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Simpson Bobo Tanner IV, MD, CCD

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

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4.9 4.9 213 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Allergy and Asthma
Adult Asthma
Adult Rhinitis
Adult Sinusitis
Rheumatology
Osteoporosis
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

Education

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

Location(s)

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

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 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

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