About Hope E. Placher, MMS, PA-C, IFMCP


Hope#45 photoHope Placher, PA-C, MMS, IFMCP, received a B.A. in Biology and Psychology from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL. Following her undergraduate studies, she completed a Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL.

Her professional background is diverse, ranging from plastic surgery to urgent care medicine. From her early practice, she experienced a lack of emphasis on disease prevention and in addressing the underlying cause of disease. This has sparked her personal and professional passion in integrative and functional medicine.

In addition to a variety of women’s gynecological services, Hope’s patients benefit from wellness assessments including food sensitivity testing, hormone balancing (Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and pellets) as well as skin biopsies. She assists patients in Couri Center’s TLC Program (Total Lifestyle by Couri), a 4, 12 or 15-week customized program addressing Cardio Metabolic Health, Adrenal Health, GI Health and Weight Loss.

Hope has completed the Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner Program. She is appointed to the medical staff at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Methodist Unity Point Medical Center and Proctor Hospital.

Hope is accepting new patients and looks forward to meeting you.