Dr. Tara R. Harden, MD

Dr. Tara R. Harden, MD

General Surgery | Female | 37 years old

I am a general surgeon that provides general surgical services & endoscopy services to the...Read more

Tara R. Harden M.D
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I am a general surgeon that provides general surgical services & endoscopy services to the public. I believe that...
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4.4 based on 7 responses
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Experience with Dr. Harden
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
     (7)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Harden's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
     (7)
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (4)
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Fantastic, in a word. She must carry a thesaurus in her head to explain stuff to me in a way I understood. Once I caught on, I understood. But she is also caring in surgery in how she made me look after it was all said and done. I don't look like a chop-shop. I have a little cleavage and a little muscle so when I am wearing clothing, my breast removal is not that noticeable. The thing I loved most is the wall of arrogance she does NOT have around her; and same with her staff.
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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cellulitis
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colitis
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diverticulitis
  • Empyema
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia

Procedures Performed

  • Amputation
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Colectomy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophagogastroscopy
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparotomy
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Skin Grafts
  • Splenectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic

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.

Education

  • Medical School
    University of Alabama At Birmingham

    Graduated in 2005

  • Internship Hospital
    University of South Alabama Medical Center

    Completed in 2006

  • Residency Hospital
    University of South Alabama Medical Center

    Completed in 2010

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Alabama

    Graduated in 2001

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Affiliations

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Dr. Harden's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in General Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Harden's Office & Staff

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16 – 30 minutes

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How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Harden's Care Philosophy

I am a general surgeon that provides general surgical services & endoscopy services to the public.  I believe that my patients should understand their diagnosis & planned procedure & that this provides comfort & confidence when undergoing an unfamiliar procedure.   I strive to make sure patients have all of their questions answered in terms they understand.