Dr. Ronald Nelson, MD

Interventional Cardiology •  Male • Age 71
  
Dr. Nelson
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Beacon Medical Group Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists

610 N Michigan St Ste 400 South Bend, IN 46601

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(574) 647-8120

Dr. Ronald Nelson, MD is a Interventional Cardiology Specialist in South Bend, IN. Dr. Nelson has more experience with Interventional Cardiology, Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders, and Congenital Cardiac Disorders than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Community Hospital Of Bremen and Lakeland Medical Center. 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.


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Dr. Nelson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
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 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

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Practice Areas

Interventional Cardiology

Interventional cardiologists specialize in catheter-based treatment of heart diseases through procedures such as cardiac catheterization, impella devices, and stent placement.Compare with other Interventional Cardiology specialists.

Typically treats 72% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson performs Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography) more than 78% of their peers

Dr. Nelson performs this procedure more than 78% of their peers

Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson performs Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent more than 67% of their peers

Dr. Nelson performs this procedure more than 67% of their peers

Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders

Adult congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as arrythmias and mitral valve disease, that have been present from birth to adulthood.Compare with other Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 59% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Atrial Fibrillation
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson treats Atrial Fibrillation more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Nelson treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

Aortic Valve Disease
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson treats Aortic Valve Disease more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Nelson treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

Atrial Flutter
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson treats Atrial Flutter more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Nelson treats this condition more than 84% of their peers

Congenital Cardiac Disorders

Congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as septal defections and Ebstein's anomaly, that are present from birth.Compare with other Congenital Cardiac Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 69% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Septal Defect
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson treats Septal Defect more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Nelson treats this condition more than 80% of their peers

Congenital Heart Defects
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson treats Congenital Heart Defects more than 58% of their peers

Dr. Nelson treats this condition more than 58% of their peers

Cardiac Care

Cardiac care specialists diagnose and treat general cardiac conditions such as high blood pressure, angina, and arrhythmias through procedures including cardiovascular stress tests, ablation therapy, and heart valve surgery.Compare with other Cardiac Care specialists.

Typically treats 65% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 20 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 100% of their peers

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

Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson treats Heart Disease more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Nelson treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Hyperlipidemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson treats Hyperlipidemia more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Nelson treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

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Dr. Nelson's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

Dr. Nelson's Reviews

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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
      • Wait times
      • Appointment wasn't rushed
      • Listened & answered questions
      • Explained conditions well
      • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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.
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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.
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      Wallkill, NY – Apr 14, 2016
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      excellent communicator/physician!
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      About Me

      Biography

      Dr. Ronald Nelson, MD is a Interventional Cardiology Specialist in South Bend, IN. Dr. Nelson has more experience with Interventional Cardiology, Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders, and Congenital Cardiac Disorders than other specialists in his area...Read more

      Specialties

      • Interventional Cardiology
      • Cardiology
      • Internal Medicine

      Board Certifications

      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

      Frequently Asked Questions

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      Locations

      Beacon Medical Group Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists

      Beacon Medical Group Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists610 N Michigan St Ste 400 South Bend, IN 46601
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      Affiliated Hospitals

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      Community Hospital Of Bremen

      Bremen, IN

      85% Patient experience rating, 16% higher than the national average

      Lakeland Medical Center

      Saint Joseph, MI

      72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

      • Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2019)

      Memorial Hospital Of South Bend

      South Bend, IN

      72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

      • Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020)

      Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center

      Mishawaka, IN

      73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average