Dr. Heath Penland, MD

PsychiatryMaleAge 47

Dr. Penland
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

North Alabama Psychiatric Associates

953 Jeff Rd Nw Huntsville, AL 35806

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(256) 322-6272

Dr. Heath Penland, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Huntsville, AL. He is affiliated with Crestwood Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Penland to book an appointment.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Penland's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Psychological Evaluation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Penland performs Psychological Evaluation more than 80% of his peers

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

Psychiatric Evaluation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Penland performs Psychiatric Evaluation more than 80% of his peers

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

Dementia or Depression Screening
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Dr. Penland's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anxiety
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling Services
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Medication Management
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychopharmacologic Treatment
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy for Crisis
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Stress Management
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

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Dr. Penland accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
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Cigna
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Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Penland's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Penland

4.4

Based on 30 ratings

5 Stars
80%
(24)
4 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
13.333333333333334%
(4)
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (25)
  • Listened & answered questions (25)
  • Office environment (25)
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly (8)
  • Appointment was rushed (4)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (4)
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Waited months to see him then dropped me as a patient one week before my appointment. Now I have no doctor. I needed his help more than I have ever needed help before in my entire life and he does not care. I’m not sure why he’s in this field if he doesn’t want to help people. His staff never answer the phone. I had to drive there, out of my way, to even become a patient
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Dec 26, 2020
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I find Dr. Penland to be intelligent, engaging, knowledgeable and kind. I enjoy having him as my Doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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J. Hennessey – Aug 28, 2019
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Dr. Penland is BEYOND amazing! I trust him with my life. He really cares about his patients, spending as much time with them as needed. He is highly intelligent, honest, and has a great way of explaining things to the "common man". His staff have always been there for me in times of crisis. I have been seeing him for several years and he's top of the line.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Mar 16, 2019
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Dr.Penland is the best doctor I’ve ever encountered in my entire life. I have been a patient of his for 8 years. I can honestly say he saved my life. Dr. Penland is ethical , he cares about his patients, isn’t money hungry, has integrity, basically a man who has found his purpose / passion in life and thats helping ppl and saving lives one patient at a time :)
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
11 people found this helpful
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Leigh Raymond in Huntsville Al – Mar 23, 2018
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I have been seeing Dr. Penland for years and he is always willing to listen and work with me in changing medications to help improve my mental quality of life. He is the best!
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
15 people found this helpful
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Decatur AL – Jun 18, 2017
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After 2016's Murphy's Law healthwise year, Dr. Penland is the only reason I'm not in a mental ward. I'm seeing him today to make sure 2017's law extension doesn't finish the job! Love this young wonderful doctor!
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
12 people found this helpful
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Madison, AL – Apr 17, 2017
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Highly recommend. Very intelligent and knowledgeable. Dr. Penlin found my right medication cocktail which no other doctor could, to treat my bipolar disorder which ultimately saved and changed my life!He knows what he's talking about and is so smart! He has good intentions and wants to help his patients. He has a passion and a purpose for what he does. He's changing and saving lives everyday. If you truly want help...he will help you. Grad. Of Texas A&M and Yale I believe. Very smart man
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
15 people found this helpful
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Madison, AL – Jun 12, 2016
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I have saw Several Psychiatrist over the years, and he is the ONLY one that would explore other diagnoses and treatment options!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
14 people found this helpful
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Kim in Albertville, AL – Jun 09, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Penland established North Alabama Psychiatric Services (NAPA) in 2016 to create a comfortable and compassionate outpatient environment, where experienced...Read more

Biography

Heath R. Penland

M.D., F.A.P.A.

Dr. Heath Penland grew up in Texas, and received his undergraduate degrees magna cum laude from...
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Specialties

  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

Education

2006
Yale Univ Med Sch
Fellowship Hospital
2005
Duke University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1997
Texas A&M University / Main Campus
Undergraduate School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Heath Penland, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Heath Penland, MD accepting new patients?

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

Does Dr. Heath Penland, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Heath Penland, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Penland frequently treats Psychological Evaluation, Psychiatric Evaluation, and Dementia or Depression Screening. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Penland treats.

Where is Dr. Heath Penland, MD's office located?

Dr. Penland's office is located at 953 Jeff Rd Nw, Huntsville, AL 35806. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

North Alabama Psychiatric Associates

North Alabama Psychiatric Associates953 Jeff Rd Nw Huntsville, AL 35806
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Crestwood Medical Center

Huntsville, AL

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received