Dr. Brian Nielsen, MD

Dr. Brian Nielsen, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 51
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Dr. Brian Nielsen, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Tucson, AZ and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from University Of Washington School Of Medicine in 1996 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic sports medicine, and more.

5301 E Grant Rd

Tucson, AZ 85712

Contact Information

(520) 784-6200

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
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Dr. Nielsen's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Knee Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nielsen treats Knee Disorders more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Nielsen treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hip
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nielsen treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Nielsen treats this condition more than 79% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nielsen treats Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Nielsen treats this condition more than 79% of his peers

About Me

Care Philosophy

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Scoliosis and Childhood Spinal Deformity, Limb Deformity Corrections

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

  • 2002
    Nemours Children's Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital
    2002
  • 2001
    Penn State University
    Residency Hospital
    2001
  • 1997
    Penn State University
    Internship Hospital
    1997
  • 1996
    University Of Washington School Of Medicine
    Medical School
    1996
  • 1992
    Brigham Young University
    Undergraduate School
    1992

Awards

Dr. Nielsen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nielsen

4.3

Based on 23 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
13.043478260869565%
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I highly recommend seeing Dr. Nielsen. He always helps me understand procedures and medical terms so I know exactly what's going on. He is very friendly and attentive and so is his staff. He has helped me with multiple issues I've had and I can always rely on him to be thorough and get the job...Read More
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Dr. Nielsen lacks communication skills. Did surgery on my knee at TOI June 2017. He said would be outpatient surgery - landed me in hospital for 4 days. He did not see me for more than 24 hours. At 1 month visit I was seen by nurse practioner. Finally saw him after 2 months. He wanted to leave wire...Read More
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Dr. Nielsen is a fantastic surgeon. He did a meniscus surgery after another dr. Said I needed a knee replacement! Very professional and truly caring. I highly recommend him for anyone needing this surgery. I only wish he worked on all skeletal parts.
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Dr was very rushed and did not take more than 5 minutes with my son. Would not listen to questions - he was in a rush!!! Very unprofessional and did not care about the patient.
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Dr. Neilson was great with my daughter having back surgery. He was very informative, always keeping us in the know of what was going to take place and what we should expect going forward. Great bedside manners, very down to earth while remaining attentive and professional.
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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Humana
Tucson HMOx
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
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MultiPlan PPO
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