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Qualifications and Experience
Tara Condell is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist at Top Balance Nutrition who specializes in general nutrition, weight management, gastrointestinal disease, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes care. A native San Franciscan, Tara received her bachelor’s degree in dietetics from San Francisco State University. She completed her dietetic internship at James J Peters VA Medical Center and will soon finish her master's degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University. Tara is well-versed when it comes to helping people tackle food; from working with lower socioeconomic Veterans in the Bronx to Manhattanites at Weill Cornell’s IBD Center. She is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Greater New York Dietetic Association, Chinese Americans in Nutrition and Dietetics, Nutrition Entrepreneurs (2016 award winner), and Weight Management groups. Nutrition encompasses many of her favorite things in life: food, helping people, and science. Tara realized nutrition was her calling after being the sole caretaker of a critically ill parent and seeing how nutrition interactions in the body play a huge role in health. Enjoyment is an aspect of overall wellness, and to that end, Tara has a passion for dining and has been lucky to try fantastic restaurants from around the world.
Verified Patient Reviews
Tara listened to what my exact needs were both prior to arrival and during the appt.
I have been to several RDs and Tara is by far the best. She has a very balanced perspective and guides you through the real-life challenges of losing weight while being an active, social adult. There is no restriction or off-limits foods, which makes success attainable and enjoyable. During appointments, she takes time to review upcoming social engagements and look at menus so you can make the best possible choices while enjoying but still staying in track. Tara is prompt, professional and truly cares about the success of her patients. I would highly recommend her!
Very nice lady! Friendly & funny. I didn’t get a sense that her suggestions were tailored to me. I was really searching for options about foods to eat, not just a standard list. I asked about options that were healthier and fell into parameters of her guidelines and didn’t get my answer specifically. She appeared to be a bit annoyed at that question. As a person who doesn’t eat enough and has a low metabolism and wants to lose weight, I wanted more of a variety of suggestions. Not everyone eats or likes what’s on the list provided. A bit discouraging.
Tara is an excellent nutritionist. She is to the point and direct without being harsh. She understood my needs and goals and help me set realistic lifestyle goals for myself, instead of shoving a diet plan in my face. It was a very pleasant experience and I will be seeing her again.
Very friendly and knowledgeable person. Would recommend.
Tara is amazing, she knows what’s she talking about, but she does not make you feel clueless or judged . She has an awesome personality and she very professional as well. I’ll be seeing her again for sure.
She was so intelligent and personable. I’m really excited to work with her to alleviate my symptoms.
Not very helpful or personalized. She basically gives you health tips out of a textbook from college (and she just graduated). The basic info she gives you could easily just find on Google.
Enjoyed my appointment with Tara. She knew everything about my condition and gave me a ton of useful resources to manage it. She was caring, understanding, and walked me through my condition in a way I could understand. Wish I had seen her sooner!
She knows what she’s talking about and getting on journey with her makes healthy living more exciting and encouragingly reachable!
Tara is helping me improve everything about my eating habits from top to bottom - every week we push forward from past progress and make spot adjustments based on any difficulties encountered during the week. Thanks Tara!
This is the first time in a long time I've left a medical appointment feeling empowered, respected, and understood. Tara is wonderful!
Tara is very down to earth yet highly knowledgeable at the same time. Her directive and lighthearted approach with her patients is the perfect balance. I look forward to working with her more in the future and I highly recommend Tara to anyone with who's looking for an expert Dietitian to help with IBD and/or weight-loss goals.
It was a great experience. Tara is knowledgeable and practical. I highly recommend her!
I really enjoy working with Tara. She wants to shop and pushes you to stop making excuses. She’s exactly what I’ve been looking for.
Great! I loved it !
Super knowledgeable and easy to talk to! definitely recommend
Very knowledgeable, helpful and professional. I strongly recommend her!
Tara is amazing and personable
Awesome! I left feeling energized, focused, and committed to my weight loss program. Can't wait to visit her again.
Tara Condell taught me more about how to eat in 45 minutes than I learned over my whole life. I left my visit excited to start using everything she taught me.
Very down to earth and understanding. She understood my issues with food and wanted to find a perfect harmony for my change
Tara genuinely cares about the well-being of her patient (s). She was thorough with me and it was the first time in a long time where I felt that I could change my life and have better eating habits. She worked to identify my eating patterns and set up goals. She is wonderful!
Tara was great! She is very knowledgeable and gave me a realistic plan and awesome tips on how to get to my weight goal.
My first appointment with Tara was very enlightening. I thought I was eating well but after the meeting I understood where I was going wrong and what adjustments I needed to make. She is patient and does not give you an unrealistic plan to follow. I look forward to seeing how this works for me!