Episode #09 - An Interview with Melanie Dorion and Rob Abbot


Special note from Guillermo,

I am so excited about today's show! In this podcast we discuss how to start in a functional medicine career! If you want to be an MD, ND DC or holistic practitioner, this show is for you! Rob Abbott and Melanie Dorion share with us "The Ultimate Functional & Integrative Medicine Education Resource", a FREE E-book that you can download and use to guide you through the ever expanding world of functional medicine!

Rob Abbott is about to start his family medicine residency in VA, He approaches medicine from an evolutionary and functional perspective and he sees mindfulness and unified spirituality as a way of being. He seeks to promote self care and resilience in health science students through the practices of mindfulness, yoga, compassion and spirituality.

Melanie’s .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. She is a former professional cyclist and Quebec cycling Hall of Fame inductee.

Melanie is currently developing a new clinical education and training program called Pentad Integrative Health and practices functional medicine with Downtown Family Health Care in Charlottesville, Virginia.