Dr. James Nelson, MD

Dr. James Nelson, MD

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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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Arthritis
very high
more than 98% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
more than 97% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Nelson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Nelson "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 main areas of interest include spine disorders, stroke, sports medicine and work related injuries. He uses electrodiagnostics to accurately pinpoint the cause of pain, numbness/tingling or strength loss. Dr. Nelson is committed to ongoing research to advance medical knowledge and help people. He was an integral part of bringing The Functional Orthopedic Research Center of Excellence (FORCE) Laboratory to The Center, which is a partnership between Oregon State University – Cascades, The Center and Therapeutic Associates. The FORCE lab provides cutting-edge research and seeks to optimize musculoskeletal function and performance, prevent injury, and promote general well-being through the study of human movement."
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1  Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

1  Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

68  Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • 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 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 Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tension Headache
  • Upper Back Pain
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12  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Oregon.

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nelson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nelson's Reviews

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4.1

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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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Linda in Bend, OR – Sep 12, 2018
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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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Jenevieve in Bend, Oregon – Apr 24, 2018
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