Dr. John Nelson, MD

Dr. John Nelson, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 68
Dr. John Nelson, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Oklahoma City, OK and has been practicing for 42 years. He graduated from Baylor University in 1976 and specializes in pain medicine.

3727 NW 63rd St Ste 301

Oklahoma City, OK 73116

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Cigna
  • Community Care Network
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

43  Conditions Treated

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11  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Oklahoma.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Baylor University
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Austin Med Educ Program Seton Hlt
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Mayo Grad School Med/Mayo Fndn
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • St Luke's Hospital
    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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nelson to family and friends
49 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (49)

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Dr. Nelson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

The best caring Dr I know
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I went to him and he treated me like I was a street drug addict! I have been disabled for 14 years and on medication for the same length of time and in a lot of pain! He called my PCP an idiot, and talked to me like I was an idiot! Any treatment he ordered took months to happen, if happened at all!...more
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Very unprofessional rude and his staff is even worse
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It's difficult to say which is worse,the staff or the Doctor. Extremely rude staff. I was told my appointment was at 9am. So I came in at 9am. Then I was told I was supposed to be 30minutes early since I was a new patient and had to fill out paperwork. So why would they not tell me this important...more
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I love Dr. Nelson and his assisting Dr. he Ian very straight forward and caring. The staff has there moments as does anyone. I'd recommend calling before your appointment to double check that they have you on schedule.
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