To The Eastside Natural Medicine Community,
I want to thank you all for inviting me to take part in the care of you and your children over the
past year. It has been a privilege to serve this community. I am writing to inform you of my
departure from ENM. An opportunity has arisen that will allow me to move back home to
Massachusetts to be closer to family in the coming years.
My final day at Eastside Natural Medicine will be December 16th of next month. I will be seeing patients up until that time and will give you referrals if desired. I also want to express my deep confidence and gratitude for Dr. Rachel Collins, a student of mine from time at Bastyr, who has started on with her first year of residency here at ENM. Many of you have had the pleasure to meet Dr. Rachel and already
know the quality care that you will receive from her.
Once again, thank you for the privilege to serve your families.
-Dr. Tara O’Brien
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:
- Adult Annual Exams
- Hormone Regulation
- Thyroid Conditions
- Diabetes Management
- Digestive Conditions
- Cardiovascular Health
- Physical Medicine
- Chronic Health Conditions