Dr. Tanner was born in Los Angeles, CA, when her father was on sea duty with the US Navy. Her family went back home to Chicago, IL, where she spent most of her childhood.

During school Dr. Tanner participated in sports (lettering in tennis in high school and college) and music (Chicago all city chorus, Millikin University choir, and University of Illinois chorale). She was valedictorian of her high school class, graduated summa cum laude from Millikin University, and was a teaching assistant at the University of Illinois at Chicago while obtaining her master’s degree. She was also first runner up to Miss Illinois in the Miss America state pageant.

Dr. Tanner graduated from Rush Medical College in Chicago. She completed her internship and residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, AR. She was certified by the American Board of Dermatology in 1991 and has recertified every 10 years. She has worked at Wilmington Health as a specialist in dermatology since her graduation from her residency.

She, her husband, and their two sons enjoy camping, boating, and life in general.

Meet Dr. Tanner - Video

Dr. Laura Tanner is a board-certified dermatologist practicing at our Wilmington – Midtown location. Learn more by watching the video below.

Clinical Interests

All aspects of the skin, hair, and nails with a particular interest in skin cancer and psoriasis

Patient Satisfaction

Our patient satisfaction surveys help us identify areas of improvement to work toward providing you with the best healthcare in the area. Patient satisfaction, along with increasing the quality of care delivered and reducing healthcare costs, are the three organizational objectives we focus on each and every day.

How does Laura Tanner compare?

  • How would you rate getting an appointment as soon as you needed? 

    4.44 out of 5
  • How would you rate how well this provider communicates? (easy to understand, listens carefully to you, shows respect for what you had to say, sensitivity, friendliness)

    4.85 out of 5
  • Using a number from 1 to 5, where 5 is the best provider possible and 1 is the worst provider possible, what number would you use to rate this provider?

    4.81 out of 5
  • When this provider orders a blood test, x-ray, or other test for you, how would you rate how well this provider’s office follows up to give you those results?

    4.74 out of 5


''She is very professional and is always concerned about her patients.''


''My husband and I both visit Dr Tanner for our skin care. She is thorough, patient and informative. Grateful for the quality care she provides!''


''She preformed surgery on my arms. She explained everything and makes you comfortable during procedure. Very caring and honest.''