Dr. Tam Spat is a licensed Naturopathic Physician in the State of Arizona. He has worked in the medical field since 1986. Prior to becoming a Naturopathic Physician, he worked as a Respiratory Therapist in a variety of hospital settings, including adult, pediatric and neonatal intensive care units, in addition to emergency room, trauma, burn unit and urgent care.
Dr. Spat received his B.S. Degree with a Major in Respiratory Therapy and a Minor in Chemistry from Loma Linda University. He received his Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona (one of the nation’s five accredited naturopathic medical schools). During his clinical rotations at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Spat was trained in three separate types of medicine: Natural Medicine, Conventional Medicine, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He received additional advanced training in acupuncture at Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine & Acupuncture. Dr. Spat’s comprehensive education and Integrative Medical Training allows him to consider every opportunity for healing and provides assurance that serious health conditions do not go unnoticed or are misdiagnosed.
Dr. Spat immigrated to the United States from Vietnam at an early age and lived in central Florida and southern California. Since his parents worked for the U.S. State Department, he spent most of his teenage life traveling overseas to Latin America, and the Middle East, where he experienced diverse cultures and customs. After graduating from Loma Linda University, he became a Respiratory Therapist and received many awards for outstanding performance.
In 1995 he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. After brain surgery, his doctors recommended radiation and chemotherapy treatment. He declined and instead pursued naturopathic alternatives to treat his symptoms. He fought and overcame his brain tumor. As a result of his experience, he decided to go back to college and become a Naturopathic Physician.
Dr. Spat’s specialized medical training, and diverse cultural and work experiences, have uniquely prepared him to provide each patient with excellent and personalized care.
Dr. Spat had served as a Physician Member on the Board of Director for Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association (AZNMA). Currently, he serves as a Physician Board Member for the Arizona Naturopathic Physician Medical Board.