My care philosophy is centered around being “patient first” and caring for the “whole patient”. Being a doctor is so much more than ordering tests and giving patients results. I feel that it is important to take the time to listen to patients and give them the time to express their needs and wants but also their hopes and desires with their care. If you can understand these things, it fosters a much stronger relationship and makes the times of giving/explaining unfortunate news much easier. Allowing patients to be individuals and not just a patient creates a long lasting bond.
I chose UCHealth due to the strong emphasis on having a work-life balance as well as their commitment to bettering the lives of their patients. There is a strong commitment to growing and developing the neurosciences. Further, the current neurologists and neurosurgeons are a great group of physicians with whom will be a pleasure to work.
I’ve been married for 14 years to my beautiful wife Heidi. We are blessed to have 3 children, Jack, Max and Mia. We love to be active and be outdoors. We enjoy skiing, running, doing triathlons, biking and spending time together.
I enjoy watching my kids swim, play baseball and play sled hockey.
2015 Top Docs Bio
Prior to joining UCHealth as a neurologist in June 2015, Dr. O’Neil served as sleep disorder center director and achieved sleep lab accreditation through the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. As a former football captain in college, Dr. O’Neil has a special clinical interest in concussions and sports neurology. Dr. O’Neil’s care philosophy is focused on being “patient first” and caring for the whole patient. “Being a doctor is so much more than ordering tests and giving patients results. I feel that is important to give patients the opportunity to express their needs and wants and also, their hopes and desires with their care. If you can understand these things, it fosters a much stronger and more productive patient-to-doctor relationship.”
In his spare time, Dr. O’Neil enjoys skiing, hiking, running, triathlons biking, and spending time with his wife and three active children.
Qualifications and experience
- Brain and Nervous System, Neurocritical care, Neurology, Sleep Medicine
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2008)
Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL (2004)
Rush Medical College (2003)
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2007)
- Clinical interest for patients
- Sleep Medicine
- Sports Neurology
- General Neurology
- Research interest for patients
- Sleep Medicine
- Concussion: Sports-related