Please Welcome Dr. Gael Wheeler!
Gael Wheeler. D.O | Overland Park
“My top priority is helping each patient identify and develop realistic, lifelong preventative strategies, therapeutic approaches and healthy routines to optimize their health span and their quality of life. I use a combination of conventional and evidence-based Integrative approaches to help patients address the root of their problems.” – Dr. Gael Wheeler
Board-certified in Osteopathic Family Practice and in Holistic Medicine, Dr. Gael Wheeler focuses on empowering patients to create a path to optimal health.
Dr. Wheeler graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in 2000 and completed internship and residency in Tampa, Florida. After residency, she was honored when the CEO of the hospital system she trained in offered her a year’s stipend in order to stay in the community and start a practice. She established Carrollwood Integrative Medicine in Tampa and practiced there until 2008, when she was lured by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest to the small college town of Corvallis, Oregon. There, she founded Grace Good Health, a small integrative health practice. In 2014, with a desire to be closer to family, she moved ‘back home’ to the Kansas City metro area.
While conventional medical training prepares physicians to diagnose illness and manage symptoms, Dr. Wheeler was intrigued by finding and addressing the root causes of imbalances that lead to poor health. This curiosity led her to seek further training through a number of entities. The American Academy of Environmental Medicine provided an understanding of the importance of considering exposure to toxins in our every day and work environment and the impact of these on our physiology. The American Holistic Medical Association has been valuable for deepening an understanding of the mind-body connection. The Institute for Functional Medicine has provided a systematic approach for understanding the common underlying pathways that lead to health or disease.
Dr. Wheeler has sought additional training through the Age Management Medicine Group, the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and Professional Compounding Centers of America, among others, regarding the proper use of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to address endocrine imbalances. Dr. Wheeler’s approach brings together a diverse field of knowledge that creates a truly integrative way of considering each patient’s health concerns.
Dr. Wheeler holds membership in the American Osteopathic Association, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and the Institute for Functional Medicine. She has been active in the education of medical students, residents, and physicians regarding an integrative approach to the practice of medicine. She has been considered an expert regarding the appropriate use of bioidentical hormone therapy for women and men and has spoken and written extensively on this topic.
When not at the office, you’ll find her hiking local trails with friends, out in the garden or, as a self-confessed physiology geek, with her nose in a fat book with a long title having to do with biochemistry or the like! She is happy being back home in Kansas City, where she enjoys the company of her son and daughter-in-law, her sister and old friends. “I feel a bit like Dorothy in Wizard of Oz, who said it best: There’s no place like home!”
Dr. Wheeler is currently accepting new patients at the Riordan Clinic, Overland Park location.
To schedule an appointment with her, please call 316-682-3100.