Dr. Rueda grew up with a passion for wellness. Her interest in nutrition’s impact on health developed after completing a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from the University of Minnesota. She then went on to complete a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Practice at Rosalind Franklin University. Dr. Rueda worked as PA in pain management and physical rehabilitation, gaining an appreciation for chronic pain, mobility, and their impacts on mental health and wellness. Dealing with her own ailments and frustrated with the lack of answers, Dr. Rueda sought treatment with integrative medicine providers. It was her success as an integrative medicine patient that led her to discover her ultimate calling as an integrative medicine physician. She then went back to medical school at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and sought out additional training in integrative medicine. While studying medicine, Dr. Rueda continued pursuing her love of fitness, completing a marathon and competing in several bodybuilding competitions.
Dr. Rueda completed her residency in family medicine at the University of Utah, as well as her certification through the Institute for Functional Medicine. Now she is incorporating her advanced training into family medicine practice with an integrative approach. Dr. Rueda is currently practicing family functional medicine in the Twin Cities.
1. My first job was a kennel attendant at a veterinary clinic.
2. I enjoy reading self-help books.
3. If I wasn’t a physician, I’d probably be managing a spa.
4. My TV is set to a total of four channels: Discovery, Nat Geo, HGTV, and Food Network.
5. Although I enjoy cooking, I much prefer baking as the end product is so much sweeter.