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Dr. Paola Tapia, ND

“Homeopathic care has had an immense positive impact on my life and the lives of my patients. It is a very safe, gentle, and effective form of medicine; which is why I love it so much!

“I was born with mild Cerebral Palsy and growing up I went to countless doctor visits, physical therapy sessions, IEP meetings, etc. My parents had their hands full trying to manage all that my condition required and their 5 other children. I am deeply grateful to the surgeons, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and so many others. But there were things conventional medicine could not effectively address, which eventually led me to Naturopathic Medicine.

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“I have always had an intrinsic desire to help people and when I discovered Naturopathic Medicine I knew this was what I wanted to pursue. I saw the positive impact lifestyle changes had on my family and myself; I became enthralled with all the modalities at our disposal including nutrition, homeopathy, botanical medicine, Chinese medicine, and others. During my medical training at SCNM I was exposed to a variety of diseases and the versatility in treatment. I remember being taken aback when a patient with extreme anxiety came in for a follow up. She had been on several medications previously and had been struggling with anxiety for years. At the follow-up she reported her anxiety had resolved and she had not felt this well in years! I definitely wanted to learn more about this form of medicine. Case after case from Crohn’s, to MS, Ulcerative Colitis, Anxiety, ADHD, PANDAS, RA, and so many others, I saw the positive impact homeopathic care had in allowing the body to self-heal. Throughout medical school and my 2 years of General Medicine Residency I made it a focus to learn as much as I could about homeopathic medicine and continue doing so.

“I am glad to be serving the PANS/PANDAS community, as I am acutely aware of the demands and stress that children and their family go through each and every day when they have a child that needs treatment and care.”


Dr. Tapia received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM). She also completed a 2 year General Medicine Residency at SCNM with a focus in homeopathic care and women’s health. In her spare time she enjoys baking/cooking, creating DIY skin care products, watching classic films or just relaxing with a good cup of tea.

  • University of California, Santa Barbara- Bachelor of Arts, Business Economics and Global Studies
  • Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine-Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
  • 2 years SCNM General Medicine Residency

  • SCNM Teaching Assistant- Gynecology Lab, Phlebotomy Lab
  • American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)
  • Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association (AZNMA)
  • National Center forHomeopathy (NCH) 

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Dr. Bahr is an amazing individual and a great doctor. Her knowledge is built on a foundation of genuine warmth and care for others. Her ability to support those in their healing process, physically, mentally, and emotionally, is hard to find in the medical community. As a patient, I felt like she connected with me heart to heart, she displayed her compassion both in character and poise, and she asked the questions other doctors had dismissed in order to find the reason why I was feeling the way I was. Her intuition is impeccable. I felt like she continually sought to understand me as a whole person and to formulate a treatment that was unique for me. She also explained what was happening within my body and how the treatment she was implementing would help address the cause for the imbalance I was experiencing.