Residency Program

Champlain Center for Natural Medicine is proud to host a Bastyr University affiliate residency program. Affiliate residency programs are highly competitive and attract graduates from the most prestigious Naturopathic institutions throughout the US and Canada. A recent graduate Naturopathic Doctor resident progresses from a purely observational role into an independent role over the course of one year. This progression is monitored and facilitated by each of the physicians on staff. Our experienced physicians are always available and on call to support and consult when the physician begins to see patients on their own.

Dr. Tara Pollock, ND

Dr. Tara Pollock received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine with honors from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Phoenix, Arizona. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Dr. Pollock’s practice is focused on primary care with special interest in chronic disease, autoimmune disorders, women’s health, and pediatrics. She is licensed to practice acupuncture in the state of Vermont and uses it as an adjunctive treatment for both acute and chronic conditions, as well as a way to stimulate the body’s ability to heal. Dr. Pollock treats each case individually and offers compassionate care that focuses on empowering the patient. She uses a variety of naturopathic modalities in treatment, including but not limited to: nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, and mind-body medicine. She is passionate about helping people find a way to feel their best so that they can live life to the fullest. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, yoga, dancing, cooking, and reading.

Dr. Alison R. Maloof, ND

Dr. Alison R. Maloof is originally from Western Massachusetts. After spending time living and working in Florida, California, and the United Kingdom, she moved to Chicago, Illinois where she received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from National University of Health Sciences.
Since childhood, Dr. Maloof has had an interest in the healing arts, but it wasn’t until she started teaching yoga and doing extensive volunteer work that she found her way into medicine. She has a passion for helping others and for natural forms of medicine. Her experiences with backpacking and working as a trailblazer on the west coast expanded her appreciation for the beauty and benefits nature has to offer. This combined with her creative upbringing, learning various forms of art from her mother, such as painting and basket weaving, paved a road towards a love for naturopathic medicine.
Dr. Maloof joined CCNM in October and is thrilled to be working in the beautiful state of Vermont. As a natural primary care physician, She works with chronic and acute conditions including: digestive concerns, endocrine disorders, women’s health issues, nutritional imbalances, food sensitivities, musculoskeletal conditions, anxiety, depression, and more. Dr. Maloof has a firm belief in finding the underlying cause of illness and working as a team with her patients to create the conditions for health.
In her spare time, Dr. Maloof enjoys yoga, meditation, hiking, folding origami animals, and skiing