Dr. Joseph Nelson III, MD

Dr. Joseph Nelson III, MD

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Gastroenterology  ·  
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69 y/o
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Dr. Joseph Nelson III, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Salem, VA and has been practicing for 41 years. He specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.

LewisGale Physicians

2155 Apperson Dr

Salem, VA 24153
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Optima Health
  • Virginia Premier

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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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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very high

Treatment Frequency

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
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • 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
  • Cholelithiasis
  • 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
  • Food Poisoning
  • 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 Ischemia
  • 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
  • Viral Infection
  • 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 sent...

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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4.8

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Dr Nelson is a excellent doctor he always takes a lot of time with his patients and address there concerns. I highly recommend him
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I would highly recommend Dr. Nelson, in a heartbeat! I have found him to be a caring, kind and one of a kind gastro Dr. Having been disappointed with a former gastro Dr., a relative recommended that I try Dr. Nelson. Best advice I ever had! He has proven to be everything I expected and more....Read More
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Not only do I find Dr. Joseph Nelson to be a highly trained and competent physician but I find in him an advocate for my total care. He is the physician who suggested I see my cardiologist because he was concerned about my complaints. He made sure I was seen immediately and I had two stents...Read More
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Dr. Nelson and his staff are very friendly, polite and professional. The wait was short. As always Dr. Nelson was attentive and interested in listening to me.
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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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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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