Hands on Family Health, P.C.

Dr. Tara L. Whiteman-Fager

Tara L. Whiteman-Fager, Doctor of Chiropractic, is a graduate of New York Chiropractic College. She completed her internship at the Levittown Health Clinic on Long Island. While working there, Dr. Tara cared for men and women of all ages, eventually taking a strong interest in pediatric and prenatal care. Dr. Tara also worked closely with a supervising clinician to develop a basic motor skill training program geared towards helping children who were already under chiropractic care to develop basic motor skills and then enhance their speed, agility, and endurance.

Work History

After Dr. Tara L. Whiteman-Fager completed her internship, she relocated to Palatine, Illinois to open her chiropractic practice alongside her husband, Dr. William S. Fager.  Dr. Tara possesses a strong background in rehabilitative therapeutic exercises and continues to lead the rehabilitative therapeutic exercise department for Hands On Family Health, P.C.

Certification and Innovation

As an active member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, Dr. Tara pursues her passion for treating pediatrics and prenatal women. She dedicates her chiropractic treatment specifically to mothers and their infants/toddlers/children. Her repertoire of techniques include but are not limited to, Diversified, Drop Table, NIMMO/Receptor Tonus Technique, and Cranial Sacral Technique. She is also certified in the Webster Technique—a specific technique reserved for expectant mothers. Dr. Tara is also furthering her education with Intersect 4 Kids, a program addressing Complementary Alternative Medical options for children with neurodevelopmental disorders.

Dr. Tara has developed and instituted a one-of-a-kind Allergy and Sensitivity Counseling program targeted at helping to determine and mange food and environmental allergies and sensitivities. This also includes assisting people in achieving their optimal health through exploration of food and appropriate supplementation/vitamins.

Community Contribution

Throughout her years of practice, Dr. Tara has earned a reputation in the community as a unique and valuable resource for parents, both established and expectant, who choose to become informed about alternative and natural means of birthing and parenting. Her passion for educating, learning from, and supporting her fellow parents in the surrounding community is a driving force in her chosen line of work. It is the reason behind the formation of the Mothers Nurture Group, a seasonal meet-up group dedicated to delivering the newest, most up-to-date information and research on alternative parenting choices. Known by children as “Dr. Mommy Fager”, her naturally nurturing bedside manner, uniquely honed clinical skills, and repertoire of resources has been a mainstay for several years within her community.


Dr. Tara has recently launched a Health and Wellness Coaching Program to more efficiently serve her community/clientele.  This unique program is directed toward individuals of all ages who wish to optimize their health through simple, achievable, natural means.

Personal Life

Dr. Whiteman-Fager was born and raised in Fort Plain, New York, and is a Fort Plain high school graduate. She then graduated with Honors, Magna Cum Laude, from The College of Saint Rose, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology.

Dr. Tara is a mother to three beautiful, energetic, and healthy boys and a beloved golden retriever. She enjoys outdoor activities at large including hiking, gardening, horseback riding, and photography.