Dr. David Nelson, MD

Dr. David Nelson, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
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Age 54
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Dr. David Nelson, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Rock Hill, SC and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Chicago Medical School in 1997 and specializes in ophthalmology, cataract surgery, and more.

410 S Herlong Ave Ste 103

Rock Hill, SC 29732

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • 20 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Nelson performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Floaters
very high
more than 98% of peers
Cataract Removal Surgery
very high
more than 97% of peers
Dry Eyes
very high
more than 97% of peers

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5  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & Contact Management
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

62  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects

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27  Procedures

  • Astigmatic Keratotomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® for Blepharospasm
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Epi-LASIK Eye Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • LASIK
  • Multifocal Contact Lens Treatment
  • Phakic Refractive Lens Implantation
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Ptosis (Eyelids) Surgery
  • Punctal Plug Insertion
  • Punctal Plug Removal
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Csun
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • Chicago Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • St Francis Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Med College Georgia Hospital and Clinics
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nelson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nelson's Reviews

3.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nelson to family and friends
17 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (7)

Dr. Nelson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

He's wants your money. Staff are pretty but uneducated. Always behind. They don't honor their guarantees. Glasses took a month. They're trained to make excuses. Go somewhere else.
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It is money up front & then your eyes next. If you have Medicare & a secondary insurance, if Medicare doesn't pay for your service but your insurance does, you have to pay up front and them yourself submit the paperwork to your secondary insurance. The staff is too lazy to do this for you. They do...more
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I believe Dr. Nelson is a good surgeon however the practice is focused on money making, I cannot recommend this practice because of that.
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Very positive experience. Dr. Nelson and staff very professional, while being personable and friendly. Facility is very clean and well equipped. Any questions or concerns were addressed prior to surgery and the procedure was explained in a comprehensive manner. Today is the day after surgery and...more
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