Dr. Michele Nelson, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry •  Female • Age 37
  
Dr. Nelson
Accepting new patients

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA RIVERSIDE HEALTH, UCR Health

3390 University Ave Ste 115 Riverside, CA 92501

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(844) 827-8000

Dr. Michele Nelson, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Riverside, CA and has over 8 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University Of Rochester, School Of Medicine and Dentistry medical school in 2012. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Nelson to book an appointment.


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Dr. Nelson accepts the following insurance:

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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
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Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
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Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
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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
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Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Nelson's Top Procedures and Conditions

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ADHD and-or ADD
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Dr. Nelson treats ADHD and-or ADD more than 70% of her peers

Dr. Nelson treats this condition more than 70% of her peers

Psychiatric Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson treats Psychiatric Diseases more than 32% of her peers

Dr. Nelson treats this condition more than 32% of her peers

Anxiety
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson treats Anxiety more than 31% of her peers

Dr. Nelson treats this condition more than 31% of her peers

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
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • 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
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychopharmacologic Treatment
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

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Dr. Nelson is a wonderful doctor. She is incredibly knowledgeable, caring and insightful. Our family is deeply grateful for her.
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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.
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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.
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Eric – Nov 03, 2019
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Dr. Nelson is very professional and communicates very effectively with my child.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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No – Jul 16, 2019
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Our Visit was for my granddaughter who has Add. Michele was very caring and thorough . We both really enjoyed speaking with her. I would highly recommend her.
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Dr. Michele Nelson, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Riverside, CA and has over 8 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University Of Rochester, School Of Medicine and Dentistry medical school in 2012. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Nelson to book an appointment.

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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Locations

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA RIVERSIDE HEALTH, UCR Health

UCR Health, Riverside3390 University Ave Ste 115 Riverside, CA 92501
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UCR Health, Irvine18881 Von Karman Ave Ste 1227 Irvine, CA 92612
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