Dr. Karen Nelson, MD
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Pain Medicine | Female

4320 Diplomacy Dr Ste 3191 Anchorage, AK 99508 Get Directions

Biography

Dr. Karen Nelson, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Anchorage, AK. She is 56 years old and has been practicing for 22 years. Dr. Nelson is affiliated with Saint Patrick Hospital.

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Dr. Nelson's Reviews

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Dr. Nelson's Performance
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    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well
    FAIR
  • Answers Questions
    FAIR
  • Time well spent
    FAIR
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (2)
in Missoula, MY |
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.
in Anchorage, AK |
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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Dr. Nelson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Pain Medicine
  •  Board certified in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  •  Malpractice claims in Alaska not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain

Education

  • Medical School
    Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio

    Graduated in 1995

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Va Med Center

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)