Our Core Values Of Care
The Philosophy That Drives Us
The philosophy that motivates everyone on our team at PrimeLife is pretty simple:
“We strive to help our patients meet their health goals by being the most efficient, effective, and comprehensive functional medicine clinic in Central Iowa. Our goal is to help our patients not only regain their energy but also create optimal health.”
Melanie L. Spencer, PA-C, founded PrimeLife on the belief that everyone deserves to thrive and have balanced hormones. She believes that each patient can work in partnership with their team to return their body back to health or keeping it healthy, simply by following the right balancing protocol, upgrading their lifestyle habits, and benefiting from functional medicine testing to get the proper help through targeted nutrition, medical supplementation, or bio-identical hormone replacement. It’s more important to fully understand a patient’s unique situation and empower them with the tools to stay healthy after their initial therapy and keep their hormone balance on track.
That’s why the care team at PrimeLife follows a comprehensive, two-pronged approach of helping patients first heal their imbalances and then teaching them what can cause future imbalances, so that patients can take a very active role in their own health. Teaching patients to care for themselves is a natural part of the process. Focusing on gut health, the core of you immunity and a major player in hormonal health, is also a key component.
We will integrate findings from the most recent research along with literally decades of knowledge that our team has accumulated. As it is stated in our “Core Values of Care,” you will always be first in line for innovative, integrative treatment methods that combine the best of Western and Eastern Medicine.
PrimeLife was founded by Melanie L. Spencer, PA-C, an integrative medicine specialist with more than 25 years of medical experience more than 15 years ago. Drawing on the various treatment modalities she encountered throughout her career, Ms. Spencer focused her practice on providing integrative hormonal and GI health based on the concept of root-cause resolution.
Since its inception, our team has empowered hundreds of patients to take charge of their health and hormones. We also help patients dealing with chronic symptoms, who aren’t currently finding resolution with their primary care professional. Many of the chronic conditions, that are often linked to untreated GI issues such as IBS, Crohn’s, colitis, and other autoimmune conditions, are easily identified and treated by our staff who have years of knowledge helping people rebalance and free themselves from life-draining symptoms.
“Couldn’t sleep, foggy brain, constantly tired…”
Couldn’t sleep, foggy brain, constantly tired, weight gain, cry at the drop of a dime and no sex-drive. Thought I had to live like this…that it was NORMAL. This is how I felt before my Simpatra HRT therapy. Three days after my first insertion I was free! It wasn’t normal to feel that way…WOO HOO. I found a new normal. It was a total GAME-CHANGER for me and my life. All those symptoms went away and I feel like a new woman.
“I thought I was going crazy…”
I have always been a happy, ‘over the top’ person with lots of energy, and then I had a total hysterectomy. After my hysterectomy, I went from energetic and positive to depressed and hopeless. My sex drive was gone, I was irritable all of the time, and I couldn’t remember anything. It was like I’d lost my mind.
“Call PrimeLife today and make an appointment…”
A year ago I decided to seek treatment for the menopausal symptoms that you don’t want to discuss like memory loss, lack of or no sex drive, no energy and the dreaded vaginal dryness. Primelife was the answer! I only wish I would have done it sooner. I feel 20 years younger. All of the staff are easy to talk with, so kind and very understanding. And so FUN. Make this new year your time to live your best life. Call PrimeLife today and make an appointment, you won’t regret it.
"I found PrimeLife and received hormone replacement therapy"
My wife noticed a drop in my sex drive when I was in my mid-20s. Two years ago, I found PrimeLife and received hormone replacement therapy. Within the first six months, my testosterone doubled. My wife was finally feeling loved because I was now initiating intimacy and sex. Our marriage has improved greatly, my wife now feels wanted, desired, and loved. PrimeLife helped bring us closer together as a couple.