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 24 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

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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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Herpes Simplex Infection
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cold Sore
very high
more than 99% of peers
Dermatitis
very high
more than 99% of peers

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4  Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery
  • Dermatopathology
  • Pediatric Dermatology

2  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
  • Dermatopathology
    Accredited by: American Board of Pathology*

68  Conditions Treated

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14  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne Surgery
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Dermatology Procedure
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

2 Sanctions
  • Disciplinary action in another state (3/15/2018)
    Action Taken: Suspension
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Virginia
  • Excessive claims or furnishing of unnecessary or substandard items or services (2/12/2018)
    Action Taken: Revocation
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Maryland
1 Board Action
  • Suspension or exclusion under a Federal or State health care program (6/6/2018)
    Action Taken: License Placed on Inactive Status
    Summary: Nelson, Paul M MD: License # 036120947: NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The physician has been excluded by the United States Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General from participation in the Medicare, Medicaid, and all Federal health care programs. ACTION TAKEN: The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation placed the physician's license in PERMANENT INACTIVE status.
    State: Illinois

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Nelson has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • French
  • Spanish
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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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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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...Read More
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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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