Dr. Rick Nelson, MD

Dr. Rick Nelson, MD

Neurotology  |  
Male  |  
Age 40
(5)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Rick Nelson, MD is a neurotology doctor who practices in Indianapolis, IN. He is 40 years old and has been practicing for 11 years.

355 W 16th St Ste 3200

Indianapolis, IN 46202

Contact Information

(317) 963-7089

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Sagamore Health Network
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Ear Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers
Acoustic Neuroma
high
more than 84% of peers
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
normal
more than 14% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurotology
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Board Certifications

  • Neurotology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Ataxia
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Deafness
  • Ear Disorders
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Otosclerosis
  • Vertigo
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Procedures

  • Acoustic Neuroma Removal (incl. Hearing Preservation Techniques) 
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Stapedectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Indiana.

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

  • R J & Lucille Carver Coll Med Univ Of Ia
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • University Of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • University Of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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
4.2
based on 5 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
    (4)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

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 (3)

in Saint John, IN |
Dr.Nelson is amazing! We met and he had a surgical plan in place for me immediately. He knew exactly what was causing my issues, send me for testing the same day and further testing was done quickly. His staff was beyond incredible about communicating with me regarding testing, scheduling,...more
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Mishawaka, IN |
I am so very lucky to have had Dr.Nelson remove my acoustic neuroma. It was medium sized and had a high chance of complications after surgery. Dr. Nelson saved my hearing and facial nerve. He was always willing to take his time with me and my family, answering questions and making us feel very...more
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in Indianapolis , IN |
I was very lucky to find Dr. Nelson. He and his staff are wonderful. He explained everything thoroughly and moved quickly to resolve my issue. Thank you for giving me the ability to live without fear of Meniere's again.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Nelson accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Sagamore Health Network
    Sagamore Plus
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Nelson has admitting privileges

Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital
1701 N Senate Blvd
Indianapolis, IN 46206
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Riley Hospital For Children Indiana University Health
705 Riley Hospital Dr
Indianapolis, IN 46202
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