Dr. Willem Nel MD

  • Pain Management
  • Anesthesiology
24 Years Experience

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3.9
8 patient ratings,
7 comments

Patient Reviews

  • Highly Satisfied
    50%
  • Satisfied
    13%
  • Neutral
    25%
  • Dissatisfied
    0%
  • Highly Dissatisfied
    13%
  • Wait Time 49.0 minutes
  • Easy Appointments
  • Promptness
  • Friendly Staff
  • Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
  • Spends Time With Patients
  • Appropriate Followup

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1.0 September 26th, 2017
If you have 4 hrs to spare to see a PA and be judged this is your place
Wait time
60 minutes
"Plus 2 hours"
Easy Appointment
Promptness
"Horrible"
Friendly Staff
"Horrible"
Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
"No"
Spends Time with Patients
"Not at all only see PA"
Appropriate Follow-up

Positive Comments

Dr nel was so nice to make patients , but you see PA after

Negative Comments

Wait, and give up on you

General Comments

Raided
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1.0 September 26th, 2017
Wait is 3 hrs. Highly judgemental
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5.0 January 27th, 2017
The BEST pain specialist I've been to in a long time! He's extremely compassionate, caring, concerned and devoted. He's no push over so if you think you're going to play him just to get your non pain addiction fixed, hasn't! think again. too many people have ruined some good pain specialist careers and Dr Nel is cautious about those kind of people. he will not only help you with your true pain but will guide you to the kind of specialized care you may need to repair your problem. The only downside is his nurses. stay one step ahead of them because they don't follow through with his request. you have to follow thru with them and keep them on tract otherwise you won't get your care regarding referrals, meds, etc.Dr Nel is AWESOME! Nurses..extremely questionable!
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4.0 December 15th, 2015
Would you recomend this provider
yes
Wait time
55 minutes
"Always a long wait for someone who is good....but if no changes and you just need med refill, they will expedite!"
Easy Appointment
Promptness
"Always a wait. This is because he is good and they LISTEN and don't give you the bums rush to get you through if they are behind."
Friendly Staff
Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
"No mystery, right on MRI."
Spends Time with Patients
Appropriate Follow-up

Positive Comments

Both his PA and Dr Nell LISTEN. You will have to ask for appointment with Dr Nell specifically if you want it otherwise you will get his PA but I thought she was good.

Negative Comments

Long wait, never the less..I know it is because they don;t rush the person in front of you.

General Comments

I don't think any are perfect but he is pretty good!
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5.0 July 10th, 2015
Would you recomend this provider
yes
Wait time
40 minutes
"Dr Nel has a be ry busy practice and you may have a longer than usual wait time. However, there is a reason why and it's because he really is the best. People in pain often have good days and bad days. When you have a waiting room full of patients on a bad day, you will naturally have a longer wait. Dr Nel refuses to rush any patient with new or worsening problems and some people need extra attention sometimes. I try to remember that when I visit him and there is a wait. Some people may be having an extraordinarily difficult time and need more attention than usual. I don't want Dr Nel to rush them out the door, just like I wouldn't want him to rush me out. His dedicated patients understand this, but new comers may be turned off by the occasional longer wait. Dr Nel is always working on that. He has hired a great Nurse practitioner who has really helped shorten the wait times. When patients just need a check up, prescription renewal or to set an appt for a procedure, The nurse practitioner is very knowledgable and helpful in many cases that don't require Dr. Nel's expertise. I've noticed a great improvement in wait times since the addition of Laci joining the team."
Easy Appointment
Promptness
"Wait time is longer than usual in medical care in general, but not at all unusual for a pain management practice."
Friendly Staff
Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
Spends Time with Patients
Appropriate Follow-up
Dr Nel is an excellent physician. He is thorough, caring, knowledgeable and professional. He looks for all kinds of different treatments to manage pain other than using medication. He consistently is on top of new procedures and medications. He really seems to instinctively know what treatment will work and will e honest with you about treatments that don't usually work. However he recognizes that pain is very individual and different for everyone.
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3.0 March 6th, 2014
the dr is not worth the wait
Wait time
60 minutes
"I have seen this doctor three times now in two different locations. The first time, in Riverview, I waited close to an hour. The last two times in Tampa I waited over 2 hours both times just to be called back to one of the patient rooms. According to other patients, this is common. "
Easy Appointment
Promptness
"2 hour average wait time in Tampa-awful!"
Friendly Staff
Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
"He is still trying to figure out all of my pain issues but he is also willing to refer you to other specialists and run more tests."
Spends Time with Patients
"He doesn't rush you out the door-he does listen."
Appropriate Follow-up
"No follow-up"

General Comments

While Dr Nel is polite and willing to listen-he is not worth the wait.
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1.0 March 3rd, 2014
worthless
Wait time
60 minutes
Imbasil.

Positive Comments

none.

Negative Comments

poor attitude thinks he is god. so does his office staff

General Comments

rude man. He should not be a pain management doctor. I can't believe i was referred to someone like him, he has the worst bedside manner. DO NOT GO TO HIM. HE IS NO HELP
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3.0 March 19th, 2013
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
Spends Time with Patients
Appropriate Follow-up

Positive Comments

Dr. Neal is a caring & great physician!

Negative Comments

1. The waiting time is toooooo long! They usually scheduled 4-5 patients at the same time. During the last visit I had to wait 1hr and 45 minutes; one time I was a no-show after been 20 minutes late.2. Staff is rude and they dont know how to process the claims. You have to wait forever before any procedure can be approved!3. Unable to contact the office directly... most of time you just leave a message for the staff."
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5.0 September 18th, 2012
This is a full service Pain Management Doctor, meaning he follows you in the hospital as well as handles your outpatient appts.
Would you recomend this provider
yes
Wait time
30 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
Spends Time with Patients
Appropriate Follow-up
Dr Nel has been my DR for over 5 years. He is concerned not only with my pain issues but also my overall health,

Positive Comments

Dr. Nel tries many pain relieving options when treating you and doesn't just give you a prescription. He has helped me tremendously by using blocks, and different injections into the pain causing areas. I have several disease processes and must spend alot of time in the hospital and his team follows me and keeps my pain under control without having to put me on a bunch of different medication. They know me and know what works. I am able to take less of the medication because of the thorough evaluations and followups.

Negative Comments

There is not one negative thing I can think to say about Dr Nel or his staff. I absolutely respect him and his staff for the work they do.

General Comments

Dr Nel is a board certified anesthesiologist and board certified pain management specialist. He is very thorough in his evaluation and his suggestions for what he thinks is best to control your pain. I see him once a month and we discuss the ups and downs of my disease process. He has been a God send to me and with adequate pain control I have been able to have some good days to enjoy life.
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