Becca O’Meara earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree at the University of Minnesota. She specializes in geriatric care and has seven years worth of practice in the field. With her fascination towards the intricacies of the brain and passion for helping patients with the latest advancements, she joins the diverse team of compassionate providers at the Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology.
Becca takes a special interest in certain areas of neurology such as sleep disorders, dementia, Parkinson’s, and stroke. Among her pivotal stories as a nurse practitioner was when she was working as the primary care provider for older adults in assisted living facilities. One day, while conducting her rounds, she engaged in conversation with a patient and noticed some signs that resembled stroke-like symptoms. After a neurological exam, her assessment confirmed her suspicions, and she immediately directed the facility’s nurses to call for an ambulance. It was this rapid response that made all the difference. Due to Becca’s prompt intervention, the patient received timely medical attention at the hospital, where they administered thrombolytic treatment to address the stroke.
Becca has an identical twin sister–they came as a surprise to their mom who was only expecting one baby during the delivery. Outside of her work, she balances fostering a bond with her little one and allotting time for her relaxing hobbies such as forest bathing, crocheting, rock painting, and wandering around used bookstores. She’s also an adventurous soul who enjoys hiking at state parks, trail running, and learning kung fu.
Becca views health in a holistic way. She believes that being truly healthy entails having a healthy mind, body, and soul. Finding solace in the embrace of nature, she pairs physical activity with moments of contemplation, creating a sense of headspace that nurtures her spirit.z