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Serving the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire of Georgia and South Carolina.

What follows is an important notice.


Due to the increased number of cases of COVID-19, we are limiting visitors to our offices and requesting that adult patients come to their appointments alone. Exceptions will be made if assistance or a caregiver is needed. For pediatric patients, please limit to one parent or caregiver, exceptions considered.

If you have any symptoms for COVID-19, do not schedule online. Please call your doctor's office for booking an appointment and before arriving for an in-office visit.

Douglas A. Hanzel, M.D., FCCP

Douglas A. Hanzel, M.D., FCCP


Internal Medicine


Board Certification:

American Board of Internal Medicine; National Board of Medical Examiners, Pulmonary Medicine


Internal Medicine Residency, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

Medical School:

Doctor of Medicine, Wright State University, Dayton, OH


Clinical/Research Pulmonology and Critical Care, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH


American College of Physicians, Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians; Georgia Medical Society; Medical Assocation of Georgia

Hospital Affiliations:

St. Joseph's/Candler
4.7 out of 5
457 Patient Ratings


Dr. Douglas A. Hanzel is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the National Board of Medical Examiners. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio and completed his residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Hanzel specializes in pulmonology and sleep medicine and is an active member of several medical societies such as the American College of Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians, Georgia Medical Society, and the Medical Association of Georgia. 

Patient Reviews

October, 2021

Thoroughly welcomed and appreciated Dr. Hanzel?s professionalism and selflessness. He sat down and talked to me like a long time friend w/o concern for his next schedule. I truly felt I had his undivided attention and he genuinely desire the best for me.

August, 2021

I love all my physicians at South Coadt health! Office staff is also phenomenal!

August, 2021

I have been a patient at Southcoast for many years b& have been very satisfied with my care. Clarice Wadsworth

July, 2021

Extremely responsive with follow up items & prescription

June, 2021

I just want to compliment Nicole. She is Dr Hanzle?s PA. She is amazing. Very kind, helpful and professional Thank you Nicole Nancy B

May, 2017

Dr. Hanzel is one fantastic doctor. I just moved from Knoxville, Tn.and had to find a new doctor. Dr. Hanzel was referred me to Dr. Hanzel. It was a great choice.

January, 2017

Pleasant, genuinely interested and accommodating in me as a client. I was there for about 5 minutes to be called in to see the doctor. There was no time wasted. The staff asked me about my other family members. That makes me have a family atmosphere and welcoming experience. I will always recommend my friends to this place and to any doctor at your facility.

December, 2016

Am waiting for a call from Southcoast Imaging to schedule my Chest CT Scan. Over all very good services.

December, 2016

Each time I visit Dr. Hanzel's office everything and everyone is coordinated, pleasant, and friendly. Dr. Hanzel is kind and thorough in his counsel and examination. He gives constructive criticism that is easy to accept. Thank you Dr. Hanzel!

October, 2016

Great all around staff. Dr Hanzel takes time to discuss any issues. Very pleased.

August, 2016

Dr. Hanzel is very professional and informative.

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