Her work as a nurse included two years in the Peace Corp in Guatemala. She later continued her education at the University of Kentucky and the Frontier Nursing Service in Hyden, KY. She received a Master of Science Degree in Nursing while also becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Midwife.
Because of her interest in natural medicine, Dr. O'Brien moved to Arizona to attend Postgraduate school at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. She graduated with highest honors from the Naturopathic Program and studied an additional year for a specialty in Acupuncture.
The State of Arizona Naturopathic Board of Medical Examiners licenses Naturopathic Physicians as Primary Care Doctors. They have a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (NMD) degree from a 4-year graduate level Naturopathic Medical College. They diagnose and treat acute and chronic diseases in patients of all ages. The goal of the therapy is to find and eliminate the cause of the symptoms in a way that is not harmful to the person. The Doctor teaches and empowers each person to learn how to care for themselves in order to improve their health and prevent future problems.
FIRST, DO NO HARM
THE HEALING POWER OF NATURE
FIND AND ELIMINATE THE CAUSE
DOCTOR AS TEACHER
TREAT THE WHOLE PERSON
PREVENTION, THE HIGHEST CURE