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Dr. Nelson Turcios, MD

Pediatric Pulmonology ·  Male · Age 72

Dr. Turcios

Doctor's Care Center, PA

579 Cranbury Rd Ste A East Brunswick, NJ 08816

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Dr. Nelson Turcios, MD is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in East Brunswick, NJ and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Universidad Nacional in 1973 and specializes in pediatric pulmonology.


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(908) 526-5212

Dr. Turcios accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
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Dr. Turcios' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Asthma
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Dr. Turcios treats Asthma more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Turcios treats this condition more than 80% of his peers

Pulmonary Function Test
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Dr. Turcios performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Turcios performs this procedure more than 77% of his peers

Pulmonary Disease
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Dr. Turcios treats Pulmonary Disease more than 56% of his peers

Dr. Turcios treats this condition more than 56% of his peers

Dr. Turcios' conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Breath Testing
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
  • Chronic Cough
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Croup
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Exercise-Induced Asthma
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Stridor
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wheezing
  • Whooping Cough

About Me

Care Philosophy

As a pediatric pulmonologist, cystic fibrosis care provider I strongly believe in delivering the best care within my abilities, being compassionate, good listener and a good communicator. Education is essential. The simpler the treatment the better, less medicine much better

Specialties

  • Pediatric Pulmonology

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Pediatrics

Education

1982
Chldn Hospital National Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1980
University MD Affil Hosps
Residency Hospital
1978
University Miss Med Center
Internship Hospital
1976
El Salvador Chldns Hospital
Residency Hospital
1973
Universidad Nacional
Medical School
1967
University of El Salvador
Undergraduate School
1982
1980
1978
1976
1973
1967

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Turcios' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Turcios

4.7

Based on 37 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Turcios has been my daughter's pulmonologist for about 11 years now. He is awesome and helped us with everything. He is compassionate, explains everything well, he has pretty much been a life saver for us! However, we haven't been there in a while and I can not get a hold of him. Not sure if he retired or changed the phone number. This is very upsetting since we've been with him for over a decade. Not very sure what we are going to do now. All in all though, he is amazing!!!
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Dr Turcios has been treating our family for 15+ years, first my brother and now my son. He is amazing, both with the kids and as a doctor. He is caring, incredibly responsive, and kind. We cannot recommend him enough. Because of him, our son is breathing easier and is no longer scared about his asthma and what that means.
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A very caring, dedicated and knowledgeable doctor. Since my son has seen him, his asthma has been under control- no more asthma attacks or allergy problems.
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Dr. Turcios is an empathetic and knowledgeable pediatric pulmonologist. He truly cares about the children and has a philosophy of caring for the lungs with as little medication as possible that I find very refreshing. His bedside manner with the kids is excellent and he is adept at using humor to heal with nervous little ones having asthma attacks. If you have a child with challenging asthma, this is the doctor you should visit . Melissa Davey, M.A.
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My daughter has been seeing Dr. Turcios for the last 13 Years. He has always taken his time and listened to our concerns. I feel very confident in my daughters care. Highly recommend!!
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I love Dr.Turcios! My son has rare and complicated health issues and never fits the medical literature. Doctor Turcios is the ONLY doctor that I have encountered who thinks outside the box and recognizes my sons individual needs. He has been a god send for our family. I recommend him to everyone who needs the best of the best for their child. Also Crisselda who handles his offices is amazing. Shes on top of it and shes very warm and friendly. Definitely 5 stars ?? They are the Best!!!
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Dr. Turcios brought tears to my eyes with the care he gave my daughter. There really was no wait time. He took his time with the exam. Most importantly, he was so thoughtful and caring with his explanation of the situation and his decisions for treatment. I don't know that I can say any doctor has ever been so clear and thorough. I truly appreciate him and would recommend him to anyone in search of a pediatric pulmonologist.
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What an amazing doctor, he addressed every concern we had about our son. He was very thoroughly in all his testings and recommendations. I highly recommend him for anyone with lung concerns
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Helped my son with his chronic coughing and wheezing. He's only 6 months it's been scary! Dr is quick to answer emails and very friendly.
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He has helped get my sons asthma under control where his previous Dr. couldn't. Always friendly and professional .
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My daughter have been treated for asthma and allergies for 3 years, but no medication would help with her cough. When I went to Dr Turcios office she had been coughing for 2 weeks with just little breaks. He was able to stop the cough on the first visit. She hasn't been coughing since then. It turned out her cough is due to stress and anxiety....over basically everything. What dr. Turcios did for us seems impossible....most compassionate and knowledgeable doctor I know.
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Dr. Turcoos is the only pediatric pulmonologist that could get my son's asthma under control. Before seeing him, my son would be in the hospital every time the season changed no matter what medications the other doctors gave us. Dr. Turcios is caring and really spends time with you to make sure he understands the situation fully. The action plan is truly personalized (not a copy and paste for everyone) and immediately I've seen improvement. We have not been back to the hospital since!
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Before seeing Dr. Turcios we had a hard time controlling my daughters Asthma, we were in the hospital almost every two weeks for what days at a time to the point where she was a regular in the PICU. After our first visit with Dr. Turico my daughter was 2, he designed an action plan that has controlled her asthma better than I could have expected. She is now 9, we still see Dr. Turcios for maintenance and control during the changing of the season and when she plays active sports.
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Dr. Turcios is a true specialist in pediatric pulmonology and knows exactly how to treat my individual needs with asthma. Whenever I go to his office, I feel I am being thoroughly examined as he always performs lung function tests, and listens to your lungs- despite if it is a wellness exam. He makes personalized action plans for my asthma around my schedule. On top of his elite knowledge of medicine, his office is very welcoming and he is a genuine man who makes all of his patients feel welcome
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I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Nelson Turcios. He has a very good bedside manner and personality. He makes my 10 year old son very comfortable. He takes his time to explain what he's doing and what needs to be done on our end (he even makes sure my son understands). He is very well informed and educates us as well (added perk). I appreciate his professionalism, patience and the fact that he genuinely cares for his patients and wants what is best.
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Dr. Turcios was recommended by my pediatrician who is the best. Dr. Turcios is a great pulmonologist, very knowledgeable and does not over medicate my children like their prior pulmonologist. He has a good beside manner that my children respond well to.
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