Dr. Brett Nelson, MD

Child & Adolescent PsychiatryMaleAge 45

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Dr. Brett Nelson, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Saratoga Springs, NY and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med medical school in 2004. He is affiliated with Monument Health Rapid City Hospital. His office is not accepting new patients.

Dr. Brett Nelson, MD

Four Winds Hospital

30 Crescent Ave Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Telehealth services available

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(518) 584-3600

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Dr. Nelson's Top Procedures and Conditions

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ADHD and-or ADD
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson treats ADHD and-or ADD more than 96% of his peers

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

Psychosis Due to Mental Illness

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson treats Psychosis Due to Mental Illness more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Nelson treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Major Depressive Disorder

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson treats Major Depressive Disorder more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Nelson treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Nelson's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Hallucinations
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Medication Management
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Hallucinogen Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Other Psychiatric Medication Therapy (Inpatient Only)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Evaluation - Child and Adolescent
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

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Dr. Nelson accepts the following insurance:

Choice Plus POS II
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
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National (BlueCard) PPO
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HealthyBlue Advantage
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Open Access Plus
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan PPO
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Dr. Nelson was unavailable and with enthusiasm, his office lady tried to do an in depth interview over the phone. While I waited to speak with Dr. Nelson she proceeded to do an interview. Her leading questions wanted to know history back to childhood. I was an adult in my late sixties that had come to Dr. Nelson for anxiety. The more questions she asked the more animated she became. As Dr. Nelson was still busy, I ended the call. About ten minutes the County Sheriff called to say he was coming by, at Dr. Nelson's request, for a wellness check. At no time did Dr. Nelson visit with me nor was there any indications in our appointments of any drastic plans concerning my health. I called Dr. Nelson immediately and told me that he should have talked to ME before calling in the law and that he should take time and reflect on his actions. I had expected him to be a trust worthy professional and felt he should make his decision on accurate, firsthand knowledge and conversation.
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Apr 10, 2021
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Dr. Brett Nelson, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Saratoga Springs, NY and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. He...Read more


  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Pediatric Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry


University of South Florida / College of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
University of Florida, Gainesville
Residency Hospital
Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med
Medical School
Augustana University
Undergraduate School


Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Brett Nelson, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Brett Nelson, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Nelson frequently treats ADHD and-or ADD, Psychosis Due to Mental Illness, and Major Depressive Disorder. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Nelson treats.

Where is Dr. Brett Nelson, MD's office located?

Dr. Nelson's office is located at 30 Crescent Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Four Winds Hospital

Four Winds Hospital30 Crescent Ave Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Affiliated Hospitals

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Monument Health Rapid City Hospital

Rapid City, SD

64% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% lower than the national average