Dr, Jacqui O’Kane received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Furman
University in Greenville, SC (2007) and her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
(DO) degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Suwanee, GA (2013). Dr. O’Kane completed her residency at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System in Spartanburg, SC (2016). She is board-certified in Family Medicine and has further attained the distinction of Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM).
Dr. O’Kane is a proud veteran (Maj) of the United States Air Force Medical Corps, where she served eight years as a Reservist and four years as an active-duty PCM at Moody AFB, GA. During her tenure at Moody, Dr. O’Kane advocated for the creation of a clinic devoted specifically to the dependents of active-duty service members. In 2019 she became the sole physician for the Dependent Care Clinic, where she functioned as Medical Director.
Additionally, she was among the DoD’s inaugural cohort of Primary Care Pain Champions, a select group of medical professionals dedicated to comprehensive pain management. In her role as Medical Director and Pain Champion, Dr. O’Kane promoted increased recognition of the holistic interplay of body, mind, and spirit with respect to healing from physical and psychological trauma. She received a Distinguished Service Medal for her accomplishments.
Upon separating from the Air Force in June 2020, Dr. O’Kane collaborated with South Georgia Medical Center to establish a new family medicine clinic in rural Nashville, GA. The clinic is strategically located in a Health Professional Shortage Area near Moody AFB. She is honored to provide continuity of care to many local military families. Throughout her medical career, Dr. O’Kane has sought to integrate evidence-based complementary health behaviors into her practice. She participates regularly in Restorative Aerial Yoga, often alongside patients, fellow veterans, and their spouses. She engages in personal mindfulness and lovingkindness meditation, with hopes to resume group meditation post-pandemic.
Dr. O’Kane resides in Valdosta, GA with her husband Stephen, their two daughters, and a plethora of pets. She is a published poet; three of her works appear in peer-reviewed medical journals.