Carolyn J. Torkelson, MD

Carolyn J. Torkelson, MD

Family Medicine Physician

Languages I Speak

  • English

Hospital Privileges

  • University of Minnesota Medical Center

Care Philosophy

My goal is to advance the health and well-being of women by offering an holistic/integrative health perspective that focuses on optimizing healthy lifestyles, preventive care management and addressing chronic disease disorders. Women's Health Specialists offers comprehensive care to women of all ages and offers an integrative team approach with the support of pharmacy, psychology, functional nutritionist, body work and acupuncture to enhance health and well-being. 

Care and Clinical Interests

  • Breast specialist for benign breast disease and high risk
  • Hormone therapy consults
  • Integrative consults
  • Integrative women’s health
  • Mature women’s health
  • Mindfulness and Wellbeing: The Mature Women’s Course
  • Preventative care
  • Reproductive health
  • Sexual health

Education, Training and Certifications

Medical Schools

  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine
  • American Board of Family Medicine

Recognition and Leadership


  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor" (2012, 2013, 2016-2019)
  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine "Best Doctors for Women" (2014)
  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine “Top Doctors” (2018, 2019)

Academic Information

Associate Professor

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