About Dr. Pearson

Dr. Lindsey Pearson practiced integrative internal medicine for over 13 years.  He specialized in integrative gastroenterology, endocrinology, chronic pain, medical marijuana and transgender care.  

In 2016 Dr. Pearson suffered a traumatic brain injury, causing him to retire from clinical practice.  Once able, Dr. Pearson plans on continuing to consult and teach integrative medicine.  


Dr. Pearson dedicated his life to taking care of people in need.  He founded three free and low cost clinics serving people without insurance or adequate funds to pay for care.  Dr. Pearson never turned away a patient in need.  

  • Dr Pearson gave away over $100,000 each year in care and services.  He ran and funded the clinics on his own. 

  • Dr. Pearson sponsored local charity activities and fundraisers to help local teen GLBT groups fund and operate centers dedicated to helping at risk and homeless GLBT youth.   

  • Dr. Pearson provided house calls 24/7 to his patients.  These house calls provided greatly needed home care for people who are home-bound and for those too ill to come to the clinic.   Patients' lives were saved by Dr. Pearson providing emergency care on house calls.  Many of these patients lived alone and relied on Dr. Pearson for quality care.

  • Dr. Pearson accompanied patients to the ER and would advocate, provide medical history, and be with the patient while waiting for family.  

  • Dr. Pearson was appointed as the Chair of the Celiac Sprue Association's Medical Advisory Board.  He served as chair for five years.  Dr. Pearson trained other physicians on celiac disease, as well as held public lectures on celiac disease, food sensitivities, and food allergies. 

  • Dr. Pearson worked with hundreds of medical marijuana patients.  Some patients were able to discontinue deadly narcotics such as oxycodone.  Most patients found medical marijuana to be of benefit to their conditions.  

  • Dr Pearson testifed on the merits & safety of medical marijuana in front of Minnesota lawmakers.

  • Dr. Pearson was the medical director of the first U.S. free celiac screening fair that included comprehensive celiac screening, including the newer Deaminated Gliadin Peptide (DGP) testing.  

  • Dr. Pearson was the medical director of the largest free celiac disease blood screening in the country for five years.