Edward J. Tanner III, MD

Edward J. Tanner III, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Gynecologic Oncology

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Practice Focus Areas

Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Alabama School of Medicine - 2004
Residency:
Johns Hopkins University - 2008
Fellowships:
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - 2012

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Gynecologic Oncology (Certified)
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Obstetrics and Gynecology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Associate Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

539 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

August 30, 2021

5.0

He took the time to throughly explain what he would do and to answer any questions.

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August 23, 2021

5.0

Gracias a la atención y profesionalismo del doctor Edward J.Tanner lll, me salvó la vida tengo la oportunidad de ver crecer a mi hija.

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August 22, 2021

5.0

He is very knowledgeable along with being kind.

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August 18, 2021

5.0

I always feel better walking out of an appt than walking in.

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August 16, 2021

5.0

Everything was explained thoroughly and the doctor answered all of my questions and talked me through upcoming surgery. He was very caring and thorough.

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August 12, 2021

5.0

He is very patient and compassionate.

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August 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. Tanner is very thorough and gives me plenty of time to ask questions.

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August 09, 2021

5.0

Excellent doctor, extremely knowledgeable, talked and listened to you, honest feedback and compassionate. He did a wonderful job with surgery and recovery was painless.

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August 08, 2021

5.0

Very clear and took the time to explain

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August 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. Tanner is specializes in rare cancers. He is kind. He realistically manages expectations.

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August 06, 2021

5.0

His expertise is invaluable, and gave me a lot of confidence. This is very critical during an illness.

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August 04, 2021

5.0

Hes the best. Kind. Thorough. Patient. Smart.

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August 04, 2021

5.0

Dr Tanner is well informed, answers all my questions and concerns. He is very professional.

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August 04, 2021

5.0

Dr Tanner answered all of my questions and took time explaining.

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August 04, 2021

5.0

he found the cancer got it all and saved my life. I am 2 years out. So far so good.

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August 02, 2021

5.0

Results.

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August 02, 2021

5.0

Dr. Tanner cares about my health and shows interest in me as a person.

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July 30, 2021

5.0

I have researched his background education and see he was trained at some of the best schools. Being in this line of profession demonstrates a passion and fulfillment of one's purpose.

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July 30, 2021

5.0

His communication skills were excellent and he conveyed a warm manner and seems to connect with his patient.

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July 26, 2021

5.0

He is a fantastic doctor and kind human. Very respectful of the patient, and with a willingness to adapt and adjust treatment to avoid suffering, but always explaining clearly whats at stake. He is matter-of-factly. Explains well, takes time to respond all questions. Im very grateful for what he is doing for me. I trust him.

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July 25, 2021

5.0

listens and follows through

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July 25, 2021

5.0

He made me comfortable during the exam and was very informative in explaining the test findings as well as the proposed treatment plan. I never felt hurried.

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July 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Tanner was very knowledgeable and calming. I immediately trusted his judgment. He explained things well and answered questions completely.

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July 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Tanner was personable and has excellent credentials. He explained everything and answered all of my questions.

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July 21, 2021

5.0

Dr Tanner is smart, kind and easy for me to talk to every time I visit the clinic

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July 21, 2021

4.0

Dr Tanner is kind and patient. He speaks plainly and clearly. He seems to have emotional intelligence that is very much needed and appreciated for the work he does.

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July 19, 2021

5.0

His treatment methods.

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July 19, 2021

5.0

Doctor Tanner was very professional and kind. He was very knowledgeable and informative.

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July 19, 2021

5.0

CV is impressive. His manner w patient is direct, calm and patient

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July 18, 2021

5.0

Very friendly and detailed

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July 16, 2021

5.0

Highly competent surgeon. Listened and answered my concerns. Felt confident in his care.

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July 12, 2021

5.0

He explained things very clearly. He made me feel I was in great hands and they would do every thing possible to address my issues.

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July 08, 2021

5.0

Very thorough and patient first attitude.

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July 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Tanners expertise as well as his caring personality.

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June 28, 2021

5.0

Dr. Tanner is an excellent doctor who cares for his patients.

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June 15, 2021

5.0

He is caring, professional, compassionate and a good lister. He reads what I write regarding how Im feeling and my symptoms (in my experience not all doctors read everything, unfortunately) and I trust he is providing the best care for my condition.

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June 15, 2021

5.0

He is a very informed dr who compassionate to me as a patient. Very straightforward and explains well. Puts me at ease.

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June 14, 2021

5.0

Dr Tanner is very caring, answers questions and makes the experience as comfortable as possible.

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June 08, 2021

5.0

He was wonderful. He listened to all my concerns, was very kind, of course very knowledgeable he was able to set up all my tests and surgery so we could get things moving. He made me feel very safe and confident. I was very happy with the whole staff.

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June 08, 2021

5.0

Experience, professionalism, good "bedside" manner, unhurriedied demeanor

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June 07, 2021

5.0

First time meeting him. He answered all my questions and explained everything to my level of understanding.

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June 07, 2021

5.0

Excellent doctor, very knowledgeable and experienced

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June 03, 2021

5.0

Hes honest compassionate and has a sense of humor

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June 02, 2021

5.0

Warm caring personality. Confident and personable. I always feel hopeful about my health when I see him. Best demeanor.

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May 24, 2021

5.0

Dr. Tanner was patient, kind, and empathetic. Truly a good experience.

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May 21, 2021

5.0

He called me at 7:30 pm on the Friday night before leaving on his own vacation to discuss findings with me and talked to me for 30 minutes. That says it all, huh?

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May 18, 2021

5.0

He is friendly and knowledgeable

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May 17, 2021

5.0

Dr. Tanner came well recommended, for good reason.

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May 17, 2021

5.0

Direct, knowledgeable, takes time to answer questions, organized

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May 14, 2021

5.0

He is a skilled surgeon and he portrayed confidence. Very nice doctor and person. I felt a lot better that Dr. Tanner was doing my surgery.

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May 12, 2021

5.0

El doctor Tanner lll. Sin duda es el mejor doctor en lo que hace su profesionalismo es impresionante, su trató hacia los pacientes es admirable gracias a él tengo otra oportunidad de vida para ver crecer a mi hija gracias doctor 👨?⚕�

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May 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. Tanner is being so helpful in my unique situation. My husband is in the US military and we are currently living in Italy. He has been going above and beyond to ensure Im able to get care at Northwestern (close to my family). All the staff that work with him have been extremely helpful and professional (Fatima Elmoursi, Rachel Feetterer, Valerie Mouser).

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May 10, 2021

5.0

Takes the time to listen to my concerns

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May 10, 2021

5.0

Excellent!! Great knowledge and thorough exam. Put my mind at ease

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May 10, 2021

5.0

Dr. Tanner is an outstanding doctor. He is very professional, friendly, helpful and well informed. He answers all my questions and concerns. I am receiving the best treatment for my cancer.

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May 09, 2021

5.0

Great Dr.

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May 07, 2021

5.0

He explains well but also listens to me and my issues, and tries to help me overcome the problems Im having along the way with the treatment. I appreciate that very much.

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May 06, 2021

5.0

He is very knowledgeable in his field and willing to listen. He also is willing to consider treatment that conforms to the individual needs and benefits of the person.

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May 03, 2021

5.0

Quality of care and bedside manner

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April 26, 2021

5.0

Tanner is kind and explains everything thoroughly.

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April 26, 2021

5.0

His knowledge and his care

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April 26, 2021

5.0

Dr. Tanner is very focused on his patients needs and their health care. He has a wonderful disposition.

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April 26, 2021

5.0

Dr. Tanner does an excellent job of explaining everything. He also has a very kind manner and made me feel comfortable.

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April 26, 2021

5.0

Dr Tanner is exceptional. His communication with me and his experience in treating my cancer give me the reassurance I need.

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April 25, 2021

5.0

He is very reassuring, willing to find answers for all questions.

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April 23, 2021

5.0

Dr. Tanner III, was extremely forthright, informative and really cares about his patients.

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April 22, 2021

5.0

He has great bedside manners and listens to his patients concerns and issues as he evaluates their overall health issues. There's no price you can attach to that.

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April 22, 2021

5.0

Explained everything. Listened to my concerns. Very reassuring.

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April 21, 2021

5.0

Thorough and caring. Takes times to answer my questions

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April 21, 2021

5.0

He was thorough & explained things well

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April 21, 2021

5.0

He is wonderful, caring and supportive! He is very kind.

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April 21, 2021

5.0

He is a kind, compassionate, intelligent surgeon with excellent skills.

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April 21, 2021

5.0

Great doctor; always takes time to explain things

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April 19, 2021

5.0

He will answer questions that patients have with knowledge and consideration.

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April 19, 2021

5.0

Dr. Tanner is patient and empathic. He does not sugar quote and is factual.

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April 16, 2021

5.0

I loved the service I received

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April 16, 2021

5.0

He knows what he is doing

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April 16, 2021

5.0

Dr. Tanner is very good at what he does. He's also very attentive and caring. I believe he saved my life.

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April 12, 2021

5.0

He is a superb doctor.

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April 12, 2021

5.0

Dr. Tanner is a great example of someone genuinely interested in his patients health. He is a credit to his profession and to Nortwestern.

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April 09, 2021

5.0

Great doctor with sweet demeanor

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April 09, 2021

5.0

Dr. is excellent at explaining diagnosis and treatment so you understanding everything. He is easy to talk with and open to all questions you may have.

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April 08, 2021

5.0

Dr Tanner was professional, informative and cared.

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April 07, 2021

5.0

Very professional, caring and willing to answer and explain all questions.

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April 07, 2021

5.0

Es un médico muy amable y nos da confianza

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April 06, 2021

5.0

He is excellent

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April 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. Tanner is kind, caring, answers and explains everything, clearly and honestly. I feel confident that Im in the best hands I could be and Im very grateful.

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April 04, 2021

5.0

nice doctor

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April 02, 2021

5.0

He was so personable and patient. Thoroughly listened and invited all questions.

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March 29, 2021

5.0

Very professional and throrough

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March 29, 2021

5.0

Dr. Tanner is a great person and a great doctor. I felt so much better after meeting him. He explained everything to me in detail about my surgery. He is patient and kind. I am so glad Dr. Tanner is doing my surgery.

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March 26, 2021

5.0

Attentive and listens to your needs and questions

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March 25, 2021

5.0

Personable Timely Thorough

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March 23, 2021

5.0

He was compassionate and understanding. He was very clear about process, possible outcomes, and the path forward.

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March 22, 2021

5.0

I think Dr Tanner is thoughtful in regards to what needs to be addressed before surgery and he was resourceful in getting the roadblocks out of the way before my surgery including reaching out to my primary care doctor and having her get involved right away in readying me for surgery. My Northwestern primary care doctor was impressed with his actions in reaching out to her and involving her before my surgery. In the end I dont think Dr Tanner was in a position to do the type of surgery he would have preferred to do but I believe he did what he thought needed to be done based on my circumstances. It is my impression that he reflected on and addressed the risks inherent in my surgery and he kept the process moving

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March 22, 2021

5.0

Good, calm energy & professionalism

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March 21, 2021

5.0

His caring demeanor and his skill and knowledge of ovarian cancer

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March 20, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, friendly, understanding expressed care for my needs!

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March 18, 2021

5.0

Combination of excellent professional qualifications and communication skills. I felt that I was seen as an individual and with empathy. His leadership clearly brings out same in his team.

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March 17, 2021

5.0

We just met him and so far we are very happy with his knowledge and explanations. He also took the time to listen. Its hard to really give a score after only one meeting but so far we are happy.

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