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Dr. Melody Knauf Nelson, MD

Rheumatology ·  Female · Age 44

Dr. Knauf Nelson

Dr. Melody Knauf Nelson, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Missoula, MT and has been practicing for 17 years. She graduated from Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine in 2002 and specializes in rheumatology and internal medicine.


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(406) 721-5600

Dr. Knauf Nelson accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Knauf Nelson's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Psoriatic Arthritis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Knauf Nelson treats Psoriatic Arthritis more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Knauf Nelson treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Arthritis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Knauf Nelson treats Arthritis more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Knauf Nelson treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
Autoimmune Diseases
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Knauf Nelson treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Knauf Nelson treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Knauf Nelson's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Inflammatory Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Pain
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Melody Knauf Nelson, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Missoula, MT and has been practicing for 17 years. She graduated from Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine in 2002 and specializes in rheumatology and internal medicine.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

2002
Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
Medical School
2002

Awards

Dr. Knauf Nelson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Knauf Nelson

3.3

Based on 27 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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(2)
1 Star
37.03703703703704%
(10)

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As a physician who has been treated by Dr Nelson and seen many of her patients I can highly recommend her, however, I hope you see someone else as she has a very full schedule for routine follow up. For sick patients she always makes time. She is one of the most thorough, careful, knowledgeable physicians I know.
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Needs to put the best interest of her patients first.
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Dr. Nelson is an excellent rheumatologist. She is also a kind and compassionate person. Dr Nelson has treated my sister and myself for spondylitis. She has been insightful and has helped me to improve my condition by 50%.
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Dr Nelsen has been very aggressive at trying to find a treatment that will work for me as my RA is not your textbook case. Whenever I have a joint flare she gets me right in for an injection. Very concerned with my comfort.
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No consideration for patients. No sense of urgency or caring. Very unsure of her own diagnosis.
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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