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“My mission is to provide excellent and empathic patient care… I believe in Marshfield Clinic’s philosophy of always putting the patient’s needs first.”

Weston Center

3501 Cranberry Blvd
Weston, WI 54476

Also sees patients at:
Wausau Center

Appointment Phone:
1-715-847-3262

Provider Bio down arrow

As a gastroenterologist, Dr. Tanimu specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions involving the gastrointestinal tract. He helps people with problems related to the entire digestive process.

Dr. Tanimu advocates using the latest technologies, including endoscopic ultrasoundfor better imaging, to better plan the right choice of treatments. “It’s always important to know exactly what you’re dealing with to help determine which types of treatments to offer,” he says. This can help patients that don’t really need surgery avoid it, and for those that do need it, give their physician the ability to know exactly what they’re dealing with before performing surgery. An avid soccer player, Dr. Tanimu also enjoys tennis, traveling and reading.

Dr. Tanimu is board-certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine. He went to medical school at Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria. He completed a residency in internal medicine as well as a fellowship in gastroenterology at Columbia University, Harlem Hospital Center, New York. While there, Dr. Tanimu was named the most outstanding fellow at Harlem Hospital Center. He also has additional fellowship training in advance endoscopic oncology from Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida.

Professional Summary down arrow

  • Medical School
    Ahmadu Bello University - Faculty of Medicine Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria, M.D. 1995

    Internship
    Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons - Harlem Hospital Center New York, NY, United States, Internal Medicine 2000

    Residency
    Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons - Harlem Hospital Center New York, NY, United States, Internal Medicine 2002

    Fellowship
    Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons - Harlem Hospital Center New York, NY, United States Gastroenterology 2006

    University of South Florida - Moffit Cancer Center Tampa, FL, United States Endoscopic Oncology 2008

  • Academic Appointments
    Clinical Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine-University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Madison, WI

    Professional Societies
    American College of Gastroenterology American College of Physicians American Gastroenterological Association American Medical Association American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

    Board Certifications
    Gastroenterology: 2006 Internal Medicine: 2002, recertified 2013

    State Licenses
    Florida New York Wisconsin

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Patient Ratings down arrow

4.5
out of 5 (43 ratings, 8 comments)
4.7
Provider friendliness
4.5
Provider explanations of my problem
4.6
Provider concern for my questions
4.5
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.3
Provider's medication information
4.5
Provider's follow-up care instructions
4.7
Provider's use of words I understood
4.6
Provider's amount of time with me
4.6
My confidence in this provider
4.5
My likelihood of recommending this provider

Patient Comments down arrow

Comments are also gathered from the Press Ganey patient satisfaction survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing.
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July 13, 2017
He's fantastic! Smart, caring, sense of humor.
November 01, 2017
Excellent! Keep him!!
November 14, 2017
He is a very good provider and has helped me all along.
October 06, 2017
Contact was brief so not able to make a reliable opinion.
November 25, 2017
[...] thank God my daughter was with me because the Dr. Tanimu speaks softly - my hearing loss & aids I couldn't understand. My daughter had to interpret for me.
December 14, 2017
Didn't give an explanation on the problem. Did not give any information why I was to take prescription.
November 03, 2017
Did not explain conditions or care of them/dietary options/what could cause a flare-up. [...]Did not explain medication.
November 29, 2017
[...] He did not look at me while he was talking either.
November 29, 2017
[...] He did not look at me while he was talking either.
November 03, 2017
Did not explain conditions or care of them/dietary options/what could cause a flare-up. [...]Did not explain medication.
December 14, 2017
Didn't give an explanation on the problem. Did not give any information why I was to take prescription.
October 06, 2017
Contact was brief so not able to make a reliable opinion.
November 25, 2017
[...] thank God my daughter was with me because the Dr. Tanimu speaks softly - my hearing loss & aids I couldn't understand. My daughter had to interpret for me.
July 13, 2017
He's fantastic! Smart, caring, sense of humor.
November 01, 2017
Excellent! Keep him!!
November 14, 2017
He is a very good provider and has helped me all along.
July 13, 2017
He's fantastic! Smart, caring, sense of humor.
October 06, 2017
Contact was brief so not able to make a reliable opinion.
November 01, 2017
Excellent! Keep him!!
November 03, 2017
Did not explain conditions or care of them/dietary options/what could cause a flare-up. [...]Did not explain medication.
November 14, 2017
He is a very good provider and has helped me all along.
November 25, 2017
[...] thank God my daughter was with me because the Dr. Tanimu speaks softly - my hearing loss & aids I couldn't understand. My daughter had to interpret for me.
November 29, 2017
[...] He did not look at me while he was talking either.
December 14, 2017
Didn't give an explanation on the problem. Did not give any information why I was to take prescription.
December 14, 2017
Didn't give an explanation on the problem. Did not give any information why I was to take prescription.
November 29, 2017
[...] He did not look at me while he was talking either.
November 25, 2017
[...] thank God my daughter was with me because the Dr. Tanimu speaks softly - my hearing loss & aids I couldn't understand. My daughter had to interpret for me.
November 14, 2017
He is a very good provider and has helped me all along.
November 03, 2017
Did not explain conditions or care of them/dietary options/what could cause a flare-up. [...]Did not explain medication.
November 01, 2017
Excellent! Keep him!!
October 06, 2017
Contact was brief so not able to make a reliable opinion.
July 13, 2017
He's fantastic! Smart, caring, sense of humor.

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