About Dr. O'Connell
Dr. Rachael O'Connell is a naturopathic doctor who works collaboratively with her patients on managing a variety of health challenges, including fatigue, weight gain, metabolic disorders, chronic pain and disease, sports injuries, and more.
Her background in naturopathic orthopedics gives Dr. O’Connell a well-rounded understanding surrounding holistic pain relief and its role in overall health. She understands that when we are in pain, it can dominate our lives and be an obstacle to healing. Dr. O’Connell takes her time to work with each patient’s unique natural healing response so they can decrease pain, improve function, and return to wellness.
Education & Experience
Through her personal and professional experiences, Dr. O'Connell is uniquely equipped to compassionately and effectively help people from all walks of life gain control over their health and bring peace to their bodies.
Dr. O'Connell graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Nutrition Science from Kaplan University in 2013. During her time there, she mastered the importance of nutrition and biochemistry for optimal human health.
Her interest in integrated medicine led her to Arizona where she attended Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, earning her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (ND). At SCNM, Dr. O'Connell interned with leaders in the field of regenerative and physical medicine, learning fundamental and cutting-edge pain relief strategies. Dr. O'Connell has additional training in rheumatology, endocrinology, functional neurology, IV therapy, and metabolic disease.
Following graduation from SCNM, Dr. O'Connell was accepted to a rigorous, highly specialized interventional orthopedics and pain residency in Beaverton, Oregon. There she trained in precision orthopedic diagnostics and image-guided musculoskeletal injection therapies. She is a current member of the Naturopathic Orthopedic Medicine Academy.
Dr. O'Connell balances her life by continuing to paint, draw, shoot photography, make funny videos, sing in her church's praise band, volunteer as a high school girls youth leader, and practice Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiujitsu. She lives in Portland with her husband Kevin and two cats, Teddy & Tommy. She loves cooking and baking, watching movies, playing Dungeons & Dragons, and collecting memes.
List of services provided by Dr. O’Connell
Whole Family Care
Preventative Care, Wellness Visits, Annual Exams, Screening Labs
Regenerative Medicine for Joint Pain: Platelet-Rich Plasma, Prolotherapy
Conventional Interventional Pain Injections: Corticosteroid, Visco-Supplement, Nerve Block
Ultrasound-Guided Injections: Shoulder, Knee, Hip, Elbow, Wrist/Hand, Foot/Ankle
Trigger Point Injections for Neck & Back Pain/Spasm
Women’s Health, Gynecological Exams, PAP
Hormone Balancing & Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy
Applied Kinesiology (NRT) Muscle Testing
Clinical Nutrition & Weight Management
Botanical Medicine, Individualized Nutritional Supplementation, Homeopathy
IV Nutrient Therapy & Vitamin Injections
Minor Surgery: Skin Biopsy, Skin Tag Removal, Cyst Drainage/Removal
Food Allergy & Sensitivity Testing
Micronutrient Deficiency Testing
Diabetes Testing & Management
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