Dr. Michael Nelson, MD

CardiologyMaleAge 47

Cardiology

Dr. Michael Nelson, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Germantown, TN and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from A Einstein Col Med Yeshiva Univ in 2000. He is affiliated with medical facilities Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis and Saint Francis Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Michael Nelson, MD

ProActive Heart & Vein Center, Germantown, TN

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

Accepting new patients

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Nelson's Top Procedures and Conditions

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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
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Embolism
  • Endocarditis
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • 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
  • Lymphedema
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Angiograms
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Spider Veins
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • 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 177 ratings

5 Stars
89.26553672316385%
(158)
4 Stars
3.9548022598870056%
(7)
3 Stars
0.5649717514124294%
(1)
2 Stars
0.5649717514124294%
(1)
1 Star
5.649717514124294%
(10)
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New Patient
Dr. Nelson and his staff are friendly and professional. I felt very knowledgeable about the testing and care I would be receiving. I was given adequate time to ask questions and discuss any concerns I was having.
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
  • Long wait times
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Christian H – Jul 21, 2022
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Excellent staff and customer service
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jun 10, 2022
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I am a fairly new patient of Dr Nelson. I have found Dr Nelson is very thorough and his staff all work as a team.
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Apr 28, 2022
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I was one of Dr. Michael Nelson’s first patients in Memphis. He helped me when I started having uncontrollable blood pressure. I was desperate for help and that’s exactly what I got. He is an outstanding doctor - provided immediate solutions! He is very thorough, kind, compassionate and so knowledgeable. We are blessed to have him in this area. Thank you, Dr. Nelson for your wonderful care. Also love your staff: Pam, Mary and many others.
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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Kathy Ferguson – Feb 24, 2022
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Short wait time. Friendly staff that aims to please. Procedures happily explained and all my questions answered. I like Dr. Nelson and his staff.
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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ProActive Works For Me! – Jan 01, 2022
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Excellent referral and extremely knowledgeable and professional doctor who explain the health situation in a manner that’s easily understandable.
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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Jan 01, 2022
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Things are explained well, as long as all questions and concerns are brought up. Genuine care is shown by Dr. Nelson and his team. I’ve been pleased.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
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Aug 08, 2021
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Dr. Nelson is awesome, and his staff are, too! All are so pleasant, personable, and caring, and do all they can to make one feel comfortable and informed. After ten years of seeing them, they are consistently professional and courteous.
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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Chris West – Jul 03, 2021
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Doctor Nelson and his Team explains everything so well of what you' are going through . I did not know I had restless legs and in large veins I am grateful for doctor Nelson and his team
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Marie hayslett – Jun 17, 2021
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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
No results
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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
No results
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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!
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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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!
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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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.
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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William Dunkin – Jun 11, 2020
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Wonderfully attentive staff.
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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Carol – Jun 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

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Phlebology

Education

2007
Harvard Medical School
Fellowship Hospital
2006
Emory University
Fellowship Hospital
2006
Emory University School of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
2003
Yale University
Residency Hospital
2001
Yale University
Internship Hospital
2000
A Einstein Col Med Yeshiva Univ
Medical School
Yeshiva
Undergraduate School
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Awards

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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

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Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis

Memphis, TN

70% Patients that would definitely recommend, Equal to the national average

1 Award Received

Saint Francis Hospital

Memphis, TN

55% Patients that would definitely recommend, 15% lower than the national average