Functional Medicine

The Foundation of Holistic Health

At the core of Optimal Health & Wellness’s approach is functional medicine, a patient-centered methodology that seeks to identify and address the underlying causes of disease. Unlike traditional medicine, which often focuses on treating symptoms, functional medicine involves understanding the origins, prevention, and treatment of complex, chronic diseases. This holistic approach considers the entire individual – body, mind, and spirit – and emphasizes the therapeutic partnership between patient and practitioner. It involves a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and uses that data to direct personalized treatment plans.

Your mind, emotions and body are instruments and the way you align and tune them determines how well you play life.
-Harbhajan Singh Yogi

Weight Loss

A Targeted Approach to Weight Management

Understanding that weight loss is a complex and highly individualized process, Optimal Health & Wellness offers specialized weight loss treatment options. The options include…… injections, metabolic testing and PNOE, which might include lipotropic compounds or hormone-based treatments, to assist in breaking down fat during metabolism, increasing energy, and improving weight loss outcomes. When combined with personalized dietary and exercise plans, these injections offer a powerful tool in the battle against obesity and its related health complications. Since we are offering PNOE testing, I think its more appropriate to be general in this little snippet

Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend you do and, at some point, you will.
-Venus Williams

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Bi-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a key component of the functional medicine approach at Optimal Health & Wellness. BHRT uses hormones that are chemically identical to those the body produces naturally, which can lead to better absorption and fewer side effects than traditional hormone therapies. This therapy is effective in addressing hormone imbalances that can cause symptoms like fatigue, weight gain, mood swings, and decreased sexual function. By restoring hormonal balance, BHRT can significantly improve quality of life and overall well-being. We treat both women and men.

Hormones for a healthy body; serotonin, endorphins, dopamine, oxytocin, and love.
– Steven Magee


Optimal Health & Wellness Services

Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine

At the core of Optimal Health & Wellness’s approach is functional medicine, a patient-centered methodology that seeks to identify and address the underlying causes of disease.

Thyroid Optimization from Optimal Health & Wellness

Thyroid Optimization

Thyroid optimization involves balancing thyroid hormone levels to improve metabolism, energy, mood, and overall health, addressing symptoms like fatigue, weight changes, and hormonal imbalances.

Wellness Supplements

Wellness Supplements

Wellness supplements, carefully tailored to individual health needs, provide essential nutrients, promoting improved energy, stronger immunity, and overall well-being, while addressing specific deficiencies and supporting daily health.

RF Microneedling from Optimal Health & Wellness

RF Microneedling

Radiofrequency (RF) microneedling combines the traditional microneedling process with radiofrequency energy. This treatment stimulates collagen production, resulting in firmer, smoother, and more toned skin.

Optimal Health and Wellness offers facials and chemical peels

Facials & Chemical Peels

Facials and chemical peels, combined, offer deep skin rejuvenation. They cleanse, hydrate, and exfoliate, effectively addressing various skin concerns for a smoother, radiant, and more youthful complexion.

Optimal Health & Wellness Pnoe Testing

Pnoe Testing

Pnoe Testing offers comprehensive cardio-metabolic analysis, using advanced breath analysis to optimize heart, lung, and metabolic health, guiding personalized fitness and nutrition strategies for enhanced overall well-being.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a key component of the functional medicine approach at Optimal Health & Wellness. BHRT uses hormones that are chemically identical to those the body produces naturally.

Optimal Health & Wellness Ketamine Therapy

Ketamine Therapy

Optimal Health & Wellness provides ketamine therapy, offering innovative treatment for chronic pain, depression, and anxiety, facilitating rapid symptom relief and psychological well-being.

Regenerative Medicine from Optimal Health & Wellness

Regenerative Medicine

Optimal Health & Wellness harnesses the power of regenerative medicine, using cutting-edge therapies to naturally rejuvenate and repair the body, enhancing overall health and promoting healing.

Botox Treatments from Optimal Health & Wellness

Botox Treatment

Botox treatments effectively reduce facial wrinkles and fine lines, offering a rejuvenated appearance through minimally invasive procedures, enhancing natural beauty with lasting, age-defying results.”



Skincare encompasses personalized treatments and products, targeting specific skin concerns to enhance health and appearance, while promoting hydration, nutrition, and protection against environmental stressors.

SOT Treatment at Optimal Health & Wellness

Supportive Oligonucleotide Therapy (SOT)

Supportive Oligonucleotide Therapy (SOT) utilizes customized genetic interventions to target and modify disease-causing molecular pathways, offering a personalized approach to treating various genetic and chronic diseases effectively.

Medical Weight Loss from Optimal Health & Wellness

Weight Loss

Understanding that weight loss is a complex and highly individualized process, Optimal Health & Wellness offers specialized weight loss treatment options including injecstions, metabolic testing and Pnoe.

IV & IM Vitamin Injections from Optimal Health & Wellness

IV & IM Vitamin Injections

Optimal Health & Wellness offers IV and IM Vitamin Injections, delivering essential nutrients directly for enhanced absorption, boosting energy, immunity, and overall health optimization.

Optimal Health & Wellness C02 Laser Resurfacing

C02 Laser Resurfacing

This advanced skin resurfacing technique uses laser energy to remove layers of skin in a fractionated method. It’s highly effective in treating wrinkles, scars, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin tone.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are used to restore volume and fullness to the face, diminishing the signs of aging. They can enhance shallow contours, soften facial creases, remove wrinkles, and improve the appearance of recessed scars.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy from Optimal Health & Wellness

Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) balances hormone levels, alleviating symptoms like fatigue, mood swings, and reduced libido, while improving muscle mass, energy, and overall well-being in individuals.

Digital Thermography at Optimal Health & Wellness

Digital Infrared Thermography Imaging (DITI)

Digital Infrared Thermography Imaging (DITI) is a non-invasive diagnostic tool that visualizes and maps body heat patterns, aiding in early detection and monitoring of inflammation and various medical conditions.

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About Kate O’connor

Welcome to Optimal Health & Wellness, a haven for those seeking a balanced and holistic approach to health and beauty. Founded in 2023 by Kate O’Connor, our clinic is the culmination of a lifelong passion for medical science blended seamlessly with the art of aesthetics.

Early Inspirations and Diverse Interests

Kate’s journey into the medical field began in childhood. Fascinated by the complexities of the human body, she vividly remembers assembling a paper skeleton from a Barnes and Noble kit, meticulously learning each bone by heart. This early interest laid the groundwork for her future career, although it initially took a detour through the world of fashion.

Growing up, Kate harbored two strong passions: fashion and medicine. She pursued her first dream by attending Purdue University, where she excelled in her fashion design program. Her talent and dedication allowed her to complete the degree in just three years, including a transformative period studying abroad in Italy. After university, Kate quickly made her mark in the retail world, opening her own clothing boutique in 2008. Her flair for fashion and business acumen made the boutique a success, yet something was missing.

Returning to Her First Love: The Medical Field

In 2011, Kate decided to follow her heart back to her first love – the medical field. She embarked on a journey into nursing, graduating in 2014 and swiftly earning her Bachelor’s in Nursing the following year. During this intense period of study and career change, Kate also embraced the joys and challenges of personal milestones, marrying in 2013 and welcoming her first child in 2015.

Deepening Medical Expertise and Embracing Holistic Approaches

Kate’s pursuit of medical knowledge didn’t stop there. She initially aimed to become a nurse midwife but soon realized her true calling was as a Family Nurse Practitioner. By 2018, she had completed her master’s degree in this field, bringing a compassionate and holistic perspective to her work in hospice care.

It was during this time that Kate’s focus shifted towards natural, clean living and alternative care methods. She gained experience in cutting-edge treatments like joint injections using stem cell and PRP therapies. Yet, she yearned for more – to explore the depths of alternative medicine and truly integrate her passion for holistic wellness.

Founding Optimal Health & Wellness

After furthering her education in functional medicine and welcoming her third child in 2020, Kate launched her LLC in 2021. Initially planning for a virtual clinic, she instead gained invaluable experience and certifications, including in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) and aesthetics, specializing in Botox and fillers.

Finally, in March 2023, Kate’s vision materialized with the opening of Optimal Health & Wellness. Here, she combines her extensive medical knowledge, aesthetic expertise, and a deeply ingrained philosophy of natural, holistic care.

Our Commitment

At Optimal Health & Wellness, we are dedicated to providing personalized, comprehensive care that encompasses both health and beauty. We believe in treating the whole person – body, mind, and spirit – and are committed to helping our clients achieve their optimum level of wellness and confidence.

Join us on a journey to optimal health and wellness, guided by Kate O’Connor’s expert knowledge, unwavering passion, and holistic approach to care.

Kate O'Connor, Founder of Optimal Health & Wellness

A Comprehensive Approach To Your Health

Optimal Health & Wellness stands at the forefront of integrating functional medicine, aesthetic treatments, and weight loss strategies. This comprehensive approach not only treats symptoms but also addresses the underlying causes of health issues, ensuring a path to long-lasting wellness and vitality. With a commitment to personalized care and the latest in medical advancements, Optimal Health & Wellness is uniquely positioned to help individuals achieve their health and aesthetic goals.

Good health is not something we can buy. However, it can be an extremely valuable savings account.
– Anne Wilson Schaef


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209 S. Calumet Rd
Suite 6
Chesterton, IN 46304

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