Thomasina (Tammy) Copenhaver, RN, BSN, ND is a registered nurse and naturopathic doctor with more than thirty years’ experience in the health care profession. She started out as a candy striper and nurses’ aide at King’s Daughter’s Hospital in Martinsburg, West Virginia. It was there that she decided to pursue a career in nursing. She completed her bachelor of science degree in nursing at West Virginia University and is a proud Mountaineer fan!
Following graduation, she worked in various clinical settings beginning with a community hospital, where she worked in every department in preparation for her nursing board exam. She left after two years to become a staff nurse at the Veteran’s Administration hospital where she worked in the nursing home care unit. There she found her favorite group of people to work with and care for—the elderly. When her husband returned to college, she moved back to WVU and became assistant director of nursing at Sundale Nursing Home.
When her husband graduated, she moved again and taught nursing skills at Hagerstown Community College and worked for an orthopedic surgeon as his office and clinical nurse, and personal assistant. After her children were born she worked part time as a legal nurse consultant, advocating for nursing home abuse victims and workers’ compensation rights.
After her husband was diagnosed with cancer and healed with surgery and natural methods, Tammy went to graduate school to become a doctor of naturopathy. For the last twelve years she has consulted with clients individually, free of charge, through word of mouth, friend to friend, educating them, juicing with them, sharing products at her kitchen table, and empowering them to take responsibility for their health through “conscious living.” Through her blog and writing for both Examiner.com and NaturalNews.com/ blogs; she has helped people from as far away as Turkey and Fukushima, Japan.