Dr. Kirsten Nielsen, MD

Dr. Kirsten Nielsen, MD

Neurology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 41
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Dr. Kirsten Nielsen, MD is a neurology specialist in Lakewood, CO and has been practicing for 9 years. She graduated from University of Colorado At Denver in 2005 and specializes in neurology.Read her story

1536 Cole Blvd Ste 250

Lakewood, CO 80401

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Colorado
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. Nielsen's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nielsen treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 90% of her peers

Dr. Nielsen treats this condition more than 90% of her peers

Migraine
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nielsen treats Migraine more than 89% of her peers

Dr. Nielsen treats this condition more than 89% 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
Brain Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nielsen treats Brain Disorders more than 86% of her peers

Dr. Nielsen treats this condition more than 86% of her peers

Dr. Nielsen's conditions and procedures:

  • 24-Hour Ambulatory Electroencephalogram
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Memory Disorders
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nystagmus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Walking
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

About Me

Biography

"Dr. Kirsten Nielsenis board certified in both Neurology and Epilepsy. Dr. Nielsen attended the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver for many of her academic milestones, including completion of an Epilepsy fellowship, a Neurology r...

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

2010
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Fellowship Hospital
2009
University of Colorado Health Science Center
Residency Hospital
2005
University of Colorado At Denver
Medical School
2000
University Of Colorado
Undergraduate School
2010
2009
2005
2000

Awards

Dr. Nielsen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nielsen

4.4

Based on 30 reviews

5 Stars
83.33333333333333%
(25)
4 Stars
3.3333333333333335%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
13.333333333333334%
(4)

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Dr. Nielsen's Performance
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  • Scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
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Her office represents itself as an taking insurance that does not require a referral. Then, although your insurance does not require a referral, the office's own "internal policies" now does, and it refers you to one of their own affiliated primary care physicians for an appointment (for a referral that is not required and an unnecessary primary care visit). Nope.
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Dr. Nielsen is an M.D. I'm very comfortable with and trust with my care. Because I receive quality care there is no hesitation to refer others.
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My experience with Dr. Nielsen was amazing. She was the first doctor I had seen who was actually able to say, yes you do have epilepsy. She figured out I had been on the wrong medication for around 13 years, and promptly fixed that. I couldn't recommend her more.
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DR Nielsen was my 3rd opinion regarding my poly neuropathy diagnosis. She didn't change my diagnosis however she scheduled me for PT and made a change to my medication. I feel better and have accepted my condition. DR Nielsen inspires confidence through her no nonsense approach and honesty.
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