Dr. James Nelson, MD

Dr. James Nelson, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  ·  
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Age 55
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Dr. James Nelson, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Bend, OR and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from University Of California San Diego Medical Center in 1990 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation.Read his story

2200 NE Neff Rd Ste 200

Bend, OR 97701

Contact Information

(541) 382-3344

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Oregon
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. Nelson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson treats Arthritis more than 98% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
Bone Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson treats Bone Disorders more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Nelson treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Nelson treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis

Dr. Nelson's conditions and procedures:

Ankle Sprains and Strains
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
Arthritis
Autoimmune Diseases
Back Pain
Baker’s Cyst
Bone Disorders
Brain Disorders
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pain
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Coccygeal Pain
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
Elbow Injuries
EMG (Electromyography)
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Fibromyalgia
Foot Conditions
Fracture
Ganglion Cyst
Hand Conditions
Heel Spur
Herniated Disc
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Joint Drainage
Knee Disorders
Knee Sprain
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Myelopathy
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Nerve Block, Somatic
Nerve Block, Sympathetic
Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
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
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Peripheral Nerve Block
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Postherpetic Neuralgia
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Runner's Knee
Sacrum Disorders
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Sjögren's Syndrome
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spondylitis
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Steroid Injection
Systemic Chondromalacia
Tension Headache
Trigger Point Injection
Upper Back Pain
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Biography

"Dr. Nelson specializes in non-surgical management of musculoskeletal and spine injuries. His broad medical expertise allows him to diagnose and treat a wide variety of injuries and illnesses with medications and minimally invasive procedures. His ma...

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

  • University of California Davis Medical Center
    Residency Hospital
  • Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
    Internship Hospital
  • 1990
    University Of California San Diego Medical Center
    Medical School
    1990
  • University Of California, Davis
    Undergraduate School

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Dr. Nelson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nelson

4.1

Based on 10 reviews

5 Stars
70%
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4 Stars
10%
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
20%
(2)

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I have seen Dr. Nelson several times over several years. He is an excellent listener and diagnostician. When I'm not sure what is causing my pain, I generally start with him. If a referral to another doctor is warranted, he is happy to recommend someone. He has done spinal RFA twice for me with...Read More
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Dr. Nelson is professional, but kind. He takes his time with me, listens to me when I describe my pain, asks questions & answers mine. He is thorough with his examinations, & always lets me know what our next step will be to try to reach the goal we set for my recovery during the first appointment...Read More
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Locations

The Center Orthopedic & Neurosurgical Care & Research

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  • Fax
  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

Insurance accepted

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Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Benesys
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
First Choice Health
First Choice Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Health Plan of Oregon PPO
HealthSmart
Humana
LifeWise
Medico
Mutual of Omaha
ODS Health Plan
PacificSource
Preferred PSN
Providence Health Plans
Personal Option EPO
Preferred PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO
Wells Fargo Insurance

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