Dr. Tara Harden, MD

Dr. Tara Harden, MD

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General Surgery  |  
Female  |  
37 y/o
10 reviews

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Tara R Harden, MD

1775 Lewis Turner Blvd Ste 101

Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
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Accepted insurance

  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Community Health Choice
  • Federal Employee Program (FEP)
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Husky Health
  • inHealth

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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.
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Dr. Harden's Experience

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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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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • 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

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Procedures

  • 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

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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

  • University of Alabama
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2001
  • University of Alabama At Birmingham
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • University of South Alabama Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • University of South Alabama Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Harden has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Fort Walton Beach Medical Center

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Hospital Quality

2017 Five Star Recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery

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Dr. Harden's Reviews

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Harden to family and friends
4.2
based on 10 total surveys (4 with reviews)
Dr. Harden's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (4)
in Ft Walton Beach, FL |
Today marks 6 months of my breast biopsy performed by Dr. Harden and I am still bruised/discolored. A surgical breast biopsy to remove a cyst of 1 cm (ONE CENTIMETER!!!) in diameter described to me as a "walk in the park" turned out to be the worst nightmare of my life! She left me with a big, ugly, puffy scar right on top of my breast that no bikini top will ever be able to cover, not to talk about that half of my breast tissue is gone. It looks terrible and I feel terrible. Bad experience!
in Crestview, FL |
Visited Dr. Harden for a consult regarding gallstone surgery. Dr. Harden broke down the CT scan item by item and relieved many of my concerns. She was knowledgeable and I left feeling confident and relieved as she addressed my concerns and thankful to know no surgery was needed.
Thank you Cindy! Please contact the office if you have any more questions or concerns.
in Niceville, FL |
I contacted Dr. Harden for hernia surgery after having had a bad experience with another surgeon. She took the time to explain the procedure and her experience and patiently answered my questions and concerns. The operation was slightly complicated but a complete success. I walked out of the hospital that morning. The follow-up visits and recovery were perfect. I highly recommend Dr. Harden with complete confidence.
Thank you very much! Please contact the office if you have any other questions or concerns.
in Fort Walton Beach, FL |
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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Dr. Harden accepts 25 insurance carriers
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • Federal Employee Program (FEP)
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
    Tricare
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Humana
    Tricare
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
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  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Medicaid
    United Healthcare
  • Veteran Administration Plan
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid

Hospitals where Dr. Harden has admitting priveleges

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
1000 Mar Walt Dr
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
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