Dr. Tara R. Harden, MD

Harden Surgery | 1025 Beal Pkwy., Ste. C, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547 | Phone: (850) 863-0400 | Fax: (850) 863-0417

About Us

When you’re in need of general surgery and endoscopy services, turn to Tara R. Harden, M.D., PA in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. She is the only female general surgeon in the area. As such, many of our patients are women who feel more comfortable discussing certain issues with a female doctor.

Dr. Harden is on the Health Grades honor roll and is Board Certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery.


Dr. Tara R. Harden, M.D. PA

Undergraduate School

University of Alabama

Graduated in 2001

Medical School

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Graduated in 2005

Internship Hospital

University of South Alabama Medical Center

Completed in 2006

Residency Hospital

University of South Alabama Medical Center

Completed in 2010


  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Implant Removal
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Thyroid Surgery

  • Endoscopic Procedures including colonoscopy and EGD
  • Hernia Repair
  • Colon and Rectal Surgeries
  • Anti-Reflux Surgery

Dr. Harden's Care Philosophy

“I believe that my patients should understand their diagnosis and planned procedure and that this provides comfort and confidence when undergoing an unfamiliar procedure. I strive to make sure patients have all of their questions answered in terms they understand.”

Learn More About Our Services

To learn more about CoolSculpting and the general surgical services we offer, please don’t hesitate to give us a call or by sending us an email.

Recommendations and Reviews

Dr. Harden is a female surgeon that has a unique understanding of female medical concerns
  • I wish there were 10 + stars to rate this office. I was greeted when I came in, the nurse spoke to me with kindness, and Dr Harden didn't rush. She listened to me and it didn't matter if there was another patient. I seemed important to her. So 10 + stars for sure! 
                                ~ Diane Gaertner Cheney 

  • A year ago today, Dr Harden saved my life! Wonderful surgeon and a fantastic staff!
                               ~ Kathy Busbee

  • Dr Harden is nothing short of amazing! She lead a team that saved my wife's life last year! Thank you does not even begin to express my gratitude!
                            ~ Richard Jones

  • Dr Harden takes time to explain a procedure and goes above and beyond to make you feel comfortable while in her office. A truly good person and caring professional.
                            ~ Mark Lane

  • I love her. She takes the time to explain everything in detail. I have learned so much about whats going on with me since I started seeing her. Thank You for being a good and caring doctor. I never feel rushed out of the appointment. Very welcoming. 
                            ~ Heather

Schedule an Appointment

Call or email us to schedule a medical appointment, Coolsculpting consultation or Orbera assessment at our office.