Tara Sonnanstine, M.D.

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I enjoy developing relationships that allow me to craft unique treatment plans to get my patients back to their active lifestyles.

Dr. Sonnanstine is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. She earned a certificate of added qualification in Sports Medicine, furthering her expertise. She did her fellowship training in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she worked closely with LSU and Southern University student athletes. She provided sideline coverage at the collegiate level for both men’s and women’s sports. She was also a team physician for Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. In addition to sports medicine, she has experience in the fields of primary care, urgent care and concierge medicine.

Dr. Sonnanstine has lectured on sports medicine topics including proper physical exam techniques, acute sports injuries and the use of biologics in sports medicine. She has been involved in concussion and sports nutrition research and is a credentialed ImPACT consultant for concussion treatment.

Dr. Sonnanstine has been an active member of several professional medical organizations including the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the American College of Sports Medicine. She also serves as gratis faculty for the Tulane University School of Medicine.

For her patients, Dr. Sonnanstine believes in an individualized, comprehensive approach to medical management. She enjoys developing relationships with her patients that allow her to craft a unique nonoperative treatment plan to get her patients back to their active lifestyles. She takes into account her patients’ goals and works with them to achieve success.

In her spare time Dr. Sonnanstine enjoys traveling, hiking, golf, yoga and running. She has completed multiple marathons, a triathlon, scuba diving certification, as well as a yoga teacher training program. She also enjoys watching sports as a spectator and cooking at home with her husband.

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I liked that she was direct and very informative with my treatment to get back to being the best version of myself.

April E.

If you have any back problems, this is the only place to go!!! They have all the highest technology and can do anything from an MRI to rehabilitation there!!! It’s also beautiful and clean! I loved it! GREAT EXPERIENCE!

Kimberly T.

Dr. Bagen is a fellow triathlete and very knowledgeable about sports injuries which were very helpful with my injury! She was very thorough and took her time as well as a pleasure to talk to regarding my condition!!! She provided tremendous insight into how to deal with this with my training. I would highly recommend her and was especially appreciative that she is a fellow Florida Gator grad!!! It’s nice to run across a fellow Gator in Tampa since the Gator Nation is everywhere!!! I have experienced great care at the Florida Orthopedic Institute, and she is an asset to FOI.

Frank C.

Dr. Tara Bagen Sonnanstine is an excellent orthopedic specialist. She is very kind and very professional in her specialty. Always very concerned with the discomfort of her patients. Her nurse Jennifer is excellent. I highly recommend Tara Bagen Sonnanstine, M.D. and her team as orthopedic specialists, and The Florida Orthopaedic Institute at 6117 Gunn Hwy in Tampa, Fl 33625, as well as their therapists Mario (very, very professional. He loves and enjoys his job as a therapist and is always in a very good mood). Also, Heily, Gina, and others in the Therapy Department – they are very professional, and they all are very prepared with great knowledge of their profession. Also, Maria at the Therapy front desk is very helpful with her talent to help people doesn’t speak English. She always with a smile on her face. Makes your day when you visit them. Thanks to all the personnel at Florida Orthopaedic Institute for being there!

Magalys R.

Dr. Bagen Sonnanstine is a very caring physician who listens very carefully to my concerns and never makes me feel as if she is in a rush. She works to conservatively resolve the issue.

Karla A.

I was pleasantly surprised and the promptness of the Dr. even though I had a late afternoon appointment. She was very friendly and gave me confidence that she could relieve my issues.

Erin R.

Dr. Bagen Sonnanstine is outstanding. Very good listening skills, professional, friendly, knowledgeable, understanding, etc. Everything you want in a doctor, especially when you’re in pain or not feeling well.

Anthony C.

Dr. Sonnanstine was very professional and kind. She took the time to explain the results too what the x-ray showed.

Elvira G.

Pleased with her explanation and time spent answering questions. Her listening skills and empathy were above and beyond others I have experienced previously. I would recommend her to others.

Donna M.

My visit was great. No long time waiting. My doctor was very caring and made sure she met my concerns. The staff was nice and polite.

Rose W.


  • Fellowship, Baton Rouge General, Sports Medicine
  • Residency, Louisiana State University Health Science Center
  • Medical Degree, Ross University School of Medicine, Family Medicine
  • Undergraduate Degree, University of Florida

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