Dr. David Nelson, MD

Dr. David Nelson, MD

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Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
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56 y/o
(13)

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Dr. David Nelson, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Bellevue, WA and has been practicing for 31 years. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.

Overlake Medical Clinics/Overlake Hospital Cancer Center

1135 116th Ave NE Ste 605

Bellevue, WA 98004
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • America's Health Insurance Plans
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Asuris Northwest Health
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Behavioral Health Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna

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Top Care Areas

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

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
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more than 80% of peers
Lung Surgery
normal
more than 78% of peers
Heart Disease
normal
more than 76% of peers

Dr. Nelson's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

47  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Vascular Disease
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

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

  • University Of Colorado At Denver
    Medical School | Graduated 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nelson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nelson's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nelson to family and friends
13 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Dr. Nelson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

The word Cancer brings about all kinds of emotions. From the moment I went to Dr. Nelson's office I was confident I was in good hands. His receptionist was kind, helpful and welcoming. Dr. Nelson took all the time I needed, answering all the questions I had and explained every step of the potential...more
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I think Dr. Nelson was a old General Practitioner in another life..like the ones that used to make house calls. He is so caring, and listens to my concerns, and explains things in a manner that my husband could understand. I am a retired nurse, and he is one of the nicest doctors I have ever...more
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