About Jessica T. Wei, MD
Hello! My name is Dr. Jessie Wei, and I am so excited to accompany you on your journey back to remembering who you really are in your beautiful body, mind, and spirit. With this heart-centered intention, I have created a women’s functional medicine practice because the need is so great during this renaissance in medicine and health care. My work’s purpose is to help women to come fully into their power and knowledge of who they are through restoring the original balance beautifully intended for every one of us. When we feel our best, we can be our best!
I am a board-certified Ob/Gyn who had the great privilege and honor to take care of thousands of women in the past seventeen years, during their pregnancies and every phase of life from ages 10 to 95. However, as I saw more and more women and listened carefully to the stories of their lives and their bodies, I began to understand the limitations of conventional medical practice. I often felt that I did not have the proper tools to help women discover their true health and sense of well-being. And as I devoted my life to helping others, I began to lose myself and my own health and vitality. I almost let my life completely slip away from me. Because I understand this struggle so well, having traveled this moment-to-moment journey toward remembering and realignment, I have become even more deeply committed to helping women on this path together.
I am here to listen to you, to understand your story.
I am here to help you understand how to restore balance in your body, mind, and spirit so that you feel so much better--your best. When you feel your best, you will have the energy and power to support and create the life you really want--the beautiful life that you are intended to live!
My conventional medical training began at the University of Virginia School of Medicine after I had completed my undergraduate and graduate studies there. I then completed my residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology with the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. I joined the private practice of Middlesex Ob/Gyn Associates, where I enjoyed a very busy practice for nearly 13 years. I have immense gratitude for all that I learned from my patients, teachers, and colleagues. However, I knew in my heart that there was much more to learn and understand, and so much more to do.
After becoming well-acquainted with the work of Dr. Mark Hyman, a leader and revolutionary in the world of functional medicine, I embarked on my path to equip myself more thoroughly to take care of myself and others. To this end, I completed a two-year fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine founded by Dr. Andrew Weil, the internationally recognized expert in integrative medicine, medicinal herbs, and mind-body medicine. After I completed the Kalish Method Functional Medicine Mentorship, I embarked on intensive and comprehensive training in functional medicine with the Institute for Functional Medicine. I am now an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP) with expertise in hormonal, GI, immune, energetic, and cardiometabolic health, and detoxification. This body is so amazing! Come learn about it with me!
To understand more deeply about what it is to be human, to live in these human bodies, I've explored other avenues of healing and living. In 2016 while leaving my conventional medical practice, I completed 200-hour yoga teacher training with Barbara Ruzansky at West Hartford Yoga, and have been taught and attuned to Level 1 and 2 Reiki, both on the path to understanding the underlying energy which animates everything.
What actually equips me best to help others is my experience with the joys and challenges of living this precious life. I am a grateful mother to two amazing boys in whom I am in utter awe. I understand first-hand how very difficult it can be to balance the demands of motherhood and work both inside and outside of the home. There has been great sacrifice and pain in my personal life as I have struggled to maintain self-care while working as a full-time obstetrician/gynecologist. I have also navigated a serpentine course through a nearly lifetime struggle with recovery from trauma and depression. AND I am in a space of gratitude for all of it, every moment. Why? Because my experience informs everything that I do moving forward, opening my heart more and more fully to compassion for myself and for others.