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Kelley O’Connell, PA-C

Biography

It is my passion to provide care, especially for women, for every life stage in local and global communities alike. I completed my undergraduate degree at CU Boulder and my physician assistant (PA) degree in Oregon. While obtaining my undergraduate degree I actively participated in the Timmy Global Health Foundation and went on a medical brigade in Ecuador. I then pursued a global health certificate in addition to my PA studies, and spent 6 weeks in rural Nepal.  My education and these experiences have deepened my interest in women’s health, especially in patient education, advocacy, health equity, and cultural humility.

What makes Colorado home to you?

I was born and raised in Colorado, and my family, friends, and the mountains make it home.

What are your passions outside of work?

I really enjoy spending time with others and getting outside, usually for a jog, hike, snow shoeing, or something active.

Why did you become a Physician Assistant?

I think it is incredibly gratifying to be part of a collaborative and interdisciplinary patient care approach to help women navigate their health, through each life stage.

What in your career are you most proud?

My strong work ethic.

What is the most important part of your job?

My approach to patient care, which is to first lead with kindness and inclusivity, and utilize compassionate communication to help patients make informed decisions about their health and further their understanding about their body – in consideration of everyone’s identity, culture, religious beliefs, and goals.  

Work in the Community

Locations

Lafayette | Main Location

Specialties

Annual Exams
Birth Control
Breast Health
STI Screening
Teen and Adolescence Health / Adolescent Gynecology
LGBTQ+ Care
Preconception Wellness
Prenatal Care
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Postpartum Care
Menopause and Post Menopausal Care
Preventative Care
Vaginal Health

Education:

Master of Science Physician Assistant Studies

Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR Global Health Care Track, Community Service Committee

B.A. Integrative Physiology

University of Colorado, Boulder, CO Phi Beta Kappa

NCCPA Certified Physician Assistant, PA-C

Experience:

In Practice Since:

2019

Languages

English
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