Dr. John Nelson, MD

Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases •  Male • Age 72

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
(913) 599-3800

Dr. John Nelson, MD is a Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Disease Specialist in Overland Park, KS. Dr. Nelson has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Interstitial Lung Disease than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Nelson to book an appointment.


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Kansas Pulmonary and Sleep Specialists

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Kansas Pulmonary and Sleep Specialists10550 Quivira Rd Ste 335 Overland Park, KS 66215
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Because of Covid-19, had my visit over the phone. Dr. Nelson is very thorough and takes the time to ask questions to not just give you a blanket solution but one that will actually help the patient. I made the appointment to come up with a solution to the trouble I was having with my CPAP and was looking for his advice on using a mouthpiece.
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Ron Douglas – Apr 27, 2020
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I’m always pleased with my visits with Dr. Nelson including the last one. From their check in staff, Eddie in breathing testing, they are very professional. I would recommend Kansas Puminology and have very highly!
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Ken Smith – Apr 23, 2020
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From the minute you walk in you feel welcome. The receptionist greets you right away and keeps you informed on your appointment. The nurses are outstanding following up on your requests and getting back to you regarding results. Dr. Nelson is the best at giving you direct feedback and suggestions. Great staff all around.
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Terry D. Parr – Mar 27, 2020
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Dr. Nelson is excellent. I have a lung disease that he has managed in an outstanding manner. I am much healthier now than when I lived in Texas under the care of another doctor. I greatly appreciate Dr. Nelson's aggressive, proactive, comprehensive approach to managing my lungs. Again, Dr. Nelson is excellent.
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Adrian R. Lewis – Feb 26, 2020
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Asked good questions about my sleep situation and activity related to CPAP usage. Was attentive and informative.
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Feb 07, 2020
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Dr. Nelson is a great doctor. He is patient, explains things well, is compassionate and trustworthy.
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CHERYL DVORAK – Feb 01, 2020
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Both the staff and Dr. Nelson were attentive and helpful during my recent appointment. I felt listened to, as a senior in my mid-eighties, this is rare. I would recommend this office to any of my friends.
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Ellen – Jan 30, 2020
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Dr Nelson has always made me feel as though I am his only patient, he makes sure I understand everything he tells me in detail and time means nothing. He is the most caring, kind, compassionate Dr i have ever had the honor of being treated by
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Linda Ogden – Jan 29, 2020
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I am grateful for Dr. Nelson's superb care
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Dr, Dave Jacobs – Jan 09, 2020
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It’s always pleasant. Partly because of the people including Dr. Nelson. I never feel rushed and the doctor is obviously listening to everything I say. It gives me a feeling of security and satisfaction.
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Jim Tomlinson – Dec 17, 2019
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Since my first referral to this group in Sept. 2016 it's been nothing but caring, compassionate service. Helpful advice and direction for my sleep apnea. Office visits are always prompt.
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Paul W. – Nov 23, 2019
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Dr. Nelson is truly an outstanding doctor. He is professional, friendly, and very knowledgeable. He especially explains medical information in a clear, concise and easy to understand manner. I am 81 years old and he is one of the best doctors I have ever had.
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Betty Kupiszewski – Oct 02, 2019
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Dr. John Nelson and his staff really have it together. They are the kind of people that give great service and advice. I've learned how to deal with my COPD with the help of Dr. Nelson. There is not enough I can say about my the support I get from Dr. Nelson and his staff.
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Eugene Smiley (musician) – Sep 18, 2019
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I have been a patient of Dr Nelson’s for the past 16 years. Over that period of time, I have never been disappointed with Dr Nelson and his staff. They exemplify the highest standard of care and I would recommend Dr Nelson to anyone wanting the very best in pulmonary care.
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Rick Hertzenberg in Olathe, KS – Sep 13, 2019
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Wonderful manner and silent as much time as needed to answer questions and explore background. Excellent provider.
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Jul 28, 2019
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Dr Nelson Is An Exceptional Doctor..He Really Takes Time With You!!!
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Tonganoxie, KS – Apr 28, 2019
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Dr. Nelson is highly professional. He is very thorough and very kind. He will answer all of your questions and he will take the time to explain things to you.
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Susan Bohr in Gardner, KS – Apr 24, 2019
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I would definitely recommend Dr. Nelson to my family members and friends. Although I only saw him three times for annual check-ups, he was always very personable and willing to take the time to talk to me. I really enjoyed having him for one of my health care providers. I always appreciated his warm smile and great handshake.
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Judy Southard in Shawnee, KS – Apr 03, 2019
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I have been a patient of Dr. Nelson's for several years for a pulmonary issue and he has been an excellent resource for me in my treatment. I have easily been able to make appointments when necessary, he listens attentively each time I come in to see him and I feel confident in the plans he advises me to implement. I would highly recommend him to others and have done so in the past.
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Jeanette in KS – Mar 11, 2019
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Knowledgeable and caring practitioner.
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Dr. Nelson accepts the following insurance:

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Practice Areas

Obstructive Lung Disease

Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.

Typically treats 94% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Nelson treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Asthma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson treats Asthma more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Nelson treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Emphysema
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson treats Emphysema more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Nelson treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

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.

Typically treats 100% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson treats Sleep Disorders more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Nelson treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson treats Sleep Apnea more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Nelson treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease specialists diagnose and treat a range of conditions that cause scarring of lung tissue due to autoimmune disease or environment exposure to harmful materials.

Typically treats 78% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Nelson treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Bronchiectasis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson treats Bronchiectasis more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Nelson treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Emphysema
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson treats Emphysema more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Nelson treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Pulmonary Vascular Conditions

Pulmonary vascular specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the flow of blood between the heart and lungs, including pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary embolism.

Typically treats 62% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pulmonary Embolism
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson treats Pulmonary Embolism more than 62% of their peers

Dr. Nelson treats this condition more than 62% of their peers

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Dr. Nelson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Septal Defect
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Swine Flu
  • Syncope
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventilator Management
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

About Me

I am a member of HCA Midwest Health Physicians, an integrated group of primary care and specialty practices. We provide high quality, compassionate healthcare in a caring, affordable, timely and accessible manner. Our doctors collaborate with patient...

Specialties

  • Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

University of Kansas Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1978
Emory University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1976
Emory University Hospital
Internship Hospital

Awards

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Overland Park Regional Medical Center

Overland Park, KS

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2018)