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Are you having back pain with any of the following?

  • Severe pain, weakness or tingling in your leg(s).
  • Difficulty stopping urination or loss of control of bladder or bowels.
  • Unexplained fever, nausea or vomiting.
  • A history of cancer or unexplained weight loss.

We understand that you are experiencing one or more of the health issues that might be impacting your back pain.

We recommend that you discuss these health issues with your doctor before proceeding with this program.

Once you are cleared by your doctor to do this program, we hope it helps you find relief from your back pain.

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Irene O'Farrell, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Welcome to My Doctor Online, a web site that my colleagues and I developed to make it easier for you to take care of your healthcare needs. On this site you will find answers to many of your questions about my clinical practice. Also included are several online features that will allow you to e-mail me, check your laboratory results and refill prescriptions. I hope you find its content informative and useful.

My Offices

Santa Rosa Medical Center
Appt/Advice: 707-393-4081

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Professional

Background

I am a native of Wisconsin who first fell in love with Northern California in 1992 while attending Stanford University. (Sorry to all you Raiders and 49ers fans, but I am still a Cheesehead and I will always cheer for the Packers!) While at Stanford, I majored in Human Biology with special emphasis on women’s health. I also enjoyed performing in a capella singing groups and dance troupes while a student. I loved my time at Stanford and I made several lifelong friends, who still reside in the Bay Area.

Beginning in 1998, I attended medical school back in Milwaukee at the Medical College of Wisconsin. I knew upon entering medical school that I wanted to pursue a specialty in women’s health, particularly Obstetrics and Gynecology. I believe that OB/GYN encompasses all the best in medicine: surgery, delivering babies, preventative medicine, and an on-going relationship with the patient.

In 2006, I completed my OB/GYN residency training at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. While at Baystate Medical Center, I received well-rounded training, which included a large volume of high-risk obstetrics and a busy surgical service.

Upon completion of my residency training, my Canadian husband and I had had enough of harsh winters, piles of snow, and humid summers! We moved to Sacramento in August of 2006 when I joined the OB/GYN department at Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento.

I am lucky to work with such great doctors, nurse practitioners, midwives, nurses, social workers, medical assistants and receptionists. It truly is a team approach!

I look forward helping you meet your health goals!

Credentials

Medical EducationMedical College of Wisconsin,
Milwaukee, WI
ResidencyBaystate Medical Center,
Springfield, MA
Board certificationObstetrics and Gynecology,
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology