Dr. Merlin Nelson, MD

Dr. Merlin Nelson, MD

Clinical Neurophysiology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
Dr. Merlin Nelson, MD is a clinical neurophysiologist in Willmar, MN and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Wayne State University School Of Medicine in 1993 and specializes in clinical neurophysiology.

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
more than 87% of peers
more than 85% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Clinical Neurophysiology

2  Board Certifications

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

57  Conditions Treated


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2  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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  • 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

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nelson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nelson to family and friends
4 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

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Dr. Nelson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

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...more
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He didn't listen to what I was really having problems with he only cared about my migraines.
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