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Dr. Richard Nelson, DO

Endocrinology ·  Male · Age 43

Dr. Nelson

Dr. Richard Nelson, DO is an endocrinology specialist in Davenport, IA and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Des Moines University College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 2003 and specializes in endocrinology.


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(563) 421-4620

Dr. Nelson accepts the following insurance:

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American Enterprise Group
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Assurant Health
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Blue Card PPO
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Golden Rule
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HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
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Medicare Advantage PFFS
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Medicaid
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Dr. Nelson's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Hypercalcemia
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Dr. Nelson treats Hypercalcemia more than 100% of his peers

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

Calcium Metabolism Disorders
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Dr. Nelson treats Calcium Metabolism Disorders more than 100% of his peers

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

Diabetes Type 1
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Dr. Nelson treats Diabetes Type 1 more than 100% of his peers

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

Dr. Nelson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acromegaly and Gigantism
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Female Infertility
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Klinefelter Syndrome
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Retina Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

About Me

Biography

Dr. Richard Nelson, DO is an endocrinology specialist in Davenport, IA and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Des Moines University College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 2003 and specializes in endocrinology.

Specialties

  • Endocrinology

Education

2003
Des Moines University College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
2003

Dr. Nelson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nelson

2.4

Based on 23 reviews

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1 Star
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Dr Nelson was concerned and caring and i thought he was a very good doctor. I will be returning to see him for future issues.
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I have not and will not be seeing this Dr. Office staff was terribly inept and rude on the phone it was almost laughable. Not an office I want to be in.
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I fired Dr. Nelson after his scheduler called my mother and falsely told her she had lung cancer. He is a decent endocrinologist, but sucks as human. They also finagled my mother to sign a waiver for two $1371 ($2742 total) injections that she NEEDED to have a diagnostic scan. Of course medicare...Read More
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I will start by saying I was 9 minutes late to my appt. I called and informed the office that I would be late,they checked with Dr. Nelson who said he could still see me but it would be a short visit.When Dr. Nelson came in the room the very first thing I did was apologize. He did not acknowledge...Read More
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Dr T Nelson DO does not appear to know much about Low Iodine symptoms. Very hurried and not clear or specific in his responses. He does not paticipate in Medicare "Maintenance of Certification Program" which encourages board certified. Physicians to continue learning, self evaluating throughout...Read More
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