Usha Tatini, MD
Dr. Tatini is an accomplished physician who recently transitioned from a successful 20-year career at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. While she was very content at the Mayo Clinic, she has received reoccurring messages and insights during her daily meditation that her purpose at the Mayo Clinic had been fulfilled. Exploring the next step in her life journey and following her insights, Dr. Tatini became a Certified Wellness Inventory Coach and received certifications from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.
Dr. Tatini was born and raised in India where meditation was an essential tool to train the human mind. She grew up with the notion that a person is a combination of mind, body, and spirit. These principles have stayed with her throughout her training and practice of medicine.
Dr. Tatini began her training in the United States, first by earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University with a major in Biology and a minor in Arts. She understood that science is left brain dominant and wanted to nurture her right brain as well. She consciously made the decision to minor in art history which included photography.
Her medical degree is from New York Medical College. She completed her residency training in Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Tatini then moved to Arizona to be the first female chief resident within the Mayo Foundation. She stayed with Mayo Clinic Arizona and quickly became assistant professor of medicine within the famous Mayo Medical School. She is also a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Medical Association.
As an avid learner, Dr. Tatini has designed multiple educational curricula for residents and is recognized for her well-designed lectures and presentations at national conferences. She served as the chairman of Mayo’s Academic Excellence Day, and has successfully mentored many residents who have excelled in their academic careers and authored multiple publications. She has won awards for her outstanding work in many programs.
Dr. Tatini has been a valuable member of key institutional committees. Her participation in clinical research studies has proven invaluable to their findings. “The Mayo Foundation is a huge library to me” she says. She thoroughly enjoyed studying, including many world famous physicians at the clinic.
Dr. Tatini’s perspective……….
“Field of Medicine teaches how to take care of others but it doesn’t teach us how to take care of ourselves.” Once she realized this, She started to explore. Chinese wisdom says “when a student is ready, the teacher will appear”. These practices and life skill are heavily influenced by modern day wisdom teachers including Eckhart Tolle, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Wayne Dyer and more. She also studied Qigong with renowned Grand Master, Ken Cohen. “ Dr. Tatini practices what she teaches others”, noted a Mayo staff member.
As her inner practice deepened, her awareness heightened. She experienced personal transformation, the inward journey became more important and valuable. She began to let go of external entanglements including institutional committees. She found meaning in spending time to get to know the patient that has the condition rather than focusing on the condition itself. A favorite quote by Mahatma Gandhi, “Lose yourself in serving others to find yourself” came true.
A strong advocate for integrating holistic stress reduction and management into healthy living, Dr. Tatini believes that “When we feel well, we can focus on our wholeness and reach our full potential. There is much joy in living and we all should experience it “.
Dr. Tatini is an avid gardener. “Gardening to me is my medicine without a prescription and no limit on the dosage”. She is also a wildlife photographer.
Dr. Tatini’s compassion for other beings expanded through the use of the optic lens of a camera. As one of her nurses said “her pictures are breath taking and should be sent to National Geographic “. Spending time with nature offers her balance in life and is her antidote to stress. She also volunteers as a Steward with the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy and was the winner of the Conservancy’s CHET award (Character, Heart, Enthusiasm, Teamwork) in 2016.
Cho Long Kim, NMD
Dr. Cho Long Kim is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor and a Primary Care Physician licensed in the state of Arizona. Dr. Kim earned her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ in 2008. Her medical training encompassed an extensive curriculum that elegantly merged every aspect of conventional and ancient natural medical practices. Prior to medical school, she earned her Bachelor of Sciences degree in Biochemistry from The University of California, Riverside. Her scope of practice has included Environmental Medicine, Pharmacology, Minor Surgery, Homeopathy, Nutrition, Acupuncture, Botanical medicine, and Physical manipulation. She utilizes a combination of naturopathic and allopathic modalities to support the healing process already occurring in our divine bodies. She is honored to be serving our patients at An Oasis of Healing in Mesa and stays actively involved in multiple research projects in integrative cancer care in order to ensure that every therapy that is offered at An Oasis of Healing continues to be safe, effective, and on the cutting edge of science. In her free time, she enjoys making music, yoga, hiking, and spending time with her family and friends.