With over two decades of clinical expertise, Dr. James R. Taggart leads an innovative practice as the founder of Shasta Meadows Wellness Center. His vision is to provide proven treatment options addressing depression and pain with patients who have yet to find relief with traditional medical options. Through the use of ketamine, IV therapy, and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), Dr. Taggart treats conditions such as depression, PTSD, and chronic pain, to name a few. He has created an environment where patients are heard and remain in control of their healthcare. Dr. Taggart stays current in the latest treatment options, best practices, and recommendations to ensure patients heal in the most natural manner possible.
Dr. Taggart grew up in Vermont and was raised in an environment that instilled his determination, perseverance, and strong character values. He was inspired to be a physician from an early age when he rode alongside his mother, an EMT in the ambulance in the local town's Volunteer Squad, and learned ACLS at age 11 from his science teacher. He was educated at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and completed his medicine internship at Brown University. He subsequently completed emergency medicine residencies at the University of Florida and Yale University. This set him on the path to becoming a highly skilled and well-respected emergency medicine physician.
During his two decades in this role, he has served his communities at various distinguished healthcare facilities. As his clinical expertise grew, he developed strong leadership qualities. These led him to roles in emergency medicine such as associate regional medical director, regional medical director, and chief of emergency medicine. Through these valuable experiences, Dr. Taggart became exceptionally well qualified in the management of emergency medical services, quality patient care, and the oversight of clinical quality.
During his career, Dr. Taggart has developed extensive clinical experience with ketamine with emergency room patients. He has also been trained and certified with Cenegenics, involving bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and anti-aging therapeutics. In addition, Dr. Taggart has trained and certified with leading authority Dr. Chan Gunn with IMS.
Dr. Taggart has demonstrated perseverance, commitment, and a passion for finding alternatives to treating depression in his personal life. He stood steadfastly supporting a close family member through debilitating depression. His energies and efforts have remained focused on their care and inspired him to find treatment alternatives and improve the quality of life for those who suffer. Because of these experiences, he can relate on a deeply personal level to those suffering and stays committed to making a difference in people's lives.