For as long as she can remember, Dr. O’Rourke has been interested in medicine and helping people. She has come a long way from growing up on a small-town farm in Western New York. Board certified in Family Medicine, she got her medical degree from State University of N.Y. at Buffalo School of Medicine, and completed her 3-year residency in Family Medicine at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City, N.Y. and New England Memorial Hospital in Stoneham, Mass. In the Air Force, she worked as a family practitioner for four years, and later in Family Practice in North Dakota for five. She was a Medical Director for seven years and an ER physician in North Dakota, N.Y., Pennsylvania, and South Carolina for 20 years. From South Carolina, Dr. O’Rourke moved to Hawaii and worked in a federally funded Family Medicine clinic for the uninsured and underinsured. O’Rourke moved back to the mainland in 2017 and worked at an Indian Health Clinic in New Mexico while she waited for her Nevada License. While in Las Vegas, she worked for Southwest Medical and Intermountain Health Care before joining our center. Throughout her 40-year medical career, Dr. O’Rourke has worked with seniors both in the ER and in primary care and appreciates the philosophy of patient care at our center. She subscribes to the “golden rule” of “treating your patients like you would want yourself or your family to be treated.” And in terms of achieving patient satisfaction, she says, “I strive to do my best for them — to be interested in them, make them feel comfortable, and work together with them as a team.” Medicine runs in the family, and Dr. O’Rourke is very proud of her son, an ER physician serving in the Army. In her free time, she enjoys crocheting, swimming and spending time with her husband, a retired pilot, and her three dogs.