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S Bobo Tanner IV, MD, CCD


Director of Osteoporosis Clinic; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Divisions of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology; Co-Founder Vanderbilt Asthma Sinus Allergy Program; Best Doctors in America, 2017

4.9 4.9 247 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Adult Asthma
Adult Rhinitis
Adult Sinusitis
Allergy / Immunology
Allergy and Asthma
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Board Certificates

Allergy and Immunology - American Board of Allergy and Immunology, 2015
Rheumatology - American Board of Internal Medicine, 2013
Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine, 1986


MD - Wake Forest University, 1983
Fellowship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1989
Fellowship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1989
Residency - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1986
Internship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1984


Vanderbilt Rheumatology
Vanderbilt Rheumatology Clinic
1301 Medical Center Drive
Nashville, TN 37212

Vanderbilt Asthma, Sinus & Allergy Program
Vanderbilt Asthma, Sinus And Allergy Program
2611 West End Avenue
Suite 210
Nashville, TN 37203

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Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
Dr. Tanner is the BEST doctor of any type I've ever had. He is to be commended for his very thorough, professional, and dedicated care. He inspires confidence in me that he is doing all he can to help with my condition. I could not rate him more highly!
Patient | October 19, 2018

Always a pleasurable experience. 10. 100%.
Patient | October 9, 2018

Dr. Tanner was very knowledgeable and very concerned about my condition. He is a very likable doctor and easy to talk with...he is also a great listener!
Patient | September 28, 2018

Excellent visit. Dr. Bobo was great - well prepared, communicates with a personal touch, explained in detail and made me comfortable
Patient | September 25, 2018

Very good.
Patient | September 20, 2018

Patient | September 17, 2018

I was very impressed with how thorough Dr. Tanner was. He clearly studied my medical history well before my visit and asked questions to fill in the gaps of my file. He spent quite a bit of time explaining things. He then personally walked me to the lad. When I told the lab tech how impressed I was with Dr. Tanner, she told me she had a very high regard for him as well.
Patient | September 5, 2018

Dr. Tanner is amazing for all the reasons listed above.
Patient | August 29, 2018

He was very knowledgeable and had the concern of my health. explained everything to me. I would recommend him to anyone. loved him
Patient | August 28, 2018

I have never been given such attention from a physician
Patient | August 13, 2018

Most impressed with Dr. Tanner - he came highly recommended. I sought him out on my own research -
Patient | August 11, 2018

I have more confidence in Dr. Tanner than any dr. I have ever been to he is easy to talk to and he listens.
Patient | August 3, 2018

Dr. Tanner is the BEST physician of any kind I have every had!!! He is guiding me through a very rare and tricky auto-immune condition, and he gives me great confidence that he is researching and looking at everything about my condition. I cannot imagine going through this without him. He is thorough, kind, professional, and always gives me plenty of time as we navigate through this. Can't praise him enough!!
Patient | July 24, 2018

Dr. Tanner went out of his way to see me before he went on vacation, at a time when he was so busy!! He took the time to review my records thoroughly and provided me with top-notch care. I am very lucky to have him as my doctor.
Patient | July 23, 2018

Dr. Tanner is the most conscientious doctor I have ever had. I see him as a specialist for osteoporosis. I appreciate his concern for my condition and the time he spends to discuss all aspects of my care plan.
Patient | July 23, 2018

Be see Dr Tanner since 1990 wanderful dr and person
Patient | July 23, 2018

I felt he really cared about my health.
Patient | July 18, 2018

Most positive experience I have ever had with a doctor. Dr. Tanner went far beyond any of my expectations.
Patient | July 13, 2018

So caring & respectful.
Patient | July 10, 2018

Dr. Tanner's care was exemplary in every respect!
Patient | July 10, 2018

OUTSTANDING. Have advised my PCP & Heritage Medical to refer his patients with osteoporosis to Dr. Tanner.
Patient | June 30, 2018

Was an amazing experience, have not had many dr.'s spend the time Dr. Tanner did to be sure he & I both understood situation.
Patient | June 21, 2018

Dr. Tanner is wonderful & very knowledgeable -
Patient | June 5, 2018

Dr. Tanner displays concern, listens, and clearly is an expert in his specialty.
Patient | May 21, 2018

Dr Tanner is awesome glad to have someone with his knowledge and expertise
Patient | May 14, 2018

dr Tanner provided the best experience I have ever had with a doctor. the time he spent with me- without rushing me- to answer every question and concern I had- was beyond routine. He understood and clearly demonstrated compassion and a full knowledge of my presenting condition buto also related other health concerns to the current issue.I left knowing I received the best care possible- and trust I will continue to.
Patient | May 1, 2018

I thought he was very polite ad showed great concern. Yet compliments about the care i take of myself. 1. Dr. Bob Tamer 8. He was very precise I knew and understood.
Patient | May 1, 2018

Dr. Tanner is the best. I wouldn't change to another physician for any reason and would recommend him to anyone who needed a rheumatologist.
Patient | April 30, 2018

Giving Dr. Tanner the highest possible rating may look altogether too casual, but it is nothing of the sort. He is exceptional -- friendly, professional, informed. I appreciated his inquiries into my problem and his interaction with my other providers at Vanderbilt. I am fortunate to have him as my physician.
Patient | April 29, 2018

Dr. Tanner called after he received tests results to inform me of an additional finding. 1. I have recommend Dr. Tanner to many others.
Patient | April 25, 2018

Dr. Tanner was very thorough and carefully explained and illustrated what he was discussing with me. He took the time to make sure I understood everything. He is very patient.
Patient | April 13, 2018

Dr. Bobo Tanner is one of the best care providers I have ever had.
Patient | April 12, 2018

I rely on this dr. totally - Dr. Tanner is always there for me anytime, anywhere.
Patient | April 6, 2018

Dr. Tanner is the most thoughtful, patient physician I've ever seen.
Patient | April 6, 2018

Whenever I go to see Dr. Tanner I always leave with a warm glow of feeling that I have been seen heard, acknowledged, cared for. He is smart, kind, pleasant, respectful - everything one wants in a specialist. Can I give him a 10?
Patient | April 3, 2018

Dr. Bobo Tanner is the BEST doctor I've ever had! I cannot compliment him enough. He is thorough, knowledgeable, kind, professional, and always make me feel that he is checking everything and doing all he can to care for my condition and me. He is an EXEMPLARY! I have the utmost confidence in him.
Patient | March 5, 2018

Doctor told me he had studied over my medical history the night before. That was impressive to me.
Patient | February 14, 2018

I really like Dr. Tanner - he comes highly recommended - I even drove over 2 hrs. to see him!
Patient | January 24, 2018

Dr. Tanner is one of my favorite doctors. He is easy to talk with and very caring and kind.
Patient | January 17, 2018

Dr. Tanner is the best. Been seeing him for 16 years and love every visit with him.
Patient | December 23, 2017

Bobo is top-notch and I value his advice.
Patient | December 23, 2017

Dr. Tanner really listened to me & my health concerns & spent time explaining my treatment options.
Patient | December 22, 2017

Dr Tanner was amazing! So kind! Took his time with me. He's very thorough.
Patient | December 18, 2017

dr. Tanner has always made me feel important, he always listens and answers my questions with clear explanations.
Patient | December 12, 2017

Dr. Tanner is an incredibly warm, caring, & expert physician. I'm so fortunate to have him for my osteoporosis care. I'm GRATEFUL for him. His knowledge is amazing also of course.
Patient | November 10, 2017

Outstanding attention/explanation.
Patient | November 7, 2017

Love my doctors at Vanderbilt.
Patient | November 7, 2017

Dr. Tanner is the most caring doctor!!! He is attentive to all of my and my husband's concerns and questions.
Patient | November 7, 2017

Dr. Tanner is the best!
Patient | November 7, 2017

Dr. Tanner is an incredible dr. as well as a good person. I've worked as a LCSW for many yrs. with drs. & hospitals so to impress me is unusual!
Patient | November 7, 2017

He is outstanding!!!
Patient | October 26, 2017

Per previous comment, Dr. Tanner is remarkable!
Patient | October 23, 2017

Dr. Tanner has been one of the best doctors I've ever had.
Patient | October 18, 2017

Loved Dr. Tanner - kind, patient, and extremely knowledgeable about osteoporosis.
Patient | October 4, 2017