ABOUT DR. CAILTIN
Caitlin O’Connor is a Naturopathic Doctor. Dr. Caitlin graduated from Bastyr University, a five-year accredited program that included a two-year internship at the school’s Seattle clinic. She completed an additional one-year Family Practice residency at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. In addition, she earned a certificate in Naturopathic Midwifery, participating in the births of over 100 babies, including serving in the labor and delivery ward of the only hospital on the island of Vanuatu in the South Pacific. While she does not currently attend births, she draws from her experience with moms and babies every day.
Dr. Caitlin provides Naturopathic care for women and children. She pairs a philosophy of patient-centered, whole body, individualized care with an emphasis on nutrition, botanical medicine and a balanced approach to healthy living. For women, she has a focus on gut health, hormonal balance, optimal mood and energy with a specialty in enhancing preconception health and fertility, supporting a healthy pregnancy and balanced postpartum. She also enjoys providing safe, effective options for children’s health and wellness – especially optimizing gut health, immunity and nutrition.
In addition, to her clinical work, Dr. Caitlin was instrumental in the regulation of naturopathic medicine in the State of Colorado. She continues to be active politically and works to build bridges across the medical professions.
Dr. Caitlin has taught numerous courses at the Nutrition Therapy Institute. She has presented for both lay and professional audiences including the Colorado Midwifery Association, the Colorado Association of Naturopathic Doctors, California Naturopathic Doctor Association, American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians. Dr. Caitlin has written for Naturopathic Doctor News and Review and has been featured on 7 Now News, Denver Business Journal, KGNU, Colorado Parent magazine, Confluence Denver, Washington Park News, Health At Every Size guest practitioner blog, Aspire Natural Health podcast and the Imprinted Legacy podcast.
Fueled by her passion for education and a desire to share her work with a larger audience, she partnered with good friend and colleague Jessica Goodman, LAc to merge ancient wisdom with modern practice in The Vitality Project – a on-line series of seasonally focused programs dedicated to sustainable and nourishing food, sleep, movement and stress-management.
In the clinic, she strives to provide skilled, compassionate guidance with a focus on optimal patient outcomes. At home, she tries to be a centered and present mother, a caring partner and good friend to both herself and others.
Dr. O’Connor attended Denver East High School and graduated with honors, Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Colorado, Boulder.