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About Dr. Debra E Edelson

Dr. Debra E Edelson, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Defuniak Springs, FL. She has 29 years of experience. Her specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Edelson has received 3 awards. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

16 Ratings with 2 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Debra E Edelson is Great. Dr. Debra E Edelson has been rated by 16 patients. From those 16 patients 2 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Debra E Edelson is 4.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Cope Inc

3686 US Highway 331 S
Defuniak Springs, FL 32435
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Dr. Debra E Edelson has the following 2 specialties

  • Neurology

    A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
    Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.

  • Psychiatry

    A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
    He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
    Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
    Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.

  • Expertise

    12 Expertise

  • Insomnia
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Mental Illness
  • Manic Depressive Disorder
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Personality Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder


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Two Stars

Dr, Edelson is a great doctor, understanding and knowledgeable really has a relaxing comfortable presence about her......, But took 6 months to get an apointment and her staff just sits on their cell phones (totally horible work ethic) everytime you go in, getting your percriptions refilled is a huge painful challenge. Sometimes the nurses just ignore your messages and refill requests from your pharmacy. have personally called them out on this and they pretty much called me a liar and treated me as if I imagined having my pharmacy send in requests and have personally left messages to them. They use words like I am sure you think you had and I understand it may be real to you but you nor your pharmacy has contacted us at all, another words they don't do their job and they will do anything to make it not their fault and other times they let you go with out for weeks between appointments. Nurse staff in this office treats patients unworthy of them bothering to do their job if you call and pressure them they treat you like an addict almost as if it's a game to them to see you get mind altering drugs start to feel better then watch you break down again like a power trip, have been through them not even checking my file and refusing to fill my prescriptions for bipolar and ptsd for weeks at a time. Is about not worth seeking treatment to deal with the staff in this office. If your seeking treatment for being violent or suicidal don't come here you won't handle the nurses treatment for long they will break you down. I think of how they have treated me for no reason, can't imagine the way they have treated people who have no choice but to go there or are in a hopless situation. Is sad..

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No Dr Will Ever Be As Good

Dr. Edelson was a life-saver when it came to treating my daughters who have serious mental health needs. We were heartbroken when se left GA so much so that many years later we're still keeping track of where she is in case she comes back to GA! :)

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014)

    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.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2015)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2014, 2015)

    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.

  • Education

    29 Years Experience

  • Emory University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1989

  • Emory Healthcare


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Debra E Edelson accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Florida
    • Florida Blue BlueCare HMO
    • Florida Blue BlueOptions
    • Florida Blue BlueSelect
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National POS
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Locations & Directions

Cope Inc, 3686 US Highway 331 S, Defuniak Springs, FL
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