Interview with Dr. Michelle Tollefson

Written by on May 11, 2020

Stacy Stein and Steve Skinner interview Dr. Michelle Tollefson, board certified in lifestyle medicine as well as obstetrics and gynecology. She talks about the role that healthy lifestyle choices make in preventing chronic illness and how the medical profession is moving in a direction that supports a more holistic approach.

Dr. Tollefson’s expertise in women’s lifestyle medicine throughout the lifespan encompasses pregnancy through menopause. She has been active in the lifestyle medicine and wellness coaching movement for over ten years. As the current Secretary of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine she serves on the college’s Executive Board, Education & Membership Committees, and co-chairs the Women’s Health as well as the Pre-Professional Lifestyle Medicine Education Working Groups. She developed and oversees the Lifestyle Medicine program at Metropolitan State University of Denver which houses the first bachelor’s level Lifestyle Medicine major and minor in the country. She was previously the Medical Director of Women’s Wellness Education for a Colorado health system and now volunteers at a non-profit clinic delivering women’s health focused lifestyle medicine.

Click here for information on the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

Click here for information about Metropolitan State University’s Lifestyle Medicine Program.

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