Dr. David Nielsen, DO

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 47
(50)
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Dr. David Nielsen, DO
Dr. Nielsen obtained his degree in medicine at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. He completed a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Ohio University in Dayton and a fellowship in Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Dr. Nielsen served on the staff of the hand section at the Shriner's Hospital for Children in Tampa prior to founding the Charlottesville Orthopaedic Center. He specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of all musculoskeletal conditions of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand, as well as general orthopaedics. Dr. Nielsen has met the rigid standards of the Certi?cate of Added Quali?cation in hand surgery in addition to being board-certi?ed in general orthopaedics. In addition to serving as the Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Martha Jefferson Hospital, he belongs to numerous national and regional societies and lectures locally as well as across the country. Dr. Nielsen enjoys spending quality time with his wife and daughter in addition to traveling, cooking, music, and various outdoor and sporting activities.

Charlottesville Orthopaedic Ctr

183 Spotnap Rd Ste C

Charlottesville, VA 22911

Contact Information

(434) 244-8412

Dr. David Nielsen, DO

Dr. David Nielsen, DO

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
  • Humana
  • Optima Health
  • Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care)
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Charlottesville Orthopaedic Center works with patients in both Charlottesville and the surrounding communities, we treat musculoskeletal conditions in a variety of categories including the services listed below. We are also a full-service orthopaedic center, and we feel confident that we have a specialist for whatever your individual needs are.
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Dr. Nielsen's Experience

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Dr. Nielsen's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Joint Reconstruction Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Hand Surgery
2

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Amputated Finger
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Disorders
  • Arm Injuries
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Finger
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Finger Disorders
  • Finger Injuries
  • Finger Joint Sprain
  • Forearm Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Ligament Rupture
  • Hand Muscle Strain
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Hand Pain
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Separation
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at Wrist
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain

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Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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 California, San Diego
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • Kirksville College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • University Of New England
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Ohio University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University Of South Florida
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nielsen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nielsen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nielsen to family and friends
4.9
based on 50 total reviews (12 with comments)
Dr. Nielsen'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 (12)
in Palmyra, VA |
I LOVE EVERYONE AT THIS OFFICE !!!!! I BROKE MY KNEECAP IN HALF AND WAS FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO HAVE MY DR. NIELSON TO OPERATE THE VERY NEXT DAY...WHICH TURNED OUT TO BE A VERY GOOD THING. IF YOU NEED CARING, COMPASSIONATE AND NICE...GO HERE !!!!! AFTER ONLY 5 MONTHS, I AM WALKING, WHEN I DIDN'T THINK THAT WOULD BE POSSIBLE. THANK YOU TO MY NEW FOUND FAMILY !!!!! LISA OF PALMYRA
in Greeneville, TN |
Dr. Nielsen hands down the best and most professional experienced doctor that could have performed my continuing extensive reconstructive surgery of my left limb following complications from a severe motorcycle accident. First time at his office his Staff was just impressive and continue to be just Immaculate today. Dr. Nielsen explains pros and cons to surgeries very well. But I need to say my heart Pumps confidence in C.O.C. knowing they will provide top/best/honest solutions. 5 Stars All-Day!
in Harrisonburg, VA |
My mother visited Dr. Nielsen, desperate after 11 years of knee pain following a knee replacement. She has seen over 6 orthopedic surgeons who told her there was nothing wrong with the knee. Dr. Nielsen ordered a series of tests which resulted in a finding that the knee was loose. The other surgeons were, in my opinion, negligent, causing my mother to suffer for 11 years. I would recommend Dr. Nielsen without any reservations.
in Charlottesville, VA |
Oe of the warmest, most engaging, caring and also knowledgeable physicians I have experienced.
in Orange, VA |
Dr. Nielsen is very nice, he listen to all my complaints and talked to me about all my options. When I have another problem I will definitely go to Dr. Nielsen again.
in Charlottesville, VA |
Dr. Nielsen is very caring, has wonderful bedside manner and explained everything in detail for our son's recent injury. His staff is outstanding and ease of appointments is amazing. Would highly recommend.
in Culpeper, VA |
Dr. Nielsen has performed carpal tunnel release surgery on both of my hands, and is now treating me for arthritis in my knee. He's very knowledgeable and caring, and I feel confident that I'm getting excellent advice from him.
Chicago, IL |
His staff is wonderful.Found a Physical therapist in Waynesboro that could do manual therapy as Dr Neilsen prescribed plus took my insurance. Very prompt in returning my phone call and accommodating a request I had. Dr Nielsen seems to care about his patients concerns.
in Charlottesville, Virginia |
Second time in for trigger and as before, he was great in providing information, diagnosis and treatment!
in ruckersville, va 22968 |
Dr. Nielsen was very good at explaining my problem and the treatment I received was good. he sent me to a therapy group that was also great. I felt that both the dr. and the therapy folks were honest and effective!
in Buckingham, VA |
Dr. Nielsen made me feel very comfortable. He had to repair a tear in my rotator cuff. After explaining the procedure, I was confident that he was the right doctor for the job. I will recommend him to anyone who need this type of surgery.
in Charlottesville, VA |
hip replacement made as easy as possible with this type of condition!!!!!!
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Dr. Nielsen accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
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  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    HealthKeepers HMO
    KeyCare PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
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  • Cigna
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    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    Carelink PPO
    Coventry Health Care POS
    Coventry Health Care PPO
    Open Access HMO
    Optimum Choice PPO
  • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    Coventry Health Care of Virginia HMO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Gold
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    Humana HMO
    Humana POS
    Humana PPO
  • Optima Health
    Commercial PPO
  • Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care)
    Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care) HMO
  • Tricare
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  • UnitedHealthCare
    Basic PPO
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    Options PPO
    United Healthcare POS
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Hospitals where Dr. Nielsen has admitting privileges

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital
500 Martha Jefferson Dr
Charlottesville, VA 22911
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