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1817 Riverdale St
West Springfield, MA 01089

The Wellness Drip

About Us


IV Infusions to Improve Your Physical & Mental Health


We Are Veteran-Owned

At The Wellness Drip, our practitioners have over 61 years of combined experience in helping clients gain their optimum wellness.

Your IV Vitamin wellness journey will be guided by our experienced staff from your virtual or in-person consult to infusion day. We are pleased to offer exclusive membership packages, a spa-like, relaxing atmosphere, and friendly, compassionate staff.

With infusion-specific protocols in place to ensure your safety, an easily accessible and experienced team of practitioners, your experience and journey to personal wellness through IV therapy will be layered with comfort and compassion, something that can be lacking with traditional providers.

Our team looks forward to helping you on your journey to feel well.

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Dr. Ruppert Hawes, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Ruppert Hawes, MD, serves as the esteemed Medical Director of The Wellness Drip, bringing a wealth of expertise and a passion for holistic patient care to our community. With key interests in medical and patient education, women’s health, preventive medicine, and evidence-based integrative care, Dr. Hawes embodies a commitment to comprehensive wellness that extends beyond traditional medical practices.

Dr. Hawes’ holistic approach to patient care encompasses a wide range of modalities, including vitamin infusion therapy, alternative mental health solutions, nutrition, exercise, and science-based weight management. With a career primarily focused on primary clinical care, he also boasts extensive experience in academic medicine, hospital and behavioral health medicine, and executive/administrative medical affairs.

Prior to joining The Wellness Drip team, Dr. Hawes held roles as a primary care physician at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and Rutgers University. Additionally, he served as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at The Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His leadership roles have included serving as the Director of Utilization Management and Site Medical Director at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.

Dr. Hawes’ educational journey began at Denison University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree before pursuing his Doctorate at Ohio State University. He completed his residency at Richland Memorial Hospital as part of the University of South Carolina Family Medicine Residency Program and a Fellowship in Academics and Obstetrics at Highland Hospital, the University of Rochester in New York. Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, Dr. Hawes is an active member of esteemed medical associations, including the National Medical Association and the American Academy of Family Medicine.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Hawes holds notable appointments on medical committees and councils aimed at improving healthcare at local and national levels. These include roles within the Department of Health and Senior Services, the Office of Minority and Multicultural Health, and the Health Advisory Commission. He also serves as a Grant Reviewer and Panel Chairman for The Health Resources & Service Administration, Division of Independent Review, in Washington D.C.

With an unwavering commitment to proactive community health improvement, Dr. Hawes sees boundless opportunities for clients who choose The Wellness Drip as part of their journey to inner health and wellness.

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Alyssa McKenna, BSN, RN, PMHRN-BC, FNP-S

Specialty Infusion RN, Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health RN, Certified Nurse Injector

Alyssa McKenna, BSN, RN, PMHRN-BC, FNP-S, brings a wealth of expertise and compassion to her role as a Specialty Infusion RN and Certified Nurse Injector. With a background rooted in the U.S. Army, Alyssa has honed her skills in emergent and routine medical care, carrying her dedication to excellence in service and care to civilian nursing.

Throughout her career, Alyssa has accumulated diverse experience in community nursing, chronic and specialty infusions, and educational roles, serving clients across all age groups. It was through this journey that Alyssa discovered her passion for infusion therapy, mental health, and alternative health options.

Under the guidance of Dr. Hawes, Alyssa is committed to making a lasting impact on the lives of individuals looking for new avenues to health and wellness. Her unwavering dedication to excellence ensures that you receive exceptional care before, during, and after your appointment. Alyssa stands ready to embark on this wellness journey with you—are you ready to take the first step?


Amber Batchelder, MS, Physician Assistant - Certified

Physician Assistant – Certified
Amber comes to The Wellness Drip with over 6 years of medical experience in intensive & critical care, cardiology, & primary care. She is pursuing her master’s degree and has a strong interest in skincare, nutrition, and holistic wellness. Growing up locally, in the rural town of Chesterfield, Amber takes pride in bringing a different perspective to wellness within the community
Amber is excited to be a part of The Wellness Drip team and can’t wait to help you on your personal wellness journey!
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Chrissy Lepage

Office Manager

With over 20 years of invaluable experience as the Executive Administrative Assistant for the Department of Medicine at a Level 1 Trauma Hospital, Chrissy Hager brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role as Office Manager at The Wellness Drip. Her background in medical management has equipped her with the skills necessary to ensure smooth operations and exceptional customer service.

Chrissy’s passion for proactive wellness and her commitment to excellence make her an asset to our team. She is excited to play a vital role in bringing alternative wellness options to the surrounding community, helping individuals achieve their health and wellness goals with care and compassion.

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Kelley Ross, BS, RN

Specialty Infusion RN

Kelley Ross, BS, RN, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to The Wellness Drip team. With a background in nursing, Kelley has worked extensively in various healthcare settings, including the Surgical Heart and Vascular Team at a local level 1 trauma facility. She also offered her skills both a Plastics and Dermatology office and to medical and pharmaceutical sales, building strong interpersonal teams.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Kelley is deeply passionate about her family, finding solace in the pages of a good book, and immersing herself in the calming embrace of the ocean. It is this holistic approach to life and wellness that drives Kelley’s commitment to supporting others in achieving their overall health and wellness goals.

Join Kelley and The Wellness Drip team on your journey to holistic wellness. Together, we’ll prioritize your well-being and empower you to live your best life.

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Alyssa Doran, BSN, RN

Specialty Infusion RN

Alyssa Doran, BSN, RN, brings a wealth of experience and a genuine passion for wellness to The Wellness Drip team. With a background rooted in nursing, Alyssa began her career as a Cardiac Medical Surgical RN at Yale New Haven Hospital. There, she honed her skills in providing comprehensive care to patients, before transitioning to Labor and Delivery, where she cared for all aspects of maternal and newborn health.

Driven by her dedication to holistic wellness, Alyssa is thrilled to be a part of The Wellness Drip team, where she can continue to support individuals on their journey to optimal health. In addition to her clinical expertise, Alyssa has discovered a passion for aesthetic wellness and is currently on the path to becoming a certified injector. With Alyssa by your side, you can trust that your wants and needs, both inside and out, will be fulfilled with care and expertise.


Katie Finn

Licensed Cosmetologist, Certified IV Technician, Medical Assistant

Bringing over a decade of extensive experience as an ICU technician, Katie Finn joins The Wellness Drip as a Certified IV Technician and Medical Assistant. Her profound understanding of critical care and medical procedures makes her a valuable asset to our team, ensuring the highest standards of care for our clients.

Katie’s passion for promoting client wellness through proactive care drives her dedication to mastering all aspects of the wellness services offered at The Wellness Drip. She is committed to helping individuals achieve their health and wellness goals with compassion and expertise.

Beyond her focus on health and wellness, Katie is also deeply invested in aesthetics and cosmetology. As a Licensed Cosmetologist at a local salon, she seamlessly integrates her expertise in hair, skin, and nail health into her wellness career, providing comprehensive care that addresses both inner and outer beauty.

Katie’s mission is simple: to help you feel and look your best. With her holistic approach to wellness and aesthetics, she is here to support you on your journey to optimal health and beauty.

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Katelyn Flores, MS, LxD-A, CMC

Certified Master Coach

Katelyn Flores, MS, LxD-A, CMC, is an ICF-Certified Master Wellness Coach and Ketamine Guide at The Wellness Drip. With a compassionate approach and intuitive insight, Katelyn empowers individuals of all genders and ages who are ready to make positive changes in their lives but feel stuck or uncertain about how to proceed.

Whether it’s weight loss, relationship transitions, or major life decisions, Katelyn specializes in helping clients navigate the complexities of their thoughts and emotions to find clarity and identify actionable steps forward.

With over a decade of experience in mental health improvement and personal fulfillment, Katelyn brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to The Wellness Drip. Beyond her professional qualifications, Katelyn’s own life experiences have shaped her understanding of the human journey, allowing her to connect deeply with clients.

Throughout her career, Katelyn has guided hundreds of individuals towards their true north, helping them cultivate greater fulfillment, self-trust, and joy in their lives. As a trusted guide and mentor, Katelyn is committed to supporting you on your path to personal growth and well-being.

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