Dr. Kirsten Nielsen, MD

Dr. Kirsten Nielsen, MD

Neurology  |  
Female  |  
Age 40
(28)
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Dr. Kirsten Nielsen, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Lakewood, CO. She is 40 years old and has been practicing for 8 years.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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Brain Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers
Tension Headache
very high
more than 97% of peers
Headache
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Nielsen's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Nielsen "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 residency, and an Internal Medicine internship. The CU Health Sciences Center is also where she received her Doctor of Medicine degree. Dr. Nielsen has been named a 5280 Top Doctor in Epilepsy in both 2013 and 2014. She is in her sixth year as a member of Colorado Epilepsy Foundation Physician Advisory Board, and has volunteered at clinics serving the homeless population of Denver in the past. Dr. Nielsen has been a member of the American Epilepsy Society since 2008, and a member of the American Academy of Neurology since 2006. She was awarded the AAN Medical Student Prize for Excellence in Neurology in 2005. In her spare time, Dr. Nielsen enjoys bicycling, horseback riding, skiing, and participating in 10k runs."

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Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Epilepsy
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Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
65

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

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Procedures

  • 24-Hour Ambulatory Electroencephalogram
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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 Colorado
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • University Of Colorado At Denver
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • University Of Colorado Health Science Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • University Of Colorado Health Sciences Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nielsen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nielsen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nielsen to family and friends
4.5
based on 28 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (28)

  • 5
    (24)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Nielsen'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 Comments (2)

in California |
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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in Lakewood, CO |
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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Dr. Nielsen accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Bluegrass Family Health
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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