Iowa Specialty Hospital

Tara Rochleau, ARNP

Tara Rochleau, ARNP
Primary Clinic
Garner Clinic
840 West US-18
Garner, IA 50438

Practice Information

Joined Iowa Specialty Hospital

February 2020

Medical Interests

Family medicine for all ages and special needs population

Education & Professional Certification


Masters Degree in Nursing - University of Phoenix; Post-Masters Degree Family Nurse Practitioner - Allen College

Professional Societies

Sigma Theta Tau

Professional & Personal Interests

Leadership Roles

President of the Northwest Iowa Down Syndrome Society

Hobbies and Personal Interests

Enjoys travel, camping, biking, hiking, and golf.

Community Involvement

Board Member - Disability Rights of Iowa:  Coalition Advocate - National Down Syndrome Congress

Patient Comments

February 25, 2024

Very good at being informative. I've sustained this injury before and I learned new info this time around.

February 22, 2024

Tara is great....always takes the time to listen. Definitely an asset to Iowa Specialty Garner Clinic.

February 16, 2024


February 6, 2024

Tara needs reward and recognition for the amount of care she provided for looking at everything. She truly listened and cared and followed up. She is exceptional.

February 2, 2024

Love, love, love Tara. She listens and involves me in evey medical decisions.

February 1, 2024

I thought Tara was great!

December 19, 2023

Very satisfied

November 20, 2023

She communicated with me about everything, she said she would like to see me after I start the meds and when I see the heart doctor.

November 19, 2023

I have recommended Dr. Tara to my people. We both forgot a print out she did for me & she mailed it to me with a nice note.

November 7, 2023

I had a great experience with Tara. She seemed to make sure my option mattered to her about my diabetic care.

November 4, 2023

Tara is fantastic!!

November 3, 2023

Tara Rochleau is excellent.

October 26, 2023

Tara is very caring and well qualified in all areas.

October 23, 2023

Tara is AMAZING!! I couldn't ask for a better provider. She's the absolute best I've ever had.

October 19, 2023


October 15, 2023

As always, top notch

October 11, 2023

Tara is very helpful and tells it like it is.

October 10, 2023

Tara is wonderful! She always listens to my concerns and takes time with me to problem solve the issue and develop a treatment plan. I never feel rushed. I feel like I really matter!

September 22, 2023

I call her Doctor Tara. Easy to talk to, very knowledgeable, and professional.

August 17, 2023

Tara is outgoing and has good communication skills. We discussed my issues and agreed on our plan of action for my future

August 15, 2023

Tara is a good listener and a caring and very professional caregiver. When you are with her you have her whole attention. She also follows up if she needs to get more information.

August 11, 2023

Dr. Tara was sweet and was so good at describing what was going on with my fingers. She explained it very well. I highly recommend her to everyone!

August 9, 2023

Dr Tara wonderful

August 1, 2023

Tara is the best! Very professional!

July 31, 2023

Tara and Dakota were both extremely professional and caring.

July 29, 2023

Tara was very professional and also related well to me

July 28, 2023

Tara listens to any concerns and always take however much time is needed rather than rushing to her next patient.

July 24, 2023

My experience was best I've had in years from 2 other places.

July 20, 2023

Tara's great !

July 19, 2023

Tara was fabulous. I'm so happy with my provider choice.

June 30, 2023

I am very pleased with Tara!! She has made me feel like she cares and takes great care of me!!

June 29, 2023

Tara is a fantastic provider! She is thorough, logical, and explains her reasoning behind decisions she makes in a way her patients can understand, while also making sure their wants and needs are taken into account in the plan of care as well.

June 23, 2023

Tara is awesome!! She evaluated me efficiently & compassionately even though I was in a lot pain. She had the next step toward a diagnosis set up before I left the clinic.

June 17, 2023

Excellent care!! Have and will continue to recommend Tara.

June 10, 2023

Very good

May 31, 2023

Tara is thorough, and very kind.....knows her stuff.

May 26, 2023


May 22, 2023

She was very kind, very respectful, and listened to what I had to say.

May 13, 2023

Very good experience. All personnel were qualified and at ease.

April 27, 2023

Tara is always very professional!!!

April 23, 2023

"Get to know you" visit so mainly discussed my history but she answered other questions I had currently, like info. on phentermine & supplements I should be taking.

April 22, 2023

Tara seems genuinely concerned about my welfare and overall care I receive.

April 15, 2023

Very pleased. Love how the provider takes the time with personal life and person questions. Also asked several times if I had any concerns.

April 15, 2023

Tara is always thorough and caring.

April 14, 2023

First time here at the clinic. This clinic and Tara were exactly what I was looking for. Great place, friendly staff and very professional.

April 14, 2023

Tara does a great job.

April 12, 2023

Tara takes as much time as needed to ensure I understand everything. She is an excellent listener.

April 6, 2023

Tara is a very caring and efficient practitioner. Always concerned our needs are met!

April 6, 2023

Tara is an excellent provider and very caring and knowledgeable.

March 29, 2023

Tara always takes the time to explain things in a very caring manner. I know I can count on and trust her. She does an excellent job!

March 21, 2023

I have already recommended your services.

March 19, 2023

Tara is very personable and I feel very comfortable discussing my medical issues.

March 13, 2023

Tara always makes me feel "heard"

March 11, 2023

Tara is such a good provider and she shows concern and cares. I always recommend her to others.

March 7, 2023

Love Tara. She is always great!!

March 4, 2023

Always good with Tara.

February 28, 2023

Tara is wonderful! I love working with her because she talks to me, asks questions, involves me in treatment planning and overall makes me feel like I am the only patient in the clinic! I never feel rushed and I always feel that I get great treatment!

February 21, 2023

Tara is an exception provider. Cares for her patients

February 15, 2023

She always spends time with me and I don't feel rushed

February 8, 2023


February 7, 2023

Tara is absolutely caring, funny & VERY honest.

February 4, 2023

Tara and her nurse do an excellent job!

January 27, 2023

Every visit is above the EXCELLENT levelThank you

January 19, 2023

I have been looking for a good doctor. And I am very excited about having Tara as my doctor.

January 14, 2023

Love Tara - she is amazing!

January 11, 2023

Tara is wonderful!

January 7, 2023

All good

January 6, 2023

I like Dr. Tara very much and I'm happy with her.

December 22, 2022

The best.

December 21, 2022


December 8, 2022

Tara is awesome. I really enjoy her and feel very confident and comfortable having her as my Dr!!

December 7, 2022

Tara was wonderful.

December 1, 2022

Tara is always pleasant, listens to concerns and never insulting

November 30, 2022

Tara always listens well to her patients and addresses their concerns to the best of her ability

November 26, 2022

Being from Boston Massachusetts and the care in that state is excellent, I would compare Iowa Specialty at that level with Tufts, LeHay Clinic, Winchester. My health is a top priority to me for quality of life; and I wanted a hospital and staff to be the same way at every level, with professionalism, understanding, and care. I will say I found it with Iowa Specialty. Old fashion, expertise, great bedside manners and knowledgeable in allowing the patient to know about their care. I am really happy, and trustworthy of the entire staff and Hospital along with the excellent Doctors and nurses that have attended all my healthcare concerns.

November 20, 2022

Tara and her nurse are very good at what they do. IA specialty is very lucky to have them.

November 20, 2022

Covered weightloss options and options to ease menstrual pain. She was very detailed and thorough about the options I chose.

November 19, 2022

Tara Rochleau is excellent. I have referred her to others. She is genuinely concerned and explains everything so well.

November 19, 2022

Tara is great...always explains stuff in great detail.

November 18, 2022

Tara is such a good fit for me. She listens and makes me feel like we're a team.

November 17, 2022

Respects the patient's decisions. NP who I saw *Tara R. - has a great sense of humor - that is awesome to experience as a patient.

November 7, 2022

She seems to understand how my husband feels about things and knows how to relate to him.

October 19, 2022

Dr. Rochleau was very thorough, polite and informative.

October 10, 2022

Love how they collaborate with other medical staff, along with myself to get the best care plan in place

October 8, 2022

She always listens to my concerns and usually gives me a couple of options to proceed with treatment and explains pros and cons for each.

October 1, 2022

Tara is wonderful

September 30, 2022

Tara was very professional and made me feel comfortable.

September 24, 2022

Tara is awesome.

September 23, 2022

Tara always takes her time and wants to fix things the best she is able to and if she is unable she will point you toward what can.

September 21, 2022

Always get the Best care and Tara Rochleau ARNP takes time to make sure I am well taken care of! Up to date on everything!

September 9, 2022

Tara is an excellent provider and is very caring which is important to me.

August 20, 2022

Nurses and Tara are always informative and informative about options.

July 22, 2022

She took the time to talk about my health issues and recommendations. She checked everything out that I had issues with. Very satisfied

June 18, 2022

Excellent care and compassion provided! On the scale 1-5, the care is rocketed to +10.

June 16, 2022

Nothing negative at all

June 15, 2022

I recommend a lot to family and friends - I feel because the staff from the front desk to the lab/x-ray - physicians all are so nice & care. To me that is worth the drive.

May 20, 2022

She was concerned and explained anything we asked.

May 13, 2022


May 2, 2022

I always appreciate Tara's thorough evals. She also makes me feel comfortable discussing health issues and she doesn't come off as judgmental.

April 30, 2022

She is the best

April 16, 2022

Tara is EXCELLENT and explained things well.

April 13, 2022

Tara was very clear with describing my issue. I always leave feeling good.

March 30, 2022

Tara is always great with our care. I recommend her to others. Very caring!

March 19, 2022

Tara has always been very good to discuss and give her medical advice/suggestions. She never seems to be rushed and always seems to care very much.

March 19, 2022

Very helpful concerned listened to me and made sure I understood treatments and what to do if not getting better awesome

March 8, 2022

I have already recommended this facility and team to my family.

February 24, 2022

Everyone from the time I was checked in by the girls up front to the nurses aids , nurses, doctors I felt well informed and comfortable. Shared personal experiences with the same issue I have .

February 17, 2022

Excellent care

February 11, 2022


January 29, 2022

Great experience, she is very thorough.

January 15, 2022

Tara was awesome! She is always very thorough whether she is ahead of schedule or behind. She a great listener and does an awesome job

January 13, 2022

Good experience.

January 8, 2022

Tara was very upbeat, professional and caring throughout the visit.

December 29, 2021

The doctor I met was very nice & I plan to make her my primary doctor.

December 28, 2021

Tara was wonderful- she was patient as she listened to my concerns. Her exam was thorough and her follow-up was excellent.

December 21, 2021

Very happy with doctor

December 21, 2021

*Tara is thorough and goes the full distance to answer all questions and explains everything.

December 18, 2021

Tara was very professional and covered my concerns

December 9, 2021

Explained everything right away and took time to answer my questions.

November 28, 2021

They did a good job explaining my condition and took time to treat me as a person not a number. I appreciated that they took the time even though it was towards the end of the office hours.

November 27, 2021


November 21, 2021

I tell everyone that this where I go

October 18, 2021

I am very impressed with Tara.

September 29, 2021

This was my first visit with Tara. She was very nice, explained my question so I could understand them and was very thorough. I will definitely recommend my friend see her.

September 27, 2021

All of my experiences so far at ISH have been far superior to other experiences elsewhere

September 27, 2021

Tara is simply AMAZING

September 20, 2021

Kudos to Tara

September 15, 2021

First time I had ever seen Tara and I really liked her. Very personable and concerned about my health.

September 13, 2021

Tara is top notch-I feel so comfortable talking with her about my concerns. She addresses them without making me feel stupid that I asked. I have difficulty with decisions-she will rephrase the questions so I can answer truthfully & make a decision. She's top notch!!
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