Dr. Leonard Nelson Jr, MD

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Dr. Leonard Nelson Jr, MD
Dr. Leonard Nelson Jr, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Raleigh, NC. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Dr. Nelson Jr is affiliated with WakeMed Raleigh Campus and Rex Hospital.

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Dr. Nelson Jr's Reviews

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based on 15 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Nelson Jr's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Cary, NC |
Dr. Nelson has helped me with my chronic back pain. He has been very transparent and provided enough information for my wife and I to trust our decision to have surgery. We feel he is very a trustworthy, caring and extremely competent surgeon. I would definitely seem him again and recommend him to my family and close friends.
in Manteo, NC |
After being misdiagnosed by 2 surgeons I was directed to Dr Nelson by a chance meeting with a Radiologist on vacation....Dr Nelson read my MRI and was puzzled by the other Docs...my L5-S1 was totally worn out. Performed L5-S1 fusion by ALIF. I was walking up stairs with'in 24hrs and on my way home in 46hrs. 5 Months later he teamed with Dr Kenneth Rich to perform a T11-T12 Fusion by XLIF and again I was walking out of Rex in 46hrs. Dr Nelson is a skilled Spine Surgeon from my results. Thanks Doc
in Raleigh, NC |
I care for a relative who does not speak English. The doctors at urgent care sent us to him because she was not recovering. He is very flippant and unprofessional. He wrote on the form that she had full range of motion and normal strength without examining her at all. He told her recovery would take months but wrote to her employer that she'd need just a little help for the next 2 weeks. He said "She has to get back to work." A doctor's priority should be that the patient is well.
in Raleigh NC |
Dr. Nelson is single-handedly the most incompetent and frankly rude doctor I've think I've ever had the displeasure of seeing. His only advice was to tough out the pain in my back and that the back is very mysterious. I asked him after his whole the back is mysterious speech if he knew what I specifically hurt in my back and his response was to say I've been talking to you for the last 15 minutes. Have you not been listening to a thing I said. do yourself a favor and find another doctor.
in Chapel Hill, NC |
After suffering with sciatic pain and a ruptured disc, I went to Dr Nelson for a surgical consultation. He explained the surgery he would perform, why I was a good candidate, and what to expect. I had the surgery a month ago and feel 10 years younger.
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Dr. Nelson Jr's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  Board actions found

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    Board Action

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    • Non-Disciplinary Action (6/6/2013)
    • Action Taken: Letter of Concern
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • State: North Carolina
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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Trigger Finger

Education

  • Medical School
    Bowman Gray School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1984

  • Internship Hospital
    Greenville Meml Hospital

    Completed in 1985

  • Residency Hospital
    Greenville Meml Hospital

    Completed in 1989

  • Fellowship Hospital
    St Lukes Hospital

    Completed in 1990

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection