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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 4.9 232 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 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

Excellent doctor.
Patient | September 8, 2017

Dr. Tanner spends more time with you and provides more information and explanation than any doctor I've seen in my 58 years of life.
Patient | August 8, 2017

Dr. Tanner is outstanding. His bedside manner is great. Easy to talk to & very aware of everything going on w/me & my condition.
Patient | August 8, 2017

Dr. Tanner is a wonderful doctor. He is very kind & down to earth with me.
Patient | August 1, 2017

Dr. Tanner is the BEST doctor I have ever had! I am so grateful to have him as my doctor!
Patient | July 24, 2017

(Dr. Tanner is wonderful and caring.
Patient | July 19, 2017

Best doctor I have! Wish everyone cared as much as Dr. Tanner.
Patient | July 15, 2017

All good.
Patient | July 13, 2017

Dr. Tanner spent 2 whole hours talking to me & evaluating my needs - unbelievable.
Patient | June 28, 2017

Dr. Tanner is wonderful!!!!
Patient | June 3, 2017

Dr. Tanner is the most punctual doctor I see!
Patient | May 31, 2017

always feel heard , and well taken care of
Patient | May 29, 2017

Dr. Tanner is the epitome example of a professional physician that cares deeply for his patient.
Patient | May 28, 2017

Dr. Tanner is excellent!
Patient | May 24, 2017

Have came to Dr. Tanner for 19 yrs. for osteoporosis - he is a wonderful, caring, & brilliant dr.
Patient | April 21, 2017

Dr. Bobo is the best doctor I have ever encountered @ Vanderbilt. I recommend him to all my family & friends.
Patient | April 14, 2017

Dr. Tanner is exemplary! Very knowledgeable & informative with excellent diagnostic & treatment skills.
Patient | April 6, 2017

Dr. Tanner is the BEST doctor I've ever had! I cannot speak more highly about his competency, his dedication, his exemplary care and his interest in helping me navigate a difficult auto-immune condition. He is to be commended!
Patient | April 5, 2017

My personal feeling is that Dr. Tanner is the model of what a good Dr. should be - approachable, pleasant, good listener, knowledgeable, his follow up questions & comments tell me he is very familiar with my file. I am very impressed by him & always feel affirmed, when I leave his office!
Patient | March 22, 2017

This was my first visit and I was very pleased.
Patient | March 9, 2017

Dr. Tanner is very thorough & listens to concerns... very 'patient-friendly'. One of the top medical providers I've ever seen.
Patient | March 3, 2017

Dr. Tanner is awesome!
Patient | February 20, 2017

Provider was excellent in all areas.
Patient | February 13, 2017

Dr. Tanner took time to call me on Sunday, to schedule me in, when everyone was booked. And spend two hours going over all info. with me.
Patient | January 16, 2017

Dr. Tanner is the most caring & kind physicians that I have ever met. He is so responsive to questions & takes all the time you need to answers all questions or concerns.
Patient | January 13, 2017

Dr. Tanner is a outstanding doctor, one of the best. He takes up a lot of time. He is so kind & thoughtful. Dr. Tanner is my kind of dr. Dr. Tanner is very special dr.
Patient | January 9, 2017

Already have recommended Dr. Tanner.
Patient | January 4, 2017

Dr. Tanner is the best. He remembers details of my case, answers my questions, explains each topic thoroughly and is very compassionate!
Patient | December 27, 2016