Dr. Paula Nelson, MD

Dr. Paula Nelson, MD

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Dr. Paula Nelson, MD is a dermatologist in Atlanta, GA and has been practicing for 25 years. She graduated from University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in dermatology, dermatopathology, and more.

755 Mount Vernon Hwy NE Ste 240

Atlanta, GA 30328

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Centene
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • 16 More

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Background Check

3 disciplinary actions Found
  • Disciplinary action in another state (2/26/2019)View details
  • Disciplinary action in another state (3/15/2018)View details
  • Excessive claims or furnishing of unnecessary or substandard items or services (2/12/2018)View details
1 board action Found
  • Suspension or exclusion under a Federal or State health care program (6/6/2018)View details
No malpractice claims found for Georgia
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Dr. Nelson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Cold Sore
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson treats Cold Sore more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Nelson treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Dermatitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson treats Dermatitis more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Nelson treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Herpes Simplex Infection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson treats Herpes Simplex Infection more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Nelson treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Congenital Herpes Simplex
  • Disseminated Neonatal Herpes
  • Genital Herpes
  • Herpes Infection of the Central Nervous System, Neonatal
  • Herpes Simplex Virus Antenatal Infection
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma-Associated Herpes Virus (KSHV)
  • Mucocutaneous and Ocular Herpes, Neonatal
  • Neonatal Herpes Simplex
  • Neonatal Herpes, Type 1 Virus
  • Neonatal Herpes, Type 2 Virus

Dr. Nelson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Acne Surgery
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Breast Diseases
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Food
  • Dermatology Procedure
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Cosmetics
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Detergents
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Lyme Disease
  • Melanoma
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Pemphigoid
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

About Me

Biography

Dr. Paula Nelson, MD is a dermatologist in Atlanta, GA and has been practicing for 25 years. She graduated from University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in dermatology, dermatopathology, and more.

Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery
  • Dermatopathology
  • Pediatric Dermatology

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
  • Dermatopathology

Education

Barnes Hosp Wash U
Fellowship Hospital
Dermatopathology
Fellowship Hospital
1995
Barnes Jewish Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1994
Barnes Jewish Hospital
Residency Hospital
1991
Ny Hospital Cornel University Med Center
Internship Hospital
1990
University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
Medical School
City College of New York
Undergraduate School
1995
1994
1991
1990

Languages

  • French
  • Spanish
  • English

Dr. Nelson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nelson

2.8

Based on 42 reviews

5 Stars
42.857142857142854%
(18)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
4.761904761904762%
(2)
2 Stars
2.380952380952381%
(1)
1 Star
50%
(21)

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What People Say About Dr. Paula Nelson, MD
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Billing Sucks !! Could not put all on the last experience with this office ! So to Continue. I paid the bill (total amount) at the so called Billing Paid online. Got a transaction approved code. Heck that don't matter because after a week the bill is still not processed on their side (even though It came out of my account) I am done using this so called office !!!!!! What a joke !!! Find someone else to use ! Oh and you ask for a manger they never give you one well Paula is the so called MGR.
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Corrupt billing! Double billed numerous times. I spent over an hour attempting to get through and no one answered phone and the email associated with billing statement bounced back.
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Aetna
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Centene
Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care of Georgia
Coventry Health Care of Georgia HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Guardian
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Kaiser Permanente
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
WellCare
WellCare PPO
WellPoint