I try to see healthcare through the eyes of my patients, focusing on what they want and need. I feel my job is to advocate for my them and to help them navigate through the complex healthcare world. I believe that if I listen with intent to my patients they can help me help them get back to optimum health. I feel all patients want the same basic thing from their provider and that is communication, respect, access, emotional support, education, involvement of their family and friends in their health plan and safety. I believe in the mind- body- sprit approach to health and wellness.
National Research Corporation – Best Practice Advisor 2015- Present
Bemidji State University Nursing Department – Adjunct Faculty 2005 - Present
Tamera is married with 2 adult sons who are also married. Together as a family, they are own and operate in a family fishing resort about 25 miles from Bemidji. In her spare time she loves to travel, meet new people and learn about life in different parts of the country and world. She is also an avid Nebraska football fan.
Bemidji Area Indian Health Service Excellence in Care Award – 2008, 2011