Dr. Michael Nelson, MD

Dr. Michael Nelson, MD

Dermatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 43
(48)
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Dr. Michael Nelson, MD is a dermatology doctor who practices in University Pl, WA. He is 43 years old and has been practicing for 17 years.

5225 Cirque Dr W Ste 200

University Pl, WA 98467

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Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cold Sore
very high
more than 98% of peers
Benign Tumor
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Nelson "At Cascade Eye & Skin Centers, P.C., we know that the quality of your skin affects how you feel and how people see you. Our team of experienced skin care professionals includes dermatologists, dermatology physician assistants and master aestheticians. They specializes in a range of services addressing all possible skin care conditions as well as providing one of the largest cosmetic practices in the South Sound area. The dermatology division of Cascade Eye & Skin Centers, P.C. currently operates from five of our six locations (University Place, Gig Harbor, Puyallup, Sunrise and Auburn). There are four Cascade Cosmetic Center locations (University Place, Gig Harbor, Puyallup and Sunrise) offering an abundance of treatments, including lasers and chemical peels, to improve various skin concerns."

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Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
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Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adult Acne
  • Age Spots
  • Aging Face
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Anal Warts
  • Angioedema
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Atypical Mole
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Blistering Diseases
  • Boil
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulite
  • Chemical Burn
  • Chickenpox
  • Cold Sore
  • Condyloma
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Cradle Cap
  • Cyst
  • Dandruff
  • Dermal Melanoma
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Food
  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis
  • Dermatofibroma
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Dermoid Cyst
  • Discoid Lupus
  • Dry Skin
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • Excessive Sweating
  • External Ear Disorders
  • Eyelid Eczema
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Freckle
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genetic Disease of the Skin
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Gorlin Syndrome
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Conditions
  • Hair Loss
  • Hand Eczema
  • Hemangioma
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Hirsutism
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Insect Bites and Stings
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Keratosis
  • Lesion
  • Lice
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Lyme Disease
  • Measles
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Mole
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail Diseases
  • Nail Psoriasis
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parapsoriasis
  • Parvovirus Infection
  • Pediatric Dermatologic Disorders
  • Photosensitivity
  • Pigmentation Disorders
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Plantar Wart
  • Port Wine Stain
  • Psoriasis
  • Pubic Lice (Crabs)
  • Rash
  • Rhinophyma
  • Ringworm
  • Ringworm of the Beard
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Rosacea
  • Roseola
  • Scabies
  • Scars
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Allergy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Laxity
  • Skin Ulcer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Staph Infection
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • Stretch Marks
  • Sunburn
  • Sweaty Palms
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Thinning of Skin
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Toxic Shock Syndrome
  • Tumidus Lupus Erythematosus
  • Urticaria Due to Cold
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Birthmarks
  • Vasculitis
  • Vitiligo
  • Warts
  • Xerosis

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Chemical Peel
  • Collagen Injection
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Dermal Filler
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Dysport Injection
  • Excision
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Lipoma
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Fractional Ablative Laser Treatment
  • Fractional Non-Ablative Laser Treatment
  • Laser Office Procedure
  • Laser Spider Vein Treatment
  • Laser Surgery
  • Laser Tattoo Removal
  • Lipomas Sebacious Cyst Removal
  • Melanoma Removal
  • Narrow Band UVB Light for Psoriasis
  • Non-Ablative Laser Skin Rejuvenation
  • Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
  • Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment
  • Repair of Pigmentation Defect
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Excision for Hidradenitis
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Tattoo Removal
  • Wrinkle Reduction by Injection

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • VANDERBILT UNIV SCH OF MED
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Geisinger Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

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
4.3
based on 48 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Nelson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
Bremerton, WA |
Made an appointment 6 weeks prior. Received a reminder card in the mail. I showed up early for my appointment and was told sorry, there was no appointment in the computer and the Dr. was too busy to see me. Then I was told they had upgraded their software and my appointment probably got lost in the transfer. The receptionist said if I wanted to drive to Tacoma they MAY be able to get me in, but other than that sorry. I will not be back and I will not recommend this office.
in Port Orchard, WA |
While he may know his ailments, his bedside manner is very off putting. Seemed completely disinterested in my history and what I was hoping for in terms of treatment approach. He treats the aliment, not the patient. Accurately and quickly diagnosed one condition but simply threw $300 prescriptions at my other concerns that do not address the root cause.
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Dr. Nelson accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Group Health Cooperative
    Coop Core
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Preferred Provider Network PPN

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Multicare Good Samaritan Hospital
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