Dr. William Handy, MD


Family Medicine | Male

Dr. William Handy, MD

Dr. William Handy, MD is a family medicine doctor who practices in Abingdon, VA. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 25 years. Dr. Handy is affiliated with Mountain States Health Alliance - Johnston Memorial Hospital, Smyth County Community Hospital, Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center, Russell County Medical Center and Twin County Regional Hospital.

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Dr. Handy's Reviews

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Dr. Handy's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Over 45 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Chilhowie VA |
I have accompanied my mother to see Dr. Handy several times and have found him to be and most caring, capable doctor. He makes her feel like he is concerned and takes the time to listen to her. That goes along way in the care of the elderly and I appreciate that greatly. Can't say the same for his staff. Trouble making apt. Making a 9am appt. thinking she'll be first and we don't get out til after 11! Come to find out there are 3 "first" 9am apts. Very rude to her over the phone.
Lebanon va |
Great doctor, but horrible office staff. Office manager consistently rude. Phone calls never are returned.Used to be a much better practice.
Bland, VA |
Dr. Handy and Mrs. Widener are very professional. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about their staff. One of his nurses began a phone call in a very confrontational manner. She kept interrupting me, and she even hung up on me. Furthermore, the office staff turn over is so frequent, that it seems like no one ever knows what is going on. They even tried to charge my mother for services they have never given her. I don't think they are trying to cheat her, they just won't admit their error.
New York, NY |
Best doctor in sw Virginia.
in Bristol, VA |
Friendly, able doctor, but two- 2.5 hour waits and, at times, a somewhat hostile and overworked staff make the visit a strain.
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Dr. Handy's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Family Medicine
  •  Board certified in Family Practice
  •  Malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • 3
    Malpractice Claims

    Dr. Handy has 3 malpractice claims

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    • Settlement (8/26/2013)
    • Nature of Complaint: OUT OF STATE CLAIM: VA. Reported by North Carolina Medical Board INCIDENT LOCATION: WISE, VA /// PHYSICIAN'S COMMENT: I did not diagnose or start patient any medications that caused the event. The patient has multiple medical problems and was on Plavix and Coumadin due to her severe pan atherosclerosis and coagulation disorder
    • State: North Carolina
    • Settlement 
    • Amount or Range: Average
    • Nature of Complaint: PRACTITIONER COMMENTS: settlement due to law suit concerning patient who had a stroke while on coumadin. diagnosed at outside with Factor V leiden after PE. I continued treatment with coumadin per diagnosis and she had stroke. patient was found out to be misdiagnosed at the original institution
    • State: Virginia
    • Settlement 
    • Amount or Range: Average
    • Nature of Complaint: INCIDENT LOCATION: NORTON, VA /// PRACTITIONER COMMENTS: decided to settle the case. have sent in the information to the board for review and they decided no further action to be taken
    • State: Virginia
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Board Certifications

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  • Family Practice

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  • Medical School

    Graduated in 1992

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Professional Affiliations

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  • Family Medicine

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