Dr. Nelson Handal, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry  |  
Male  |  
Age 64
(21)
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Dr. Nelson Handal, MD
Dr. Nelson Handal, MD is a child & adolescent psychiatry doctor who practices in Dothan, AL. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 36 years. Dr. Handal is affiliated with Flowers Hospital.

101 Medical Dr

Dothan, AL 36303

Contact Information

(334) 702-7222

Dr. Nelson Handal, MD

Dr. Nelson Handal, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • CHAMPVA
  • Medicaid
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Tricare

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ADHD and-or ADD
very high
more than 99% of peers
Phobia
very high
more than 96% of peers
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Handal "I believe in providing the patients with easy access, listening to them, gathering as much information as possible, being empathic, explaining my understanding of the problem from several angles (i.e. biological, family, work, relationships, etc) and formulating a plan that includes testing, therapy and medical care."

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Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry
2

Board Certifications

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
16

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Schizophrenia
5

Procedures

  • ADHD Testing
  • Lab Service
  • Psychological Testing
  • QEEG (Quantitative Encephalogram)
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of Heidelberg
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • Universidad Mayor De San Andres, Facultad De Medicina
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Syracuse Univ Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Suny At Syracuse College Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University of Miami / School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Handal has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Handal's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Handal to family and friends
4.6
based on 21 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Handal's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Opp, AL |
He is a great doctor and really helps and listens to his patients I would recommend him to anyone
in Enterprise, AL |
I m the minister of a young man who has been seeing Dr. Handal over the past year for problems related to depression and other psychological disorder. Dr. Handal demonstrated great care and concern for the patient and his mother despite a language barrier (Korean). His professionalism and knowledge in diagnosing and treating Hyosang has been quite encouraging to the parents and of great benefit to Hyosang. I would feel very comfortable in recommending the services of Dr. Handal to others.
Enterprise, AL |
Dr. Handal really listens and does a great job. He has worked with me for 2+ years and has improved my symptoms and genuinely seems to care about me and my mental health.
in Enterprise, AL |
Dr Handal has worked with my son for almost 3+ years and under his care, I have watched my son transform to a brilliant and more sensitive young man. For everyone that knows him when we first arrived in AL, none of them can believe that this young man is the one they encounted over 3 years. Dr. Handal was very careful in placing my son on medications that allowed him to focus/grow and with every feedback he adjusted to fit his needs. If you are in this area check him out. We will miss him/staff
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Handal accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    HealthKeepers Plus POS
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama PPO
    Healthy Blue Plan PPO
    Service Benefit Plan - Basic Option PPO
    Service Benefit Plan - Standard Option PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
    Blue Choice HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • CHAMPVA
  • Medicaid
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Tricare
    Prime
    Standard
    TriCare for Life
    Tricare South

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Hospitals where Dr. Handal has admitting privileges

Flowers Hospital
4370 W Main St
Dothan, AL 36305
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