Melanie L Plain, PA-C

Melanie L Plain

MSPAS, PA-C


Melanie Plain, MSPAS, PA-C, graduated from Iowa State University with her undergraduate degree in Exercise and Sport Science and went on to study medicine at Des Moines University obtaining her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies.

She has completed her Integrative Medicine Fellowship with Dr. Andrew Weil through the Arizona Center of Integrative Medicine. She also has advanced training in Functional Medicine and Hormone Replacement.

After practicing full-time Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine, she became overly aware of the limitations that “conventional” medicine posed. As a response to this, Melanie began studying integrative medicine and mind/body/spirit healing methods, along with herbs and supplements that are known to improve health and balance hormones naturally.  PrimeLife encompasses 20+ years of specialty training including integrative and functional medicine, exercise physiology, massage and wellness-based practices that we teach you how to incorporate into your life to support your own self-healing.

The root cause of her philosophy for diagnosing and treating hormone imbalance lies in a comprehensive approach that combines both physical and mental-emotional and relational treatment methods. In addition to utilizing these treatments effectively, she also strives to teach patients that their hormone health and general well-being is dependent on:

  • A well-functioning GI system and hormone axis
  • A healthy body that is pain-free, creating a balanced emotional state in the process
  • A supportive network of relationships with friends, family, and medical practitioners.

She is proud to bring her decades of medical knowledge to her own clinic, PrimeLife. She is equally honored to be joined by such an exciting and experienced team as the one she has recruited to work alongside her.