Dr. Richard Handler, MD

Dr. Richard Handler, MD

Nephrology  ·  
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Age 49
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Dr. Richard Handler, MD is a nephrology specialist in Vero Beach, FL and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Washington University in 1996 and specializes in nephrology.

777 37th St Ste C107

Vero Beach, FL 32960

Contact Information

(772) 562-3234

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • American Republic
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • EBS-RMSCO
  • 8 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
very high
more than 95% of peers
Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
very high
more than 92% of peers
End-Stage Renal Disease
high
more than 88% of peers

Dr. Handler'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.

1  Specialties

  • Nephrology

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Nephrology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

48  Conditions Treated

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Alkalosis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes Insipidus, Nephrogenic
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Stones
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Proteinuria
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Transplant Conditions
  • Vasculitis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
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4  Procedures

  • End-Stage Renal Disease Related Services
  • Hemodialysis
  • Percutaneous Biopsy of Autologous Kidney
  • Peritoneal Dialysis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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

  • Binghamton University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • Washington University
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • University Of Florida-Gainesville
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University Of Florida
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • University Of Florida
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Handler has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Handler's Reviews

4.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Handler to family and friends
5 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
    (4)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Handler's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Patient Comments (1)

Dr Handler is a terrible doctor. He misdiagnosed me during an emergency hospital stay, and wouldn't admit he was wrong. Do not ever use him. Besides misdiagnosing me he ordered procedures that were unnecessary, and in doing so added ten thousand dollars to a short hospital stay.
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