Margaret Christensen, MD, Functional Medicine
Total years in practice: 27
Dr. Margaret Christensen is passionate about helping her clients create health through treating the root cause of illness and hormone imbalance.
A challenging personal health journey led her to the science-based, whole-systems approach of Functional Medicine where she is passionate about educating clients on how to heal the whole person.
DEGREES, CERTIFICATIONS, TRAINING
Dr Christensen graduated with honors from Rice University, received her M.D. with honors from Baylor College of Medicine, subsequently completing her residency at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas (BUMC), with honors.
As a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (IFMCP), she currently serves as an associate faculty member for the Institute for Functional Medicine (FunctionalMedicine.org) where she teaches physicians and health care practitioners nationally and internationally on the role of environmental toxicants, epigenetics, nutrition and lifestyle exposures on hormonal health and chronic complex disease.
As a board-certified Ob-Gyn (FACOG) Dr. Margaret has had a long-standing interest in the myriad factors affecting hormonal imbalances and how to safely treat hormone-related illnesses from a whole systems standpoint.
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WELL KNOWN FOR…
She served as adjunct faculty for the BUMC residency teaching program for 10 years, while running a large Ob-Gyn practice that included the only nurse midwives in private practice in Dallas. She is the co-author of the award winning Birthing A Better Way: 12 Secrets to Natural Childbirth book.
A popular lecturer and speaker both locally and nationally, she holds regular seminars on Detoxification and Hormonal Balancing, Mother-Daughter Coming of Age workshops, Sacred Sexuality, and life-transforming retreats on Creating Health from the Inside Out.
In addition, she has lectured at SMU in the departments of medical anthropology, and Perkins School of Theology, passionately combining her interests in anthropology, cross cultural healing, quantum physics and spirituality.
Along the way she managed to birth, nurse and is raise four wonderful children who are her teachers — so understands first hand the challenges of working mothers to create balance, health and well-being in their lives.