Dr. Willem Nel, MD

Dr. Willem Nel, MD

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Age 52
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Dr. Willem Nel, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Tampa, FL and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Univ Of Pretoria in 1993 and specializes in pain medicine, pain medicine anesthesiology, and more.

118 S Oregon Ave

Tampa, FL 33606

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • MultiPlan
  • WellCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Nel'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. Nel "Offering a multi-disciplinary approach for the management of acute and chronic pain."

3  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology

1  Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

58  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Lower Back Sprain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Sprain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postoperative Pain
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Upper Back Pain
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13  Procedures

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

  • Univ Of Pretoria
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Tampa Gen Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • University Of S Florida
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Doctors of Distinction, 2009
Media & Publications
  • Pain Medicine in Florida, 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afghani

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nel's Reviews

3.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nel to family and friends
31 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (31)

  • 5
    (19)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (8)

Dr. Nel's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

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...more
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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...more
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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.
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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...more
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