Carolyn J. Torkelson, MD, MS

Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Carolyn J. Torkelson

Contact Info

tork0004@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-625-8718

Office Address:
University of Minnesota
516 Delaware St. SE
6-170 Phillips-Wangensteen Building
Minneapolis, MN 55455

University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota Methodist Hospital Family Medicine Residency

MS, University of Minnesota

Summary

Carolyn Torkelson, MD, MS, medical director of the University of Minnesota Physicians Women’s Health Specialists Clinic, is faculty in both the U of M Family Medicine and Community Health and Center for Spirituality and Healing. Her clinical practice offers comprehensive, integrative care to women. She also teaches medical students a course on integrated healing and is active in clinical research, studying women’s health and herbal and nutritional interventions.

Expertise

Women’s health care, including mature women’s health, cancer care, breast care, and fibromyalgia; botanical medicine

Awards & Recognition

  • Best Doctors for Women, Minnesota Monthly magazine, 2014
  • Mpls.St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctor", 2012-2014
  • Best Doctors in America®, 2011-2012

Research

Publications

Pechacek JM, Drake D, Terrell CA, Torkelson C. Interprofessional intervention to support mature women: a case study. Creat Nurs. 2015;21(3):134-43.

Cameron ME, Torkelson CJ, Haddow S, Namdul T, Prasek A, Gross C. Tibetan medicine and integrative health: validity testing and refinement of the constitutional self-assessment tool and lifestyle guidelines tool. Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing. 2012;8(3):158-171.

Motsinger S, Lazovich D, Maclehose RF, Torkelson CJ, Robien K. Vitamin D intake and mental health-related quality of life in older women: the Iowa Women's Health Study. Maturitas. 2012;71(3):267-73.

Drake D, Torkelson CJ. Twenty-first century women’s health care: a new model is emerging—one that integrates both conventional and alternative medicine and emphasizes disease prevention. Minnesota Medicine. 2012;March.

Emir UE, Raatz S, White T, McPherson S, Torkelson CJ, Terpstra M. Noninvasive quantification of ascorbate and glutathione concentration in the elderly human brain. NMR Biomed. 2011;24(7):888-94.

Clinical

Specialties

  • Cancer
  • Family Medicine/Primary Care
  • Women's Health

Clinics

Breast Center;Mill City Clinic;Women's Health Specialists Clinic

Board Certifications

ABIHM Certification

Clinical Interests

Women's health care; Breast health (high risk); Integrated holistic medicine consults