Dr. Penelope McDonnell graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and the Columbia School of Business and worked on Wall Street for many years. After taking time off to start a family, she decided to switch careers to become a naturopathic doctor. She attended the University of Bridgeport School of Naturopathic Medicine in Connecticut, a leading accredited university that offers a four-year program in science-based natural medicine. She graduated with the highest honors. During her final year of study, Dr. McDonnell interned at St. Vincent Hospital's department of internal medicine in Bridgeport, CT. She has also interned at both the Cancer Treatment Centers of America and an integrative treatment center that focused on patients with Lyme disease, cancer, and autism.
Dr. McDonnell focuses on prevention as the primary strategy for maintaining health. Her treatment plans generally include a combination of natural medicines and specific lifestyle changes designed to bring balance to every system of the body. Dr. McDonnell is particularly interested in treating challenging health concerns such as cancer coping and recovery support, lifestyle nutrition planning, women's health such as hormonal imbalance, fertility, and menopause, as well as SIBO. In addition to the four difficult disease states listed, Dr. McDonnell also effectively treats and manages various autoimmune diseases, digestive problems, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, aging, and thyroid imbalance.
Find out more about Penelope’s practice at: https://www.drpenelopemcdonnell.com/
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