Dr. Kathleen Nelson, MD

Adult Psychiatry  |  
Female  |  
Age 63
(19)
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Dr. Kathleen Nelson, MD
Dr. Kathleen Nelson, MD is an adult psychiatry doctor who practices in Beverly, MA. She is 63 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Nelson is affiliated with Beverly Hospital.

275 Cabot St Ste 5

Beverly, MA 01915

Contact Information

(978) 338-5680

Dr. Kathleen Nelson, MD

Dr. Kathleen Nelson, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Medicaid
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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ADHD and-or ADD
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more than 63% of peers
Bipolar Disorder
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more than 42% of peers
Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
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more than 16% of peers

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Specialties

  • Adult Psychiatry
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Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
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Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Grief
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mania
  • Mood Disorders
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychosis
  • Relationship Issues
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Severe Anxiety
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
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Procedures

  • Couples Therapy
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Medication Management
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychotherapy Services

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • University Of Mn Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Ucsd Med Center Ca
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Keck School Of Med At Usc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Keck School Of Med At Usc
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nelson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nelson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nelson to family and friends
2.8
based on 19 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Nelson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    FAIR
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Hollis, NH |
Dr. Nelson saved my life. 20 years I have been wondering what is wrong with me. All the health care pros kept saying it was just depression. She figured it out almost straight away. 3 hour initial interview. And 40 minute sessions. This is unheard of. Proper care, highly intelligent and experienced. So non-threatening and chill. Down to earth. Warm and friendly lady. She literally saved my life. I knew she would.
Danvers, MA |
I have seen many psychiatrists over the past 12-14 years (since I was in my teens), and Dr. Nelson has proven how dedicated she is and how she wants to truly help you feel better. I see her for medication, and she is the first psychiatrist to really listen to me and my concerns, and help me find the best solution. She is very empathic and very intelligent. There are very few psychiatrists (or doctors in general) that are like her and have a true focus on the well-being of the patient!!
Thank you so very much! I am glad you are feeling better!
in Peabody, MA |
Dr. Nelson is a very competant Dr. in psychiatry. She is very in tune with my feelings and how to approach them for resolve. She is wonderful about returning phone calls in a crisis. I would definitely recommend her to family and friends.
Thank you so much! You folks are all so very kind! I am so blessed in what I do, and so happy to be helping others to feel good in the process! Be well!
She prescribed me a medication that caused me to get Akathasia. When confronted about this issue, instead of trying to help me, she would no longer see me and took zero responibility in the painful new condition I was dealing with. Thankfully my actual MD took care of me and I am now fine.
I take great care in what I do, and although I do not recall the specific situation, I am always deeply concerned about what I prescribe, the impact of medications on patient well-being, and would be more than happy to listen. I am sorry you feel discarded in this manner, however, I would never stop seeing someone because of a side effect. I wish you the best, and hope you are well, and no longer suffering from any side effects whatsoever. The only thing that matters is quality patient care.
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Dr. Nelson accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Access
    Blue Access PPO
    Blue Advantage
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Advantage Plus
    Blue Advantage Plus HMO
    Blue Advantage PPO
    Blue Card
    Blue Care HMO
    Blue Care Network
    Blue Choice
    Blue Choice HMO
    Blue Choice POS
    Blue Choice PPO
    Blue Cross
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Blue HMO
    Blue Lincs
    Blue Lincs HMO
    Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement HMO
    Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement PPO
    Blue Preferred
    Blue Preferred PPO
    Federal Employee Program
    Medicare Blue PPO
    Medicare HMO
    Medicare Plus Blue PPO
    Medicare Select HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Blue with Managed Care Behavioral Health HMO
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    Behavioral Health
    Choice Fund
    Choice Fund PPO
    Cigna EPO
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna Network
    Cigna POS
    Commercial EPO
    Commercial HMO
    Commercial PPO
    Open Access
    Open Access HMO
    Open Access Plus PPO
    Open Access POS
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Medicaid
  • Tufts Health Plan
    Medicare Preferred Basic No Rx HMO
    Medicare Preferred Basic Rx HMO
    Medicare Preferred Prime Rx Plus HMO
    Medicare Preferred Supplement Core Plan
    Medicare Preferred Value No Rx HMO
    Medicare Preferred Value Rx HMO
    Tufts Health Plans
    Tufts Medicare Complement (TMC) With Prescription Drug Coverage
    Tufts Medicare Complement HMO
    Tufts Medicare Preferred Basic Plan HMO
    Tufts Medicare Preferred Prime Plan HMO
    Tufts Medicare Preferred Saver Rx Plan HMO
    Tufts Medicare Preferred Supplement Core Plan
    Tufts Medicare Preferred Supplement One Plan
    Tufts Medicare Preferred Value Plan HMO
    Tufts PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Optum Choice
    OptumHealth Care Solutions
    UMR
    United Behavioral Health
    United Behavioral Health EPO
    United Behavioral Health HMO
    United Behavioral Health POS
    United Behavioral Health PPO
    United Healthcare EPO
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare POS
    United Healthcare PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Nelson has admitting privileges

Beverly Hospital
85 Herrick St
Beverly, MA 01915
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