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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 Continuing Care Hospital - Temple
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - 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
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
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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 Acces
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Cigna - HMO Open Access
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
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 (112) for Stephen Blake Tanner, MD

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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
The best
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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 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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Aug 5, 2022
Explained everything clearly to my understanding
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Aug 5, 2022
Best Doctor yet!
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Aug 3, 2022
Dr. Tanner is very knowledgeable, helpful, engaging, helpful, and willing to answer questions.
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Aug 2, 2022
Dr. Tanner is the best doctor I've ever had. He truly cares .
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Aug 1, 2022
Very knowledgeable
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Jul 22, 2022
Very grateful for the staff and Dr Tanner.
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Jul 20, 2022
Friendly and professional. Feel comfortable with him. Always answer my questions.
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Jul 18, 2022
Well Doc know what he doing getting my blood pressure straighten out I'm doing good.
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Jul 14, 2022
He exceeded my expectations.
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Jul 13, 2022
Dr. Tanner seems to be very knowledgeable about his field of work. He gave me time ask questions, he answered all of my questions. I didn't fell like I was being rushed. I feel he say me as a person. That is is very important to me.
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Jul 9, 2022
Dr. Tanner very good provider:
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Jul 9, 2022
I would recommend Dr. Tanner to anyone. He is a very good doctor. He is very knowledgeable in a multitude of areas that concern my health. He takes care of my kidneys and knows other factors that I have that may contribute to my kidney disease. We went over my lab work and chart and he explained everything to me. He told me what we are going to be looking out for. We talked about other ailments that affect my kidney disease and what I can do to keep healthy.
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Jul 8, 2022
Dr Tanner is very friendly, patient, and generous with his time. Never feel rushed and he takes his time explaining everything!
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Jun 1, 2022
Dr. Tanner genuinely cares for his patients. He took the time to answer each individual question, and provided an explanation I was able to understand. I highly recommend Dr. Tanner for anyone needing a nephrologist.
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May 29, 2022
Dr. Tanner is the very best. He us great when it comes to explaining complicated things so the layman can understand them,
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May 27, 2022
Medical service very good
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May 25, 2022
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May 24, 2022
Dr. Tanner and staff was excellent service
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May 21, 2022
Very goodness
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May 21, 2022
Very caring
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May 20, 2022
I think he's one of the best Dr.'s in your system.
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May 19, 2022
Dr. Tanner was compassionate and caring. He explained everything very very well. I told my friends he was exactly what you expect a doctor to be. I have every confidence in him helping me.
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May 18, 2022
Excellent doctor and staff
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May 17, 2022
Dr. Tanner is an excellent nephrologist and I trust him with my life. Please keep him!
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May 17, 2022
Excellent care, professional, and very easy to talk to
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May 12, 2022
Great experience!
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Apr 27, 2022
We are so impressed and appreciative of Dr Tanner. He went above and beyond our expectations.
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Apr 27, 2022
Very knowledgeable and explains everything thoroughly. Always responds quickly to any messages sent through MyChart
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Apr 23, 2022
Dr. Tanner is an awesome doctor. Scott & White is lucky to have him and I certainly hope they keep him. He has definitely helped me so much.
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Apr 17, 2022
He explained all about my health problems and how I could help take care of myself in a way that I could understand.
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Apr 15, 2022
Always professional, informative, explains all aspects of test to understand good or bad.
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