About Tennessee Rheumatology
Bob LaGrone, M.D.
The youngest son of two teachers, Dr. LaGrone, grew up in rural southern Georgia. He came to Vanderbilt University for his undergraduate education, then, loving Nashville, he stayed for Medical School, Internal Medicine Residency, and fellowships in Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology. Married with two daughters, Dr. LaGrone is an Elder in his church, and enjoys golf, Titans football, and travel.
Matthew Tanner (APA-C)
Matt Tanner is a 20-year veteran in multiple industries and leadership roles. He has served honorably as an NCO, chief warrant officer, and commissioned officer performing duties as an aircraft mechanic, Blackhawk pilot, and Army flight surgeon. He has five advanced degrees, the highest being a Doctor of Medical Science. Beyond the military, he serves his community as a firefighter and deputy sheriff. Outside of medicine, he spends his free time with his family and motorsport racing. He holds the highest title of honor bestowed by the Governor of Kentucky as an honorary Kentucky Colonel as well. Dr. Tanner brings experience in dermatology, rheumatology, and aviation medicine to our team.