About Dr. Rachael
Family Medicine Physician
For Dr. Rachael, practicing medicine is something of a family business. She continues to practice in her hometown of Gary, Indiana, with her father, Dr. David Ross and her brother, Dr. Nathaniel Ross, while mom Ruthie serves as office manager. Dr. Rachael’s sister, Rebekkah Ross, was also a physician and part of the Ross Family Doctors’ practice until she passed away from complications related to sickle cell anemia in 2011.
In 2012, Dr. Rachael received Northwest Indiana’s prestigious Athena International Service Award for the work she started in 2004 with her sister Dr. Rebekkah, mentoring girls in their hometown. The duo’s philanthropy has also been recognized by the National Council of Negro Women.
Dr. Rachael believes that each patient is different and unique and their plan for wellness should be tailored to meet their individual needs.
Dr. Rachael prides herself on her direct and practical approach to communicating with and caring for her patients.
Television, Radio, Speaker
While maintaining her medical practice in Gary, Indiana, Dr. Rachael Ross commuted back and forth to Hollywood, CA serving as a co-host on the Emmy® Award-winning talk show, The Doctors®. For three consecutive seasons she was the approachable Family Physician on the show that viewers worldwide related to.
As a sexologist, her engaging manner has garnered comparisons to Dr. Ruth Westheimer. A pioneer of groundbreaking discussions about relationships, sex, abstinence, HIV/AIDS prevention, and vaccine safety, Dr. Rachael has spread her message to audiences across the world on television, social media and numerous publications.
In addition to her family practice, Dr. Rachael has been a featured speaker at college campuses nationwide, has been quoted as an expert in Cosmopolitan and Self magazines to name a few, and has hosted her own nightly radio talk-show. She is also the author of Down Right Feel Right – Outercourse: For Her & For Him, designed to help couples develop greater intimacy and to provide singles with a framework for safer sex.
Dr. Rachael earned her M.D. from Meharry Medical College and her Ph.D. from the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists, along with a B.A. from Vanderbilt University, where she studied anthropology.
Dr. Rachael teaches and certifies clinical sexologists through her education academy – Dr. Rachael Institute.