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Mrs. Tanner was a patient at Sacred Heart Hospital.


Mrs. Tanner was a charismatic old lady who taught J.D. several life lessons. She could've gone through dialysis to prolong her life, but she decided she had lived a long and eventful life and wanted to die peacefully. ("My Old Lady")

She lived in Kyoto for five years and spoke Japanese, which she explained in the language to an uncomprehending J.D.("My Old Lady")

Later J.D. fantasized to confirm, he didn't kill anyone yet ("My First Kill"). Also she was one of the people who J.D. imagined saying good-bye to him at his last day at Sacred Heart. ("My Finale")


Mrs. Tanner has a son, Tommy, and a daughter Gina. She also has a granddaughter Samantha. She gets along well with her doctor, J.D.


  • Mrs. Tanner appears in J.D.'s last fantasy at Sacred Heart, asking him if he has taken his picnic yet. ("My Finale")


Appeared In


Dr. BaileyDave BensonMr. BidwellMrs. BlittFrank BoberMr. BurskiCarla's motherDarrylMike DavisJerry DonovanJ.D.Dr. DouglasWill ForteDr. FranklynDr. GreenbergMrs. GuerreroMr. HoffnerJaredMr. KavanaughSean KellyDr. LamarMeredithDavid MorrisonPatient (My Bad)Patient (My Old Man)Patient (My Own Personal Jesus)Patient (My Way or the Highway)Mrs. PrattMrs. TannerJill TracyAaron SimonMr. SloaneBen SullivanJackie WheelerMr. WinstonMr. Yeager