Dr. Katelyn Zachau, a Tennessee native, knew she wanted to go into medicine from a very early age. After a school project on the brain sparked her interest in psychiatry, she started on a path to merge physical and mental health before middle school. She studied psychology and biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, obtaining degrees in both. She then received her doctorate in osteopathic medicine from Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tennessee. During her training there she became interested in functional medicine and pursued it independently. Prior to the completion of her medical training she found a residency combining family medicine and integrative medicine training, the first of its kind in the country. She then completed her residency in family medicine with a concentration in functional medicine at Eastern Connecticut Health Network at Manchester Memorial Hospital. Through this training she was exposed to multiple integrative modalities, including nutritional therapy, bioidentical hormone replacement, regenerative medicine, acupuncture, reiki, and herbal medicine. She was also privileged to learn directly from renowned physicians in the integrative medicine field including Dr. Stephen Sinatra, Dr. David Perlmutter, and Dr. Richard Horowitz.
During her residency she served as chief resident, advocating for residents and promoting the residency and the integrative component that sets it apart. Dr. Zachau is a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society, Connecticut Osteopathic Medical Society, and American Osteopathic Association. She is board certified in Family Medicine. She is also a clinical faculty instructor at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, teaching primary care to medical students.
Dr. Zachau works with patients to determine the root cause of their disease, in alignment with naturopathic and osteopathic philosophies. Her passion for integrative medicine is most notable in the modalities of mind-body medicine, nutrition, and osteopathic manipulation. She is passionate about supporting the body’s ability to heal itself through these modalities and more, and ultimately seeks to restore the body to its natural state of healing. Outside of medicine, Dr. Zachau enjoys running, hiking, yoga, dancing, skiing, and traveling.