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Dr. Kristen Lindgren - MD, ABAARM, FAARFM

Dr. Kristen Lindgren - MD, ABAARM, FAARFM

My Story

Hi, I'm Kristen Lindgren.

 

I'm a local girl - I grew up right here in Green Bay, Wisconsin. I am the oldest daughter of the famously talented artist/seamstress, Susan Lindgren, and everyone's favorite barbershop barber and comedian, the late Roger Lindgren. If you live anywhere near NE Wisconsin, you likely know one or both of them. I have loved and lived in this community for more than 40 years. The Midwest is my home. I am married to a wonderful local businessman and have raised my children here. This is where my heart is, and I believe wellness starts there.

FROM SICK CARE TO WELLCARE

My journey to this place was anything but linear. It took years of working in the conventional medical system before it became clear to me that what I was practicing as a physician wasn't a solution for wellness, it was a practice of fixing numbers with pharmaceuticals. This problem needed this drug. That problem needed that drug.

 

No physician will tell you that they dedicated their entire professional career to become a drug dealer, but that is what I felt I had become.

 

For the vast majority of patients, bandaging the same illness with the same medication doesn't fix the problem. What patients need today - what we as people need today - is a guide to wellness. I will tell you that wellness isn't about having perfect numbers or taking all the right pharmaceuticals.

 

Wellness is a way of life - a way of life that focuses on nutrition, hormone optimization, stress reduction, immune system support, detoxification, and neurotransmitter balance. I am confident in telling you that wellness is absolutely attainable. Together, I would love to guide you along the path that will take you from where you are now, to the place where you can be the best you can possibly be.

 

I believe we can prevent and reverse many of the leading causes of chronic disease if we treat patients as one integrated system with scientifically-proven dietary changes, natural supplementation, and restoration of healthy hormone balance.

 

Fellowship trained in functional medicine and certified by both the American Academy of Anti-Aging, Restorative, and Functional Medicine and the American Board of Family Medicine, I offer a holistic approach to my patients by focusing on optimization of each organ system. I specialize in treating female and male hormone imbalances, thyroid disorders, adrenal dysfunction, fatigue and pain syndromes, weight loss and autoimmunity.

 

Functional medicine is individualized health care. If our goal is wellness, the one size fits all paradigm simply does not work. Patients deserve customization of their health care.

 

This is my focus and my passion.

"Sickness takes time. Recovery also takes time. Let’s commit to taking this journey back to your optimal health together."

A Word From Dr. Lindgren

Sickness takes time. Recovery also takes time. Let’s commit to taking this journey back to your optimal health together.

 

If you’re like a lot of my patients, you are sick and tired. Sick of being sick and tired of spending money on not getting well. I hear you. Being sick sucks, spending money on something that doesn’t work out sucks too. I didn’t go into medicine to fail - I went into medicine to help people heal. It was actually far bigger than that - I wanted to help those failed by the conventional system - the complex patients - the ones that took true investigative work to sort out and innovative thinking to put back together. The patients that fell through the cracks and were left behind.

 

My commitment to you is 110% of my time, knowledge, and resources. I am dedicated to discovering what is wrong and employing my best strategies at making things right again. Making things right for YOU as a person, not a disease. Because that is what you are - a human being who deserves thoughtful and individualized medical care. I promise to do everything in my power to get you well again.

 

What I ask in return is this: Time.

 

You didn’t get sick overnight. We both know no one outside the Almighty will fix all that is broken in the blink of an eye. Few physicians share the tenacity I have at accomplishing this mission, because I believe many of them give up too quickly.

 

Why am I writing this? I’m writing this to the patients who give up when the solution to their illness is more than just ‘one easy fix’. I am writing this to the patients that throw their hands up after one or two visits convinced this is one more thing that was destined to fail.

 

Please look at what you’ve been through. Don’t give up now. Don’t give up ever. It might take us 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, but I will never give up if I know I have something left to offer you as a patient - and every patient I have.

 

Please remember what brought you here. Please know that restoring wellness can take time. Your body has an ability to heal beyond what any physician can possibly understand. Whether that time is spent working with me and my team or with someone else’s, I ask every patient to set reasonable expectations for your individual road to recovery. It might be fast. It might be painfully slow.

 

The most important message I can send is this: You CAN be well again if you never give up on yourself.

Here Is What Our Patients Have To Say
Lindgren Functional Medicine...

"I trust Dr. Lindgren and all her staff 100% My thyroid was a disaster after 15 years of western medicine treatments that didn’t work ! My primary care doctor wouldn’t help me. I was at a breaking point when I came to Dr. Lindgren. Her and her nurse practitioners were able to help me get my thyroid disease managed and I’m healing my thyroid! I feel like a new person! Thank you Dr. Lindgren for everything you do! You are an amazing human being."

Tanya Westra

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