Dr. Lionel Nelson, MD

Dr. Lionel Nelson, MD

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Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
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73 y/o
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Dr. Lionel Nelson, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in San Jose, CA. He is 73 years old and has been practicing for 44 years.

Camino ENT a division of BASS Medical Group

2505 Samaritan Dr Ste 510

San Jose, CA 95124
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas

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Laryngitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Ear Ache
very high
more than 99% of peers
Larynx Conditions
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • TMJ
  • Tinnitus
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis

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Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • Yale University
    Medical School | Graduated 1969
  • Uc San Diego Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1970
  • Stanford University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1974

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nelson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Nelson does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Nelson and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Nelson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nelson to family and friends
4.4
based on 14 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
    (12)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Nelson'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 (3)

in San Jose, CA |
We had a great experience at this doctor's office. We had to wait some 40 mins past our appointment time, though. But it was worth it. This doctor is very thorough and asks to-the-point questions to understand the complaint of the patient. He was able to understand the cause of my son's ear ache...more
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in Green Valley, AZ |
A doctor I trust. Take his advise. However, Dr. Nelson does excellent surgery. Oscar Mostofi Doctor of Business Administration Student | Walden University I am going to get help from Dr. Nelson soon. I hope he sees me on an emergency situation.
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in San Jose, CA |
I have known Dr. Nelson for 45 years and consider him to be the best doctor, I wish that he could be my primary care because he is so very knowledgeable and good at what he does. I trust him to do the very best for me, and he always has.I cannot say enough good about him. He is also a very...more
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Dr. Nelson accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice PPO
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Care Connection PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Guardian
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare PPO
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Nelson has admitting privileges

Good Samaritan Hospital
2425 Samaritan Dr
San Jose, CA 95124
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