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Simpson 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

4.9 4.9 213 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Allergy and Asthma
Adult Asthma
Adult Rhinitis
Adult Sinusitis
Rheumatoid Arthritis

Board Certificates

Allergy and Immunology - American Board of Allergy and Immunology, 2005
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.
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

Dr. Tanner is the best!
Patient | December 4, 2016

Excellent experience.
Patient | November 21, 2016

Dr. Tanner is the best of the best. He gave me a copy of his notes used to determine my diagnosis and meds I would take for my illness. I feel very fortunate to have been referred to Dr. Tanner. Dr. Tanner reviewed my chart the night before I saw him. He knew my medical hx., all tests, labs run in the past, etc. This was a real confidence builder. I was most impressed!
Patient | November 17, 2016

Liked him very much.
Patient | November 14, 2016

Dr. Bobo is the best!
Patient | November 4, 2016

Bobo knows all about my care and just what shot I needed.
Patient | November 2, 2016

Awesome doctor and staff.
Patient | October 29, 2016

Dr. Tanner is the best Dr. ever.
Patient | October 24, 2016

Felt very secure in Dr. Tanner's care.
Patient | October 20, 2016

Loved Dr. Tanner - he came highly recommended. I see why. 9. Excellent.
Patient | October 18, 2016

Good. Dr. Tanner spent a long time with me.
Patient | October 17, 2016

Dr. Bobo Tanner is the most caring doctor! He is an expert in his field! I highly recommend him!!
Patient | October 14, 2016

I have never in my 48 yrs. of life experienced a provider visit anything like with Dr. Tanner! He is understanding, compassionate, interested, and values the individual. Dr. Tanner needs to show all other doctors what it looks like to be a "real" doctor.
Patient | October 13, 2016

Everything was good.
Patient | October 7, 2016

I wondered if Dr. Bobo Tanner worked for drug company or was paid for number of patients to take drug.
Patient | August 15, 2016

I THINK DR. TANNER IS AN EXCELLENT DOCTOR. (Too bad all doctors are not like him.)
Patient | August 13, 2016

I have never had a bad experience with Dr. Tanner as my provider. He has always showed much concern about my health, my meds and wants the best for his patient.
Patient | August 12, 2016

Dr. Bobo Tanner treated me great and true concern on his part. He spent about 2 hours with me and even called me at home before I ever had my app. He's one doctor that I would see for any health problem.
Patient | August 3, 2016

Dr. Tanner was very informative courteous and professional - Already recommended him to several!
Patient | August 2, 2016

Very pleased with Dr. Tanner's concern & knowledge a great Dr. & true gentleman.
Patient | August 1, 2016

Dr. Tanner is extremely knowledgeable & thorough. Great personality; very concerned about the total patient.
Patient | July 22, 2016

Dr. Tanner is the best doctor I've ever worked with. He is thorough & caring. He takes the extra time to really understand all aspects of my condition. He even followed up with a phone call to personally share my lab & radiology results.
Patient | July 17, 2016

Dr. Tanner is one of the best doctors I have had (I have many). He listens, he explains things in layman's terms. No only to me, but my family members.
Patient | June 28, 2016

I haven't had this good of care from any doctor I've had as an adult. I had a great baby doctor when I was a child but Dr. Tanner is the best doctor I've had as an adult, in every way.
Patient | June 24, 2016

Good - All the above.
Patient | June 22, 2016

Dr. Tanner is excellent at providing the detailed info I needed to make informed decisions about my health.
Patient | June 22, 2016

Extremely caring physician is above & beyond expectations. Excellent.
Patient | May 20, 2016

Dr. Tanner represents everything a physician should be, in my opinion. It was an informative, positive experience.
Patient | May 1, 2016

Always outstanding
Patient | May 1, 2016

I have never seen a Dr. that was as patient and explained my illness like Dr Tanner did!
Patient | April 25, 2016

Dr. Bobo Tanner is one of the best doctors I have ever gone to, & very thorough.
Patient | April 13, 2016

It is stress relieving when a doctor such as Bobo Tanner, takes the time to explain info in such a thorough way I could understand really seem to genuinely care.
Patient | April 6, 2016

I can honestly say, Dr. Tanner was the best at his field. He truly is concerned about his patients. And, all of the staff were excellent as well.
Patient | April 1, 2016

I have high confidence in Dr. Tanner. He has been exceptional in his care and treatment. He is detailed at looking at my condition, medication, labs, etc. I feel lucky to have him as a doctor.
Patient | March 3, 2016

Dr. Tanner spent a great deal of time discussing all aspects of my medical diagnosis. I really appreciated that. Also he called me personally to inform me of test results.
Patient | March 3, 2016

Dr. Bobo Tanner executes and delivers the highest echelon of care, treatment, and concern.
Patient | March 2, 2016

I have seen Dr. Tanner for 15 years or so, and he is outstanding.
Patient | February 22, 2016

Dr. Tanner is an outstanding doctor. I'm very thankful to have him as my dr.
Patient | February 18, 2016

Dr. Tanner is the best dr I have ever had!
Patient | February 15, 2016

Excellent experience with Dr. Tanner! What a wonderful doctor.
Patient | February 11, 2016

Can't say enough about DR. Tanner - Concerned, knowledgeable, kind, professional, excellent in all ways!
Patient | February 10, 2016

Dr. Tanner spent more time with me than ever expected! Honored my wishes even tho they conflicted with his advice for me. He was awesome!
Patient | February 4, 2016

I highly regard this doctor.
Patient | February 1, 2016

Dr. Tanner spent 2 hours working with me understanding checking results - best appt. ever! Use online communication responsive within hours even on weekends.
Patient | January 29, 2016

Very caring & thorough with me. Explaining everything very well. Took plenty of time with me. Made me feel important & not just a number.
Patient | January 11, 2016

Dr. Tanner is always very interested in me & my condition and I have total confidence in him.
Patient | January 8, 2016