Tapp Familiy Medical Providers

Dr. Tapp, MD


  • David Lipscomb College, 1958-59
  • Western Kentucky University, 1959-60
  • University of Kentucky, School of Pharmacy, 1960-62
  • University of Louisville, School of Medicine, 1962-66
  • Rotating Intern, University of Louisville Hospitals, 1966-67
  • Uniformed Service, Assistant Surgeon U.S. Public Health Service, 1967
  • Uniformed Service Senior Assistant Surgeon U.S. Public Health Service. 1968
  • Internal Medicine Resident Physician, University of Louisville Hospitals, 1969-70
  • Solo Practice of Family Medicine, Bowling Green, KY, 1971-Present, Tapp Medical Clinic


  • Diplomat, American Board of Clinical Lipidology. 2005
  • Certified Clinical Densitometrist, The International Society for Clinical Densitometry, 2005
  • Diplomate of American Board of Family Practice
  • Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, 1970
  • Fellow American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Re-Certified Diplomate American Board of Family Practice, 1983, 1990, 1997, 2001-2008

Boards and Panels

  • 2001, AstraZeneca, Regional Consultant Conference: Focus on Primary Care
  • 2002, GSK, National Advisory Board Panel, Asthma/COPD, Aspen, Colorado
  • 2002, Pfizer, National Launch Panel Member, Post Herpetic Neuralgia
  • 2003, KOS, National Primary Care Advisory Board
  • 2003, Eli Lilly, SE Regional Advisory Board
  • 2003, Pfizer, Primary Care Advisory Board Post Herpetic Neuralgia
  • 2003-2005, Sankyo Pharma, National Speaker
  • 2004, Liposcience, Physician Advisory Panel
  • 2004-2005, Reliant Pharmaceuticals, National Consultant
  • 2003-2004, Janssen Pharma, CNS Primary Care Advisory Board
  • 2004-2005, Cephalon, National Consultant
  • 2004, Eli Lilly, Clinical Internal Medicine Advisory Board
  • 2004, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Advisory Board
  • 2003-2004, Sankyo Pharma, Cardiovascular Health Consortium Advisory Board
  • 2003-2004, Eli Lilly, National Consultant

International Presentations

  • 2004, Venice, Italy, XV International Symposium on Drugs Affecting Lipid Metabolism, Giovanni Lorenzini Medical Foundation, "Shortening the Time Between Discovery and Delivery: Multiple Artherogenic Risk Factors Modulated in a Primary Care Setting"
  • 2005, New York, NY, 2nd Symposium on Triglycerides and HDL: Role in Cardiovascular Disease and the Metabolic Syndrome, Giovanni Lorenzini Medical Foundations, Presentation: "60-60-60, Engineering Negligible Vascular Senesense from a Particle- Gradient Driven Perspective"

Professional Memberships

  • Member, National Lipid Association
  • Member, Southeastern Lipid Association
  • Active Staff, Greenview Hospital, Bowling Green, KY
  • Active Staff, Medical Center, Bowling Green, KY
  • Active Staff, Fern Terrace Lodge, Bowling Green, KY
  • Associate Clinical Professor, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Trevecca-Nazarene College, Nashville, Tennessee, 1984-85
  • Associate Clinical Professor, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
  • Associate Clinical Professor, College of Medicine, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
  • Member Bowling Green/Warren County Medical Society
  • Training Consultant to Division of Regional Medical Programs, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, 1967-69
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopist
  • Laser Surgery (Dermatological)
  • Kentucky State Board of Health Medicine Licensing, 1967 to Present
  • Single Engine Pilot License

Honors and Awards

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • Top 100 Health Professionals, 2005, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England
  • Who's Who of South and Southwest, 1980-81
  • Who's Who of South and Southwest, 1982-83
  • Who's Who of South and Southwest, 1984-85
  • Who's Who of South and Southwest, 1986-87
  • Who's Who in the World, 1984-85
  • Who's Who in the World, 1987-88
  • Who's Who in the World, 1989-90
  • Who's Who in the World, 1993-94
  • Who's Who in the World, 1995-96
  • The International Who's Who if Intellectuals, 1984-85
  • Kentucky Colonel, 1972
  • Summer Research Scholar, University of Kentucky School of Medicine, 1961, 3-Orthomethyl Glucose Determination in an Acid Media
  • Summer Research Scholar, University of Louisville, 1963, 1964, 1965, Intestinal Site Absorption of Iron; Effect of Anoxia on Intestinal Circulation; Prevention of Breast Cancer Induced by 7, 12- dimethylbenzanthracene Using T3 and T4 Hormones
  • American Medical Associations Physicians Recognition Award 1993-96, 2004-2005
  • Men of Achievement, 1994
  • International Who's Who Medicine, 1994
  • International Who's Who Contemporary Achievement, 1994