Dr. Joseph Nelson, MD
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Dr. Joseph Nelson, MD


Family Medicine | Male

Care Philosophy

As a Family Physician, I want to help my patients be engaged in their healthcare. I do this by making sure they understand their conditions and are given the proper tools and information for them to make good health choices so they may live as full a life as they can.


Dr. Joseph Nelson, MD is a family medicine doctor who practices in Bryant, AR. He is 45 years old and has been practicing for 16 years. Dr. Nelson is affiliated with Baptist Health Medical Center - Little Rock.

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Dr. Nelson's Performance
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  • 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 Reviews (3)
in Bryant, AR |
Dr. Nelson is the best PCP that I have ever had. Wait time varies due to the fact that he takes the time needed to help you understand exactly what you need to do to improve your health. Doing that for every patient will increase the wait time, but that is such a small inconvenience that I am willing to accept for such a stellar doctor. His little scribe that chases after him is such a delight. She is the most heartwarming person in that office. So 2 great reasons to go here for your healthcare
in Bryant, AR |
Dr. Nelson encourages me to ask questions, then he listens and answers questions in a clear way. He discusses concerns I have, and encourages better, healthy behaviors. He takes TIME with me, and is probably the very best doctor I've ever had so far. He is knowledgeable and informed, and shares that knowledge and information.
in Alexander, AR |
Dr. Joe is like having your friend come in and chat with you, he doesnt talk over your head or treat you like you are of lesser education. He explains your ailments in a cut and dry manner and allows you to have a hand in your treatment, he discusses with you what you think and what he thinks and you come to a conclusion. He is really great at answering messages and getting back with you too. AND HIS STAFF IS AWESOME.
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Dr. Nelson's Care Philosophy

As a Family Physician, I want to help my patients be engaged in their healthcare. I do this by making sure they understand their conditions and are given the proper tools and information for them to make good health choices so they may live as full a life as they can.

Dr. Nelson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Family Medicine
  •  Board certified in Family Practice
  •  Malpractice claims in Arkansas not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Voted Best Overall Doctor in Saline County- Saline Courier Readers Choice, 2011
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    Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arkansas.

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    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • 0
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Board Certifications

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  • Family Practice

Conditions Treated

  • Allergies
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Injuries
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pneumonia
  • Skin Cancer


  • Medical School
    University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences College Of Medicine, Uams, University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences

    Graduated in 2001

  • Residency Hospital
    Area Health Education Clinic-Northwest Arkansas

    Completed in 2004

  • Undergraduate School
    Bachelors In Civil Engineering-University Of Arkansas

    Graduated in 1993

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Family Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Biopsy
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Immunization
  • Joint Injection
  • Mole Removal
  • Physical Examination
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Stitches
  • Urinalysis
  • Vaccination
  • Wart Removal
  • Wellness Examination