Who We Are
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We are professionals in the service of healing
We bring hope for people suffering from
chronic, complex & severe illness
Your Minnesota Personalized Medicine Team
Dr. Plotnikoff, the clinic’s founder, is a board-certified internist and pediatrician who has received several ... >>
Dr. Doyle is board certified in Family Medicine and Integrative Medicine. Dr. >>
Gregory A. Plotnikoff, MD, MTS, FACP
Founder & Medical Director
Dr. Plotnikoff, the clinic’s founder, is a board-certified internist and pediatrician who has received several international awards for medical research and teaching including the Early Career Distinguished Achievement Award from the University of Minnesota Medical School.
Dr. Plotnikoff is also a graduate of Carleton College and Harvard Divinity School.
Dr. Plotnikoff, “Greg,” consciously chose to attend divinity school before medical school in order to deepen his understanding of suffering and of human responses to suffering. After eight years of medical school and residency training, he helped establish the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota where he served as its first medical director.
From 2002-2008, Dr. Plotnikoff served as an associate professor at Keio University School of Medicine where he studied, researched and taught in Japanese the Kampo herbal medicine tradition. While in Japan, he was active in East-West medical integration issues with the Japanese Society of Oriental Medicine, National Geographic and the World Health Organization.
Dr. Plotnikoff is a highly cited author. His 2003 article on chronic pain and vitamin D deficiency is one of the most highly cited articles in the history of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings. His 2013 co-authored book “Trust Your Gut: Heal from IBS and Other Chronic Stomach Problems Without Drugs” (with Mark Weisberg, PhD) has been the #1 best-selling IBS book on Amazon. He is also a frequent speaker and contributor to local medical journals including Minnesota Medicine, Minnesota Physician and Metro Doctors in addition to a Star Tribune op-ed. The National Library of Medicine lists more than 60 medical journal articles that Dr. Plotnikoff has published in peer-reviewed medical literature and his publications also include the following textbook chapters:
Plotnikoff GA. “Genomic Testing” in Conn’s Current Therapy, 75th Edition, Kellerman RD, Rakel D, eds. Elsevier Publishing, 2023.
Plotnikoff GA, Duncan C, Galchutt P. “Spiritual Assessment and Care” in Integrative Medicine, 5th Edition. Rakel D. ed. New York; Elsevier/Saunders, 2023. (Plus 1st-4th editions)
Plotnikoff GA, Lillehei A. “Herbal Medicines” in Complementary/Alternative Therapies in Nursing, 8th Edition. Lindquist, R, Snyder M, Tracy MF, eds. Springer Publishing, 2023. (Plus 4th-7th Editions)
Plotnikoff GA, Dusek J. “Hypertension” in Integrative Medicine, 5th Edition. Rakel D. ed. New York; Elsevier/Saunders, 2023. (Plus 1st-4th Editions)
Plotnikoff GA, Kemper KJ, Culbert TP. “Integrative Pediatric Medicine” in American Academy of Pediatrics Textbook of Pediatric Care. Adam HM, Campbell DE, Kamat DM, Kelleher KJ, ed. Elk Grove Village, IL, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2015. (Plus 2009 edition)
McKenna D, Plotnikoff GA. “Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis)” in Encyclopedia of Dietary Supplements, 2nd Edition. Coates P, ed. New York; Marcel-Dekker, 2010. (Plus 2006 edition)
Plotnikoff GA. “Western Bioethics in Japan: Does it fit Japan’s culture?” in Keio University School of Medicine’s Collected Contributions in Bioethics (2010).
Plotnikoff GA, Bibus D, Calvin C. “Dietary Supplementation in Pre-conception, Pre-natal and Lactation Care” in Nutritional Therapy in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Elizondo L, ed. McGraw-Hill, 2010 (Spanish and English).
Reaney JB, Plotnikoff GA. “Culture and Spirituality in Integrative Pediatrics” in Integrative Pediatrics. Culbert TP, Olness K, eds. New York; Oxford University Press, 2010; 30-46.
Plotnikoff GA. “Osteoporosis” in Integrative Medicine: Complementary Therapeutics in Medical Practice, 2nd Edition. Rakel D. ed. New York; W.B. Saunders Company, 2007; 417-27.
Xiong P, Numrich C, Wu C, Yang D, Plotnikoff GA. “Hmong Shamanism: Animist Spiritual Healing in America’s Urban Heartland” in Religion and Healing in America. Barnes L and Sered S, eds, New York; Oxford University Press, 2005.
Plotnikoff GA. “Case Study: The child with a hole in the heart” in Healing By Heart: Clinical and Ethical Challenges in Cross-Cultural Health Care: Case Studies of Hmong Patients and Western Practitioners. Culhane-Pera KA, Vawter DE, Xiong P, Babbitt B, Solberg MM. Vanderbilt University Press, 2003: 154-156.
Plotnikoff GA. “The Challenge of Defining “Best Interest” Across Cultures” in Healing By Heart: Clinical and Ethical Challenges in Cross-Cultural Health Care: Case Studies of Hmong Patients and Western Practitioners. Culhane-Pera KA, Vawter DE, Xiong P, Babbitt B, Solberg MM. Vanderbilt University Press, 2003: 156-164.
Plotnikoff GA, Norling S. “Treatment of Osteoporosis” in Integrative Medicine: Complementary Therapeutics in Medical Practice. Rakel D. ed. New York; W.B. Saunders Company, 2003: 247-256.
Plotnikoff GA, Infanger D, Towey S. “Prevention and Treatment of Atherosclerosis” in Integrative Medicine: Complementary Therapeutics in Medical Practice. Rakel D. ed. New York; W.B. Saunders Company, 2003: 559-572.×
Tara Doyle, MD, FAIHM, ABOIM, ABIHM
Integrative & Functional Medicine Consultant
Dr. Doyle is board certified in Family Medicine and Integrative Medicine. Dr. Doyle is thrilled to be a part of the collaborative group at Minnesota Personalized Medicine, where she brings her commitment to ongoing learning and exploration to optimize the care of chronic medical conditions.
Dr. Doyle believes that each patient’s medical needs and well-being are a priority, no matter how complex or uncertain the condition. At MPM, Dr. Doyle’s goal is for each patient to receive care that works for their unique needs, so that they can live a happier and healthier life.
Before joining MPM, Dr. Doyle spent 15 years caring for primary care patients with an integrative approach at Allina Health. She attributes a strong foundation in Integrative Medicine to her parents, who instilled a life-long appreciation for the power of food, sleep and movement on well-being. As Dr. Doyle’s education brought her around the country, her appreciation for the importance and depth of this foundation has continued to grow.
Curious about the interplay of genes and health, Dr. Doyle completed her undergraduate thesis at Yale University with laboratory research on cancer causing genes and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in biology. While at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, she worked to better understand the experiences of those she cared for by focusing on deepening medical student education of the patient perspective and experience.
Dr. Doyle completed her residency training in Family Medicine at Northwestern University’s St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago, where she served as Chief Resident. During her time in residency, she cultivated bonds with her patients and developed an interest in resident and staff education.
Dr. Doyle has continued to grow her passion for understanding the individual patient experience and crafting individualized health care plans to meet patients’ goals and needs through inclusion, acceptance and kindness. A life-long learner, Dr. Doyle joined the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine’s inaugural fellowship class, and graduated with honors and an elective focus in epigenetics. She appreciated the fellowship’s inter-professional approach, and was able to expand her knowledge of healing arts to bring a larger skill set to her patient care.
Caring for others is intrinsic to Dr. Doyle, and in addition to her medical practice, she pursues this through multiple community service commitments. She was the founding Board Chair at Arete Academy, a school focused on wholistic education for bright K-12 students with learning differences, and she regularly volunteers with Yale College and the Blake School.
Outside of work, Dr. Doyle loves to focus on her family and friends. She enjoys reading, walking, cooking, puzzles, games and gatherings. Her husband, three children and Boston Terrier keep her busy and filled with gratitude and joy.
My experience has been excellent. After I started treating with Dr. Doyle, the correct diagnosis was given and treatment started. I am finally making progress and all my hard work prior to treating with her is now paying off! My health is improving! Dr. Doyle has also referred me to some great resources and I have learned a lot! Dr. Doyle has been a great advocate for me with our homeowners insurance when there was a toxic exposure in my home. Your nurses in the Infusion Center are also very kind, efficient and knowledgeable. Eva has also been great with correspondence and she has been very helpful. Thank you!! – Anonymous×
April M. Lind, MD, IFMCP
Integrative & Functional Medicine Consultant
Dr. Lind is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Her passion for understanding human physiology and revealing the root cause of illness was fostered during her Masters in Physiology and Biophysics program at Georgetown University and continues to this day.
Dr. Lind completed her medical training at the University of Minnesota. It was there that she was recognized by her peers as most likely to work in primary care for her tenacity in caring for the whole person throughout different patient care settings.
In her 20 years in primary care and hospital medicine, Dr. Lind has gained a wealth of experience in the many presentations of disease and how it effects individuals. She is honored to share her knowledge to accompany patients on their health journey.
Loved by her patients, Dr. Lind was voted “Best Pediatrician” by a resident survey featured in Maple Grove magazine in 2013.
A lifelong love of learning and pursuit of knowledge is revealed by her continuing education and contribution to medical research through publications.
To focus on women’s health and fertility, Dr. Lind became a Medical Consultant for the Creighton Model FertilityCare System, in addition to being a participant with Fertility Education and Medical Management (FEMM) as a Reproductive Health Research Institute (RHRI) fellow.
As a scientist at heart, Dr. Lind has contributed to medical literature through publications including articles on fertility awareness and postpartum depression. Dr. Lind has a passion for educating women about how the intricate beauty of their physiology is an indicator of health and wellness.
Dr. Lind is also certified in functional medicine through the Institute for Functional Medicine.
In her free time, Dr. Lind enjoys spending time with her family and being on the water. When given the opportunity, she has been known to contribute to some home construction projects.×
A third-generation nurse, Lynn is excited to continue her lifework with Minnesota Personalized Medicine. >>
Dan is certified as a registered nurse, emergency medical technician (EMT), licensed practical nurse (LPN) and phlebo... >>
Lynn Foster, RN
A third-generation nurse, Lynn is excited to continue her lifework with Minnesota Personalized Medicine. It is at MPM that she shares her decades-long honed skills, passion for wellness and her mission of service.
Originally from the Midwest and a graduate of the nursing program at Luther College, Lynn’s nursing journey has taken her to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area as a Camp Nurse; to Baltimore, MD as part of the Lutheran Volunteer Corps to work in an inner-city clinic; and to Boston, MA where she cared for post-operative patients and those who had suffered extensive burns.
Lynn then found her way to the specialty of labor and birthing, where she had the honor of assisting women and their families in the miracle of birth. That experience then led her in work at the other end of the life cycle at a hospice in Tucson, AZ for a short time, before returning to Minnesota.
Along her journey, Lynn awakened to and embraced a more holistic and functional approach to healthcare while seeking out alternative therapies in the midst of addressing her own health challenges. This led her to obtain training and certification in Shiatsu therapy, as well as health and life coaching. She continues to learn about nutrition and enjoys gardening and healthy cooking.
It has been her privilege and honor to care for a variety of people with broad-ranging health challenges. She is especially passionate about supporting people in renewing their lives and has, thus, loved working as an infusion nurse in wellness clinics for more than13 years.
Lynn looks forward to supporting you on your healing journey.×
Dan Moraine, RN
Dan is certified as a registered nurse, emergency medical technician (EMT), licensed practical nurse (LPN) and phlebotomist. He attended Hennepin Technical College and graduated with an Emergency Medical Service Specialist certificate.
In addition to working as an EMT, Dan has worked for the Red Cross, a dialysis clinic, a pediatric clinic and most recently at a transitional care unit in Robbinsdale. His background is diverse and focuses on excellent patient care.
Dan is passionate about holistic and comprehensive patient care. He enjoys being part of the MPM team and going above and beyond on a daily basis with the level of complex care that is delivered. He strives to break away from the traditional approach to medicine and cultivate a more personalized and compassionate healing environment for patients.
Dan is always excited to learn and grow as a professional. He is passionate about building strong, restorative relationships with the patients that he has the pleasure to care for.
When not working, Dan enjoys the outdoors and most activities related to nature, such as hiking, camping, snowboarding and frisbee golf.×
PRP/Alopecia Treatment Specialist
Saga is a phlebotomist who is also certified through Empire Medical for Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments and the Advanced Aesthetics Education Group (AAEG) for Advanced Collagen Induction Therapy. Additionally, Saga annually attends the Orthobiologic Institutes PRP & Regenerative Medicine Symposium.
Since 2014, Saga has been working in the medical, cosmetic, and veterinary communities as a PRP Technician and phlebotomist. Being the visionary that she is, Saga has gone through extensive training around the medical and aesthetic regenerative uses for PRP to help bring this technology to the Twin Cities.
Most notably, Saga mentored under Robert Brandt who, along with Dr. Joseph Greco, pioneered the use of PRP for alopecia or hair loss. Brandt and Greco received the largest research grant given by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) to study the effects of autologous growth factors for alopecia areata. The study demonstrated that growth factors in PRP turned on the dormant stem cells 60% of the time in alopecia areata. Saga uses Brandt’s patented process in the preparation of PRP for alopecia and continues to study under him learning the most advanced methods used today.
Saga’s passion in life is simple: clean, healthy, natural living. She believes the body is created to heal itself. Our job is to give it what it needs, so it can do what it does best. Additionally, Saga has an enthusiasm for food which includes creating recipes that are healthy, simple and divinely delicious. Ask her about her wickedly good, healthy, gluten-free chocolate cake!×
Catherine is an ordained minister with the United Church of Christ and a covenant member with Plymouth Congregational... >>
Cindi is board-certified as an integrative and functional nutrition consultant with over 27 years in professional pra... >>
Anna is a physical therapist, intuitive energy worker and wellness coach. >>
Tom is a massage therapist certified in Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT), a Somatic Experiencing® (SE) Trauma Practitione... >>
Galen is a physical therapist who is board certified in orthopedics. >>
Rev. Catherine Duncan, MA, BCC
Integrative Spiritual Consultant
Catherine is an ordained minister with the United Church of Christ and a covenant member with Plymouth Congregational Church. She is a board-certified chaplain, spiritual director, energy healer, tapping (EFT) practitioner and certified in neuroplasticity training. She also works with mind-body therapies and aromatherapy.
Catherine received her Master of Arts in Theology and Spiritual Direction Certificate from St. Catherine University in St Paul, MN. She also holds a Master of Divinity equivalency from United Theological Seminary in New Brighton, MN.
Catherine is passionate about whole person healing with a focus on emotional and spiritual health. With a reverence for exploring the sacredness and meaning of life, she companions individuals on their journey. She works extensively in chronic illness, life transitions, grief, loss, and finding meaning and purpose.
Catherine speaks on resiliency, self-compassion, and self-care in the community. Her article on prayer can be found at the University of Minnesota’s Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing website — Taking Charge of Your Health.
Catherine has served as a spiritual care provider with Fairview Home Care and Hospice, HCMC, and Good Samaritan. She also works with Partners in Resilience and has her own private practice. Learn more about her private practice at www.learningtolive.org.
Catherine lives in Minneapolis with her husband and has two adult children.
“I am not sure that there are sufficient words to explain how instrumental Catherine has been in my healing process. Her support, insight and encouragement have helped me, not only keep going through the tough times, but also to keep growing into the person I was meant to be! Emotional, physical and spiritual healing is definitely a process and I am blessed to have Catherine to guide me on my journey. I will be forever grateful to her.” – Barb×
Cindi Lockhart, RDN, LD, IFNCP
Integrative & Functional Nutrition Consultant
Cindi is board-certified as an integrative and functional nutrition consultant with over 27 years in professional practice. She optimizes one’s health and function by getting to the root causes of dysfunction through comprehensive assessments and coaching for a holistic lifestyle. Her coaching addresses nutrition, exercise, stress management, sleep optimization, supplementation and environmental toxin exposure.
Cindi completed her dietetics internship in Boston at Harvard’s Brigham & Women’s Hospital and then went on to her first clinical job in Chicago at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center. Although conventionally trained as a dietitian, Cindi quickly realized that a conventional approach did not fulfill her philosophy of optimizing one’s health and function. She felt then that it was vital for her to pursue an integrative and functional approach to nutrition and medicine.
Over the years, Cindi has achieved certifications and accreditations from Metagenics’ First Line Therapy program as a Certified Health Care Provider; from Wellcoaches as a Certified Health & Wellness Coach; from the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) for Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice, Advanced Practice Modules for Hormones and Biotransformation/Detoxification; as well as from the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy (IFNA) as a Certified Integrative & Functional Nutrition Practitioner.
Cindi has extensive expertise in health issues including hormonal imbalances, infertility, thyroid dysfunction, autoimmunity and gut health. She often provides nutritional support to couples and families seeking combined optimal health and wellness.
Cindi collaborates with her patients on their wellness journey instead of simply prescribing a one-size-fits-all program. She teaches patients how to put newly learned skills into practice by being helpful in transforming patients’ kitchens, food shopping, food preparation and lifestyle modifications that fit her patients’ lifestyles, budgets and enjoyment. She provides these services on both a one-to-one basis, as well as a small group approach.
In addition to working with patients from Minnesota Personalized Medicine, Cindi has her own nutrition and lifestyle coaching business. Learn more about it at Lockhart Wellness Solutions.
When Cindi isn’t delving into more practice-related reading material, she can be found hiking, practicing yoga, experimenting in the kitchen or gym, being out in nature or simply spending time with family and friends.×
Anna McConville, DPT
Integrative Physical Therapy Consultant
Anna is a physical therapist, intuitive energy worker and wellness coach. She is a respected expert in the field of holistic physical therapy and persistent pain conditions.
Anna integrates craniosacral and visceral therapy, pilates, biofeedback, movement therapy, and other energy medicine techniques as part of her mind-body approach to healing. She also recently completed a Pain Neuroscience Certification and Advanced Doctoral Musculoskeletal management degree. Overall, her training supports her life-long passion of working with people living with complex chronic conditions, such as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), Chronic Lyme Disease, and Chronic Fatigue.
Anna began practicing mindfulness meditation 40 years ago to heal from a chronic life-altering condition. This was when she she discovered that what you eat, how you think, and how you move impacts your body, mind, and spirit. This discovery led her to also pursuing a minor in Dietetics while she pursued her Physical Therapy degree.
Anna has devoted more than 3,000 hours of post-professional education to obtaining skills that integrate Eastern and Western Medicine. This education allows her to enable her patients to find creative solutions to living with less pain and greater ease.
Anna is also a student of quantum physics and energy medicine. She is excited about the research that supports the premise that we can can change our health by changing our neural pathways. She is known to inspire her clients to re-wire their brains towards health and happiness.
In addition to her professional experience, Anna began her career as a professional mime and physical performer, which brings a unique perspective to how she practices. She blends mindfulness, humor, and laughter while guiding her clients on their own journey of healing and self-care.
Anna works with patients both individually, as well as leading self-care groups, allowing each person to understand their unique language of healing and teaching them the skills to enabling them to live with less pain, greater resilience, and more joy.
In her personal time, Anna loves to bike and hike and fuels her creativity with nature, fiber art, and writing.×
Integrative Massage Therapist
Tom is a massage therapist certified in Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT), a Somatic Experiencing® (SE) Trauma Practitioner, and a wellness coach.
Tom received his AAS degree in Massage Therapy from Northwestern Health Sciences University (NWHSU) in Bloomington, MN in 2013 and completed his certification in Neuromuscular Therapy that same year.
Tom bases his work on evidence-informed massage therapy techniques, including neuromuscular therapy and myofascial release. He works with patients to reduce their pain, improve neuromuscular function, and increase their range of motion. Tom combines his hands-on therapies with critical thinking skills to help achieve your best results. He’s eager to collaborate with you and your healthcare team to reintegrate mind, body, and spirit.
Through his experience working with patients, Tom learned that while the body can hold trauma, from life changing events, it also has the capacity to heal. This realization led him to pursue his certification in Somatic Experiencing® (SE). Using these proven techniques, Tom works with the body’s nervous system to help regulate its fight-flight-or-freeze response. This increased capacity, in turn, decreases some of the symptoms people might be having, such as anxiety, or depression, among many others. Some of the techniques he uses, builds resilience for life’s daily challenges.
Through the name of his private practice, Human Touch Massage, Tom expresses his conviction that evidence-informed massage therapy can bolster resilience and cultivate self awareness.
Within massage, Tom has a special interest in the biometrics of pain, and how best to address it. Outside of work, Tom enjoys gardening, cooking, camping, and exploring Minnesota. He also has interest in issues facing the GLBTQ+ community and veterans’ health. In addition, Tom participates in national organizations to advance the practice of therapeutic massage, including the Massage Therapy Foundation, and the AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association).×
Galen Wetzell, DPT
Integrative Physical Therapist
Galen is a physical therapist who is board certified in orthopedics. He completed an Orthopedic Residency program in Grants Pass, OR in 2012 and became Certified in Functional Manual Medicine by the Michigan State University Osteopathic College in 2018. He utilizes a variety of manual therapy approaches including muscle energy technique, mechanical link, myofascial release, craniosacral technique and visceral manipulation.
In addition to incorporating a variety of manual therapy approaches with his patients, Galen specializes in therapeutic breathwork. He believes the breath is one of the foundational pillars of health in all people and utilizes a variety of integrative breathwork approaches tailored to each person based on their unique needs. Having the right breathwork practice can be an important component of a person’s journey towards overcoming chronic illness and disease.
Along with his clinical work with patients at his private practice clinic, Creekside Physical Therapy, Galen regularly teaches continuing education courses to other physical therapists on a national and international level. His teaching has taken him as far as the Kenyan Medical Training College in Nairobi, Kenya.
Outside of work, Galen enjoys playing the guitar and spending time with his wife and two kids. On a personal health level, he is an avid exerciser and enjoys the therapeutic benefits of both the hot and the cold. You are just as likely to see him running around the neighborhood or working out in his yard when it is 0 or 100 degrees.
After overcoming his own struggles with Lyme disease, Galen celebrates every opportunity to workout and be active as a gift to be grateful for. He is committed to helping others on their respective journeys back to health.×
Rita White, DPT
Integrative Physical Therapist
Rita is a physical therapist who has dedicated her career to working with people who are living with complex, chronic health conditions including chronic pain, fatigue, and illness.
Rita also specializes in treating pelvic floor dysfunction in people of all ages and genders.
Rita believes an integrative, customized approach to physical therapy is vital for healing. Her treatment philosophy addresses the person as a whole, instead of as isolated parts. She is passionate about helping people connect the dots so they can stop fighting against their body and instead feel empowered to work with it.
In her private practice, Intrinsic Physical Therapy & Wellness, Rita utilizes a variety of hands-on manual therapy techniques, along with nervous system regulation, customized exercise prescription, and lifestyle modification to create a personalized care plan to help people meet their goals and get back to doing what they love.
Rita is especially passionate about working with people who are living with joint hypermobility/EDS, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), and mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS), as she has lived with these conditions herself and understands the importance of having a knowledgeable care team to help navigate these conditions.
In her free time, Rita enjoys spending time outside on the cross country ski trails in the winter; running along the river and paddle boarding on the lakes in the summer; and curling up with a good book any time of the year.×
Pam is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities with a degree in Journalism & Mass Communication. >>
Tanner is a graduate from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a degree in Biology. >>
Claire Canavan brings nearly thirty years of management experience to to her role as Clinic Director. >>
Cezanne is a student at Smith College majoring in Neuroscience and is on the pre-med track. >>
Dr. Dobberstein has more than 25 years experience in the natural health field. She is a graduate of Northwestern Heal... >>
Roberta shines in her interactions with others. Whether she’s helping a new patient settle into our clinic or reach... >>
Cindy is energized by meeting new people and supporting them on their healing journey. >>
Denise enjoys working with patients and their loved ones. >>
Cary Marie thrives on being helpful to others. She takes great pride in her attention to detail, customer service, an... >>
Marketing & Communications
Pam is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities with a degree in Journalism & Mass Communication. After working in advertising agencies and corporate marketing, she sought the opportunity to meld her professional background with her passion for wellness. That passion for wellness was fueled by her drive to see her family’s health flourish – especially the health of her two sons who were both diagnosed at a young age with serious food allergies.
Pam collaborates with the team at MPM to highlight their wealth of knowledge in both website content and patient communication in an effort to clearly describe the unique care patients receive at MPM. She also enjoys working closely with Dr. Plotnikoff to find ways to share his knowledge and leadership in the medical field and beyond.×
Tanner is a graduate from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a degree in Biology. His experiences acquired through laboratory and course work has driven him to pursue a career in healthcare.
Following his graduation from the University of Minnesota Duluth, Tanner is working at Minnesota Personalized Medicine to strengthen and expand his understanding of the practice of medicine while studying to take the Medical College Admission Test.
In his free time, Tanner enjoys actively participating in an abundance of sports including hockey, football, golf and skiing. He enjoys being outside with friends and playing with his dog. Tanner is a Minnesotan born and raised, but is not afraid of outside exploration.×
Cezanne del Castillo
Clinical Operations Assistant
Cezanne is a student at Smith College majoring in Neuroscience and is on the pre-med track. She hopes to become an orthopedic trauma surgeon.
Cezanne is passionate about medicine, but especially the personal connections that can be formed through medicine and the support she can offer. She has been told she is a good listener and empathetic. She hopes to bring these skills to her job and the people she talks to.
Outside of school and her medical interests, Cezanne enjoys creative writing, photography, music, basketball and cooking.×
Linda J. Dobberstein, DC
Medical Literature & Evidence Specialist
Dr. Dobberstein has more than 25 years experience in the natural health field. She is a graduate of Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minnesota. She is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic and is double-board certified in clinical nutrition with the American Clinical Board of Nutrition and the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition.
Dr. Dobberstein has published peer-reviewed literature. She writes highly researched, natural health articles for a weekly newsletter read both across the country and internationally. She has been recognized by her peers with Minnesota Monthly’s Top Chiropractors in Clinical Nutrition and America’s Top Chiropractors in Clinical Nutrition. Dr. Dobberstein has been in private practice for 20 years and has worked for a nutritional supplement company for over 25 years.
Dr. Dobberstein has a passion for digging deeper to help resolve health concerns from a natural perspective. She delves deep into medical literature seeking out cutting edge, nutritional applications to help a variety of concerns with the goal of finding solutions to complex puzzles. Her areas of interest include brain and neurological health, mitochondrial concerns, thyroid, adrenals, gut health and the microbiome, chronic infections, functional medicine, and the powerful interplay that occurs with nutrients and the amazing human body.
Prior to entering the health care profession, Dr. Dobberstein obtained a Bachelor of Music degree in Instrumental Music Education from St. Olaf College. She continues to enjoy playing her trumpet with Mike’s Brass, a brass quintet, and her church orchestra. When she is not busy with work, she enjoys taking care of the family farm in southern Minnesota and spending time with family.×
Clinical Operations Specialist
Roberta shines in her interactions with others. Whether she’s helping a new patient settle into our clinic or reaching out to someone in need through her volunteer work, she has the grace and charm to do it all effortlessly.
Roberta is a lifelong Minneapolis resident. She was born and raised in southwest Minneapolis and still lives within six blocks of her childhood home. Community is extremely important to her.
In many ways, Roberta’s career has come full circle.
As a child, she wanted to be a nurse. She then raised three children and four grandchildren all while contributing to her volunteer work and school board involvement.
After becoming “hooked on real estate” for 40+ years and “failing” her subsequent retirement, she started the next leg of her journey with our team at Minnesota Personalized Medicine where she bridges the gap between patient and practitioner.
Her role here perfectly fulfills her desire to make a difference.×
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Cindy Fraser-Johnson, CHTP
Assistant Clinic Director
Cindy is energized by meeting new people and supporting them on their healing journey. Whether it’s though the support she provides at the front desk of Minnesota Personalized Medicine or the work she does personally to help others on their path to wellness, she believes in and understands the mind, body and spirit connection to healing and wellness. The balancing of health from the inside out, as well as honoring those connections are integral to Cindy’s beliefs.
For more than twenty years, Cindy has been dedicated to the studies of wellness and integrative medicine. Since 2001, Cindy has maintained her certification as a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner (CHTP) through continued education and practice. She has also studied qigong with Master Chunyi Lin and completed all levels of Spring Forest Qigong, including holding a certification to teach Level 1.
Joining the team at Minnesota Personalized Medicine has allowed Cindy to fulfill her desire to combine her healing knowledge with her background as a business professional in project management in the creative industries of marketing and printing. It has also allowed her to utilize the many skills she has built during her more than 20 years of co-managing a premier landscape company with her husband.
In her spare time, Cindy is actively involved in local and national integrative medicine communities and volunteers at local hospitals for staff and patient events. When she’s not busy at work, Cindy enjoys spending time with family and friends or perusing local art festivals.×
Clinical Operations Specialist
Denise enjoys working with patients and their loved ones.
Denise worked in senior care after leaving the information technology (IT) field in 1991. It was a leap of faith that led her to a part-time job in the business office of a nursing home in order to be home more. She then transferred to a sister nursing home that also had a group home attached.
As roles changed in the business office, Denise found she had less time to spend with the residents, so she made the decision to become certified as an Activity Director. It was hard work planning activities for the residents, but she found the work incredibly rewarding. She was on the board of “Let’s Go Fishing” program and helped raise funds to purchase a pontoon for the elderly and veterans in Otter Tail County. She saw the enormous benefit of getting her residents out on the lakes.
As the years passed, Denise was able to bring technology to the residents. As many families are spread out, she assisted the residents with connecting with their loved ones through FaceTime or Skype. She also pioneered bringing the Music & Memory Program to the residents.
Several years ago, Denise remarried and relocated to the Twin Cities area where her healthcare journey took her to working in an occupational and urgent care clinic. That experience led her to MPM.
Denise is excited to continue her work at a place that truly cares about their patients.
Denise loves spending time with friends and family, especially the grandkids. She and her husband are enjoying new adventures in “glamping” with their rescue dogs.×
Cary Marie Pizzo
Cary Marie thrives on being helpful to others. She takes great pride in her attention to detail, customer service, and her ability to communicate our vision at Minnesota Personalized Medicine to our patients.
Most recently, Cary Marie worked at the Penny George Institute for Health & Healing as a Provider Coordinator. Prior to that, she spent 25 years as a tour manager with a travel company that offered domestic and international destinations including Australia, New Zealand, Costa Rica, as well as several countries in Europe.
Cary Marie’s interests include travel, music, photography, snorkeling, and cooking. Inspired by her family’s heritage, she especially enjoys cooking Italian food. She is also passionate about her involvement in organizations that support women’s rights, the environment, and dog rescue, as well as her role in a non-profit organization that enables individuals with disabilities to pursue horseback riding in a safe, fun manner.×
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