Dr. Daniel Nelson, MD

Pain Medicine Anesthesiology  |  
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Age 60
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Dr. Daniel Nelson, MD
Dr Nelson grew up in the Puget Sound area and was an honors and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Washington. He went to medical school at the University of Southern California and completed his internship and residency in anesthesiology at USC-L.A. County Hospital Medical Center where he was elected chief resident. He stayed on after residency for training as a Pain Medicine Fellow and started the Pain Management program at Desert Hospital in Palm Springs, California.After returning to the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Nelson joined the Evergreen Hospital medical staff and started the Pain Medicine department there as well as establishing one of the first full spectrum independent pain medicine clinics in the area. He is a founding member and Director-at-Large of the Washington Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. On multiple occasions, he has been invited to be a guest lecturer at the University of Washington pain medicine fellowship program and has been actively involved in the teaching of pain fellows, medical students and physician assistants. He has also served as a consultant and speaker to a variety of organizations. In his off time, Dr. Nelson enjoys hiking, biking, golfing, skiing and mountain climbing. He is active in Climb for Captives and Rescue Freedom International, an organization working on behalf of victims of human trafficking. Philosophy: More than 90 million people in the U.S. are affected by chronic, persistent, or recurring pain. We are also in the midst of what has been described as the "opioid prescribing national crisis", yet it can be challenging for many patients to find any meaningful pain relief. We employ a rational evidence-based approach to chronic pain using a comprehensive interventional approach which starts with a consultation and ordering medically necessary testing, referrals to specialists, and coordinating physical and manual therapy as well as psychological testing or counseling, if needed. If appropriate, we will initiate an interventional plan that will employ image guided nerve blocks or injections for diagnostic and/or therapeutic purposes. In some cases we may recommend procedures and technologies such as radiofrequency ablation of pain generators or an implantable device, but only after noninvasive options have been exhausted. Other issues may need to be addressed including weight loss or gain, depression, anxiety, and sleep disturbances. We are committed to a compassionate approach towards alleviating pain, restoring health and improving the quality of life for our patients. Medical Focus: Chronic neck and low back pain, joint pain, chronic post-surgical pain, occipital and cervicogenic headache, cancer pain, refractory arthritis pain. Complex regional pain syndrome (aka Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) Failed back surgery syndrome/post-laminectomy syndrome. Shingles pain and post herpetic neuralgia. Chronic abdominal and pelvic pain. Specializations: Diagnostic and therapeutic injections under fluoroscopy and ultrasound of the spine and the musculoskeletal system. Radiofrequency ablation procedures. Patient screening, trialing, and implantation of implantable pain medical devices including spinal cord stimulators and implantable spinal pain pumps. Coordination of multidisciplinary pain management care including referral to consultants and physical/manual therapy as well ordering appropriate tests and imaging including MRI, CT and x-rays. Interventional approaches to chronic headache, abdominal/pelvic pain, arthritis, and cancer pain. Vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty treatment of non-operative spinal compression fractures. Stem cell/PRP injections of inoperable knee, hip and shoulder pain.

Pain Consultants of Washington

12911 120th Ave NE Ste H210

Kirkland, WA 98034

Contact Information

(425) 899-6030

Dr. Daniel Nelson, MD

Dr. Daniel Nelson, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Choice Health
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • LifeWise
  • MultiPlan
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Care Philosophy

We are committed to alleviating pain, restoring health and improving quality of life. Our goal is to help our patients live healthier lives while gaining control over their pain.  We feel patients should not suffer needlessly from pain and believe they can improve through a variety of modalities we offer.    We draw from a broad base of proven treatments, advanced medical knowledge and technical expertise to thoroughly diagnose and treat pain patients who have failed to respond to routine medical care.  We focus on the patient as an individual and treat each patient with respect and compassion.
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Dr. Nelson's Experience

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pain Medicine Anesthesiology
  • Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology
  • Anesthesiology
2

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
12

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Stenosis
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Procedures

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Discography
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Pain Management
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • University of Washington
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • University of Southern California / Keck School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Usc/Lac Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Usc/Lac Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Usc/Lac Med Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Nelson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nelson to family and friends
4.1
based on 34 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Nelson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Seattle |
The best pain management Doctor I have ever been to (out of many) from a decades old life threatening automobile injury. A primary care provider supplies my medications. The attached is simply solid, honest information.
in Williamsburg, VA |
Dr. Nelson is one of the kindest, tender caring pain doctors I have ever met. He cares about and for his patients. A big thank you to him for helping me through some tough times.
in Issaquah, WA |
Best doctor for pain management! I would and do recommend him to anyone who has pain.
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Dr. Nelson accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
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  • First Choice Health
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  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
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  • Humana
  • LifeWise
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Premera Blue Cross
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  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
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  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
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  • Worker's Compensation
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Hospitals where Dr. Nelson has admitting privileges

EvergreenHealth Medical Center - Kirkland
12040 NE 128th St
Kirkland, WA 98034
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Overlake Medical Center
1035 116th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
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