- Gynecologist specializing in ultrasound, urogynecology and menopause.
Dr. Mary O’Connell has had extensive training and experience in women’s health care for the past 25 years. From 1968 to 1970 she worked as an ECG technician. While raising four children she became a registered nurse in 1976. Academic Honors and election to the “Who’s Who” accompanied the progression of her medical education. Mary graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1985 and completed a General Surgery Internship followed by the OB/GYN residency program at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City by 1989. Since then, Dr. O’Connell has been in private practice in Washington State. In addition to educational pursuits, she has published papers and participated in medical research.
During the past few years, Mary has been fortunate enough to travel in different cultures and attended the first International Women’s Health Care Conference in China. She also spent time with indigenous healers in South America, India and New Zealand. She completed a certificate program at Bastyr University in Spirituality in Health and Medicine. Her philosophy is to utilize education to promote wellness and self-care as the foundation of patient care.
Making Appointments – Patients are seen by appointment Tuesday -Thurdsay 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Appointments may be made by calling our front desk at 425-398 -WELL (9355). Please assist us by being on time for your appointment. Balancing Health
Doctor Patient Relationships – These are best when based on mutual understanding and trust. We make a special effort to explain everything to you regarding your condition, medicines, treatment, etc. If you have question or if something is not clear to you, do not hesitate to ask. Our office procedures and medical equipment have been chosen with much thought and care to provide quality medical services in a pleasant, efficient, and friendly atmosphere. If you have any suggestions or concerns regarding our services or fees, please tell us so we can better serve you. Balancing Health
Patient Education – Everyone on our staff is dedicated to patient education. We have pamphlets on dozens of GYN topics and other women’s health issues. We can also recommend books/other materials to assist you in your desire to heal and be whole.
Pride – We take great pride in providing you with the best possible care. Any member of the staff is available to listen to your comments and suggestions concerning how we may improve that care. Please make all suggestions you feel are appropriate.
- “Dr. O’Connell is one of the best doctors I have ever had. She cares deeply about her patients, she takes an interest in their lives, and she offers the best care. She promotes a natural, healthy lifestyle, and is always a great resource for other services that she does not provide.” -anonymous survey respondent
- “I have been a pt of Dr. O’Connell for years, and she is the one that discovered my 5 pound tumor when many other docs could not ! If you want to be hugged get a pet, she is doing a service, a damn good one! Well we all get older but I have never had an appointment where she did not spend plenty of time with me, and I would want her to err on the side of caution before trying any treatment if there is an underlying medical issue or you were a higher risk for cancer!!! When I was very ill, and when my husband disappeared after 28 years, she was there for me, She is the GYN for many other medical professionals and that says a lot.” -DP, 56 years old