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Dr. Oconnell graduated from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine in 1973. She works in Sarasota, FL and 1 other location and specializes in Family Medicine. Dr. Oconnell is affiliated with Sarasota Memorial Health Care System.


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Dr. Oconnell's Rating
Patient Perspective
3.5 Explains conditions and treatments
4.5 Takes time to answer my questions
4.5 Provides follow-up as needed
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1215 S East Ave Ste 210, Sarasota, FL, 34239
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Oconnell Catherine M Office
1215 S East Ave Ste 210
Sarasota, FL, 34239
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"I am not a patient of Dr. O’Connell. I read the comments here and felt the need to speak up. I take hormone replacement Theraphy. I’ve been explained time and time again from multiple doctors all the possibilities and things that can go wrong. We all go to more than one doctor and they all know what we take! My doctors are not responsible of what I chose to do! I chose to do the hormone treatment because I love the way I feel and the energy I get from it. I feel energized and young again. I am more active in my 60’s than I was on my 40’s and 50’s! My life before it was day and night from the way my life is today. If I am cutting years of my life so be it! I am making that choice. Is a matter of quality versus quantity. All who used this therapy make a informed choice to do it. Like the say, “ My body, my life” To my kids, Please respect the choices I am making to live a better life”."
  • June 6, 2023
"Beware and proceed with extreme caution. My mother died last year from a rare form of Uterine cancer. Cancer experts told us it was likely the result of prolonged use of HRT post menopause with a uterus completely intact. This therapy was promoted and prescribed for over 20 years by Dr. O'Connell. Upon diagnosis of cancer, Dr. C'Connell no longer responded to phone calls or emails. When we finally got a response from the office we were informed, "Dr O'Connell is no longer your doctor" In my moms greatest time of need, Dr. O'Connell showed zero compassion and abandoned her patient. In out opinion, Dr. O'Connell betrayed the hypocratic oath of DO NO HARM. Draw your own conclussions. Do you want a Dr who peddles proven risky therapies? Yet when the therapy causes harm, dismisses you to protect her own reputation? I wish we could hold Dr. O'Connell liable. However, ultimately its your choice. Hope this review helps protect others."
  • February 8, 2021
"Please please please be EXTREMELY cautious about what Dr O'Connell recommends. My Mom subscribed to her concierge service - besides having a sensitive stomach, the epitome of health. Never took any meds in her life. Dr O'Connell put her on an estrogen/progesterone regiment for over 10 years and my Mom contracted an undifferentiated neuroendocrine hormonal form of cancer that killed her within months without any hope in curing. It is directly linked to what Dr O'Connell prescribed (at least that's what the doctors at MD Anderson in Houston told us after we extended her life by 3 months with brain surgery to remove a 4.5 cm tumor). After my Mom passed, we repeatedly attempted to get Dr O'Connell's perspective on how this had happened - nicely I must say - but she did not return any correspondence. In my opinion, she just wants to grow her patient base for financial gain and doesn't truly care about her patients. My Mom put her full trust in her and died at 79 years young because of it, ...
despite eating all the right foods, exercising properly, never smoking - you get the picture. Do yourself a favor and get out while you can. "
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  • January 31, 2021


Oconnell Catherine M Office
1215 S East Ave Ste 210
Sarasota, FL, 34239
Mon7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tue7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wed7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thu7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fri7:30 am - 12:00 pm
1700 S Tamiami Trl
Sarasota, FL, 34239
5731 Bee Ridge Rd
Sarasota, FL, 34233





Medical School
Royal Free Hospital School Of Medicine
Graduated 1973


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