Melanie Dorion is a Nurse Practitioner founder and CEO of Pentad Integrative Health which strives to educate a new generation of clinicians in the art and science of Integrative and Functional Medicine. Melanie also practices at Downtown Family Healthcare in Charlottesville, VA, focusing on fatigue, Lyme disease, weight management and gastrointestinal health. Her approach is grounded in nursing, Functional and Naturopathic medicine philosophies. She studied Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University in Washington before doing her Nurse Practitioner degree at Seattle University. She is a member of the Obesity Medicine Association and the Institute for Functional Medicine and has received advanced training in obesity management, nutrition, exercise science and methylation genetics. Her speaking engagements include Genova Diagnostics, A4M and is a regular speaker at Mary Baldwin University in addition to leading health workshops in Virginia. She is a former professional cyclist and Quebec cycling Hall of Fame inductee.