Dr. Amy Nielsen, DO

Dr. Amy Nielsen, DO

NeurologyFemaleAge 42

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(442) 274-0568

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Dr. Amy Nielsen, DO is a Neurology Specialist in La Jolla, CA. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Palomar Medical Center Poway and Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Nielsen to book an appointment.


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The Neurology Center

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(442) 274-0568
La Jolla Office9850 Genesee Ave Ste 470 La Jolla, CA 92037
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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The Neurology Center

New Patient?
(442) 274-0568
The Neurology Center6010 Hidden Valley Rd Ste 200 Carlsbad, CA 92011
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At a Glance

  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award™ See hospitals
  • Hospital Satisfaction Patients said they were highly satisfied at this doctor's hospital. See hospitals

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Dr. Nielsen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nielsen

2.8

Based on 22 ratings

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Had online appointment today as a 1st time patience. Dr. Nielsen was very thorough, explained my MRI results, did a physical virtual exam and is setting up more tests to rule out another condition. I'm relieved to be heard and excited about a possible fix to my issue.
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Kathleen – Apr 22, 2020
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Dr. Nielsen was wonderful at my initial visit today. She was friendly, thorough, and took plenty of time with me. I I'm very comfortable recommending her to others.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Noah in San Diego – Sep 28, 2019
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Best there is when it comes to listening to you. I suffered from severe debilitating migraines after a car accident and several neurologist just told me it would get better over time and to just deal with it in the mean time. Dr Nielsen took me seriously and took the time to listen, evaluate, then put me on a regime to help make life possible to live again. I am so very very grateful to her. She did what others didn’t.
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LD in San Diego, CA – Jan 18, 2019
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I feel very good about the efforts Dr Nielsen is making to discover the cause of and treat my neurological symptoms. I've had 2 in office appointments with her and I believe she is invested in my care.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Catherine in Ramona – Jul 12, 2018
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Do not waste your time! Not only was she 1.5 hours late for appt. She rushed us, didn’t listen, was very uninterested in anything we were saying. Was not prepared for us. Read us results of a test we had done, told us it was negative. I had the report and said actually it wasn’t normal. She reread it and said... oh, yeah I guess not. Rushed us out & opened the door as we were still discussing personal medical issues which was now being done in front of entire waiting room. So unprofessional!!
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La Jolla CA – Nov 02, 2017
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Complete lack of compassion or bedside manner. Did not know key details of the medical history, misread the radiology report, had no awareness of well known clinical trial data for key issues in post stroke management. I typically don't like to give bad reviews but felt compelled to warn other patients on her lack of competence and lack of compassion.
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Jul 17, 2017
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Dr Nielsen is best doctor I know ,she care for patient and help me a lot.Thank you .
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Duda in Vista,ca – Apr 05, 2017
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Took my mother to see her ONCE that was enough
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San Diego, CA – Nov 29, 2016
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Have had 2 appointments for horrible migraines. Both time she was very curt, rushed and not terribly interested in me or my problem. No interest in trying to figure out what is causing the migraines nor in exploring alternative treatments such as accupuncture - just wanted to put me on a medication with HORRIBLE side effects even though I told her I am the type of person who WILL get all the nasty side effects & that I don't handle medications well.
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C in Oceanside, CA – Aug 10, 2016
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Do NOT use this doctor. You will regret it if you do. I met with Dr Nielsen twice after I had a seizure. Both times she had not prepared for our meeting, rushed through my questions, and was obviously distracted. She was clearly not interested in me as a patient. An example: After she said my post-seizure tests were completely normal, I asked what she thought had been the cause of my seizure. Her response was: I have no idea. I allow everyone one seizure in their life. Ridiculous!
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Robert Berenson in San Diego, CA – Jun 22, 2016
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She gave me a memory test and I had one incorrect answer which she stated I should have known. I probably should have known it, however, I thought, being a doctor, she should have known' not to be so rude as to bring that to my attention. I think my normal Doctor probably could have given me the same basic tests that she gave me.
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San Diego, CA – Jun 14, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for California
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. Nielsen's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Migraine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nielsen treats Migraine more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Nielsen treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Basilar Migraine
  • Classic Migraine
  • Common Migraine
  • Complicated Migraine
  • Facioplegic Migraine
  • Familial Hemiplegic Migraine
  • Headache-Free Migraine
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Migrainous Stupor Migraine
  • Oculomotor Migraine
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Visual Migraine
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Tremor
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nielsen treats Tremor more than 89% of her peers

Dr. Nielsen treats this condition more than 89% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Asterixis (Flapping Tremor)
  • Benign Essential Tremor
  • Essential Tremor
  • Medication-Induced Postural Tremor
  • Orthostatic Tremor
  • Primary Orthostatic Tremor
  • Tremor Hereditary Essential, 1
  • Tremor Hereditary Essential, 2
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All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nielsen treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 87% of her peers

Dr. Nielsen treats this condition more than 87% of her peers

Dr. Nielsen's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Ear Disorders
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo

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Dr. Nielsen accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Priority Select-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Priority Select-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Priority Select-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Priority Select HMO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Sharp Health Plan
Gold Value

About Me

Biography

Dr. Amy Nielsen, DO is a Neurology Specialist in La Jolla, CA. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Palomar Medical Center Poway and Palomar...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurology

Education

2011
Mayo Clinic Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2010
Mayo Clinic Hospital
Residency Hospital
2007
Mayo Clinic Hospital
Internship Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Amy Nielsen, DO?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (442) 274-0568, and for other questions, call (760) 631-3000.

Does Dr. Amy Nielsen, DO offer telehealth services?

Dr. Nielsen has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Amy Nielsen, DO accepting new patients?

Dr. Amy Nielsen, DO generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Nielsen's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Amy Nielsen, DO accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Amy Nielsen, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Nielsen frequently treats Migraine, Tremor, and All Headaches (incl. Migraine). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Nielsen treats.

Where is Dr. Amy Nielsen, DO's office located?

Dr. Nielsen's office is located at 9850 Genesee Ave Ste 470, La Jolla, CA 92037. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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Palomar Medical Center Poway

Poway, CA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido

Escondido, CA
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award™ (2021)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2020)

Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas

Encinitas, CA

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award™ (2021, 2020)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)
  • Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2019)

Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla

La Jolla, CA

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)
  • Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2019)

Tri-City Medical Center

Oceanside, CA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average