Dr. Michael Nelson, MD

CardiologyMaleAge 46

Dr. Michael Nelson, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Germantown, TN. He is affiliated with medical facilities Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis and Saint Francis Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Nelson to book an appointment.

Dr. Nelson

ProActive Heart & Vein Center, Germantown, TN

7751 WOLF RIVER BLVD Germantown, TN 38138
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Nelson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Heart Murmur
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson treats Heart Murmur more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Nelson treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson treats Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Nelson treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Venous Insufficiency
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson treats Venous Insufficiency more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Nelson treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Nelson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Ankle-Brachial Index Test
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arterial Doppler Ultrasound
  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiac Angiography
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Doppler Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Embolism
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovenous Laser Treatment
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Lower Extremity Peripheral Ultrasound
  • Lymphedema
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Angiograms
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Spider Veins
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Ultrasound, SMA
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Hypertension
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Reflux
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)

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(901) 297-4000

Dr. Nelson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access Plus
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Carelink PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Dr. Nelson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nelson

4.7

Based on 168 ratings

5 Stars
89.28571428571429%
(150)
4 Stars
3.5714285714285716%
(6)
3 Stars
0.5952380952380952%
(1)
2 Stars
0.5952380952380952%
(1)
1 Star
5.9523809523809526%
(10)
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (150)
  • Listened & answered questions (149)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (148)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (20)
  • Appointment was rushed (9)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (8)
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I had been to 2 other cardiologists before my nurse practitioner sent me to Dr. Nelson; I was impressed and felt comfortable from the moment I walked into the office, to the absolute end of my treatments (in which I was nervous). The staff was very courteous, environment very clean, and Dr. Nelson was awesome! Never have I encountered a physician so caring yet straightforward, personable, and easy to talk to and answer any questions you may ponder. Dr. Nelson has an amazing staff who all admire his work and enjoy working for him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Lady M – Mar 14, 2021
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I can't say enough great things about Dr. Nelson and the staff. All procedures were explained completely and in words I understood. They willingly answered any questions I had. A highly professional group that smiled and talked to you. I would highly recommend ProActive Heart and Vein.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Richard Sumner – Mar 13, 2021
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Capable, caring, compassionate cardiology.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jane – Feb 12, 2021
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truly make me feel lie family. never feel like i am a number rather a friend. answer all my questions honestly even if they are not what you want to hear.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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jerome joseph mccaskey, jr – Dec 29, 2020
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I had a bad experience with previous cardiologist but Dr. Nelson is more thorough and performs more testing than any cardiologist I’ve had experience with and all of his staff knows my name when I walk in and treats me with respect and kindness. I kept passing his office going to radiation treatment for prostate cancer and asked my PCP to refer me there to him. So glad that I did.
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T. Cupples – Dec 01, 2020
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Outstanding overall visit.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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R. Payne – Nov 22, 2020
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Awesome group of people
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Donna Pommell – Oct 11, 2020
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Kind staff. Top notch care. Recommend without hesitation!
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Erin – Jun 30, 2020
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Was locked into the billing room and forced to use a card so they can take out automatic billing which is not an option to opt out of. Ask what I would have to pay for my visit beforehand and was told nothing. Had to irregular ekg’s and he decided he didn’t even need to see me but wanted to charge $506! Do not see this lowlife degenerate! Greedy greedy!
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YouKnow Me – Jun 29, 2020
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Easy to talk to and understand. Staff is very friendly and helpful.
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William Dunkin – Jun 11, 2020
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Wonderfully attentive staff.
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Carol – Jun 10, 2020
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I have recommended Dr. Nelson to both friends and family. The feedback has been great. I recommend him highly.
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Janet – Jun 06, 2020
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Dr Nelson is wonderful! Kind, caring, gives clear understandable explanations. His office is run very well, I’ve never had to wait for very long. With the Covid19, they take your temp before coming into waiting room and there is adequate seating to be at least 3-6 feet apart. His staff members are cordial, kind and give good explanations of the tests they are doing. Highly recommend
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Donna S – May 20, 2020
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Please do not go to him! I went to him for a year and my legs only got worse. I’m at a new doctor now and I will be getting the help I need. Dr Nelson never spent time to answer my questions and his staff always changes because even the nurses know he is not going to help his patents. I’m so sad I spent a year with him and payed so much money only to now have scar tissue from evlts he did on me! Please don’t go to him he will make your legs hurt more and not help you. Best of luck and please listen to this review.
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Lisa – May 13, 2020
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Dr.Nelson AND his entire staff are top notch. At 68 I have been a many Dr. Offices. The doctors can be great, but the staff not the best. I do not go to a doctor whose staff is lacking. Dr. Nelson's staff has my 5 stars with 10 star gratitude.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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L.Hinton – Apr 24, 2020
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Great office, friendly staff, amazing doctor. Really sits down and listens to you, spends time with his patients.
What went well
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What could be improved
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Mary Bernard – Apr 13, 2020
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I have been going to Dr Nelson office for around 4-5 years. He is a great listener and very caring!
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Beverly Opperman – Apr 04, 2020
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Awesome doctor! Highly recommended! Great staff!
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Apr 02, 2020
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Dr. Nelson my favorite Dr. I wish I could see him for all my medical needs. Best Dr. ever! Him and the whole staff make you feel welcomed, and like they genuinely care. Dr Nelson is great at what he does, he will tell you everything he is doing along the way so there are no surprises. He is very gentle and has a great bedside manner. Thank you Dr Nelson and staff! I highly recommend this Dr!
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No results
What could be improved
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Kathy – Mar 27, 2020
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Great staff and very professional. You are not a number so they take time for you.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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D. Mobley – Feb 10, 2020
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Nelson has great passion and vision about his commitment to individualized patient care and quality.

Biography

Dr. Nelson was born and raised in New York.  He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and then left the New York area for...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Invasive Cardiology
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Vascular Medicine
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Venous and Lymphatic Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Phlebology

Education

2007
Harvard Medical School
Fellowship Hospital
2006
Emory University
Fellowship Hospital
2003
Yale University
Residency Hospital
2001
Yale University
Internship Hospital
Yeshiva
Undergraduate School
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Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Michael Nelson, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Nelson has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Michael Nelson, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Michael Nelson, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Nelson frequently treats Heart Murmur, Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload, and Venous Insufficiency. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Nelson treats.

Where is Dr. Michael Nelson, MD's office located?

Dr. Nelson's office is located at 7751 WOLF RIVER BLVD, Germantown, TN 38138. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

ProActive Heart & Vein Center, Germantown, TN

ProActive Heart & Vascular7751 WOLF RIVER BLVD Germantown, TN 38138
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Nelson is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis

Memphis, TN

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

Saint Francis Hospital

Memphis, TN

64% Patient Experience Rating, 5% lower than the national average