Dr. Joseph L. Nelson III, MD

Dr. Joseph L. Nelson III, MD

Gastroenterology | Male | 66 years old

'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 sentinel questions. If we give the patient a little more time to clarify their thoughts, the properly trained, astute physician will, in a reasonable period of time, arrive at a correct diagnosis. Similarly, allowing the patient to talk with someone who is willing to truly listen will allow the patient to self-enable and provide their own best therapy. Care involves being willing to listen. This works in Houses of Worship, classrooms, our homes, as well as in the Physician office.Read more

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'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 sentinel questions. If we give the patient a little more time to clarify their thoughts, the properly trained, astute physician will, in a reasonable period of time, arrive at a correct diagnosis. Similarly, allowing the patient to talk with someone who is willing to truly listen will allow the patient to self-enable and provide their own best therapy. Care involves being willing to listen. This works in Houses of Worship, classrooms, our homes, as well as in the Physician office.Read more

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

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  • Gastroenterology

Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • 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 Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • 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
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Procedures Performed

  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1978

  • Internship Hospital
    University of Virginia
  • Residency Hospital
    University of Virginia
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Bowman Gray School of Medicne - Wake Forest Univeristy

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Specializes in Gastroenterology
  • Board certified in Gastroenterology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Nelson III's 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 sentinel questions. If we give the patient a little more time to clarify their thoughts, the properly trained, astute physician will, in a reasonable period of time, arrive at a correct diagnosis. Similarly, allowing the patient to talk with someone who is willing to truly listen will allow the patient to self-enable and provide their own best therapy. Care involves being willing to listen. This works in Houses of Worship, classrooms, our homes, as well as in the Physician office.