Anna Tanner Vice President, Medical Services

Anna Tanner

Vice President of Medical Services, Veritas Collaborative

Bio Dr. Anna Tanner is a board-certified pediatrician with almost 20 years of experience providing care for children, adolescents, and young adults.

After receiving her Bachelor of Arts cum laude from Williams College, Dr. Tanner completed medical school and residency at Vanderbilt University. She then joined the faculty at Vanderbilt, working as a Clinical Instructor in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine. Upon moving to Georgia, Dr. Tanner started the Teen Center at Gwinnett Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine in 2000. As she saw increasing numbers of patients and families affected by eating disorders, she became involved in local advocacy and eating disorders education efforts.

In recognition of her work, Dr. Tanner has been appointed a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist by the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals and holds the designation of Fellow in the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine. She serves as Medical Liaison on the Board of the Atlanta Chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, sits on the Advisory Council for the Eating Disorder Information Network (EDIN), and is also on the Clinical Advisory Committee for the Manna Fund.

Dr. Tanner has been listed as a “Top Doctor” by Atlanta magazine every year from 2013 to 2016 and was named a “Mom-Approved Doctor” by Atlanta Parent Magazine in 2015 and 2016.

Breakout Presentation Having Tough Patient Conversations

About the Presentation There are many challenging conversations that arise during the treatment of eating disorders. Clinicians of all disciplines must develop the ability to manage these difficult conversations in an honest, transparent and nuanced manner. Participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary panel of experts to work through typical questions encountered during eating disorders care. Disciplines include psychotherapy, psychiatry, primary medicine, and nutrition. In addition, participants will work through material from case studies and their own practices to enhance this important skill set.