Dr. Nelson Hernandez, MD

Dr. Nelson Hernandez, MD

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Dr. Nelson Hernandez, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Tamarac, FL. Dr. Hernandez has more experience with Psychotic Disorders, Addiction & Substance Abuse, and Neurodevelopmental Disorders than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Westside Regional Medical Center and Northwest Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Hernandez to book an appointment.

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Behavioral Health Specialists7421 N University Dr Ste 310 Tamarac, FL 33321
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Dr. Hernandez's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hernandez

3.6

Based on 18 ratings

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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (12)
  • Explained conditions well (12)
  • Listened & answered questions (12)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (6)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (6)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (6)
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Very rude and disrespectful to his patients when he doesn’t hear or get what he wants. I am currently 12 weeks pregnant and was told by this doctor to quit the medication that I had been taking for 12 years cold turkey which was the first red flag. Second, he refuses to prescribe my refill for my anxiety med even though I got many opinions from other psychiatrists and my OB doctor saying it was okay to take my medication while pregnant. I am evening running low on my medication. He raised his voice at me and argued more than he listened. I would never recommend him.
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No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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KRISTIE ABERHORN – Nov 07, 2020
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LA VISITA FUE ESTUPENDA
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
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Sandra M – Jun 30, 2020
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Dr. Hernandez is the best psychiatrist I have come across during the course of my daughter’s treatment. He is is professional, knowledgeable, patient, and humble. He explains things thoroughly and very clearly. He is extremely caring and treats my daughter like his own.
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Nuria – May 22, 2020
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Very professional and great treatment. Always looking forward to help
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Jimmie Martinez – May 21, 2020
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First visit, it went well. Dr was thorough.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Oct 19, 2019
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Human 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
1 person found this helpful
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Oct 10, 2019
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Great listener. Always returns all my calls
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Merline Elas – Oct 10, 2019
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I love the staff here at this office. they are very helpful even if I call multiple times a day. Dr. Hernandez is such a sweetheart, he is very patient with me and knows his stuff. I highly recommend!
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Sep 17, 2019
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Excellent psychiatrist, very knowledgeable, very professional staff
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Odalys Pino in Hialeah, FL – Oct 25, 2017
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Hernandez

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Hernandez treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Hernandez treats other conditions, please contact the office at (954) 724-6680.

Psychotic Disorders

Psychotic disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that cause severe mental symptoms and disconnection from reality, such as schizophrenia, delusional disorder, and substance-induced psychosis.Compare with other Psychotic Disorders specialists.

Dr. Hernandez is experienced in the area of Psychotic Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Treatments
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Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
Schizoaffective Disorder
Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
Schizophrenia
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High
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Very High
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Addiction & Substance Abuse

Addiction and substance abuse specialists diagnose and treat people who have become physically dependent or addicted to drugs and alcohol through treatments including counseling, detoxifcation, inpatient rehabilitation, and medication.Compare with other Addiction & Substance Abuse specialists.

Dr. Hernandez is experienced in the area of Addiction & Substance Abuse. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 23 conditions and procedures

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Tobacco Use Disorder
Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
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High
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Very High
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Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Compare with other Neurodevelopmental Disorders specialists.

Dr. Hernandez is experienced in the area of Neurodevelopmental Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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ADHD and-or ADD
Conduct Disorder
Autism
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Dr. Hernandez's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anorexia
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Behavior Therapy
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Depersonalization Disorder
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Factitious Disorders
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Hallucinogen Dependence
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mania
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Munchausen Syndrome
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Hallucinogen Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizoid and Schizotypal Personality Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

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Dr. Hernandez accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
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Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

About Me

Care Philosophy

Always give priority to those suffering from mental illness and emotional conditions, since everyone deserve to have a good quality of life.

Biography

This physician is accepting telehealth visits. Dr. Hernandez has over 12 years of experience in Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry including crisis stabilization,...Read more

Specialties

  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

Education

2006
Metropolitan Hospital Center
Residency Hospital
2003
Metropolitan Hospital Center
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Nelson Hernandez, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (954) 724-6680.

Does Dr. Nelson Hernandez, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Nelson Hernandez, MD accepting new patients?

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

Does Dr. Nelson Hernandez, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Nelson Hernandez, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Hernandez frequently treats Psychotic Disorders, Addiction & Substance Abuse, and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Hernandez specializes.

Where is Dr. Nelson Hernandez, MD's office located?

Dr. Hernandez's office is located at 7421 N University Dr Ste 310, Tamarac, FL 33321. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Nelson Hernandez, MD speak?

Dr. Hernandez speaks Portuguese, Spanish, and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Hernandez is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Westside Regional Medical Center

Plantation, FL

60% Patient Experience Rating, 9% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

Northwest Medical Center

Margate, FL

61% Patient Experience Rating, 8% lower than the national average

14 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

University Hospital And Medical Center

Tamarac, FL

60% Patient Experience Rating, 9% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

Bayfront Health Punta Gorda

Punta Gorda, FL

58% Patient Experience Rating, 11% lower than the national average

Plantation General Hospital

Plantation, FL

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

14 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)