Dr. Alan Nelson, MD

Dr. Alan Nelson, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
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Age 70
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Dr. Alan Nelson, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Bridgeport, CT and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1974 and specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.

4641 Main St Ste 1

Bridgeport, CT 06606

Contact Information

(203) 374-4966

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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(203) 374-4966

Dr. Nelson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Connecticut
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Nelson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Reflux Esophagitis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson treats Reflux Esophagitis more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Nelson treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Abdominal Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson treats Abdominal Pain more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Nelson treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson treats Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Nelson treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Nelson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Biography

Dr. Alan Nelson, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Bridgeport, CT and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1974 and specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1979
Yale University Affil Hosps
Fellowship Hospital
1977
Bridgeport Hospital
Residency Hospital
1976
Kings Co Hospital SUNY Med Center
Residency Hospital
1975
Kings Co Hospital SUNY Med Center
Internship Hospital
1974
Georgetown University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1979
1977
1976
1975
1974

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Nelson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nelson

4.3

Based on 24 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Nelson is not only a fountain of knowledge about IBS, but when I had a shiga toxin from an eColi attack, he knew all about treatment and follow up. He is also a delightful man, charming, friendly and wise. And by the way, to the person that said she would not trust him at his age to do a colonoscopy -if he had not done my emergency colonoscopy, when I came into the hospital deathly sick with something they could not identify, there would not have been a lab test. That test result said I had an eColi shiga toxin. Thanks to Dr. Nelson, the results told the staff at Bridgeport Hospital what they were dealing with and I could then be treated properly. A great doctor who I hope never retires.!!!!!
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Dr. Nelson always takes time to ask questions about my overall heath concerns. I never feel rushed. He is very compassionate.
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I went to see Dr. Alan Nelson and arrived on time at 10am, gave my information to Denise without a problem. 10:30 arrived, Denise said I should wait as the doctor is with a patient. 10:45am arrived, I told Denise that its been 45 minutes and asked her to go and tell the doctor a patient of his has been waiting for 45 minutes, she refused, I told her I
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Been going there for years for primary care but frankly I’m switching because he’s inflexible. You can’t see anyone else in the office but him even for a routine follow up. Have to wait months for an appointment. He’s over 70 now so I wouldn’t recommend starting as a new patient. Supposed to have a colonoscopy but canceled because again he’s the only one that will do it and I’m concerned about his abilities at this point.
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Dr. Nelson is the best of the best! The office staff and nurses are THE WORST! They are rude and spiteful. After 30 years, because of them i will never go back.
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This man is phenomenal! He really listens and is determined to get to the root of your problems. Does not make himself into a god, and will direct you to others who can help in your quest for good health. I hope he is around a good long time as I truly trust him with me life. His compassion is only outweighed by his knowledge.
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I had a chest pain that continued for over 3 years . . . a stabbing pain, but totally unpredictable. My PCP couldn't figure it out, and sent me to a surgeon. She concluded it was not gall bladder problems, and referred me to my gastroenterologist. He was extensive in questioning and examining me, and figured out the problem. No surgery!
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