Dr. Nelson Handal, MD

Dr. Nelson Handal, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 64
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Dr. Nelson Handal, MD is a child & adolescent psychiatry specialist in Dothan, AL and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Universidad Mayor De San Andres, Facultad De Medicina in 1981 and specializes in child & adolescent psychiatry and psychiatry.

101 Medical Dr

Dothan, AL 36303

Contact Information

(334) 702-7222

Insurance Accepted

  • 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
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Handal performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Handal's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

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."

2  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

5  Procedures

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

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alabama.

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

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Handal to family and friends
25 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

  • 5
    (22)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

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 (7)

Dr. Handal is truly a treasure to the area. His CliniCom assesment is an industry leader for both Dr and patient alike, and I am so thankful I am a patient under his care. His staff went above and beyond for me as a new patient, even helping me gain a sooner appointment when one became available...more
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I have always had a fear of Doctors. Especially when it comes to my children. One thing I feared more than Doctors is putting my child on medication. But it came to a point my son wasn't succeeding in school. So, I was referred to Dr. Handal. Best decision I could have made was taking Dr. Handal's...more
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My 8 year old went from making F's, D's and maybe C's. On his test. He is in a IEP program so he is aloud to retake test with a one on one teacher reading him the questions and answers. 1st week he seen Dr Handal. His grades went straight to A's with an occasional B and 1 C. With no help from...more
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He is a great doctor and really helps and listens to his patients I would recommend him to anyone
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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...more
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