Dr. David Nielsen, DO

Dr. David Nielsen, DO

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
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Age 48
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Dr. David Nielsen, DO is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Charlottesville, VA and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1996 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery, pediatric hand surgery, and more.Read his story

183 Spotnap Rd Ste C

Charlottesville, VA 22911

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Optima Health
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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
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No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Nielsen's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Shoulder Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nielsen treats Shoulder Disorders more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Nielsen treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nielsen treats Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Nielsen treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nielsen treats Osteoarthritis of Shoulder more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Nielsen treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Nielsen's conditions and procedures:

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Adhesive Capsulitis
All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
Amputated Finger
Ankle Fracture
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
Arm Disorders
Arm Injuries
Arm Surgery
Arthritis of the Elbow
Arthritis of the Wrist
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Ataxia
Baker’s Cyst
Bone Disorders
Brachial Plexus Palsy
Broken Arm
Broken Finger
Bursitis
Carpal Tunnel Release
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chondrocalcinosis
Clavicle Fracture
De Quervain's Disease
De Quervain's Release
Degenerative Disc Disease
Difficulty With Walking
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Dupuytren's Contracture
Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
Elbow Arthroscopy
Elbow Bursitis
Elbow Fracture
Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
Elbow Injuries
Elbow Pain
Elbow Replacement
Elbow Sprain
Elbow Tenotomy
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
Excision of Radius or Ulna
Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
Femur Fracture
Finger Disorders
Finger Injuries
Finger Joint Sprain
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
Forearm Injuries
Fracture
Fracture Care
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
Ganglion Cyst
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
Gout
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
Hand Conditions
Hand Fracture
Hand Ligament Rupture
Hand Muscle Strain
Hand Neuropathy
Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
Hand Pain
Hernia
Hip Fracture
Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
Hip Pointer Injuries
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Joint Drainage
Joint Pain
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
Knee Arthroscopy
Knee Dislocation
Knee Disorders
Knee Fracture
Knee Replacement
Knee Replacement Revision
Knee Sprain
Knee Surgery
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Limb Pain
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Neuroplasty
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
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
Osteoporosis
Partial Shoulder Replacement
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Pelvic Fracture
Plantar Fasciitis
Pyogenic Arthritis
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
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
Rotator Cuff Tear
Scapular Fracture
Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
Shoulder Diseases
Shoulder Dislocation
Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Injuries
Shoulder Instability
Shoulder Labral Tear
Shoulder Pain
Shoulder Separation
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Steroid Injection
Systemic Chondromalacia
Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
Trigger Finger
Trigger Finger Release
Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at Wrist
Wrist Fracture
Wrist Fusion
Wrist Injuries
Wrist Pain
Wrist Replacement
Wrist Sprain

About Me

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.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Joint Reconstruction Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

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

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1 Star
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What a lovely doctor! Dr. Neilsen is skillful, knowledgeable, and caring. He's also a very good listener. I felt understood and heard by him. Most importantly, I was completely comfortable entrusting him with performing surgery on my hand.
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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.
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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
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HealthKeepers HMO
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Federal Employee Program
Cigna
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Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
Humana
Choice Care PPO
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Humana PPO
Medicaid
Optima Health
Commercial PPO
Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care)
Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care) HMO
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TriCare for Life
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