Dr. Michele Nelson, MD

Child & Adolescent PsychiatryFemaleAge 38

Dr. Nelson
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Ucr Health

3390 University Ave Ste 115 Riverside, CA 92501

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Dr. Michele Nelson, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Riverside, CA and has over 10 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Nelson has more experience with Neurodevelopmental Disorders than other specialists in her area. She graduated from University Of Rochester, School Of Medicine and Dentistry medical school in 2012. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Nelson to book an appointment.

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Dr. Nelson's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Predominantly Inattentive Type
  • Attention Problems
  • Autism
  • Behavior Modification
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Medication Management
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Outpatient Psychiatry
  • Phobia
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychopharmacologic Treatment
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

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Dr. Nelson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
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Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
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Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Traditional
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UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
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UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
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UCSHIP-CA PPO
Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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Cigna HMO
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UnitedHealthCare
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Dr. Nelson's Reviews

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5.0

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Dr Nelson is a life saver. She is very easy to talk to, down to earth and straight forward. She fully understands our situation and asks important questions to find the best solution. We feel incredibly lucky to have her as a doctor.
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  • Explained conditions well
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Mar 19, 2021
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Dr. Nelson has been so amazing in helping my daughter work through her depression. She is honest, straight forward, friendly and attentive. Made our very nervous & apprehensive daughter feel comfortable from the very first appointment. We love Dr. Nelson and can't put into words just how much we appreciate her!
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Mar 11, 2021
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Dr Nelson takes great care for her patients. She spends time asking necessary questions to help identify issues and find solutions. I’d recommend her to anyone.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Feb 04, 2021
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Dr. Nelson is amazing! She always takes her time and listens to our concerns, and cares about helping my son! I highly highly recommend her!
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Kari Lambert – Jan 22, 2021
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Dr. Nelson is a wonderful doctor. She is incredibly knowledgeable, caring and insightful. Our family is deeply grateful for her.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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May 16, 2020
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Dr. Nelson sees my daughter for ADHD. She is an amazing doctor. Always listening to concerns and address them. Our daughter has been doing so much better since she has been in doctor Nelson’s care. Highly recommend.
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Maryline L-D – Apr 05, 2020
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Dr. Nelson is very straightforward, down to earth, and really seems to know what she is talking about. She is very reassuring and realistic.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mar 11, 2020
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Dr Nelson is thoughtful and caring. One of the best psychiatrists in the OC.
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
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Eric – Nov 03, 2019
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Dr. Nelson is very professional and communicates very effectively with my child.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Oct 25, 2019
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Dr Nelson listens to my daughters anxieties and has a way of dissecting the problems and helping my daughter learn coping mechanisms. My daughter feels comfortable talking about her feelings with Dr Nelson. We both are so thankful for her!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Madison – Oct 19, 2019
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A friend referred me to Dr. Nelson. She said Dr. Nelson had really helped her daughter. So my hopes were high that she could help my son, and I was not disappointed. Dr. Nelson is a great listener, she respects her patients, she can explain complex concepts clearly, and she knows her stuff. My son is happy and so I’m happy.
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
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Rebekah – Oct 18, 2019
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Amazing doctor. She is great. My son wouldn’t want to go to anyone else He is comfortable Dr Nelson and I value her judgement and caring toward my son. I highly recommend Dr Nelson.
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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Oct 16, 2019
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Dr. Nelson is a wonderful child psychiatrist who truly cares and listens. She is direct, but kind and understanding. Both of my kids (ages 12 and 13) love her and have an easy rapport with her. She has truly been a gift to our family and I can’t recommend her highly enough.
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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E Brown – Sep 14, 2019
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Dr Nelson is very professional and has a good relationship with my daughter which is very important for her medical care.
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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Aug 13, 2019
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Dr. Nelson has been helping our son with his anxiety and ADHD. She is able to speak to him and make him feel comfortable and feel good about himself. We’ve seen such positive changes in all aspects of his life. She is also an advocate for your child and helps parents navigate the complicated world of ensuring your child has the right support system at school.
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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Aug 07, 2019
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Dr. Nelson shows empathy with a no nonsense yet kind demeanor. I am so great full that my daughter has found a doctor that fits. As a parent I know the struggles of trying to find that Dr. that connected with my teen. I can whole heartedly recommend Dr. Nelson.
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Jul 30, 2019
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Patient is 15 years old, never felt intimidated nor coerced while in session with Dr Nelson. In her words always felt welcome and comfortable.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jul 28, 2019
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Dr. Nelson is fantastic. I have seen several psychiatrists. I have never met another doctor that is so in tune with my son’s needs. More importantly, she talks directly to him about his needs and doesn’t just listen to me, as the parent. She always takes the time to listen and ask questions to understand all the issues.
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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Jul 18, 2019
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Dr. Nelson has been so helpful for my daily life. She has helped me so much, and I am extremely grateful for her. If you are looking for a psychiatrist who is friendly, personable, and is willing to help you, Dr. Nelson is the perfect person.
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
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Jul 16, 2019
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I have been blessed to bring my so to Dr. Nelson and she took the time to explain things 5 stars are not enough
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
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Biography

Dr. Michele Nelson, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Riverside, CA and has over 10 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Nelson...Read more

Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Adult Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education

2017
University Of California, Irvine
Fellowship Hospital
2015
University Of California, Irvine
Residency Hospital
2012
University Of Rochester, School Of Medicine and Dentistry
Medical School
2006
New York University College of Arts & Science
Undergraduate School
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Dr. Nelson frequently treats Neurodevelopmental Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Nelson specializes.

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Dr. Nelson's office is located at 3390 University Ave Ste 115, Riverside, CA 92501. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Ucr Health3390 University Ave Ste 115 Riverside, CA 92501
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