Dr. Rachel

Dr. Rachel O’Connor was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Physiological Sciences from the University of Arizona. After several years working in the medical field as a pharmacy technician, she decided to return to school and completed her Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine at Midwestern University. Dr. O’Connor acquired unique experience through her years at the Carl T. Hayden Veterans Administration Hospital in Phoenix, AZ. Her service to our veterans and their families has provided her with special compassion to those that have honorably served this great country.

Dr. O’Connor was selected in the 2017, “20 Under 40” for “making a significant contribution to Flagstaff through work and service in providing the most innovative podiatric care to her patients.” by the Arizona Daily Sun. Dr. O’Connor serves as the Clinical Director for Fit Feet, Special Olympics in Northern Arizona. Lastly, she organizes an annual holiday sock drive that supports the Sunshine Recue Mission.

As the wife of a veteran, and mother of two young children, she understands the health care needs of our families. Outside the office, Dr. O’Connor enjoys hiking in Flagstaff with her Giant Alaskan Malamute named Shadow, traveling, and experiencing everything Northern Arizona has to offer.

EDUCATION:

  • Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency (2013).

Carl T Hayden VAMC, Phoenix, Arizona.

  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (2010).

Midwestern University, Glendale, Arizona.

  • Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences in Physiological Sciences (2003).

University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.

 

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA).
  • The Arizona Podiatric Medical Association (AzPMA).
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM).

 

SPECIALITIES:

  • Sports injuries resulting from hiking, running and biking.
  • Designing custom made orthotics.
  • Minimal incision surgical procedures.

 

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Limb salvage using advanced technologies: A case report. International Wound Journal  (2013).
  • Prevalence of podiatric conditions seen in Special Olympics athletes: Structural, biomechanical and dermatological findings.
    The Foot  (2011).

 

 

8 West Columbus Ave  •  Flagstaff, AZ 86001  •  (928) 226-7555