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About Dr. Heath R Penland
Dr. Heath R Penland, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Huntsville, AL, with other offices in Huntsville, AL and Madison, AL . He has 17 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry, Neurology and Geriatric Psychiatry. Dr. Penland has received 3 awards. He speaks English.
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Dr. Heath R Penland has the following 3 specialties
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.
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.
- Geriatric Psychiatry
Dr. Heath R Penland has the following 15 expertise
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Sleep Disorders
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Personality Disorder
- Clinical Depression
- Mental Illness
- Manic Depressive Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
- Anxiety Disorders
- Mood Disorders
- Bipolar Disorder / Manic Depressive Disorder
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Dr. Heath R Penland is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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Self-verified patient of Dr. Heath R Penland - Posted on March 22nd, 2018
Dr.Penland is the best doctor I’ve ever encountered in my entire life. I have been a patient of his for 8 years. I can honestly say he saved my life. Dr. Penland is ethical , he cares about his patients, isn’t money hungry, has integrity, basically a man who has found his purpose / passion in life and thats helping ppl and saving lives one patient at a time :)
Self-verified patient of Dr. Heath R Penland - Posted on March 16th, 2017
Self-verified patient of Dr. Heath R Penland - Posted on June 19th, 2015
Dr.Penland is a faker. He pretended to be nice to me at APS and now by himself his true colors were revealed. He had referred me to Dr.Pope because my insurance was out and I got it back in May. He was so awesome in the past I told Dr.Pope I would have to drop her. I saw Dr.Penland who told me to shut up, and get out. I called the nurse the next day and I was told I had been non compliant. I asked what that meant and I was told I would not get to talk to dr.Penland. In the apt I asked too. And now I have no psychiatrist. He put me on drugs and never intended to keep them. I waited two hours no questions and no way to be compliant because he would not tell me. Trust me run as fast as you can. I have reported him to the medical board of doctors.
Dr. Penland is a hottie
Self-verified patient of Dr. Heath R Penland - Posted on May 22nd, 2015
Dr. Penland was a great doctor; I'm very sad APS closed down. I do not know if Dr. Penland is still working in the Huntsville area, but I would love to have him as my regular psychiatrist. Dr. Penland spoke to me as an equal and shared his true thoughts on things when I asked. Very agreeable regarding patient/doctor repoire and trust. Always wished I had longer than 15 minutes to share with him and pick his brain. Smart guy. A+
Dr. Penland is now practicing at IBH in Madison. The referral line number is 855-422-1618. Thanks you for your nice comments!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Heath R Penland - Posted on April 7th, 2015
On-Time Doctor Award (2017, 2018)
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.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016, 2017)
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.
Patients' Choice Award (2014, 2017, 2018)
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.
17 Years Experience
University Of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Graduated in 2001
Dr. Heath R Penland accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS TN Blue Network S
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National POS
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