Dr. Willem Nel, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 51
(31)
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Dr. Willem Nel, MD
Dr. Willem Nel, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Tampa, FL. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 24 years. Dr. Nel is affiliated with Tampa General Hospital.

118 S Oregon Ave

Tampa, FL 33606

Contact Information
Dr. Willem Nel, MD

Dr. Willem Nel, MD

Accepted insurance

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

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Top Care Areas

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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

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Nel "Offering a multi-disciplinary approach for the management of acute and chronic pain."
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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology
1

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
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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
  • Facet Syndrome
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • 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
  • Upper Back Pain

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Procedures

  • Cancer Pain Management
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nel to family and friends
3.8
based on 31 total reviews (4 with comments)
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)
in Riverview, FL |
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.
in Ruskin, FL |
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.
in Seffner, FL |
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.
in Tampa, FL |
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.
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Dr. Nel accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • WellCare
    WellCare PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Nel has admitting privileges

Tampa General Hospital
1 Tampa General Cir
Tampa, FL 33606
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