Dr. Karen Nelson, MD

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Dr. Nelson

Anchorage Native Primary Care

4320 Diplomacy Dr Anchorage, AK 99508

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Dr. Karen Nelson, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Anchorage, AK. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Nelson to book an appointment.


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    She was always late, rushed, and distracted. She often urged me to do the research because she did not have time to answer my questions. She required a lot of paperwork before each appointment which she never referenced. I always left feeling defeated and frustrated.
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    Jill in Missoula, MY – Aug 31, 2016
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    Dr. Nelson interrupted me throughout my appointment. I felt that she wasn't interested in what I had to say about decisions about my healthcare. Her manner is abrasive and brusque. She even called me by the wrong name as she had another patient's chart open on her laptop. Dr. Nelson is new to Alaska and to my primary care clinic. I hope she changes things to better serve Alaska's patients.
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    Stephanie in Anchorage, AK – Jul 08, 2016
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    Biography

    Dr. Karen Nelson, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Anchorage, AK. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Nelson to book an appointment.

    Specialties

    • Pain Medicine

    Board Certifications

    • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

    Education

    University Of Va Med Center
    Residency Hospital
    University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio
    Medical School

    Awards

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Does Dr. Karen Nelson, MD accept my insurance?

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    What are Dr. Karen Nelson, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Nelson frequently treats Bursitis, Migraine, and Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Nelson treats.

    Where is Dr. Karen Nelson, MD's office located?

    Dr. Nelson's office is located at 4320 Diplomacy Dr, Anchorage, AK 99508. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

    Does Dr. Karen Nelson, MD offer telehealth services?

    Dr. Nelson has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

    How can I make an appointment with Dr. Karen Nelson, MD?

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    Experience and Background Checks

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    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's Top Procedures and Conditions

    Treatment Frequency
    Bursitis
    high
    high

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Nelson treats Bursitis more than 85% of her peers

    Dr. Nelson treats this condition more than 85% of her peers

    Rating Includes other areas of care:

    • Elbow Bursitis
    • Hip Bursitis
    • Subacromial Bursitis
    • Trochanteric Bursitis
    Migraine
    normal
    normal

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Nelson treats Migraine more than 81% of her peers

    Dr. Nelson treats this condition more than 81% of her peers

    Rating Includes other areas of care:

    • Basilar Migraine
    • Classic Migraine
    • Common Migraine
    • Complicated Migraine
    • Facioplegic Migraine
    • Familial Hemiplegic Migraine
    • Headache-Free Migraine
    • Menstrual Migraine
    • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
    • Migrainous Stupor Migraine
    • Oculomotor Migraine
    • Retinal Migraine
    • Visual Migraine
    Hide other areas of care
    Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
    normal
    normal

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Nelson treats Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve) more than 70% of her peers

    Dr. Nelson treats this condition more than 70% of her peers

    Dr. Nelson's conditions and procedures:

    • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
    • Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Arthritis
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Pain
    • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
    • Bone Disorders
    • Brain Disorders
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Fracture
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Headache
    • Herniated Disc
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee Disorders
    • Low Back Pain
    • Migraine
    • Myelopathy
    • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
    • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Phantom Limb Pain
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Sacrum Disorders
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Spondylosis
    • Steroid Injection
    • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
    • Upper Back Pain

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    Dr. Nelson accepts

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    (907) 729-3300

    Dr. Nelson accepts the following insurance:

    Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II

    Locations

    Anchorage Native Primary Care

    Southcentral Foundation4320 Diplomacy Dr Anchorage, AK 99508
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    Korenberg Robert MD Office

    Missoula Womens Health Care Cathryn C Powell Fnp2825 Fort Missoula Rd Ste 113 Missoula, MT 59804
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    Compare with other Pain Medicine Specialists

    Compare Dr. Nelson with our nearby Pain Medicine Specialists at Alaska Regional Hospital.

    Make an appointment at Alaska Regional Hospital today at (907) 313-8605.

    These providers are on the medical staff of Alaska Regional Hospital.