Michael Lillestol, MD, FACP

Internal Medicine
4450 31st Avenue South Suite 102
Fargo, ND 58104 Get Directions
Michael Lillestol, MD, FACP
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Annual Membership Fee

450.00 every 3 months
900.00 every 6 months
1,800.00 each year

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

My medical practice philosophy is embodied in the phrase “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. My goal has always been to keep patients out of the hospital; whether it’s working to prevent medical problems from developing or treating medical problems that are already there, careful attention to detail is the key. My work as a pharmacist has also made me more aware of medications’ benefits and risks, which is why I am conservative in their use. In my MDVIP-affiliated practice, I will have more time with my patients, which means I will be able to spend even more time keeping people well. As your healthcare quarterback, I will help you navigate through the healthcare environment should you become ill and refer you to the right specialist, should you need one. You only have one shot at life, lets make it the best we can by compromising and working together. 

Dr. Lillestol's Credentials

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Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Minneapolis, MN
Internal Medicine 1975-1977

Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Minneapolis, MN

Medical School:
University of Minnesota School of Medicine
Minneapolis, MN
Doctorate of Medicine 1974

North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND
Bachelor of Science, Pharmacy 1970

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND
Bachelor of Science, Medicine 1973

Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
Basic Life Support
Sanford Health 
Essentia Health
Coblat Rehab Hospital
North Dakota Diabetes Care Provider Achievement Gold Award 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Golden Grains Award in appreciation of support of the North Dakota Dietetic Association 2003
Pharmacy/Therapeutics Committee, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of North Dakota 1993-present
President, Heartland Independent Provider Network 1999-present
Professor, Medical Students Clerkships, University of North Dakota School of Medicine 2000-present
Principal Investigator, Lillestol Research, LLC 2004-present
Fellow, American College of Physicians
North Dakota
US Air Force Reserves 1971-1975
Sgt. - Pharmacy, Grand Forks Air Force Base 1971-1975

Testimonials from patients of Dr. Lillestol

from Glenice in ND February 24, 2024 for Michael Lillestol, MD, FACP
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Every woman’s nightmare!
On July 27, 2021, I found a breast lump. I immediately phoned my MDVIP physician who saw me in his office as soon as I could get there. Ultrasound and mammogram were done the same day. He referred me to Roger Maris Cancer Center and scheduled a breast biopsy and consult with a breast surgeon before the Nurse Navigator called me saying “he can’t do that, that’s… See more

from RobinAnn in ND February 22, 2024 for Michael Lillestol, MD, FACP
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The last 6 to 8 months of 2023 my health began failing at a consistent rate with no specific diagnosis found. I was in and out of Sanford for a few weeks and Dr. Michael Lillestol would round on me every morning at 6:30am when in hospital. Even though he couldn’t change any of my orders; he could make recommendations to the hospitalist assigned to me. Also, I ended up being an inpatient at… See more

from Connie in ND February 18, 2024 for Michael Lillestol, MD, FACP

When Connie and myself met Dr Lillestol the first time Connie was in really bad shape. She had suffered a subaracnoid hemorrhage and was hospitalized for 5 months. She was then transferred to a nursing home where we thought they would take good care of her. We were wrong. She developed a bed sore so bad she developed sepsis, pneumonia, mrsa. Luckily her feeding tube broke and she had to go to… See more

from Diane in ND January 18, 2024 for Michael Lillestol, MD, FACP

I have been his patient for +30 yrs. I have always felt cared for & he offers helpful suggestions to better my health. I take several questions to my visits & he always answers them.

Dr. Michael Lillestol Opens MDVIP-Affiliated Practice in Fargo to Deliver Patient-Centered, Preventive Care

Boca Raton, Fla. – July 14, 2020 – MDVIP, the market leader in personalized healthcare, today announced the expansion of its national footprint with the opening of the… See more