Dr. Tara O’Brien ND

Dr. Tara O’Brien graduated from Bastyr University in 2020 and went on to complete a first-year residency program through Bastyr Center for Natural Health. She is now continuing her second year of residency at Eastside Natural Medicine. Dr. O’Brien practices from a trauma informed and weight inclusive paradigm, she believes that the clinical experience itself can be medicine. Establishing your personally held definition of health and unpacking where this definition came from to move toward an understanding of your own bodily autonomy is her highest goal for you as her patient. She is currently seeing patients for yearly wellness visits, acute visits, and problem focused exams. Dr. O’Brien uses physical medicine, counseling, and botanical medicine as her primary modalities, but is well versed in and leans on many more in the clinical encounter.  

Dr. O’Brien was raised in New England and transplanted to the west coast for school after working in agriculture post undergrad. She loves exploring the peninsula and all that the Olympic National Forest has to offer. In her spare time, she is passionate about art, farming, hiking, and is usually found in the pottery studio or her garden.

Areas of Clinical Interest:

  • Pediatrics
  • Adult Annual Exams
  • Hormone Regulation
  • Thyroid Conditions
  • Diabetes Management
  • Digestive Conditions
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Physical Medicine
  • Chronic Health Conditions