Betsy O’Neal, RN, NAET Practitioner
“I was the Brownie Scout who carried around the first aid kit just waiting for someone to fall down and skin a knee so I could take care of them! There was never any doubt in my mind that I would be anything but a nurse when I grew up.”
Attending Drury College and Burge School of Nursing, Betsy graduated in 1972 at the age of 21 and began working in the operating room as a Surgical Scrub Nurse. She loved being able to peer into the human anatomy, which she had only experienced in textbooks. She soon found she missed working with patients at the bedside so she moved to Kansas City to work in a ‘teaching hospital’. Wanting to be in an environment where she could hone her nursing skills, she jumped into a Surgical Intensive Care Unit. It was a fast paced, high stress environment and she loved it.
After twenty years of nursing, she took some time off to be a full-time wife and mom. “Starting a family at the age of 41 was a real joy and my focus changed from being a nurse to being a mom. It is because of my daughter’s past health problems that I was introduced to Dr. David and NAET.”
Betsy started “shadowing” Dr. David in the office in April of 2006. Eventually she attended training in California with Dr. Nambudripad and became a Certified NAET practitioner. She comments, “I am constantly amazed by the work that we do and the progress of the patients. I can’t imagine doing anything else that so profoundly and positively affects the lives of our patients. Doing NAET and helping patients learn more about their nutritional needs is truly the most satisfying experience of my career. I’ll be doing this for a long time. I am constantly striving to learn and share more about healthier choices for healthier living.”
“Playing is an important part of my life and helps to keep me healthy! I’m definitely an Otter-type personality. If it’s not fun, I’m not interested. It has been a blessing to work in a fun environment at the office with Chris and Dr. David. Our patients are the greatest!”
When she isn’t in the office she enjoys a full life with her husband, Joe Bob, who has retired from the BNSF Railroad. Their daughter Sylvia graduates from HS in 2012. As a family, they enjoy traveling, camping and hiking, and photography. “For a while I was the one who stayed behind and kept the fire going while everyone else took off on a hike. Now, after NAET and better nutrition, I am back out there ready to go blaze a trail.”
She also advises everyone, “Make time for yourself and find an activity that helps you to stay focused on your personal growth and your purpose. Stay balanced, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Never stop learning and never stop playing! And, always continue to reach for better thoughts.”