Commitment to Patient-Centered Care

“I have been practicing primary care based integrative and functional medicine at Hennepin since 2003. I am passionate about helping people evaluate and transform the causes of illness using the most natural and least harmful methods available. I lead, teach, and run group visits at Whittier Clinic, and I especially love to facilitate people to be in charge and take action for their health and wellbeing. I am deeply grateful to be able to do this work with patients individually and in groups.”

Clinical Expertise

Dr. Parker is board certified in Family Medicine, and also certified in Functional Medicine and boarded in integrative health. She is trained in medical acupuncture and credentialed in battlefield ear acupuncture. She trains resident physicians in the above methods and how they fit into primary care to improve the health of patients and communities.

Medical School

  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA


  • Family Medicine, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Media, Newsletters and Videos

  • Featured in Experience Life Magazine 2019, 2018, 2017
  • Presenter at IFM Annual International conference 2019, 2017 on Group Medical visits
  • Presenter at the Integrative Healthcare Symposium on Functional Medicine Based Group Visits 2018
  • Facilitator for Applied Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
  • Presenter for the DOD/ DHA at USAFP (Uniformed Services Family Practice) conference on Functional Medicine and Group Visits 2018 and 2019
  • Featured in Metro Doctors May/June 2012 on “Integrative Clinics: Models for the Future”


  • Certified by the Institute for Functional Medicine, 2015
  • Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota
  • Teaches integrative medicine to medical residents


  • Rated “Top Doc” in 2019
  • MN Monthly Best Doctors for Women, 2010