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She was very kind and helpful. She didn't seem rush and addressed all of our questions.
September 26, 2023
She was very nice and explained things well.
September 8, 2023
Dr. Anderson and Amanda are so personable and helpful. Especially when your hands are full with two under two!
August 24, 2023
Dr. Anderson is very knowledgeable, thorough and kind with kids. I appreciate her taking the time to ask my daughter questions and understand her concerns and worries.
July 18, 2023
Dr. Anderson is always friendly and personable. She always makes me feel like I’m doing a great job as a mom!
June 29, 2023
From the first time we met Dr. Anderson she has been exceptional. She has always listened to our concerns. She has treated our children with care and respect, and as a mother that means more to me than I can express. Her bedside manner is one of someone that truly cares about her patients and she is genuine. I would recommend her to anyone. I have not met many of the other doctors but on the occasions our children were sick and she was not available the other doctors within the practice were truly wonderful.
June 21, 2023
She’s the best. We feel like we are being listened to by our children’s provider.
May 5, 2023
She is so kind, and listens to all my concerns. Makes me feel at ease.
May 5, 2023
she always has great answers to all my questions, so glad we have her as a provider for our kids!
April 21, 2023
Dr. Andersen is very patient, even when our daughter is nervous or upset. She is easy to talk to and always takes the time to address any concerns or questions we may have.
March 1, 2023
Dr Andersen is the best! She is always upbeat, knowledgeable, and my kids love her. She can calm my curious and at times unruly 15 month old quickly.
January 11, 2023
Very kind and listened carefully to my concerns.
November 15, 2022
A wonderful physician who is always helpful and attentive to patient concerns and questions
November 11, 2022
She always does a great job at asking if I have any questions and also taking the time to answer any of the ones I might have.
October 12, 2022
She's great with my kids with various abilities. Listens to them, is respectful and kind. Very knowledgeable and explains options.
October 4, 2022
She is kind and friendly.
September 11, 2022
This was only our second appointment- both for yearly physicals and Dr. Tara Andersen made my daughter feel right at home. Being a teen gets awkward and she made my daughter feel comfortable throughout the appointment.
August 2, 2022
Dr. Anderson was very thorough. She listen to all our concerns. My child felt very comfortable in her care. I would definitely recommend her. Thank you for your wonderful care and compassion.
March 24, 2022
This was our first encounter with Dr. Andersen and we had a great visit. She listened, asked questions, included us in the recommendation for treatment, provided instructions on what to look for if not resolving, and made sure we understood everything mentioned. If we didn't already adore our current pediatrician, we'd immediately switch to Dr. Andersen. Thank you.
March 3, 2022
Dr Anderson is a very knowledgeable physician. Our daughter was premie when she saw her at week one and we always trusted her with her medical decisions for our daughter and our baby girl is in excellent condition. She is the best doctor in McFarland clinic and I wish she was adult medicine doctor. Mcfarland clinic should promote these doctors. So caring, she loves her job and it reflects in her job.
February 15, 2022
My child has several disabilities. Dr. Andersen takes the time to hear her out in her language and give exam and treatment she's comfortable with and understands (the best she can in her terms). Prior care there had my child scared to go each time but now she is not terrified and knows the routine and is able to receive appropriate medical treatment.
February 14, 2022
I absolutely love. Dr. Anderson. She always makes me feel at ease and never makes me feel like my concerns or questions about my child or ever trivial. She works with me to kind of find, what's best for for my family, and she's just all around a great pediatrician. So I recommend her to everybody that I can, and she does an excellent job.
February 4, 2022
Our pediatrician is amazing! She is very personable & helpful with all of our questions & concerns. Our daughter loves her, too!
November 12, 2021
Dr Anderson is a great Dr. We are happy that she is taking care of our daughter. She is knowledgeable and compassion about her. Our daughter was premie and by having Dr Anderson as her doctor we have less stress. I wish I had a family Dr like her.
November 9, 2021
Dr. Andersen was very nice and helpful. She made sure to ask if we had any questions and covered any concerns with our newborn.
October 26, 2021
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Education & Professional Certification
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider
- Neonatal Resuscitation Program Provider
- Board Certified in General Pediatrics
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
- Bachelor of Science in Biology; 1996-2000
Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA
- Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine; 2000-2004
Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO
- Pediatrics; 2004-2007
Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO
- Pediatrics, Chief Resident; 2007-2008
- American Academy of Pediatrics Fellow