Hello, I am Tara Fox, and excited to join the Excel for Life provider team!
I am a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with 8 years of experience. I received my Masters of Nursing from Vanderbilt University in 2010 before moving to DC where I worked in a specialty clinic focusing on infectious disease and post-infectious syndromes. My six-year tenure provided me with opportunities to work with healthcare professionals from all over the country, combine my knowledge of child development and evidence-based practice, and deepen my passion to improve outcomes for those suffering from chronic illness secondary to infection. After accruing a large population of patients with Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder After Streptococcus (PANDAS), I began to recognize the deficiencies in care for this vulnerable population, and the frustration many families are faced with throughout the diagnosis and treatment process. In 2017, I decided to further my academic career pursuing my Doctorate of Nurse Practitioner (DNP) degree at Georgetown University focused on improving the current PANDAS screening process. Since starting my DNP program, I have maintained my clinical and leadership skills working as a Lead Nurse Practitioner at a Richmond, VA-based pediatric after-hours clinic where I have had the pleasure of treating children up to 21 years of age for acute illness and injury.
While working in DC, I was fortunate enough to meet Dr. Miller. Since our introduction in 2014, we have collaborated to improve the well being of many patients at our separate clinics but now hope to spend our collaborative efforts building a practice to meet the needs of the pediatric population, particularly those with chronic illness, infections, and associated neuropsychiatric disorders.
When I am not doing schoolwork or in clinic, I enjoy playing tennis, painting, taking long walks with my Labrador, Tucker, and trying new restaurants with my boyfriend.
I look forward to meeting with you and your family!