Dr. Norman Nelson Jr, MD

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Dr. Norman Nelson Jr, MD
Dr. Norman Nelson Jr, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Macon, GA. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Nelson Jr is affiliated with Coliseum Medical Centers.

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Dr. Nelson Jr's Reviews

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based on 8 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Nelson Jr's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Thomson, GA |
While Dr. Nelson's bedside manner leaves a bit to be desired, he is a top-notch surgeon, one of the best in the field. For me, he repaired two torn and detached retinas; one in each eye. I couldn't be more pleased with the results, and I'm grateful for his extensive training, experience, and expertise. I think part of his challenge results from just how busy he is, but if you tell him you have questions, he's willing to listen and answer...even if the answers are pretty quick.
Barnesville, GA |
Horrible!!! I should have listened to the first review and changed doctors. He doesn't listen to you and thinks he knows what you're seeing with your own eyes. If you tell him there is a problem but he doesn't believe you, you're on your own with your problem with no solution. I warned you!!!
in Macon, GA |
He is an arrogant bully who asks questions of the patient, then never listens, or even doubts the patient's partial response. He has the compassion of a cactus. There is absolutely no way I would choose to see this man again!
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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
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  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Headache
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Pars Planitis
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Education

  • Medical School
    La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans

    Graduated in 1986

  • Internship Hospital
    U Miss-U Hosp

    Completed in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    U Miss-U Hosp

    Completed in 1990

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Lsu

    Completed in 1992

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery