Where did Axl Rose get arthritis? … in his sha-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-knees knees! Sorry– had to *crack* a little arthritis joke. 🥴 Anyway….. at my clinic, we offer ultrasound-guided A2M joint injection When someone is suffering from arthritis, cartilage-destroying chemicals affect their … Continue reading Alpha 2 Macroglobulin Treatment
Meet Dr. Chris Kleronomos! Dr. K is my medical director and an all around badass and genuine dude! I’m proud to call him a colleague and a friend. He’s the doc when it comes to complex pain, peptides, and biotherapies. … Continue reading Meet the team: Dr. Kleronomos!
IV therapy provides direct nutrient support with higher bioavailability than oral supplements. We utilize the best available compounded nutrients, peptides and therapeutics, ensuring they are always the most bio-active form available. Benefits include cellular hydration, energy improvement, pain reduction, anti-inflammatory … Continue reading IV Therapy at MediPro
What do you get when you cross an elephant and a rhino? Elephino… You know what I do know? That I have an excellent team of doctors to work with in a multidisciplinary clinic that puts multiple needs of patient … Continue reading Meet the team: Dr. O’Connell! That’s me!
Neck. Pain. Ugh. What can we do? Most people over 20 years old have, or have had, neck pain. That sucks. And it can affect us, not just physically, but also with social and psychological aspects of our beings. It … Continue reading A little help for neck pain
What are trigger points? Do I have them? Last time, we talked about knee pain sometimes being caused by trigger points in the thigh. But that’s not the only place they can be! Trigger points are defined as areas of … Continue reading What’s a trigger point?
Is my knee pain coming from my quads? In a recent study on young athletes, it was found that there may be a link between anterior knee pain (pain in the front of the knee) and trigger points in the … Continue reading When knee pain isn’t from the knee
Inflammation and weight loss are INTERTWINED, y’all! If we know anything about overall, body-wide inflammation, we know it SUCKS. But beyond it making people feel like utter garbage, it makes people have an increased risk of dying from illnesses, allergic … Continue reading Normal BMI Improves Immune System Function
A little weight loss goes a long way! For obese persons (BMI >40) losing 5-10% of weight can drastically improve blood pressure and cholesterol. Depression, quality of life, mobility, sexual dysfunction, and urinary stress incontinence are significantly improved as well. … Continue reading Fat Loss = Health Gain
Knees hurt? WALK IT OUT! Knee pain and dysfunction from osteoarthritis affects nearly half of all people, with obese persons being most at risk. Exercise is obviously important for everyone, but when done poorly or unsafely, it can make joint … Continue reading Knees hurt? Walk.
Lose weight with walking! Last time, we talked about how to get out of the sedentary lifestyle that many of us can fall into so easily. Now, let’s talk about walking for weight control. Adding a brisk 30 minute walk … Continue reading Lose Weight With Walking
Indoorsy? Couch surfer? Just chillin? Who’s sore and tired from recent lack of activity? I’ve been there… recently even. But what can we do to escape the sedentary life? Here are some practical tips! Note that if you’re sedentary from … Continue reading How to move more when you don’t wanna.
A2M for treatment of OA: When someone is suffering from arthritis, cartilage-destroying chemicals affect their joints. Catabolic proteases (chemicals that cause cartilage to break down) result in pain and inflammation. The disease will eventually cause the cartilage to degrade completely, … Continue reading A2M to treat OA
Don’t worry, this is short: I grew up eating a ton of California-regional, Mexican-American style food because I lived most of my life in SoCal and my mom and I loved cooking together when I lived with her. Naturally, comfort … Continue reading Low-Carb Enchiladas with California-Style Guacamole [Recipe]
Paul is a kickboxing coach who tells us his story about how he had an injury to his big toe after a wrestling accident. He wasn’t recovering well on his own so he received PRP treatments from Dr O’Connell and … Continue reading PRP Success Story: Paul’s Big Toe
I just posted this video to my new youtube channel! If you don’t know anything about me or what I do, then this is a good place to start! Continue reading Introduction: Dr. Rachael O’Connell
I’ve got a bunch of ideas! I’m really inspired and I’m revamping my online presence while I build my practice, Warrior Doc at MediPro Holistic Health in Beaverton, Oregon. Before I get into the mushy stuff, please go check out … Continue reading New Steez
As quickly as I lost my residency, my job, my income, I gained an opportunity to start again with a successful, growing practice, flush with strong female doctors of varying disciplines. I am so grateful for all the support and … Continue reading Streams in the Desert
It has been quite some time since I wrote anything in my blog. I began my dream residency position in the Fall of 2019 and it was abruptly ended when COVID-19 hit our human race. My first reactions when I … Continue reading Thank You
Yeah, you. And me… and every human being… and really, every vertebrate… By meatbag, I mean that you’re basically a bag within a bag within a bag (and so on) of flesh. Once a blob of cells, you were rearranged … Continue reading Hey Meatbag!