Dr. Joseph L. Nelson III, MD

Dr. Joseph L. Nelson III, MD

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Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
67 y/o
14 reviews

Accepting new patients

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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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.Read more

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Dr. Nelson III's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nelson III to family and friends
4.7
based on 14 total surveys (5 with reviews)
Dr. Nelson III's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (5)
in New Castle, VA |
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.
in Bedford, Va. |
Actor Nelson Always gives out good results good feedback on our lab results take the extra time with you explaining to you everything that you need to know about your health I would recommend him for anyone in my family he's the greatest doctor I know thank you dr. Nelson for being there for me dr. Nelson Always gives the best care possible he takes the extra time with you and everything. Thank you dr. Nelson for taking time and going above and behind to see to me being heather. He is the best.
in Fincastle, VA |
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.
in Blue Ridge, VA |
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
in Roanoke, VA |
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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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.

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

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Gastroenterology
  •  Board certified in Gastroenterology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Gastroenterology

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • 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
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Procedures Performed

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