J. Ross Tanner, DO, FACP

Internal Medicine
2841 DeBarr Road Building A, Suite 43
Anchorage, AK 99508 Get Directions
J. Ross Tanner, DO, FACP
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Annual Membership Fee

500.00every 3 months
1,000.00every 6 months
2,000.00each year

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

My mission as your private doctor is to ensure that you receive transformative personalized healthcare based on the highest level of scientific application and clinical acuity, delivered with a spirit of positivity, support and service.  
My primary care practice was originally built on the premise of disease prevention through channels of analysis that are unique to my expertise, including a background in the field of endocrinology focusing on complex diabetes and cholesterol issues. Over time, my clinical philosophy has evolved in response to the current state of healthcare delivery, reimbursement and patient care. In breaking away from system-based delivery, I focus on treating each patient individually with a plan rooted in thought, time and interaction.  
In spite of recent increased interest in holistic approaches to patient care, there is still a common tendency among physicians to isolate illness to a certain organ or system in the body. After over 20 years as an osteopathic internal medicine physician, I still believe the human body is a unit, an integrated organism in which no part functions independently. As such, my treatment goals are to seek out and address the root cause of disease using available evidence-based approaches, to optimize the patient's self-regulating and self-healing capacities and to provide individualized patient management with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention.

Dr. Tanner's Credentials

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Texas A&M University College of Medicine, Scott & White Memorial Hospital
Temple, TX
Internal Medicine 1992-1994
Chief Resident 1993-1994

Texas A&M University College of Medicine, Scott & White Memorial Hospital
Temple, TX

Medical School:
University of North Texas Health Science Center, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Fort Worth, TX
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine 1991
Graduated with Honors

Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, Physicians Foundation Leadership Academy
Chicago, IL
Lipidology 2012

Texas A&M University
College Station, TX
Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Science 1986
Cum Laude

National Board of Physicians and Surgeons 
American Board of Clinical Lipidology 
South Peninsula Hospital, Homer, Alaska
Providence Hospital, Anchorage, Alaska
Alaska Regional Hospital, Anchorage, Alaska
Elected Board of Governors, Medical Insurance Exchange of California 2017
Preceptor of the Year Award 2013
Alaska State Medical Association
 - President 2007, 2012
 - Chairman of the Board of Trustees 2008
American Heart Association Heart Saver Award 2011
Rising Star Award, Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation 2004
Best Teacher, University of Washington, St. Peters Hospital, Family Medicine Residency 2001
First Lipidologist awarded Fellowship status in Alaska
First Board certified Lipidiologist in Alaska
Texas A&M University, College of Medicine
 - Resident Physician of the Year 1994
 - Upjohn Resident's Best Presentation Award 1994
 - Resident Teacher of the Year 1991, 1992
Outstanding Student Award in Internal Medicine, University of North Texas Health Science Center 1992
Fort Worth Community Service Award, Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce 1989
Medical Missionary, Samaritains Purse 2016-present
Pacific Northwest University Health Sciences University, Department of Internal Medicine 2010-present
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Touro University School of Osteopathic Medicine 2008-2010
Chief of Medicine, St. Peter Hospital 2002-2004
Governor appointed, Washington State Board of Medical Examiners 2004-2007
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston 1996-1999
Fellow, American College of Physicians
Fellow, American College of Clinical Lipidology
American Diabetes Association
American Heart Association
National Lipid Association
Alaska State Medical Association
Anchorage Medical Society