Based in Dallas, Dr. Melissa Tonn guides OccMD Group, P.A., as a board certified occupational medicine physician who is also certified in pain management. Dr. Melissa Tonn holds longstanding appointment on the Texas Woman’s University’s Board of Regents and has set in place the Tonn Emergency Aid for Adults who have Aged Out of Foster Care program.
The financial assistance program provides qualifying students with assistance in situations involving catastrophic events and financial emergencies that threaten their ability to continue with their education. Not intended for everyday expenses, the funds are designed strictly as a supplement to existing funding and are available only once each semester.
Qualifying emergencies include medical expenses for oneself or child that are not covered through insurance. In addition, homelessness, lack of adequate food, and loss of housing because of a natural disaster are valid reasons to access funds through the program. Students in good academic standing must be registered in a minimum of nine credits and maintain a GPA of at least 2.0 to qualify.
An experienced physician, Melissa D. Tonn, MD, specializes in musculoskeletal disorders, workers’ compensation and disability cases, and chronic regional pain syndrome.