Dr. Alan Nelson, MD

Dr. Alan Nelson, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
Age 68
(19)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Alan Nelson, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Bridgeport, CT. He is 68 years old and has been practicing for 43 years.

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
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

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Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
more than 96% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 94% of peers
Abdominal Pain
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
2

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
69

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • 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 Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Procedures

  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Liver Biopsy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nelson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nelson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nelson to family and friends
4.4
based on 19 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Nelson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Hyde Park, MA |
Although Dr Nelson is knowledgeable, its extremely difficult to get an appointment with him or to even call office ! You better have a good hour free just to make a call because you will be on hold a LONG time! When you get an appointment be prepared for a very very long wait!!! Its so stressful having to deal with this!
Fairfield, CT |
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.
in Bridgeport, CT |
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.
in Trumbull, CT |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Nelson accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • 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
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty

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Hospitals where Dr. Nelson has admitting privileges

Bridgeport Hospital
267 Grant St
Bridgeport, CT 06610
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