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Dr. Tara Whitaker, MD

Family Medicine ·  Female · Age 38

Dr. Whitaker

Dr. Tara Whitaker, MD is a family medicine specialist in Boise, ID and has been practicing for 8 years. She graduated from University Of Washington School Of Medicine in 2011 and specializes in family medicine.


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(208) 947-7700

Dr. Whitaker accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross of Idaho
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Dr. Whitaker's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anaphylactic Food Allergies
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Biopsy
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Exam
  • Breast Pain
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Bunion
  • Burn Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cold Sore
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Skin
  • Dysentery
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Cosmetics
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Endometrial Biopsy
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Folliculitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Genital Herpes
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gout
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Hair Loss
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hip Sprain
  • HIV Screening
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Impetigo
  • Indigestion
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Injuries
  • Insomnia
  • Intertrigo
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Placement
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Removal
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Mole Removal
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Motion Sickness
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Nausea
  • Neonatal Care
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • Nexplanon® Etonogestrel Implant
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Physical Examination
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stitches
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulcer
  • Urinalysis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaccination
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wart Removal
  • Warts
  • Well Baby Care
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

About Me

Biography

"Dr. Whitaker is board certified in family medicine. Her professional interests include preventive care, newborn care, pediatrics,women's health, sexual health, family planning,and care of older adults. She earned her bachelor's degree in comparative...

Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

Family Medicine Residency Of Idaho
Residency Hospital
2014
Family Medicine Residency Of Idaho
Internship Hospital
2011
University Of Washington School Of Medicine
Medical School
2006
University Of Washington
Undergraduate School
2014
2011
2006

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Dr. Whitaker's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Whitaker

4.7

Based on 21 reviews

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Very knowledgeable and sensitive! Here are just a few things Doctor Whitaker has done for me: - Ensured my immunizations were up to date - Helped me change contraceptives - Referred me to specialists that fit my needs - Gave me nutrition and exercise advice - Refilled my prescription while I waited for appointment with a specialist I could not ask for a better primary care physician.
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Honestly, this was the worst doctors visit i've ever had. I used to work in a doctors office so i fully understand these reviews but i do feel like a little feedback could help here. The entire clinic was not on the same page from making my appt to the actual appt to leaving to following up. The MA was not helpful at all, did not smile alot and i felt like hated her job and it made my appt extremely uncomfortable.Tara was very nice, but not the MD for me, unfortunately i will not be back.
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Dr.Tara Whitaker did not want to treat me as her patient to begin with with. It takes a caring compassionate physician to treat to someone with depression. The third time she had "gotten busy and forgot my medication" I was done.. This was her way of getting rid of me. Sadly her notes have left me with no PCP.No neurosurgeons St Lukes will even schedule me. 2 staff at different locations were honest enough to tell me I won't get care in Ada County.
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