I believe in a holistic approach that includes a healthy lifestyle, even though the focus of my practice is on the treatment of substance use disorders and providing behavioral healthcare. I believe that I must listen to my patients and understand what they want that I have to offer. Many times patients want so-called treatments or medications that do more harm than good. In these situations I attempt to help them better understand their disorder and how to lead a more fulfilling life. I will not prescribe medications or use treatments that are counter-productive to their recovery. Recovery is not an easy process in most cases. As an educator of physicians, I also believe that patients benefit from being educated about the brain disorder that afflicts them so that they are better motivated to achieve their true goals in life. I utilize my over 30 years of experience in the field of addiction or substance use disorder and behavioral health treatment to help patients. I am Board Certifid by the American Board of Addiction Medicine, one of a few hundred Fellows of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry for the University of Florida College of Medicine and I serve on the Board of Directors for both the American Society of Addiction Medicine and the Florida Society of Addiction Medicine. I enjoy training and educating physicians on the top
For any serious medication reactions or any very urgent matter - call 911 and go the nearest Emergency Room. For any significant suicide or harming thoughts, plans or risk either call the suicide hotline or, as soon as possible go to the nearest Emergency Room or psychiatric hospital. After an assessment and stabilization in a treatment center in the appropriate level of care (i.e. Detoxification, Residential, Partial Hospitalization (PHP), and/or Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)), Dr. Tanner would likely be able to see the patient for ongoing outpatient care at his beach office. Treatment is available at Recovery Coast (same location as Dr. Tanner's office), Lakeview Health Systems in Jacksonville, Florida Recovery Center in Gainesville and for those who do not have insurance, at Gateway Community Services.