Dr. Tamara Palka, MD

Where I Provide Care

Primary Office

123 Andover RD
Westbrook, ME  04092
phone: 207-761-2200
fax: 207-761-2108
123 Andover Road
Westbrook, ME  04092
Dr. Tamara Palka, MD

Tamara Palka, MD



My interest in children with developmental disabilities began in high school when I worked at a camp for children with special needs, and then my decision to become a physician became clear during a volunteer trip to Nicaragua in college. I have dedicated my career to working with children who are on the Autism Spectrum and/or have developmental delays.

After completing a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Maine Medical Center, I gained additional experience working on two inpatient neurodevelopmental psychiatric units and outpatient clinics in Baltimore and Philadelphia. Although these experiences were wonderful, I was an easy recruit back to Maine to work for Spring Harbor Hospital. I love living the Portland area, giving my own children the opportunity to experience, “the way life should be!”


Education & Credentials

Education & Credentials

Board Certifications
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2011
  • Psychiatry, 2010
  • Maine Medical Center, Child Psychiatry, 2009
  • University of Maryland Medical Center, Psychiatry, 2007
Medical Education
  • Saba University School of Medicine, M.D., 2004



  • Maine Behavioral Healthcare since 2013
  • Spring Harbor Hospital since 2014