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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

As The Wellness Drip’s Medical Director, Dr. Hawes brings key interests to our community which include medical and patient education, women’s health, preventive medicine, and effective practice-based integrative care which is evidence based. This holistic approach to patient care includes providing patients with care plans that embrace vitamin infusion therapy, alternative mental health solutions, nutrition, exercise, and science-based weight management. While his career has been primarily focused on primary clinical care, he also has considerable experience in academic medicine, hospital and behavioral health medicine, executive/administrative medical affairs, utilization management, regulatory and governmental affairs as well as providing urgent care services.

Prior to joining The Wellness Drip team, Dr. Hawes worked as a primary care physician at both Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and Rutgers University, and as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at The Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He also served as the Director of Utilization Management and was the Site Medical Director at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, University Behavioral Healthcare, and University Correctional Health Care in Trenton, New Jersey.

After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Denison University, he attended Ohio State University where he received his Doctorate. Following this, Dr. Hawes completed his residency at Richland Memorial Hospital as part of the University of South Carolina Family Medicine Residency Program and then a Fellowship in Academics and Obstetrics in the Department of Family Medicine at Highland Hospital, the University of Rochester in New York. Dr. Hawes is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is an active member of the National Medical Association and the American Academy of Family Medicine. 

Dr. Hawes has the privilege of serving on esteemed medical committees and counsels for improvement in health care. These appointments include the Department of Health and Senior Services, the Office of Minority and Multicultural Health, a Member of the Health Advisory Commission, and a Grant Reviewer and Panel Chairman for The Health Resources & Service Administration, Division of Independent Review, in Washington D.C.

Dr. Hawes is eager to proactively improve the health of our local community and sees endless opportunities for clients that choose The Wellness Drip as part of their journey to inner health and wellness. 

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Alyssa McKenna, BSN, RN, PMH-BC

Specialty Infusion RN, Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health RN

Alyssa has vast experience in the healthcare field. Beginning her healthcare career in 2003 in the U.S. Army, she gained invaluable emergent and routine medical care which carried over into her transition as a civilian nurse in 2007. Gaining experience in community nursing, chronic and specialty infusions, and educational roles, serving clients across the age spectrum, she found her passion for infusion therapy.

In 2011, Alyssa graduated from Excelsior College of Nursing in Albany, NY, allowing her to move from a Licensed Practical Nurse to a Registered Nurse. Since 2011, Alyssa has continued to work as an RN in community healthcare with a specialty in infusion nursing for the treatment of chronic diseases. Noting the western medicine trend of treating the symptom after the illness has occurred, Alyssa knew there had to be a better way to manage our wellness.

With the guidance of Dr. Hawes, Alyssa is leaving a lasting impression on all those seeking a new option for personal wellness. Her passion for wellness flows into the excellence in the care you will receive both before, during, and after your infusion appointment. Alyssa is willing and ready to help you on your wellness journey. Are you?

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Kendall Tardy

Medical Assistant

Kendall comes to The Wellness Drip with a vast background serving the community in emergency medical care, respiratory therapy, and as a Specialty Police Officer at one of the areas busiest hospitals. Kendall will be with The Wellness Drip part-time while finishing her degree. She, along with the rest of The Wellness drip staff, look forward to assisting you on your wellness journey.

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Amber Batchelder

Medical Assistant
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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Katelyn Flores, CMC

Katelyn (she/her), is our ICF-Certified, Master Wellness Coach and Ketamine Guide. Her super powers are leading with empathy and intuition. She works with people of all genders and ages who feel the call to make a change and feel paralyzed by what to do next. Some of her clients want to lose weight and others want to leave (or start) a relationship, or need help making a big life-decision. Katelyn guides her clients in untangling their web of complex thoughts and assists them in finding clarity through identifying next steps.

Katelyn has 10+ years of helping people to improve their mental health and find fulfillment and happiness. Not only does Katelyn have the education, life-experience, and certifications to practice life-changing work; she also walks the walk.

Katelyn has helped hundreds of people to find their true north and increase their feelings of fulfillment, self-trust, and joy.

What people are saying about Katelyn:

“Katelyn’s magnetic personality is strong enough to lead, gentle enough to love and passionate enough to inspire.  Katelyn’s ability to dig deep and free her own soul is exactly what allows her to see the truth for others, even if we can’t see it for ourselves.  I highly recommend Katelyn.”

“It's so refreshing to find a coach so open and willing to be completely REAL.”

“Katelyn has a way of connecting with you and really understanding you. She has a loving and caring spirit that really got me to step forward like I've wanted to but always had held myself back. She was able to not only “see me” but she helped ME, to “see me”! 

Community Partnerships

Dr. Kelly O’Connor, L.Ac.

The Wellness Drip is pleased to announce our partnership with Dr. O’Connors practice, The Wellness Point.

Dr. O’Connor carries a National Certification of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and is licensed in both Massachusetts and Connecticut. She obtained her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Health Science in San Diego, California. 

Dr. O’Connor is excited to offer facial rejuvenation acupuncture. 

Dr. O’Connor can be reached directly at her website:

Or 413-612-4360

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Faros Counseling Services with Deborah Rodriguez, MSW,

Our Mission:

Fáros exist to support people in their quest for clarity, peace, and resolution. We believe this starts with effective presence, cultural sensitivity in a safe and judgement free space. In moments of uncertainty we are here to shed light and offer hope.

Faros is proud to offer both individual and couples counseling

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