Dr. Marietta Nelson, MD

Dr. Marietta Nelson, MD

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Ophthalmology | Female | 62 years old

Dr. Marietta Nelson has practiced in Las Vegas since 1987, graduating from the Medical College of Georgia. She was first board certified in pediatrics and then became board certified in ophthalmology after realizing that saving someone's sight is what she was meant to do. She loves to teach ophthalmology to our future doctors by lecturing to residents and having them rotate with her in the clinic. She is on the faculty at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. She has been voted a Top Doc by Vegas Seven magazine several times and was voted Physician of the Year by Las Vegas Doctors in 2000. She is loved by all who come to receive her medical care and feel her sincerity in wanting to help them and their quality of life with better vision.Read more

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3.4
based on 22 total surveys (2 with reviews)
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  • Helpfulness
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  • Staff
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  • Scheduling
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Experience with Dr. Nelson
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Nelson's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (19)
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in Las Vegas, NV |
I give her the highest recommendation. For years she has taken care of my entire family. She has no equal.
in Las Vegas, NV |
She was very sweet and patient with my 2 year old. It's not always easy. But she made it very pleasant and enjoyable. I don't fret having to make him an eye appointment.
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Pediatrics

Board Certifications

Why It Matters: Dr. Nelson's Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology
  • Pediatrics

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Still's Disease
  • Strabismus
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects

Procedures Performed

  • ENT Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Medical College of Georgia
  • Internship Hospital
    University Of California San Diego

    Completed in 1980

  • Residency Hospital
    Boston University School of Medicine
    Uc San Diego Health System
  • Undergraduate School
    College Phys/Surg, Sf

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology and Pediatrics
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Nelson's Office & Staff

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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

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Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Nelson says...

Dr. Marietta Nelson has practiced in Las Vegas since 1987, graduating from the Medical College of Georgia. She was first board certified in pediatrics and then became board certified in ophthalmology after realizing that saving someone's sight is what she was meant to do. She loves to teach ophthalmology to our future doctors by lecturing to residents and having them rotate with her in the clinic. She is on the faculty at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. She has been voted a Top Doc by Vegas Seven magazine several times and was voted Physician of the Year by Las Vegas Doctors in 2000. She is loved by all who come to receive her medical care and feel her sincerity in wanting to help them and their quality of life with better vision.