Tamara loves to be able to take care of the people she lives and works with in the community. She was born and raised in Southern Idaho and is an alumnus of the College of Southern Idaho, Boise State University and she received her MBA from Western Governors University. She recently joined the Wellness Tree team after spending the last 8 years doing nonprofit work in the community. She is passionate about education and healthcare and works to create access for everyone. She is a member of the Blue Lakes Rotary Club and loves being able to serve in the community. She is married with two lovely teenage children and loves to spend time outside hiking, kayaking, white water rafting and just walking around this beautiful community.
Back in 2004 the founders of the Wellness Tree Community Clinic, John and Sandra Sexton, and Dr. Rick Sandison MD, felt called to help underserved patients in our community who lacked the health insurance and the financial resources required to obtain the health care services they needed. These three Christian volunteers recruited and inspired others, such as Dr. David McClusky II, who partnered with them to birth what is now an Idaho Registered Free Clinic health clinic which still operates in Twin Falls.
The clinic first provided free medical care on a small scale inside the Mustard Seed Thrift Store. But the clinic quickly outgrew the space available inside the thrift store and so management determined to open a stand-alone clinic in a larger space which would accommodate a higher volume of patients and services.
The Wellness Tree Community Clinic is now a stand-alone 501(c)(3) organization which services patients from seven counties. We strive to create a caring and welcoming environment as we provide a variety of free medical and dental services. We work to help underserved patients in our region in whatever ways we can.
The Wellness Tree Community Clinic is committed to continuing to provide care for our community members during the Covid-19 challenges. In order to protect our patients and staff we will be screening for the virus prior to allowing them to enter the clinic. This screening consists of nine questions and a temperature check. Also, all persons will be required to wear a face mask while inside the clinic at all times. If you do not have a mask, we will provide one. Thank you for your understanding.