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Dr. O’Connell will be seeing patients virtually for both Ohio Naturopathic and Suzelis Holistic Health until Fall 2024 as her and her husband work on moving to Ohio from Oregon. She is currently seeing patients in the office until April 1st. We hope she will be doing more in person visits prior to the Fall.

Meet Rachael O’Connell, ND, a dedicated naturopathic doctor who embarked on a transformative journey in the field of natural medicine out of a deep-rooted commitment to addressing the root causes of illness. Frustrated by the limitations of conventional healthcare, both for herself and her family, Dr. O’Connell is a passionate advocate for natural treatments that work harmoniously with the body, striving to provide comprehensive care.

With a strong foundation in the realm of health and wellness, Dr. O’Connell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition Science, graduating with honors, and pursued her medical education at the prestigious Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (now known as Sonoran University of Health Sciences). Further enhancing her expertise, Dr. O’Connell completed a residency in interventional pain and orthopedics at Restore PDX in Oregon.

As an active member of professional organizations, including the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Northwest Academy of Orthopedic Medicine, and her ongoing pursuit of a credential in endocrinology (FABNE), Dr. O’Connell is committed to staying at the forefront of naturopathic medicine.

Dr. O’Connell’s core principles are firmly rooted in the naturopathic oath and therapeutic order, and she brings these principles to life in her practice. Specializing in a range of health conditions, including women’s hormone imbalance, diabetes, obesity, hypothyroidism, autoimmune diseases, digestive disorders, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain, Dr. O’Connell takes a holistic approach to patient care, emphasizing the importance of treating the whole person—body, mind, and spirit—within the context of their unique life and community. She values patient autonomy and collaborative decision-making, ensuring that treatment plans are tailored to each individual’s needs.

Dr. O’Connell employs a wide range of natural therapies, aligning with the pillars of health, such as nutrition, movement, sleep, mind/spiritual wellbeing, and connection to the community. Her toolbox includes nutritional supplements, herbal remedies, temperature therapies, and motivational interviewing, all of which she uses to support her patients within a holistic framework. Collaborating with other healthcare providers and support team members, Dr. O’Connell offers a well-rounded approach to patient care.

What truly sets Dr. O’Connell apart is her compassionate, humorous, and loving touch. Her patients not only find a skilled healthcare provider but also a cheerleader who helps them navigate their health journeys with resilience and optimism. With a dose of tough love when needed, Dr. O’Connell empowers her patients to take life one step at a time, shouting affirmations and holding their heads high along the way. In Dr. O’Connell, you’ll discover a naturopathic doctor who’s not only deeply knowledgeable but also deeply invested in your well-being and journey to optimal health.