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

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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

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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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

Awards

Dr. Nelson III's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nelson III

4.9

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Dr. Nelson is an excellent doctor. He diagnosed my gallbladder as being the source of my stomach problems when other doctors failed. He is friendly and explains things so they are easily understood.
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We have been with Dr. Nelson for almost 16 years. Excellent medical treatment. Dr. Nelson is a good listener and great practitioner. I didn't fill in "ease of scheduling urgent appointments", because I've never needed immediate care with this practice.
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Worth the wait! One of the best doctors I have ever seen. He is thorough, kind, knowledgeable. He never makes you feel rushed or like a number.
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I and my family have been seeing Dr. Nelson since 1985 and have found his care to be excellent. In my opinion, his experience and expertise have led him to make decisions that have saved my life, and I am confident in his care and recommendations. It is my desire for him to remain my doctor as long as that is possible, as I have the utmost confidence in him.
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Dr. Nelson and staff continue to be the best gastroenterology department and physician in the Roanoke Valley. Dr. Nelson always listens to the patient and gives his evaluation in terms and examples that you as a patient can understand. Always very understanding of your problems and situations and finds a reliable solution and plan for your getting well. Very compassionate and thoughtful. Spends appropriate amount of time to explain diagnosis and not rushing to get to next patient.
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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. He listens, he ask questions and I totally trust his judgement. I dread the day that he retires, as I cannot imagine going to any other gastro Dr. With a value of 1 to 10, he is easily a 10!
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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 placed. He also sent me to a nephrologist who diagnosed stage three kidney failure. He treated me for a bowel obstruction and with his care I avoided surgery. Thanks
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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 first real meal and he went out to find me something to eat and this was almost 11:00 at night.. Like I said he really does care about his patients. I feel very fortunate to have him as my doctor...
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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 like he cares about me as a patient and a person. He is an excellent doctor and I feel lucky that he is my doctor. Thank you.
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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 you never leave his office without fully understanding what he is they're telling you about they're telling you about your diagnosis .He makes sure all your questions are fully covered.
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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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Dr. Nelson is a rare breed of doctor in this day and age. He listens to you and actually cares about his patients. I only wish the rest of my doctors were like him
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I've been a patient of his for 23 years . He has done several surgeries on me and worked with 4 other surgeons for more complicated surgeries and issues. I have a complicated GI history and Dr. Nelson has always been able to work through all my issues to find the problem and find a solution to treat the problems. I would highly recommend him.
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