Melanie Dorion, AGNP-BC
Founder & Medical Director
Melanie Dorion is an Integrative and Functional Nurse Practitioner, founder and Medical Director at Be Vital Health Center and founder of Pentad Integrative Health. She focuses on managing and reversing chronic illnesses, disease prevention and health optimization.
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 has received advanced training in obesity management, nutrition, exercise science, herbal medicine and genetics allowing for a unique approach to health concerns.
Melanie’s work centers on environmentally acquired illnesses including Lyme disease and co-infections and mold illness and performance optimization. As a former professional cyclist and mountain biking Canadian National champion, Melanie understands peak performance and the importance of having mind, body and spirit working optimally. Melanie is also a chronic disease survivor, having reversed chronic fatigue and Lyme disease.
Now a business owner, mother, wife and locally competing athlete, optimal performance is important in all areas of her life. Melanie combines her understanding of optimal performance and medical knowledge to support patients wanting to feel and perform their best, whatever their role – from being a parent, an athlete, executive or a musician.
Melanie is also passionate about educating the next generation of healthcare providers and teaches through her online educational platform, Pentad Integrative Health,and enjoys public speaking. Her speaking engagements include Genova Diagnostics, A4M, Biohealth Congress FIM and is a regular speaker at Mary Baldwin University in addition to leading health workshops and Functional Forum meetings in Virginia.
She is a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine, American Academy of Environmental Medicine, Obesity Medicine Association and the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners. Melanie also enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, cycling and trail running – anything fun on trails.