Dr. Tara Calmes-Norgaard

Doctor of Nursing Practice and Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner

Dr. Tara Calmes-Norgaard was conventionally trained in Neurology and Pain Management. She saw patients struggling to get better and started looking for the underlying cause of conditions. She has extensive experience treating chronic conditions, such as, tick-borne/vector-borne illness, cognitive decline, chronic pain, neurological conditions, hormonal imbalance, mast cell activation, mold/biotoxin illness, gut health, autoimmunity, traumatic brain injury, mood issues, seizures, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, headaches/migraines and Alzheimer’s Disease.

She has a passion for helping patients identify and treat the cause of symptoms and disease. Her clinical experience (starting in 2005) includes treating patients with complicated conditions. She thinks outside of the box. She searches for ways to help patients achieve long-lasting health and symptom improvement. She looks at the whole person and develops an individual plan that includes addressing these root causes. She finds joy in helping patients return to a functioning state or get to the best version of themselves.

She enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. They love camping, hiking, biking, skiing and being outdoors. She feels fortunate to have the functional and root cause background, as this has been crucial for keeping herself and her family healthy.

“I would be honored to be a part of your health care team!”

Education & Specialized Training

  • University of Minnesota, Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Master’s of Science-Nurse Practitioner
  • Certified through Functional Medicine University
  • IV Nutritional Therapy Certification
  • Ozone/Prolozone Certification
  • ILADS and Horowitz Lyme Provider Certification

Completed Conferences

  • Institute of Functional Medicine- Hormone Module, Cardiometabolic Module, Environmental Module and Applying Functional Medicine in Practice Module completed
  • Pain Neutralization Technique
  • Core and Advanced Frequency Specific Microcurrent Courses
  • BioTe Peptide Course
  • ZRT and Practical CME Bioidentical Hormone Courses
  • List is not comprehensive and continues to grow!

Areas of Expertise & Interest:

  • Neurological and Brain Health
  • Mold/Biotoxin Illness
  • Lyme and Tick-borne Diseases
  • PANS/PANDAS/Autism
  • Long-haul/Post-Covid
  • Memory Issues
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis/Multiple Sclerosis/Lupus
  • Thyroid Optimization/Hashimoto’s
  • Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Autoimmunity and Low Dose Naltrexone
  • Mental Health
  • Peptide Therapy
  • Mitochondrial Health
  • SIBO/Candida/Leaky Gut/Digestive Dysfunction
  • Heavy Metal Detoxification
  • Insulin Resistance/Diabetes
  • Genetics
  • Vagal Nerve Health/Limbic System Retraining
  • Lifestyle and Diet Education
  • Mindfulness and Stress Reduction
  • Nutritional Analysis, Stool, Allergy, Saliva, Hormone Testing, etc

Laboratory Services

  • Vibrant America Labs
  • Great Plains Laboratory
  • ZRT Laboratory
  • Diagnostechs
  • Genova
  • Lab Corp.
  • Quest Diagnostics
  • Doctor’s Data
  • Cyrex Labs
  • Diagnostics Solutions
  • IGeneX
  • Realtime Laboratory
  • SpectraCell