Dr. Michael Nelson, MD

Dr. Michael Nelson, MD

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Dermatology  ·  
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44 y/o
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Dr. Michael Nelson, MD is a dermatologist in University Pl, WA and has been practicing for 15 years. He specializes in dermatology, cosmetic dermatologic surgery, and more.

Cascade Eye And Skin Centers

5225 Cirque Dr W Ste 200

University Pl, WA 98467
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Choice Health
  • Group Health Inc.
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan

Learn about Dr. Nelson

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Nelson performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Nelson's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

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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3  Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery
  • Cosmetic Dermatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

140  Conditions Treated

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39  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

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

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

  • 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

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nelson to family and friends
48 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (48)

  • 5
    (35)
  • 4
    (3)
  • 3
    (4)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (5)

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)

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...more
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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...more
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