Dr. Orr joined Summit in September of 2018 as a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and a Licensed Psychologist. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (2003) with specializations in behavioral medicine and neuropsychology from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Tamara completed her Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Life Span) certification at VCU in 2014 and is Board Certified by the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC).
Tamara offers medication evaluation and management of mental health disorders for adults of all ages. She partners with clients to provide personalized mental health care by focusing on health education, wellness promotion and prevention of disease. Strategies used include psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy and monitoring the effects on mental health and wellness. Tamara collaborates with psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, social workers and other health professionals to provide coordinated client care and case management.
Outside of Summit, Tamara is employed at VCU in the Department of Hematology, Oncology and Palliative Care. She volunteers at CrossOver Ministries, a local non-profit health clinic, to provide psychiatric medication management. Tamara delights in time with her family, singing in her church choir, gardening, bicycling and travel.