Dr. John Nelson, MD


Pain Medicine | Male

Advanced Pain Management 2601 NW Expressway Ste 1200E Oklahoma City, OK 73112 Get Directions
Dr. John Nelson, MD

Dr. John Nelson, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Oklahoma City, OK. He is 67 years old and has been practicing for 41 years. Dr. Nelson is affiliated with Community Hospital.

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      16 to 30 minutes
    Patient Comments (9)
    in Guthrie |
    The best caring Dr I know
    Oklahoma City, OK |
    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! I was there each time about 2.5 hours but, let me be late 5 minutes and they would cancel me.
    Oklahoma City, OK |
    Very unprofessional rude and his staff is even worse
    Newalla |
    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 bit of information? Instead of sending me out the door for being late? The Doctor himself took 0 time to listen to anything I said. It seems he had his mind on prescribing me lyrica before I even talked
    in Wellston, Oklahoma |
    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.
    Oklahoma City, OK |
    Office staff is very unprofessional!! The turnover rate in the office staff is unbelievable! Their new policy stated patients have to be 15 mins early to all appointments or appointment will be rescheduled. I've had several 0800 appointments and I arrive at 0745 and the office staff isn't there yet! Wait times to see the doctor is unreal. A 15min follow up appointment has taken almost 2 hours. None of the office staff is knowledgeable in the medical field. Maybe Taco Bell drive thru.
    Okc |
    Doctor Nelson does not care how much pain you are in. He is a con for the sale of the Lyrica His favorite advice is go to the ER.
    in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma |
    Dr Nelson is one of the most honest if not straightforward doctors I've ever been a patient of. His practice is professional and quick. I've been a patient of Dr Nelsons for over a year now and he has treated me for several issues and he's been guiding me towards receiving the best therapy possible.
    in Yukon |
    I use to see him, personally he is a great guy, but the staff has been an issue for me. They had a tendency to overbook appointments, had a 4 hour wait at times. Urine samples were sent out to whoever contacted them, i still have $1000 worth of collections because insurance doesnt cover chiropractors to do lab work and not at $400 either. If insurance didnt pay fast enough they would turn it immediately to collections, I'm still getting those off my credit record.
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    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Pain Medicine
    •  Board certified in Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine and Pain Medicine
    •  Malpractice claims in Oklahoma not available
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Anesthesiology
    • Internal Medicine
    • Pain Medicine

    Conditions Treated

    • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Autonomic Disorders
    • Back Pain
    • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
    • Bone Disorders
    • Brachial Plexus Palsy
    • Brain Disorders
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Fracture
    • Headache
    • Herniated Disc
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Knee Disorders
    • Low Back Pain
    • Migraine
    • Myelopathy
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Phantom Limb Pain
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Postherpetic Neuralgia
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia
    • Upper Back Pain


    • Medical School
      Baylor University

      Graduated in 1976

    • Residency Hospital
      Austin Med Educ Program Seton Hlt
      Mayo Grad School Med/Mayo Fndn
      St Luke's Hospital

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    • Pain Medicine

    Procedures Performed

    • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
    • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
    • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
    • Peripheral Nerve Block
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Steroid Injection
    • Trigger Point Injection