Dr. David Nelson, MD

Dr. David Nelson, MD

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Cardiothoracic Surgery  |  
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56 y/o
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Dr. David Nelson, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery doctor who practices in Bellevue, WA. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 31 years.

Overlake Medical Clinics/Overlake Hospital Cancer Center

1135 116th Ave NE Ste 605

Bellevue, WA 98004
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Accepted insurance

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

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Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nelson to family and friends
5.0
based on 13 total reviews (2 with 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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  • 1
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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)

in Marysville, WA |
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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in Newcastle, WA |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Nelson accepts 58 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
    Advantage
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
    Choice
    Choice POS
    Choice PPO
    Medicare Advantage HMO
    Medicare Advantage PPO
    Open Choice
    Open Choice POS
    Open Choice PPO
  • 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
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna HMO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna POS
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Group
    Medi-Cal
  • Community Health Network
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Federal Employee Program (FEP)
  • First Choice Health
    First Choice Health HMO
    First Choice Health POS
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Fortis Benefits Insurance Company
  • Gallagher Basset
  • Group Health Cooperative
    Access PPO
    Clear Care HMO
    Clear Care PPO
    Options PPO
  • Health Net
  • Health Payors Organization
  • HealthSmart
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
    Interplan Health Group
  • Heritage Provider Network
  • Humana
    Medicare Advantage
    Medicare Advantage HMO
    Medicare PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • LifeWise
    Connect
  • Magellan Health Services
  • Medicaid
  • Medicaid of Washington State
  • Moda Health
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    PHCS Network
  • National Preferred Provider Network
  • PacificSource
  • Preferred Health Plan, Inc.
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Principal Life
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Providence Health Plans
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Regence Blue Shield of Washington
    Preferred Provider Network
  • Sedgwick Claims Management Services
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • TriWest Champus
  • Uniform Medical Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Medicare Advantage
    Medicare Advantage - Chronic Complete HMO-SNP
    Medicare Advantage HMO
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    Medicare Supplement PPO
  • USA Health Network
  • Value Options
    Behavioral Health
  • Veteran Administration Plan
  • Washington State Department of Labor & Industries
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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Hospitals where Dr. Nelson has admitting privileges

Overlake Medical Center
1035 116th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
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