Dr. Tara L. Coppola, N.D., M.S.

Dr. Tara L. Coppola, N.D., M.S.

Dr. Tara Coppola, a second year resident at HNNH, is a board certified Naturopathic Doctor licensed in the state of New Hampshire. She earned her clinical Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and Master of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport (UB) in Bridgeport, CT in 2021. For her thesis, she authored research on the use of viscum album in cancer care.

Dr. Coppola has completed postdoctoral study specializing in homeopathy. Homeopathy utilizes a minute amount of substance to stimulate the body’s own healing ability and bring balance to the internal systems of the body. Dr. Coppola has studied with the New England School of Homeopathy for the past three years diving deeper into the cycles and segments of homeopathic prescribing.

Prior to completing her education at UB, Dr. Coppola obtained a Master of Science in Health Education at Southern Connecticut State University and became a CT certified biology and health education teacher. During her studies in education, she authored a health curriculum augmentation teaching the science behind nutrition in high school health education classrooms. As a former teacher, Dr. Coppola taught high school Biology and Anatomy & Physiology in New Haven, CT and middle school Health Education in Darien, CT.

For her undergraduate education, she attended the University of New Haven (UNH) obtaining two Bachelors of Science, one in Nutrition and Dietetics and the other in Premedical Biology with a minor in Chemistry. Prior to obtaining her bachelors, Dr. Coppola attended Tunxis Community College obtaining an Associate of Science in Human Services.

Throughout college Dr. Coppola worked in the fitness industry, helping her clients reach their fitness and health goals. Her career spanned almost twenty years working as a personal trainer, group exercise instructor, cycling instructor, and nutritionist. During this time she also competed on the women’s physique stage. Being active in this sport gave her a first hand understanding of the adaptation capacity of the body and the power of the mind.

Dr. Coppola is driven to help her patients heal their bodies and improve their quality of life through the power of natural medicine.