Dr. Ronald Nelson, MD

Interventional CardiologyMaleAge 72

Dr. Ronald Nelson, MD is a Interventional Cardiology Specialist in South Bend, IN. Dr. Nelson has more experience with Cardiac Electrical System Procedures than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Community Hospital Of Bremen and Memorial Hospital Of South Bend. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Nelson to book an appointment.

Dr. Nelson

Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists-

610 N Michigan St Ste 400 South Bend, IN 46601
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Nelson

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Nelson treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Nelson treats other conditions, please contact the office at (574) 647-1000.

Cardiac Electrical System Procedures

Electrophysiologists monitor, diagnose and treat abnormal heart rhythms through procedures such as electrocardiograms (EKGs) and pacemaker insertionsCompare with other Cardiac Electrical System Procedures specialists.

Dr. Nelson is experienced in the area of Cardiac Electrical System Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Cardiovascular Stress Test
Echocardiography
Cardioversion, Elective
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Dr. Nelson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Anemia
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Anxiety
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Restrictive
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Celiac Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Endocarditis
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hernia
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lyme Disease
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pap Smear
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Prinzmetal Angina
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Purpura
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Unstable Angina
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wheezing
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern

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(574) 647-1000

Dr. Nelson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-IN PPO
Blue Access-IN
Blue Preferred --IN HMO
Blue Preferred --IN POS
Blue Preferred Plus-IN POS
Blue Preferred-IN HMO
Blue Traditional-IN
Bronze Blue Access Plus w/HSA-IN PPO
Bronze Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Bronze Blue Access-IN PPO
Bronze Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
Bronze HealthSync w/HSA-IN HMO
Bronze HealthSync with H.S.A-IN POS
Bronze HealthSync-IN HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-IN
Franciscan Alliance Tiered-IN
Gold Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Gold Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO Plus
Gold Blue Access-IN PPO
Gold Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
Gold HealthSync w/HSA-IN HMO
Gold HealthSync-IN HMO
HealthSync (Select Network)-IN
HealthSync Options-IN POS
HealthSync-IN
HealthSync-IN HMO
HealthSync-IN POS
Healthy Indiana Plan PPO
Lumenos Plans-IN
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway-IN HMO-POS
Platinum Blue Access-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO Plus
Silver Blue Access-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
Silver HealthSync w/HSA-IN HMO
Silver HealthSync-IN HMO
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-IN
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Priority Health
Priority PPO
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

Dr. Nelson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nelson

4.6

Based on 11 ratings

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Fantastic doctor. Smart! I was diagnosed with heart failure by a Michigan City cardiologist. I went to Dr Nelson for a 2nd opinion. He looked at my reports and told me that I didn't have heart failure at all and explained why. New lease on life!! ??
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jude – Jul 30, 2020
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Dr. Nelson is the best cardiologist! I’ve tried a couple other adult cardiologists after having yearly checkups since I was a kid. He is the first one who truly listens and makes things seem much more manageable. He even showed me something on my EKG that will always look a certain way due to ASD. No one had ever pointed that out to me before. Great bedside manner, knowledgeable, easy to talk to and a kind staff as well. Sometimes it’s not the easiest to call in but that happens.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 05, 2018
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Dr. Nelson should consider some of his commentary to his patient's family when speaking to them, put yourself in their position when the patient (their family member) is critical. You and your loved ones one day will go through this same process, so put ego aside and show some compassion.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Wallkill, NY – Apr 14, 2016
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excellent communicator/physician!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Chicago, IL – Feb 04, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

The patient comes first.

Biography

Born in Kankakee Illinois, I attended the University of Illinois in Champaign and received a BS degree majoring in chemistry. I attended Rush Medical College...Read more

Specialties

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Interventional Cardiology

Education

1982
Rush University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1977
Rush University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1975
Rush University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1971
University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
Undergraduate School
,

Awards

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What are Dr. Ronald Nelson, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Nelson frequently treats Cardiac Electrical System Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Nelson specializes.

Where is Dr. Ronald Nelson, MD's office located?

Dr. Nelson's office is located at 610 N Michigan St Ste 400, South Bend, IN 46601. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists-610 N Michigan St Ste 400 South Bend, IN 46601
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615 N Michigan St Ste 400 South Bend, IN 46601
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3220 Beacon Pkwy Ste 200 Granger, IN 46530
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Cardiology Associates Inc

Cardiology Associates Inc621 Memorial Dr Ste 502 South Bend, IN 46601
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Nelson is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Community Hospital Of Bremen

Bremen, IN

86% Patient Experience Rating, 17% higher than the national average

Memorial Hospital Of South Bend

South Bend, IN

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020)

Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center

Mishawaka, IN

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Spectrum Health Lakeland Medical Center

Saint Joseph, MI

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)