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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (62)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Gary Tanner is Excellent. Dr. Tanner has been reviewed by 81 patients who have provided 62 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.8
Promptness 4.5
Courteous Staff 4.8
Accurate Diagnosis 4.9
Bedside Manner 4.8
Spends Time with Me 4.8
Follows Up After Visit 4.9

Specialties & Research

Dr. Gary Tanner, MD is board certified in Ophthalmology.

  • He has special expertise in 1 area:
  • Lens Implants (Intraocular Lens Implantation)

Education & Awards

Dr. Tanner graduated from University of Arkansas , Little Rock. He has 9 awards.

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society University of Arkansas College of Medicine
Flight Surgeon of the Year Marine Air Group 29
Physician of the Year Naval Regional Medical Center Portsmouth
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2015)
Patients' Choice Award (2011 - 2015)
Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2015)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011 - 2015)
Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)
Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)
Greater Virginia Beach


Dr. Tanner has 10 hospital affiliations:

  • Riverside Regional Medical Center 
  • Bon Secours Depaul Medical Center 


  • German
  • Spanish

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Additional Information
Dr. Gary Alfred Tanner MD is a male Ophthalmologist, has 26 years of experience and practices in Ophthalmology.
Where does Dr. Gary A. Tanner practice?
Dr. Gary Tanner has 1 office location.
Dr. Gary Tanner practices Ophthalmology near Newport News, VA.
See Newport News Ophthalmologists.