Dr. Richard Nelson, DO

Dr. Richard Nelson, DO

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 44
(6)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Richard Nelson, DO is a general surgery doctor who practices in Grants Pass, OR. He is 44 years old and has been practicing for 16 years.

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

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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

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
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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

Dr. Nelson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nelson's Reviews

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

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
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  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
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  • 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)

in Sutherlin, OR |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Nelson accepts 26 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareSource
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Health System
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • PacificSource
  • Principal Life
  • Providence Health Plans
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Preferred Provider Network PPN
  • State Farm
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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Hospitals where Dr. Nelson has admitting privileges

Asante Three Rivers Medical Center
500 SW Ramsey Ave
Grants Pass, OR 97527
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