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Dr. Tamara Darragh (pronounced dare-uh) is a Naturopathic Doctor registered with the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice (#1046) and licensed by the Vermont Secretary of State, Department of Professional Regulations (#099.0086731). She completed her Naturopathic Medical education and 3-year residency program in Family Medicine in the Chicago area, working in several multidisciplinary clinics with medical doctors, osteopaths, naturopaths, chiropractors, midwives and acupuncturists. She has additional training in Acupuncture, Functional Medicine through The Institute for Functional Medicine, a bachelors degree (BS) in Health Promotion from the University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA), a degree in Chiropractic Medicine (DC) from Northwestern Health Sciences University (Bloomington, MN) and a masters degree (MS) in Advanced Clinical Practice.
Prior to entering private practice, Dr. Darragh was an instructor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at National University of Health Sciences in Illinois, teaching Clinical Nutrition, Botanical Medicine, Women's Health and Naturopathic Clinical Theory.
Studio Within is the creative culmination of her experiences and intention to incorporate a practice paradigm of preventive and holistic healing oriented medicine which takes into consideration all factors that influence health, wellness and disease, the whole person interconnection (body, mind, spirit & community), including all aspects of lifestyle. She emphasizes the therapeutic patient-practitioner relationship and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative, with an emphasis on facilitating the body's innate healing response and the use of natural, effective, less-invasive interventions whenever possible. She wants to make sure you get the care you need, whether it is from her or in combination with other practitioners. She recognizes that good medicine must use the broader concepts of health promotion, prevention of illness as well as the treatment of disease, be inquiry driven and open to new paradigms and possibilities.
Dr. Darragh attempts to be a model of health and healing in her own life through self-exploration and self-development. She recognizes that life is a series of opportunities to make choices that support health and well-being or to make those that don't. Let's face it, it isn't always easy!
Her creative outlets are cooking, pottery, photography, quilting and sewing. She is an avid cyclist and outdoor enthusiast. She and her husband, Mike, love to ski, snowshoe, kayak, travel together and hang out with a cup of tea on Saturday morning.
She is excited to meet and partner with you on your path to lifelong health and wellness at Studio Within where she practices naturopathic and functional medicine in White Bear Lake, MN!