The Circle Triathlon…


Dr. Michael J. O’Connell, Barrington, New Hampshire, was a proud sponsor of the 2013 Circle Triathlon, which has been held annually since 2008 to benefit The Circle Program in Plymouth, New Hampshire.  The Circle Program’s mission is to provide skills, confidence and courage to socially and economically disadvantaged girls by providing adult and peer support through residential summer camp and year-round mentoring.

The race itself was a family-friendly “sprint” triathlon, or simply a relatively short race involving a swim, bike, and run portion. This year the Circle Triathlon was on Sunday, September 1st at three different locations that offered opportunities for varying athletic abilities:  Mt. Chocorua, Mt. Rattlesnake and Mt. Morgan.  To learn more about this event, visit

The smooth operation of the race was made possible by the efforts of countless volunteers, the use of the Riveredge Marina grounds, the Ashland town beach, and local roads with the support of local law enforcement and life safety professionals.

Dr. Michael J. O’Connell, believes in supporting the communities they are a part of. They are honored to stand alongside the other sponsors to give back to The Circle Program, a very deserving organization with such a commendable mission. To learn more about Dr. O’Connell and the way he supports communities, visit Giving back.


About Dr. Michael J. O'Connell, New Hampshire
Dr. Michael J. O'Connell of Barrington, New Hampshire, has forged a distinguished career spanning over three decades, as entrepreneur, physician, businessman, philanthropist and healthcare consultant. As former owner, administrator and CEO of a 225+ employee multi-specialty medical practice, Dr. O'Connell has dedicated his entire professional life to helping patients with family medicine and especially those experiencing chronic pain and all aspects of addiction. Since selling his family of healthcare businesses, he has never once contemplated retirement despite his rich and fulfilling journey, but instead has turned his focus to consulting in an industry starved for courage and creativity. Having weathered many political, technological and legal challenges, there is hardly a storm he has not confronted, a tempest he has not quelled, an urgent need he has not met. While the talking heads and self-proclaimed experts in the field have assumed the conventions and standards of the times, Dr. O'Connell does not believe in merely reflecting the herd mentality, but rather in leading the charge. Eschewing political correctness, Dr. O'Connell says and does what needs saying and doing, and not what the mindless masses expect. In addition to the continual education afforded by his variegated life experiences, Dr O'Connell earned his BS in Biochemistry at the University of NH in 1975, his Medical Degree from Dartmouth College in 1981, interned at Walter Reed Medical Center in 1982, Residency/Fellowship at UCSF in1986, and finished his Masters in Healthcare Administration at UNH in 1995. Dr. O’Connell enjoys many outdoor activities, including rock climbing, snowboarding, hiking, and golf. Through the decades Dr. O'Connell has supported many non-profit charities to include the St. Charles Home in Rochester NH, the Tri City VNA and Hospice, Hyder House, and Cocheco Valley Humane Society. To the latter organization alone Dr. O'Connell has donated over $180,000 and pledged another $250,000 in the “Bring-Us-Home” campaign for a new building. His “Matching Donations Christmas drive” has generated over $175,000 in charitable giving from the community. In addition Dr. O'Connell has participated in many dozens of other volunteer and donation efforts locally as well as in Africa and the Dominican Republic. For a listing of how I gave back to the community during my career and continue to do see:

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