Dr. Richard Nelson, DO

Dr. Richard Nelson, DO

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Age 44
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Dr. Richard Nelson, DO is a general surgery specialist in Grants Pass, OR and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from KS UNIV OF MED & BIOSCI COLL OF OSTEO MED in 2002 and specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery.

537 Union Ave Fl 2

Grants Pass, OR 97527

Contact Information

(541) 507-2110

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • 17 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Nelson performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Colon and Rectal Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Anal or Rectal Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Nelson's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

24  Conditions Treated

27  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Sphincterotomy

Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 3/11/2015
    Amount or Range: $266,640.00
    Nature of Complaint: Alleged negligence in prescribing Dilaudid and anti-nausea medication after increasing Dilaudid dosage. Claim medication dosage led to aspiration and memory loss.
    State: Oregon
0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • KS UNIV OF MED & BIOSCI COLL OF OSTEO MED
    Medical School | Graduated 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Nelson has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nelson's Reviews

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nelson to family and friends
6 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
    (5)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Nelson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Let's face it. No patient looks forward to doing their colonoscopy. But if you go to Dr. Richard Nelson at the Asante Medical in Grants Pass, Oregon, you will never dread a colonoscopy again. He makes it easy and painless. Even the dreaded "prep" night is effortless. He is there to answer all of...more
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Did a good job. I wish he had explained things a little more thoroughly. Outcome was good though.
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