Dr. Melody Knauf Nelson, MD

Dr. Melody Knauf Nelson, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 43
Dr. Melody Knauf Nelson, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Missoula, MT and has been practicing for 16 years. She graduated from Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine in 2002 and specializes in rheumatology and internal medicine.

500 W Broadway St Fl 6

Missoula, MT 59802

Contact Information

(406) 721-5600

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Psoriatic Arthritis
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 98% of peers
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
more than 97% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

62  Conditions Treated

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2  Procedures

  • Joint Drainage
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Knauf Nelson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Knauf Nelson to family and friends
24 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (24)

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Dr. Knauf Nelson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

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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