Dr. Willem Nel, MB CHB

AnesthesiologyMaleAge 55

Dr. Nel
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Florida Anesthesia Medical Services 1 PA

5810 W Cypress St Ste D Tampa, FL 33607

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(727) 953-8090

Dr. Willem Nel, MB CHB is a Anesthesiology Specialist in Tampa, FL and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Univ of Pretoria medical school in 1993. He is affiliated with Tampa General Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Nel to book an appointment.

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Experience
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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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Dr. Nel's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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(727) 953-8090

Dr. Nel accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage

Dr. Nel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nel

3.8

Based on 39 ratings

5 Stars
61.53846153846154%
(24)
4 Stars
5.128205128205129%
(2)
3 Stars
5.128205128205129%
(2)
2 Stars
5.128205128205129%
(2)
1 Star
23.076923076923077%
(9)
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (27)
  • Listened & answered questions (27)
  • Office environment (27)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (24)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (9)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (9)
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Corporate doctor, don't be fooled by old reviews. He sold his soul to a corporation in 2017.
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
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Lauren – Feb 24, 2021
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Finally somebody that was able to help me
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
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Amelie Beytell – Feb 20, 2021
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I have been a patient with Dr. Nel for many years. He has seen me through two back surgeries and now I am seeing him for my neck. I have referred many people to him and not one has been disappointed. He is excellent. My only complaint in all this time is I had asked to see Dr. Nel specifically and waited almost 2 months to do so. However when I went to my appointment this week I saw his assistant. I was disappointed but have to say his APRN was very good.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Velma Carlton – Feb 13, 2020
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Dr Nel is excellent in his field!! I can’t say enough good things about him! He is knowledgeable, caring and excellent clinician!
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
3 people found this helpful
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I’m – Jun 14, 2019
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Dr. Nel is very caring. He is highly trained in pain management. He is my favorite doctor ever
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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May 24, 2019
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Some offices try to make their patients feel important. Not this office!! They (Robyn) explain that all their patients are in pain and that you are just one of the herd. If you attempt to ask a question she offers to hang up on you. I've heard good things about Dr. Nel but his staff could use some customer relations training.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Riverview – Mar 08, 2019
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I was seeing another pain mgt Dr in Brandon for 5 years I finally got tired of being treated horribly by the physician and his staff This Dr was only concerned about one thing>>>Money Dr Nel is the total opposite of that Dr He is the most caring man I've ever met and so is his staff . Trust me You don't have to put up with a doctor that interrupts you , doesn't listen to you and doesn't care about you at all ! If you have a serious pain problem you need to see DR Nel. He is The Best!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 07, 2018
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Dr. Nel didn't seem to have time for me. Always in a hurry. Had injections that did nothing for me. Finally after about 4 visits he told me there was nothing more he could do for me.
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
4 people found this helpful
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May 31, 2018
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I would not recommend Dr. Nel unless you want to wait in his office for an HOUR AND A HALF (1.5 hours) AFTER your appointment, and when you can't wait any longer, you see Dr. Nel in his office chit chatting. My appointment was at 11:30 AM. Their office "closes" for lunch from 12:30 to 1:00. I was brought back to the exam room at 12:30. Apparently Dr. Nel thought it was more important to take his lunch break before seeing his morning appointments. RIDICULOUS! I will never go back there again.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Kathleen Dwyer in Riverview, FL – Nov 17, 2017
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I have been a patient of Dr. Nel, and his staff for close to 9 years. A MVA in 2000 which required 9 spinal surgeries before I could even walk again left me at the end of my rope. Caring about the quality of life of his patients, Dr. Nel he is on top of all of all new treatment modalities. When a new medication went on the market several years ago I was on it the day it was available. His staff took to the phones to find a pharmacy who could fill the prescription. Dr. Nel changed my life.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Cathy Bandy in Ruskin, FL – May 20, 2017
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Dr. Nel is a very kind, passioniate doctor!!! He treated me for years and I was always satified with the treatment plan. He explains anything you want him to to your understanding. He listens to you about your level of pain and the limits is plays in your day to day life.
What went well
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What could be improved
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Cindy Orendorf in Seffner, FL – Mar 25, 2017
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Dr. Nell seems to be a highly qualified physician but is near impossible to get hold of. His medical assistant does not return calls or avoids speaking with you. I have had multiple appointments cancelled the day before my appointment by his staff. Most recently I was scheduled to have a joint injection done prior to 6/29/2016 and now I'm told it can not be done before July! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hurt.
What went well
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What could be improved
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Sam in Tampa, FL – Jun 22, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Offering a multi-disciplinary approach for the management of acute and chronic pain.

Specialties

  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

Education

1999
Univ of S Florida
Residency Hospital
1996
Tampa Gen Hosp
Internship Hospital
1993
Univ of Pretoria
Medical School

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Doctors of Distinction, 2009

Media & Publications

  • Pain Medicine in Florida, 2010

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Willem Nel, MB CHB offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Willem Nel, MB CHB accepting new patients?

Dr. Willem Nel, MB CHB generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Nel's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Willem Nel, MB CHB accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Willem Nel, MB CHB's top areas of care?

Dr. Nel frequently treats Herniated Disc, Autonomic Disorders, and Osteoarthritis of Spine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Nel treats.

Where is Dr. Willem Nel, MB CHB's office located?

Dr. Nel's office is located at 5810 W Cypress St Ste D, Tampa, FL 33607. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Florida Anesthesia Medical Services 1 PA5810 W Cypress St Ste D Tampa, FL 33607
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Tampa General Hospital

Tampa, FL

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received