Melvin S. Gale, M.D. & Associates
Melvin S. Gale, M.D.
Dr. Gale is a licensed Psychiatrist, having graduated from State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York in June of 1969. He completed his Residency at the University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine, Cincinnati, in 1973. He went on to obtain a License and Board Certification from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in April 1976. He added qualifications in Geriatric Psychiatry in 1994. He is currently seeing patients in his private practice, which was established in 1983, as well as patients in Nursing Homes and Long Term Care facilities.
Kris A. Yakura, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Ms. Kris Yakura is a Family Practice Nurse Practitioner with Post Graduate Certification in Psychiatric Mental Health. She holds a BA from the University of Cincinnati and a master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing. Kris has been in health care for over 30 years and nursing for over 2 decades. She has worked in skilled nursing facilities and home-based treatment, Surgery, and Orthopedics. Kris has a philosophical interest in Mind Body interaction as well as an integrative perspective of psychiatric care. Ms. Yakura joined Dr. Gale in practice in 2017.
Ann M. Fulton, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Ms. Fulton is certified by The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who graduated with a Masters of Nursing from The University of Kentucky in 2008. She is also a certified Master Psychopharmacologist. She is currently working on her Doctor of Nursing Practice at Case Western Reserve University. Ms. Fulton has worked in various settings, including private practice, community mental health, and in extensive inpatient and outpatient settings. She has training and experience in caring for patients all across the life span, focusing on a variety of mental illnesses ranging from ADHD, Autism, Bipolar disorder, Schizophrenia, as well as Dementia and Alzheimers. Ms. Fulton joined Dr. Gale in practice in 2016.
Regina L. Engel MSN, APRN-BC
Ms. Engel is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and graduated with a master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing in 1995, after receiving her Bachelors of Nursing in 1994. She has worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient psychiatric facilities. She has extensive training and experience in caring for patients with mental illness. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Certified Nurse Specialist in Adult Psychiatry and Nursing Home Care. Ms. Engel joined Dr. Gale in practice in 2012.
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