Dr. Mark Nelson, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
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Age 52
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Dr. Mark Nelson, MD
Dr. Mark Nelson, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Tacoma, WA. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 24 years. Dr. Nelson is affiliated with MultiCare Allenmore Hospital.

2245 S 19th St # 200

Tacoma, WA 98405

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Dr. Mark Nelson, MD

Dr. Mark Nelson, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • ODS Health Plan
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Shield of Washington
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Dr. Nelson's Experience

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Dr. Nelson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

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

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Best's Disease
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Corneal Dystrophy, Type I
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Degeneration, Polymorphic
  • Macular Dystrophy, Atypical Vitelliform
  • Macular Dystrophy, Concentric Annular
  • Macular Dystrophy, Retinal, 2
  • Macular Dystrophy, Retinal, 3
  • Macular Dystrophy, Vitelliform, Adult-Onset
  • Macular Dystrophy, Vitelliform, Early-Onset
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • North Carolina Macular Dystrophy
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dysplasia, X - Linked
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Edema
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Scarring
  • Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Telangiectasia and Hypogammaglobulinemia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa 1
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa 29
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa Deafness Hypogenitalism
  • Retinitis Punctata Albescens
  • Retinopathy
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinopathy, Arteriosclerotic
  • Retinoschisis
  • Retinoschisis of Fovea
  • Retinoschisis, Autosomal Dominant
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Fluorscein Angiography
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Indocyanine Green Angiography
  • Macugen® Injection
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Scleral Buckling
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

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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

  • Us Military Academy
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Madigan Army Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Madigan Army Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Wills Eye Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Golden Apple Award Residency Teaching Award for Madigan Army Medical Center, 2005
  • Recipient of the A Proficiency Designator, awarded to the top 5 percent of physicians, 2008
  • Ophthalmology residency director for program awarded 5 year accreditation by the ACGME Residency Review Committee, the maximu, 2010
  • 99th percentile, American Board of Ophthalmology Written Exam, 2000
  • Selected as an oral board examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology, 2011
  • Golden Apple Award Residency Teaching Award for Madigan Army Medical Center, 2009
  • 99th percentile, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1993
  • Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship, 2001
  • Most Outstanding Graduating Resident - Madigan Army Medical Center, 1999
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 1992
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons, 2012
Media & Publications
  • A Retina Surgeons Experiences in the Iraq War, 2007
  • Subretinal Abcess and Endogenous Endophthalmitis Caused by beta-Lactamase-Positive Moraxella Species, 2007
  • Management of Soldiers Eye Injuries from Iraq to Home., 2009
  • Optical Coherence Tomography of Chronic Solar Retinopathy, 2004
  • Petalloid Foveal Hemorrhage in a Patient with High Myopia, 2004
  • Virtual Reality Simulation in Acquiring and Differentiating Basic Ophthalmic Microsurgical Skills., 2009
  • Intravitreal Triamcinolone Acetonide for Diabetic Macular Edema, 2005
  • Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy, 2007

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nelson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nelson to family and friends
5.0
based on 2 total reviews (1 with a comment)
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
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Port orchard WA |
The people at Sound Retina (physicians, techs, staff) are the most responsive health care team I have ever worked with. They have worked me in on a same day basis many times. One appointment stretched to four hours because they wouldn't let me go until they had nailed down a treatment plan that would prevent further damage to my eyes. They call to follow up. Excellent care and outstanding service.
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Dr. Nelson accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Health Net PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Molina
  • ODS Health Plan
  • Premera Blue Cross
    Heritage Plus
  • Regence Blue Shield of Washington
    Preferred Provider Network
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Nelson has admitting privileges

MultiCare Allenmore Hospital
1901 S Union Ave
Tacoma, WA 98405
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