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About Dr. Deborah L Copeland MD
Dr. Deborah L Copeland has the following 1 specialty
- Family Medicine
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
Dr. Deborah L Copeland has the following 8 expertise
- Weight Loss
- Family Planning
- Sports Medicine
- Weight Loss (non-surgical)
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I wouldn't send my dog to her!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Deborah L Copeland - Posted on June 28th, 2018
Dr. Copeland has been my parent's doctor for years and I have pretty much begged them on multiple occasions to change doctors. I have POA of my parents. Dr. Copeland recently put my dad in hospice. Apparently there is poor communication between Dr. Copeland and hospice. So I called Dr. Copeland's office to get clarification on what medication he is supposed to be taking since I am the one that dispenses the medication. Dr. Copeland was so rude! I tried to explain to her that she was telling me one thing and hospice is tellling me something else. She accused me of interrupting her and was very belittling as we were going over the medication list. She even said that my dad has been on Gabapentin for over a year. No he has not! I know this for a fact because I dispense his medication. She has no clue what she is doing which I have known this for years but for her to be so rude on the phone, when all I am trying to do is understand what medication my dad is supposed to be taking, is completely unacceptable. I have been in the medical field for 20 years so I understand what doctors go through to treat patients. Dr. Copeland is completely unprofessional and has no respect for her patient's caretakers.
The best of the best
Self-verified patient of Dr. Deborah L Copeland - Posted on August 21st, 2013
Dr. Copeland is is kind, caring andtreat her patients like they are family. She takes the time to answer any questios or concerns that you have. She is very knowledgeable and will go way beyond her way to make sure your needs are met. She is truely a woderful doctor that I hope to have for many years.
No better doctor
Self-verified patient of Dr. Deborah L Copeland - Posted on February 11th, 2013
The best in Bessemer
Self-verified patient of Dr. Deborah L Copeland - Posted on November 16th, 2012
Self-verified patient of Dr. Deborah L Copeland - Posted on March 24th, 2011
I have always had a good experience at Dr. Copeland's office. Sherry, Cindy and the whole staff are always courteous and helpful. To me, being a good doctor or being a good patient is all about building a relationship with that person. It comes over a period of time, knowing and understanding each person only happens with being familiar with each other. A "good" patient is one that is comfortable with the doctor and gives them good information. A "good" doctor is one willing to discuss conditions or aspects of that persons life that may contribute to overall health and use it to help reach a conclusion. Its not a perfect world and people make mistakes, as a patient my job is to accurately detail my condition and even offer opinions that might help. Dr. Copeland has always listened to me and valued my opinion. No one knows my body better than me.
Patients' Choice Award (2016, 2013)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013, 2012)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Dr. Copeland is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
25 Years Experience
University Of Mississippi School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1993
University Louisville Hospital
Dr. Deborah L Copeland Accepts the Following Insurance
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- BCBS AL PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National POS
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
More about Dr. Deborah L Copeland
Dr. Copeland was chosen as one of Oxford's Top Women Professionals for the year 2000. She enjoys reading, exercising, singing in a local choir, and spending time with her husband and triplet daughters.
Locations & DirectionsMEDICAL WEST PARKWEST HEALTH CENTER, 1179 Greenmor Dr, Bessemer, AL
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