Dr. Ryan Tarantola, MD

Dr. Ryan Tarantola, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 39
Dr. Ryan Tarantola, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Pensacola, FL and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from St Louis Univ Sch Of Med in 2005 and specializes in ophthalmology and vitreoretinal disease & surgery.Read his story

5150 N Davis Hwy

Pensacola, FL 32503

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Tarantola performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Vitreoretinal Surgery
more than 84% of peers
Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
more than 70% of peers
Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
more than 68% of peers

Dr. Tarantola's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Tarantola's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Tarantola "Ryan Tarantola, M.D. currently serves patients in Pensacola, Crestview, and Fort Walton Beach in Florida. He also serves in Fairhope, Atmore and Foley, in Alabama. Saving sight and treating patients with vitreoretinal disease has been a long-time passion for Dr. Tarantola. His particular interest in vitreoretinal surgery was strongly influenced by observing his grandfather's struggles with progressive vision loss due to age-related macular degeneration. He aspires to treat each patient in the same manner that he would a member of his own family, and he is committed to providing the highest quality care possible. Dr. Tarantola places a high priority on patient education and spends the necessary time to ensure that each patient understands his or her condition and treatment plan."


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2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

6  Procedures

  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Washington University, St Louis
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2001
  • St Louis Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Forest Park Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Vanderbilt University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Univesity Of Iowa
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tarantola has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tarantola's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tarantola to family and friends
5 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Tarantola's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

He is a very kind, caring doctor. To find a doctor that genuinely cares for patients is rare. I appreciate how he wasn't so eager to leave the door but listened and answered our cares/concerns we had. I highly recommend him.
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He was over an hour late to a first appointment. He was unfriendly to the point of rude and he went too quickly explaining my eye problem. Then he did not give me a recommendation on whether I should have the surgery. I had to ask his tech. He did not return my call after three attempts on...more
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