A board-certified OB/GYN for 23 years, Dr. Christensen first became interested in Functional Medicine 13 years ago when trying to solve the riddle of her own health challenges. Initially focusing on women’s hormonal health, her boutique practice has now grown into the Carpathia Collaborative, a large, multidisciplinary, Functional Medicine practice based in Dallas and covering the full spectrum of complex chronic disease. Carpathia (the name of the ship that rescued passengers from the Titanic) guides clients to safe harbor away from the Titanic of our failing conventional healthcare model. The practice provides 360-degree functional, lifestyle, and nutritional medicine and includes an onsite teaching kitchen, yoga studio, and education library that also serves as the site for community learning events. One of the educators of IFM’s Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP) conferences since 2007, Dr. Christensen is passionate about educating her clients and colleagues about whole-systems medicine!