Dr. David Purselle, MD

PsychiatryMaleAge 51

Dr. Purselle
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Georgia Psychiatric Consultants

235 E Ponce De Leon Ave Ste 120 Decatur, GA 30030

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(678) 705-8166

Dr. David Purselle, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Decatur, GA. He is affiliated with Piedmont Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Purselle to book an appointment.

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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Experience
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No malpractice claims found for Georgia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Purselle's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Cognitive Function Testing
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Purselle performs Cognitive Function Testing more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Purselle performs this procedure more than 89% of his peers

ADHD and-or ADD
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Purselle treats ADHD and-or ADD more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Purselle treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Dementia or Depression Screening
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Purselle performs Dementia or Depression Screening more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Purselle performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Purselle's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cognitive Function Testing
  • Delirium
  • Dementia
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Frontotemporal Dementia
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Lewy Body Dementia
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Vascular Dementia

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Dr. Purselle accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Select Network)-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Small Grp)-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
BlueChoice-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway Enhanced (Small Grp)-GA
Pathway Guided Access Products-GA HMO
Pathway Guided Access-GA
Pathway Products - Pathway Network-GA HMO
Pathway X (on Exchange)-GA HMO
Pathway X Guided Access-GA
Pathway X Guided Access-GA HMO
Pathway-GA HMO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO

Dr. Purselle's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Purselle

4.2

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The doctor is kind, listens well and inspires the patient.
4 people found this helpful
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Mar 20, 2019
I was recommended to Dr. Purselle when my medicine that my General Practitioner was prescribing me was not covering my severe depression and anxiety. My first appointment was very thorough, and he asked about my background and what was contributing to my increased depression and anxiety. He worked with me to find the perfect combination of medications, with out over prescribing. When I was able to start coming off of some of my medications, he guided me so I could safely reduce my medications.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
10 people found this helpful
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Susan in DECATUR, GA – Oct 17, 2018
Dr. Purselle is a provides excellent treatment for patients with many different psychiatric issues. He is very knowledgeable on the medications and there side effects. My previous psychiatrist provided medications that increased my anxiety when taken together and Dr. Purselle assisted in getting me on the right treatment for my individual needs.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Peachtree City – Aug 23, 2018
Made an appointment (initial appointment) almost 6 weeks in advance. Then, the week of the appointment, went to confirm and was told they needed to move an additional 7 weeks out! People need care, what are you thinking? Very unprofessional.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Atlanta, GA – Jul 18, 2017
He's very sharp, knowledgeable from a medical AND psychiatric background, is caring, excellent at explaining treatment options/answering questions, & is very personable. I saw many specialists for my mental health condition until one day, I was given a medication that caused a severe allergic reaction & led me to be hospitalized. It wiped out what I could safely take for my mental health disorder, & he was the only doctor I was told I should see due to his medical background--excellent advice!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
Helpful
Atlanta, GA – May 20, 2017

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About Me

Care Philosophy

David Purselle, MD provides individualized treatment for a full spectrum of mental disorders. We start with a complete assessment to determine an...Read more

Biography

David Purselle, MD is a board certified psychiatrist with over 14 years of clinical experience in Atlanta, GA. He has worked in a variety of settings including...Read more

Specialties

  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

Education

2000
Emory University School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. David Purselle, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Purselle has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. David Purselle, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. David Purselle, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Purselle's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. David Purselle, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. David Purselle, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Purselle frequently treats Cognitive Function Testing, ADHD and-or ADD, and Dementia or Depression Screening. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Purselle treats.

Where is Dr. David Purselle, MD's office located?

Dr. Purselle's office is located at 235 E Ponce De Leon Ave Ste 120, Decatur, GA 30030. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Georgia Psychiatric Consultants

Georgia Psychiatric Consultants235 E Ponce De Leon Ave Ste 120 Decatur, GA 30030
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Purselle is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Piedmont Hospital

Atlanta, GA

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)