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Stephen Blake Tanner, MD

Nephrology

Accepts New Patients
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About Stephen Blake Tanner, MD

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LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
  • Baylor Scott & White Continuing Care Hospital - Temple
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
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Aetna - Choice POS II
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Aetna - Elect Choice
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Aetna - Health Network Only
Aetna - Health Network Option
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Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access HMO
Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Select
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Aetna - Open Choice PPO
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - Select SM
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Aetna - US Access
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Access PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Extended PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Individual Marketplace
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Covenant Preferred HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Pyco Industries Employee Plan
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Bell County Public Health District - Bell County Public Health District
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
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Brookshire Brothers - Brookshire Brothers Employee Plan (Nexcaliber)
Cigna - CAC Plan
Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - Flexcare
Cigna - HMO
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Cigna - HMO Open Access
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Cigna - HMO/POS
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Cigna - LocalPlus
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Cigna - LocalPlusIN
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Cigna - Network
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Cigna - Network Open Access
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Cigna - Network POS
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - POS
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Cigna - POS Open Access
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Cigna - PPO
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Consolidated Association of Railroad Employees - Self-Insured Employee Plan
Coventry - Coventry/First Health
Envolve Vision - Envolve Vision
EyeMed Vision - EyeMed Vision
First Health - First Health PPO
FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus HMO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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FirstCare Health Plans - CHIP
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Access PPO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Advantage Dual SNP (HMO SNP)
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select HMO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select Plus HMO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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FirstCare Health Plans - Pyco Industries Employee Plan
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FirstCare Health Plans - STAR Medicaid - MRSA
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Galaxy Health Network - Galaxy Health Network
Gladney Center - Gladney Center
Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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HealthSmart - ACCEL Network
HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
HealthSmart - Preferred Network
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members Only
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Humana Preferred
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
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Humana - National POS
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Imagine Health - EPN
Independent Medical Systems - IMS Network
Magellan - CHIP
Magellan - Navigator Networks
Magellan - Pinnacle Networks
Magellan - STAR
Magellan - STAR Kids
Magellan - Summit Networks
Medicaid - AmeriGroup
Medicaid - Oklahoma Medicaid
Medicaid - Parkland HealthFirst
Medicaid - Superior HealthPlan
Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
Medical Development International - MDI
Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Midland Memorial Hospital - Employee Benefit Plan
Mother Frances Hospital Regional - Self-Insured Employee Plan
OccuNet - Occupational Networks of Texas, Inc.
Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
PHCS Network - Private Health Care SYstem PPO
Reny Company - Workers Comp
Rockport - Workers Comp
Scott & White Health Plan - RightCare STAR Medicaid Network
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Sedgwick Preferred Network f/k/a Southwest Medical - Workers Comp
Superior Vision - Superior Vision
Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
Superior - CHIP
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Superior - CHIP Perinate
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Superior - Foster Care
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Superior - STAR
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Superior - STAR+PLUS
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Three Rivers Network - Three Rivers Network
Tricare - Tricare Extra
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Tricare - Tricare Prime
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Tricare - Tricare Select
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TriWest - VA-PCCC
United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - CHIP
UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
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UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core EPO
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UnitedHealth - Core HMO
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UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
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UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
UnitedHealth - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
UnitedHealth - Select +
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UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - STAR
UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
University Mary Hardin - Baylor-Employee Benefit Plan
Your rights and protections against surprise medical bills

Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call your physician's office or your health or insurance plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. Not all members participating in contracted networks have "in network" access. In network participation may change from time to time without prior notice. Independent providers (which could include, for example only, anesthesiologists, radiologists, pathologists, emergency medicine physicians, advance practice professionals, and other independent providers of health care services) may deliver part of your care, and such providers may be considered out-of-network on your health and insurance plans even if the Facility may be considered in network. If you desire additional information as to the providers who may be involved in providing your care, you can either ask your treating provider (who may know some of the specialists or groups who could be involved) or you can request a list of Facility-based physician groups by calling the following toll free number: (877) 810-0372. This list is updated annually and is subject to change without prior notice.

Background

Education
  • Degrees: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine (2015)
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center At El Paso (2015)
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, Texas A&M HSCCOM Baylor Scott & White Temple (2016)
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Texas A&M HSCCOM Baylor Scott & White Temple (2018)
  • Fellowship: Nephrology, Texas A&M Health Science Center COM - Scott&White (2020)
Certifications
  • Nephrology - American Board of Internal Med/Nephrology
Industry Relationships

Physicians who are not employed, contracted with administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health are not required to report relationships and activities with industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies (collectively referred to as Industry). Information regarding these relationships is therefore not available on this page. However, patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

Reviews (111) for Stephen Blake Tanner, MD

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Jan 9, 2023
Dr. Tanner is one of the best Doctor's I have ever seen. I feel confident and reassured that he is taking very good care of me. He is professional and personable. He spent a lot of time answering my questions and going over in detail every aspect of my kidney condition. We also talked about future plans of action depending on how my next labs turn out. Yes, I feel like I am in excellent hands being his patient.
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Dec 22, 2022
Very friendly, concerned
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Dec 21, 2022
Great Doctor staff and care
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Dec 7, 2022
Dr Tanner is very patient and thorough with this patient who is very hard of hearing.
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Dec 6, 2022
Very good experience
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Dec 5, 2022
Very good provider.
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Nov 22, 2022
He is very thorough with explaining any issues
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Nov 18, 2022
Service good
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Nov 17, 2022
Very compassionate and professional and was able to communicate well
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Nov 6, 2022
Straight shooter, direct. Which I find commendable.
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Nov 1, 2022
Very patient and informative. He's a great physician.
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Nov 1, 2022
He listen to your problems and is very helpful.
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Oct 24, 2022
Dr. Tanner is an excellent doctor. I look forward to having him as my prover.
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Oct 23, 2022
I have been Dr. Tanner's patient for nearly three years. He is very thorough and gives a great deal of information about my health. I feel very confident
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Oct 21, 2022
Very satisfied
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Oct 19, 2022
He is very attentive to my concerns. He explains everything well.
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Oct 19, 2022
Very thorough and explains test results so that they can be easily understood.
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Oct 15, 2022
Super bright and always willing to assure that I fully understand everything
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Oct 15, 2022
A very knowledgeable provider.
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Oct 14, 2022
He is an amazing caring Doctor who genuinely cares for those he serves.
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Oct 8, 2022
Super relatable and did not rush my appointment
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Oct 8, 2022
Very knowledgeable and easy to understand.
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Oct 7, 2022
Dr Tanner is concerned thorough and prompt. He's also the best diagnostician and I feel he saved my health from deteriorating.
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Oct 5, 2022
Dr Tanner is the besr
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Oct 5, 2022
In fact I already told some people about how easy he is to work with.
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Oct 4, 2022
Very thorough in discussion of test results.
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Oct 3, 2022
He explains what is going on with your body and how it' supposed too function
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Oct 1, 2022
Dr. Tanner is an excellent communicator and asks leading questions to fully asses my medical condition. He Is also an excellent doctor.
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Sep 29, 2022
This was my first visit with this provider, so it is hard for me to classify him by numbers.
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Sep 28, 2022
He takes his time and explaining everything!
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Sep 27, 2022
Good listener an helper.
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Sep 25, 2022
He makes me smile. He encourages me in dealing with my condition.
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Sep 21, 2022
Friendly, asked questions and listen
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Sep 20, 2022
He is by far the best I've had in a long time. He listens, answers questions, and doesn't care if the questions seem really stupid. He is also caring and gentle. He also knows that news from him can be very encouraging, or on the other hand, can be very life-changing. He handles it all with tact and compassion. I really like how he is with patients and patience.
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Sep 16, 2022
Always friendly and attentive. Very clear and ready to discuss test results, meds and course of treatments until understood. One of my favorite Dr's to see @ BSWH!
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Sep 14, 2022
Very concerned
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Sep 13, 2022
Dr. Tanner is awesome
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Sep 5, 2022
I always feel like Ive had a very thorough check up with Dr Tanner. I'm not just a kidney.
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Sep 3, 2022
Wonderful
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Sep 2, 2022
Very satisfied
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Sep 2, 2022
He is a very good doctor
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Aug 31, 2022
Good experience
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Aug 28, 2022
Very kind and informative. I obtained useful information that will help me to continue to take care of my husband.
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Aug 27, 2022
Absolutely ver satisfied with the service received from Dr. Tannner & staff. Thank you for your service.
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Aug 27, 2022
The best
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Aug 25, 2022
The first doctor in my life that studied my chart and history before my initial visit. Very impressed with him.
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Aug 19, 2022
I always feel that Dr Tanner will discuss any concerns or questions that I have with professionalism and understanding. Very personable.
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Aug 18, 2022
Very good
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Aug 17, 2022
He was friendly and professional .
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Aug 16, 2022
Very personable
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Aug 10, 2022
He is very knowledgeable and caring.
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Aug 7, 2022
Dr Tanner listens to what I say, not just treats me like a number, but as a person. He also asks my opinion on what I think, not like other Drs who just do whatever they believed should be done.
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