She was born in Minneapolis and currently lives in the house she grew up in. She attended Mundelein College in Chicago and earned a BS in Chemistry, spent a year in Columbus, Ohio as a VISTA volunteer working with the federal food programs, and then returned to Minnesota to attend the University of Minnesota for Medical School. After completing a Family Medicine residency at Fairview-St Mary’s, she became Board certified in Family Medicine. She has worked part time since that time to allow plenty of time for her family, husband and four children, and other interests including participating in parish and school activities, environmental issues, sustainable agriculture, yoga and basketball.
Dr Dolan was board certified in Holistic Medicine in 2001 and regularly attends the Minnesota Holistic Medical group meetings. Further study includes Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice and advanced practice modules through the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM), the study of epigenetics and nutri-genomics, The International Lyme and Related Diseases Society (ILADS), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction classes and meditation training and practice with the Center for Mind Body Medicine, Ocean Compassionate Dharma Center, and with the Global Institute of Energy Healing Technology. She enjoys using the above principles to work with patients and families to improve their physical and mental health, and prevent or resolve chronic health conditions.She has a special interest in helping those with mental health and chronic health conditions of all types, and is excited to have the time to listen closely to patients’ story and symptoms, assessing health in mind, body and spirit, and crafting a plan together that leads to the maximum health for each individual.