Lindsey Mcilvena, MD, MPH

“The best doctor gives the least medicine.” 

– Benjamin Franklin

Professional Credentials

Board Certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine
Licensed to practice medicine in: California, Washington, North Dakota
Masters Degree in Public Health
Expertise in Lifestyle Medicine, and Chronic  Disease Reversal

A Midwestern Upbringing

I was born and raised in the small town of Joplin, Missouri, and spent the first 18 years of my life there, before attending medical school at the University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine.

West-Coast Training

I graduated from medical school in 2009, taking a year sabbatical before starting my medical internship in the combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency program at Banner Good Samaritan/Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Arizona.  On completion of my internship, I transferred into the Preventive Medicine Residency at Loma Linda University in Southern California.  During residency there, I completed my Masters in Public Health degree, a comprehensive course in Medical Acupuncture, and training in Lifestyle Medicine.

The Body Can Heal Itself

My professional interests lie in the fields of Preventive Medicine, Integrative and Holistic Medicine, and Lifestyle Medicine. I wholly believe in the body’s ability to heal itself, and I live this belief every day.

In my personal life, I enjoy hiking, biking, and taking long walks on the beach with my husband Dave.  I am passionate about plant-based cooking – I find preparing tasty meals to be both rewarding and creatively stimulating.

To stay balanced (physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually), I walk, practice yoga, and do simple meditations on a daily basis.

I have two cats, Mu and Wu, who are now twelve years old; we have been together since medical school and they have lived in three states with me.

Thank you for taking the time to read this section about me; I am excited to meet you and help you achieve your goals for health!