Dr. Joseph Nelson III, MD

Dr. Joseph Nelson III, MD

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Gastroenterology  ·  
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68 y/o
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Dr. Joseph Nelson III, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Salem, VA and has been practicing for 40 years. He specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.

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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
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Dr. Nelson III's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Diarrhea
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson III treats Diarrhea more than 100% of his peers

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

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
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Dr. Nelson III treats Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) more than 100% of his peers

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

Stomach Diseases
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson III treats Stomach Diseases more than 100% of his peers

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

Dr. Nelson III's conditions and procedures:

Abdominal Disorders
Abdominal Pain
Abscess
Anal or Rectal Pain
Anal Prolapse
Anemia
Autoimmune Diseases
Barrett's Esophagus
Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
Benign Tumor
Biliary Atresia
Blood Disorders
Cancer
Celiac Disease
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Cirrhosis
Colon Polyp
Colonoscopy
Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
Colorectal Cancer
Constipation
Crohn's Disease
Dehydration
Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
Diarrhea
Diverticulitis, Intestinal
Diverticulosis, Intestinal
Duodenal Ulcer
Duodenitis
Dysentery
Dysphagia
Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
Enteritis
ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Diverticulum
Esophageal Ulcer
Esophageal Varices
Esophagitis
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
Gallbladder Diseases
Gas-Bloat Syndrome
Gastric Ulcer
Gastritis
Gastroenterology Procedures
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
Gastroparesis
Heartburn
Hemochromatosis
Hemorrhoids
Hepatitis B - Immune Response
Hepatitis C
Hernia
Ileus
Impacted Shoulders
Indigestion
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Intestinal Abscess
Intestinal Obstruction
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Lactose Intolerance
Liver Biopsy
Liver Damage from Alcohol
Malnutrition
Manometry
Nausea
Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
Non-Neonatal Jaundice
Pancreatitis
Peptic Ulcer
Pouchitis
Pyloric Stenosis
Reflux Esophagitis
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Stomach Cancer
Stomach Diseases
Ulcer
Ulcerative Colitis
Unexplained Weight Loss
Viral Hepatitis
Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Care Philosophy

'Be receptive and listen' One of my esteemed, wise professors at Medical College of VA gave me these words of advice in my early years of training. The patient will tell you what is ailing them. We try sometimes too quickly to direct the line of s...

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

  • Bowman Gray School of Medicne - Wake Forest Univeristy
    Fellowship Hospital
  • University of Virginia
    Residency Hospital
  • University of Virginia
    Internship Hospital
  • 1978
    Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine
    Medical School
    1978

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Dr. Nelson III's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nelson III

4.8

Based on 17 reviews

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1 Star
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Dr. Nelson is one of the best Gastroenterlogist's I have known & I have had Crohn's Disease for over 45 years., He is caring, easy to talk to, will spend as much time to listen to you and,compassionate about helping his patients. For example, one night when I was in the hospital, I didn't get my...Read More
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Dr. Nelson is such a caring doctor. He listens to what you say and ask questions to help with your problem. I always feel that he gives me all the help and knowledge he has to made me feel better. Dr. Nelson opens the door with with a smile, greets me and when we're through it's the same, I feel...Read More
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Dr. Nelson is a very grea he explains things to his patients that make them feel comfortable about what he is telling them and if you never leave his office without fully understanding what he he explains things to his patients that make them feel comfortable about what he is telling them and if...Read More
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One of the best Dr. in the valley. Takes the time to talk to you and follows up with your results. I would recommend him.
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Dr. Nelson was very attentive, asked a lot of questions and spent quite a bit of time explaining my problem and possible side effects. I was very pleased with his concern about my condition and my understanding what he was saying.
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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Pathway X Tier Hosp HealthKeepers DirectAccess VA
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Optima Health
Virginia Premier

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