continued the communal room feel into our new clinic space, although we do offer private rooms as well.”

As their space expanded, Melinda’s passion for natural healing did as well. She realized that Sandpoint needed a full healing wellness center with medical-grade equipment to truly help patients with the science of functional medicine. Today, 9B-IV Trinity Wellness Center, the name in honor of daughter Trinity, offers not only IVs but full-spectrum healing redlight saunas, a Halotherapy salt chamber for respiratory care, medical-grade redlight therapy bed, bio-identical hormone therapy, as well as a full blood draw/lab service. “Our clinic is also giving access to medical doctors of naturopathic/functional medicine, breast cancer surgeon/specialist, mental health therapy specializing in trauma, medical massage therapy, as well as a legal nursing specialist,” Melinda says proudly. “We have lots of desires and dreams that we would like to add, all of which provide the Sandpoint area with the treatments that will truly help patients return back to optimum health using the functional medicine approach.

Melinda firmly believes that it was ultimately the Lord who allowed 7B-IV to thrive and grow to what it is today, as well as the support of her husband. “Although it may not make sense to some, I have felt very guided by something bigger than myself to do this. If it wasn’t right, it wouldn’t be happening,” she shares. “The other huge part of this is my husband, Barrett. He encouraged me to jump, to have faith, when I was very doubtful about doing this.”

Melinda and Barrett invite the community to join them for their Grand Opening on Saturday, July 15. 7B-IV Trinity Wellness Center will be transitioning into a membership program, offering discounts on all 7B-IV therapies for members; non-members will continue to be welcomed. For those looking to find the root cause of their disease and return back to function/optimum health, Melinda welcomes you to call her today—and start your healing journey in a loving, transparent, respectful, welcoming environment.

7B-IV Trinity Wellness Center

420 North 2nd Avenue

Sandpoint, Idaho 83864


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