Request an Appointment
studio within faqs studio within frequently asked questions
While NDs are trained in primary care medicine, our scope of practice is limited in the State of Minnesota. We are happy to work with or help you find a primary care provider that will collaborate with us to be sure you have your bases covered in case you need care which requires acute attention, a new medication or change in your current prescription, hospitalization, surgery or obstetrical care. We love collaborating with other providers as our services often complement each other very well. Many other providers do not have the extensive nutritional, botanical, lifestyle or physical medicine training that NDs receive, but frequently recognize that patients can benefit from this kind of care. NDs can and do take extremely thorough histories and perform extensive physical examinations. We can perform labs (standard & specialty), order ultrasounds, x-rays, MRIs, CTs and other diagnostic tests. We can make referrals to other health care providers, such as internists, gynecologists, oncologists, gastroenterologists, rheumatologists, etc.
It would be appropriate to make this choice if you want to explore your health care options for most illnesses, are seeking ways to optimize your health, prevent disease and/or if you desire therapeutic options either in addition to or in place of medication and surgery for an illness. Health and illness are very multifactorial and need to be addressed from many vantage points. As an ND and Functional Medicine specialist, Dr. Tamara is trained to look at the details and the interconnections of the whole person. She can offer a unique therapeutic plan that offers many options.