Dr. Merlin Nelson, MD

Dr. Merlin Nelson, MD

Clinical Neurophysiology  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
(4)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Merlin Nelson, MD is a clinical neurophysiology doctor who practices in Willmar, MN. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 24 years. Dr. Nelson is affiliated with Chippewa County - Montevideo Hospital and Rice Memorial Hospital.

101 Willmar Ave SW

Willmar, MN 56201

Contact Information

(320) 231-5000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
more than 93% of peers
Headache
high
more than 87% of peers
Tremor
high
more than 85% of peers

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Specialties

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
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Board Certifications

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
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Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lyme Disease
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo

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Procedures

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Minnesota.

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

  • Wayne State University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Oakwood Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Henry Ford Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Henry Ford Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nelson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nelson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nelson to family and friends
3.0
based on 4 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Nelson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Willmar, MN |
I've spent 17 years with a painful and life-changing condition that other doctors either wouldn't or couldn't figure out. Dr. Nelson looked at all of the symptoms, and provided a diagnosis and options for dealing with it. It's too early to tell for sure how this will go, but I am hopeful because I already feel somewhat better. Dr. Nelson is good at looking at the various details and at the overall picture. He explains conditions and medications thoroughly, and in an understandable way.
in Willmar,mn |
He didn't listen to what I was really having problems with he only cared about my migraines.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Nelson accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
    Blue Cross Accord
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Nelson has admitting privileges

Chippewa County - Montevideo Hospital
824 N 11th St
Montevideo, MN 56265
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Rice Memorial Hospital
301 Becker Ave SW
Willmar, MN 56201
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