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Dr. Douglas Nuelle, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 71

Dr. Nuelle

Blue Ridge Orthopedics

35 Hospital Rd # 1 Blairsville, GA 30512

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Dr. Douglas Nuelle, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Blairsville, GA and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from Washington University St Louis in 1973 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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3.2

Based on 29 reviews

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Dr. Nuelle has a great bedside manner and is very easy to talk to. I have have carpal tunnel surgery on both hands and both surgeries were flawless. I think he specializes in hips and knees though.
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Had an appointment with him. It took over an hour to be seen. Once I was seen, I realized how little he cares. He doesn't listen, didn't explain the diagnosis, rushed. Overall, the experience was terrible. Spend your money elsewhere, this guy obviously doesn't care about his patients.
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Bad from the start. No HIPPA compliance at all. All doors are left open & you can hear ALL diagnoses/conversations with him as well as what he dictates to his files afterward. He did not listen to anything I said after I explained how I injured my calf-said it was "impossible". It's not impossible because it happened! He became very rude/dismissive when I questioned him. Diagnosed me w/ DVT & sent me for needless test. (no DVT!) Saw new dr who correctly diagnosed torn soleus in calf. AWFUL.
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Gave me no instructions on how to take care of my fractured ankle and as an afterthought, put an ace bandage on it! Five weeks later, ankle still swollen and still hurts! No idea what to do! His last statement to me was eat a scoop of ice cream everyday! I felt as though to him, I was nothing but an afterthought and not worth his time! Nothing was resolved and he has a very uppity attitude!
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Told me that it wasn't worth it for me to even come back to him! 4 weeks later, my ankle still swollen and still having a hard time walking!
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I had an MRI of my right knee. The X-Ray technician wrote on the report a double tear in the meniscus. Nuelle told my wife and I that the technician was in hurry and wrote down the wrong problem. Nuelle said the meniscus was worn out and that I should buy an exercise bicycle. We had the MRI copied and traveled to North Carolina to an Orthopedic surgeon who told us that I did have a double tear and was a candidate for arthroscopic surgery. After the scope, no more pain. Nuelle no more.
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I drove 35 minutes to see dr. Newland I waited in his office 445 minutes and when I did meet with him handed him my x-rays he looked at it he said you're good to go what about my ankle it'll heal up that was in January here I am in my with a bad pain in my ankle he charged me Insurance Company $226 said I was a new patient or outpatient visit typically 30 minutes I'm going to get in touch with my insurance companies and protest the charge I would not give him one star
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We are very pleased with Dr. Nuelle and staff. He is honest and explains the options in layman's terms. Would definitely recommend him. The only problem is he is only in Blairesville two day's a week.
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It was my first visit to him. He was only in the exam room for about 5 minutes and was very dismissive of me. He said my arthritis wasn't that bad and that my problem climbing stairs was common for a big girl. I'm 63 years old and did not appreciate him calling me that demeaning term. He's a mighty big boy himself so had a lot of nerve.. I'm sure he wouldn't have appreciated it if I'd turned it back on him, which I should have done. I will let everyone I know how dismissive he was.
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Biography

Dr. Douglas Nuelle, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Blairsville, GA and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from Washington University St Louis in 1973 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1979
Wc Campbell Clin
Residency Hospital
1974
Barnes Jewish Hospital
Internship Hospital
1973
Washington University St Louis
Medical School
1969
University Of Missouri-St. Louis
Undergraduate School
1979
1974
1973
1969

Languages

  • French
  • German
  • English

Awards

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(706) 439-6805

Dr. Nuelle accepts the following insurance:

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Cigna
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Choice Care PPO
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No malpractice claims found for Georgia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Nuelle's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nuelle treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Nuelle treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain
Knee Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nuelle treats Knee Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Nuelle treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Joint Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nuelle treats Joint Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Nuelle treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Nuelle's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • 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
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • 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)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fracture

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Union General Hospital

Blairsville, GA

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018, 2017)

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average