Dr. David Nelles, MD

Dr. David Nelles, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 35
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. David Nelles, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Walnut Creek, CA. He is 35 years old and has been practicing for 9 years. Read his story

2625 Shadelands Dr

Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Admar
  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Benefit Panel Services
  • Blue Shield of California
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • 7 More

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Dr. Nelles' Experience

Dr. Nelles' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Nelles' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Nelles "Dr. Nelles earned his medical degree from the Saint Louis University School of Medicine and completed his orthopedic residency at Wright State University. He went on to complete a spine surgery fellowship at Kaiser Permanente Hospital. During this time he participated in a mission trip to India to do spine surgery on children with severe spinal deformities, which shaped his approach to patients. It was a humbling and life-changing experience, and one that taught him to find common ground with people across age ranges and cultures. Overall, Dr. Nelles enjoys the challenge of sorting through a variety of aches, pains and nagging injuries to discover their cause, and eventually come to a solution that can help a patient feel better and live life to the greatest degree possible. Dr. Nelles spends most of his free time exploring the Bay Area with his wife and their three dogs. He and his wife also enjoy staying fit and active: they both participate in CrossFit and triathlon training. When not working out, they enjoy hiking, whitewater rafting and the occasional trip north for wine (and beer!) tasting."


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  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Nelles does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders


  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Neuroplasty

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • Truman State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • St Louis Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2009
  • Wright State University
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Kaiser Permanente
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Nelles has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Nelles has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Spanish

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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Nelles accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Admar
  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Benefit Panel Services
  • Blue Shield of California
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Hill Physicians Medical Group
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
  • PacifiCare Health Systems
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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