Dr. Robert Nelson, MD

Dr. Robert Nelson, MD

Hematology  |  
Male  |  
Age 72
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Robert Nelson, MD is a hematology specialist in Indianapolis, IN and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Indiana University School Of Medicine in 1980 and specializes in hematology, oncology, and more.

535 Barnhill Dr # 473

Indianapolis, IN 46202

Contact Information

(317) 944-0920

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Sagamore Health Network

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Top Care Areas


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

very high
more than 92% of peers
Immunodeficiency Syndromes
very high
more than 87% of peers
HPC Transplantation (Stem Cell Transplant)
very high
more than 84% of peers

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  • Hematology
  • Oncology
  • Pediatric Hematology & Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Allergy & Immunology
    Accredited by: American Board of Allergy & Immunology*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • University South Fla
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • University South Fla
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • University South Fla College Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • University South Fla College Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

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
based on 20 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Nelson's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

in Indianapolis, IN
I can tell he is an excellent Dr, he cares about you, he return your phone calls, he is very professional, I recommend him 100 %
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in Indianapolis, IN
Dr Nelson is either uncaring, or has age related memory loss. He diagnosed me with a serious immune deficiency, after telling me in office to lose weight and get off my sleeping medication. When all my labs came back, he called and said I had a very serious immune disorder. I consulted with him...more
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in Grabill, IN
I felt that Dr. Nelson really took the time to explain my complicated illness and took the necessary steps to further get to the bottom of my issues. After reading some reviews on here I was a bit anxious but I didn't need the bedside manner, I needed answers and I got them. So if this helps...more
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in Joliet, IL
has seen my wife through 3 leukemia experiences
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in Indianapolis, IN
On my first visit he told me I had a rare immunological disorder that would require extensive testing. I was so glad to finally find answers! On the second visit he was supposed to tell me the treatment plan. Instead, on the second visit he actually said that everyone is gonna die of something and...more
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