Dr. Amy Nielsen, DO

Dr. Amy Nielsen, DO

Save
Neurology  ·  
Female
(20)

Accepting new patients

Dr. Amy Nielsen, DO is a neurology specialist in Carlsbad, CA and has been practicing for 8 years. She specializes in neurology.

The Neurology Center

6010 Hidden Valley Rd Ste 200

Carlsbad, CA 92011
Get Directions

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan
  • Sharp Health Plan

Locations

Insurance accepted

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
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
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Sharp Health Plan
Gold Value

Background Check

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
Learn more about background checks

Experience Check

Check Dr. Nielsen's experience treating your condition or procedure

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
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
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nielsen treats Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) 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
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • 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

About Me

Biography

Dr. Amy Nielsen, DO is a neurology specialist in Carlsbad, CA and has been practicing for 8 years. She specializes in neurology.

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurology

Education

Touro University College Of Osteopathic Medicine--New York
Medical School
2011
Mayo Clinic Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2010
Mayo Clinic Hospital
Residency Hospital
2007
Mayo Clinic Hospital
Internship Hospital
2011
2010
2007

Awards

Dr. Nielsen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nielsen

2.6

Based on 20 reviews

5 Stars
35%
(7)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
5%
(1)
2 Stars
10%
(2)
1 Star
50%
(10)

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Nielsen?
(Select your rating)
Average Reported Wait Time
  • 10 – 15 minutes
Dr. Nielsen's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What People Say About Dr. Amy Nielsen, DO
RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Reply
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.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option1
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Amy Nielsen, DO?
Reply
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.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Amy Nielsen, DO?
Reply
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!!
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option3
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Amy Nielsen, DO?
Reply
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.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option5
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Amy Nielsen, DO?
Reply
Dr Nielsen is best doctor I know ,she care for patient and help me a lot.Thank you .
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Amy Nielsen, DO?
Reply
Took my mother to see her ONCE that was enough
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option4
thumbs down icon option2
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Amy Nielsen, DO?
Reply
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.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option7
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Amy Nielsen, DO?
Reply
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!
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option4
thumbs down icon option1
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Amy Nielsen, DO?
Reply
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.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option4
thumbs down icon option2
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Amy Nielsen, DO?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Nielsen?

Affiliated Hospitals

Check the quality of care at hospitals where Dr. Nielsen treats patients.

Learn more

Compare Providers

More providers like Dr. Nielsen at The Neurology Center

Show All Neurologists