Dr. Jennifer Nelson, MD

Dr. Jennifer Nelson, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatFemaleAge 40

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
(540) 443-7400

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Dr. Jennifer Nelson, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Blacksburg, VA. Dr. Nelson has more experience with Sleep-disordered Breathing, Otologic Care, and Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery than other specialists in her area. She is affiliated with medical facilities LewisGale Hospital Pulaski and LewisGale Hospital Montgomery. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Nelson to book an appointment.


Locations

LewisGale Physicians

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LewisGale Physicians830 Davis St Ste 1 Blacksburg, VA 24060
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Southwestern Virginia Ear Nose106 Wadsworth St Radford, VA 24141
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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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Dr. Nelson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nelson

5.0

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What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (79)
  • Explained conditions well (78)
  • Listened & answered questions (78)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (3)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (1)
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I was having trouble with my ears ringing. Dr Nelson was able to see me the same day I called. She listened to my issues and examined my ears and cleaned out debris. Seemed to help so far.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mark – Jul 27, 2020
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I have been living with a cough / throat clearing for almost 2 years. I had been to another doctor that advised it was post nasal drip and prescribed Flonase, which I didn't care for, nor did it seem to work. Dr. Nelson knew the problem within a few minutes of my appointment and prescribed acid reducers for my "silent acid reflux." So far, it seems to be helping!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ann Rochelle "Shelley" Hughes – Jul 20, 2020
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She’s very friendly and professional
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Laszlo Iari – Jun 22, 2020
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Listened to us about my 3 year olds issues and gave us the best advice we could get so far about frequent ear infections. Made my daughter feel very comfortable being examined.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Jennifer – Jun 06, 2020
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Dr. Nelson is a very compassionate and caring physician. She was able to examine me and treat my condition which made me more comfortable what had caused the problem in the first place. She explained to me what had caused my problem and what to do to treat me problem. Some physicians would just give you some medicine to make the problem go away. I want to know why I have the problem. She goes the extra mile and tells you why you have the problem.
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Debra S. Martin – May 25, 2020
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I had a good experience with Dr Nelson. I developed a growth on the roof of my mouth. She removed it in the office without any problems and continued to check and take care of my ears on the same visit. I would highly recommend Dr Nelson.
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Paul – May 16, 2020
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Dr. Nelson is so patient and kind! The visit was great and she explained things thoroughly. She is very easy to talk to and very down to earth. Friendly with a big smile!
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May 15, 2020
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My thanks to Dr. Nelson. She quickly found my hearing problem and corrected it. Registering Thank you, Dr. Nelson.
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Sandra – May 11, 2020
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Dr. Nelson clearly explained functions I had never known before and her decision. She is also a fun person to meet. The visit with Dr. Nelson made my day.
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Siegfried Holzer – May 10, 2020
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Dr. Nelson listened to my health concerns. I had problems with my hearing when I went into her office and no problems when I left her office. I truly am grateful and appreciate her knowledge, kindness and professionalism. I would recommend her whole heartedly.
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Roy – May 04, 2020
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Dr Nelson is awesome, best ent in the area!
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Darren C Jones – Mar 31, 2020
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Dr.Nelson is friendly and very understanding physician.Listened to my concerns and gave me a plan of care going forward.
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Mar 23, 2020
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Dr. Nelson is not only a very qualified doctor, she also is a very nice person who is friendly with her patients and freely answers any questions.
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Mar 10, 2020
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Dr. Nelson was so nice and patient. She took care of my problem in one visit and I was so grateful! She explained everything as she worked and made me feel at ease. I would highly recommend her.
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Mar 04, 2020
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Dr. Nelson is the type Dr. we look for in all the health care providers we need and have. If all doctors were like her, what a great place we would have in which to live!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bronte in Radford, VA – Feb 29, 2020
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Very great experience with Dr. Nelson she was able to work me and and help me to get back to normal.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Caitlyn – Feb 25, 2020
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Dr. Nelson has a wonderful personality and great communication skills. She is able to explain things where you can understand them. She seems very knowledgeable, smart and truly wants to help her patients. Another nice thing is she has a scribe to take all the notes so she can concentrate on the patient. If I ever need an ENT again, I would definitely go back to her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Brian M. – Feb 25, 2020
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My experience at this Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor was great. They managed to squeeze me into their schedule on very short notice, once I arrived the waiting time was fairly short, and the overall procedure was quick and accurate. In particular; the Doctor and her staff were upbeat, keen to correctly diagnose you and put you on the right path. This was done in a very professional manner.
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Robin Ahlers – Feb 24, 2020
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Nice facility, it was a little bit of a wait to get into the exam room. Dr Nelson is very attentive and has a wonderful personality. It is hard to find doctors that really listen so it was a very refreshing experience. Waiting now for the next step. Thanks so much.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Reggie – Feb 24, 2020
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She is so attentive and caring. Very upbeat and positive. I’m very happy with her time and knowledge!
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Lisa – Feb 21, 2020
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Nelson

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Nelson treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Nelson treats other conditions, please contact the office at (540) 443-7400.

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep-disordered Breathing specialists.

Dr. Nelson typically treats 92% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

Treatments
Sleep Apnea
Sleep Disorders
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Otologic Care

Otolgic care is s subspecialty of otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) that focuses on symptoms and conditions of the ear, including hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness and infections.Compare with other Otologic Care specialists.

Dr. Nelson typically treats 74% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Otitis Media
Outer Ear Infection
Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
Tinnitus
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery

Ear, nose and throat care surgeons treat conditions affecting those areas through procedures such as tonsilectomy, adenoidectomy, myringotomy (ear tubes), and sinus surgery.Compare with other Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery specialists.

Dr. Nelson typically treats 76% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
Tonsillectomy
Enlarged Turbinates
Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Upper Respiratory Conditions

Upper respiratory specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as infections, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, and whooping cough (pertussis) that affect the upper part of the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, larynx, and lungs.Compare with other Upper Respiratory Conditions specialists.

Dr. Nelson typically treats 63% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Chronic Sinusitis
Sinusitis
Postnasal Drip
Allergic Rhinitis
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Very High Frequency
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Check Dr. Nelson's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Nelson's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Black Eye
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Cleft Palate
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Nelson accepts the following insurance:

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HealthKeepers Silver OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers-VA HMO
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Individual Basic BlueCare-VA
Individual Basic KeyCare-VA
Individual KeyCare HSA-VA
Individual KeyCare Preferred-VA
Individual KeyCare-VA
KeyCare Flexible Choice-VA
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KeyCare-VA POS
KeyCare-VA PPO
Lumenos HSA-VA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Option I-VA
Pathway Tiered Hospital-VA
Pathway X Tier Hosp HealthKeepers DirectAccess VA
Pathway X Tiered Hospital Network-VA
Platinum OAEPO-VA
Platinum-VA PPO
Silver OAEPO-VA
Silver-VA PPO
The Local Choice-VA
Virginia Advantage
Virginia Basic
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

About Me

Biography

This physician is accepting telehealth visits. Dr. Nelson grew up in Jackson, WY, and earned her degree in Biology from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH....Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Jennifer Nelson, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (540) 443-7400.

Does Dr. Jennifer Nelson, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Nelson has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Jennifer Nelson, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Jennifer Nelson, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Nelson's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Jennifer Nelson, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Jennifer Nelson, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Nelson frequently treats Sleep-disordered Breathing, Otologic Care, and Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Nelson specializes.

Where is Dr. Jennifer Nelson, MD's office located?

Dr. Nelson's office is located at 830 Davis St Ste 1, Blacksburg, VA 24060. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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LewisGale Hospital Pulaski

Pulaski, VA

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

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

LewisGale Hospital Montgomery

Blacksburg, VA

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)