Dr. Mueller grew up in a number of states in the Northeast and received her B.A. in biology at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. Eager to experience a different part of the country and to spend a year in service, she joined the Jesuit Volunteer Corps after graduation. During her year in Mobile, Alabama, she served as an aid at the Mobile Preschool for the Hearing Impaired in the mornings and worked in the Dumas Wesley Community Center in the afternoons. Throughout this life-changing year she learned to drive a school bus, witnessed the power of early childhood education and met her husband, Scott.
She returned to New England, and received her M. D. from the University of Connecticut and completed her residency in Family Medicine at the University of Connecticut/St. Francis Hospital residency program in Hartford, Connecticut. As a third year resident expecting her first child, Kathy had a profoundly positive experience using hypnosis for childbirth. It was then she learned first hand the
power of the mind. This was not something she learned in medical school!
After 7 years as an employed physician in a large private family medicine group, she left her practice in search of a better balance between work and raising her 3 small children. Although she did not have many opportunities to use her hypnosis training on a regular basis, this glimpse into the integrative medicine world had fueled a fire. While working shifts in the emergency department in Hartford, Dr.Mueller went back to school to study acupuncture with her friend and colleague, Dr. Jane Walker. Together they designed and built Holistic Health Partnering, an integrative medicine family practice in Windsor, Connecticut.
Early in her career, Dr. Mueller learned that she loved to use the information that she gained in the world of medicine in a variety of ways. Since 1998, she has been a part of the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Academy of Family Physicians in a number of positions including serving as President in 2008. Currently, she is an alternate delegate to the Congress of the American Academy of Family Physicians proudly representing her state of Connecticut. She also serves on the board of directors of Core Content Review of Family Medicine, an educational and medical board review product co-produced by the Ohio and Connecticut Academies of Family Medicine.
In 2009, Dr. Mueller became the medical director for the Center for Integrative Medicine at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Connecticut. It was here she has been able to expand upon the work she loves, bridging the worlds between Eastern and Western medicine. In order to enhance her training, in 2012 she began her Fellowship of Integrative medicine in the program created by Andrew Weil, MD at the University of Arizona. She met Dr. Dunn on the very first day of registration! This educational experience was transformational and led her to the understanding that this simple, powerful, life enhancing information needed to be spread and shared. Simply Well Productions provides the ideal tool for this physician educator to continue on her path of learning and sharing tools for the promotion of health and wellness.