Dr. Ronald Nelson, MD

Dr. Ronald Nelson, MD

Dermatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 53
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Ronald Nelson, MD is a dermatology doctor who practices in Murfreesboro, TN. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 27 years.

1608 Williams Dr Ste 200

Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • 6 More

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Top Care Areas


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Benign Tumor
very high
more than 96% of peers
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
very high
more than 94% of peers
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Nelson "Dr Nelson and the Stones River Dermatology staff are honored to serve you as our patient."


  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Boil
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pemphigus
  • Plantar Wart
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Lesion
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts
  • Wrinkles


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  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Biopsy
  • Botox® Injection
  • Chemical Peel
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Surgery
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Wart Removal

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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.


  • Stanford University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Usaf Medical Center Keesler Afb
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Vanderbilt University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Troy State University Florida Region, Master Of Science In Management
    Other Education | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Murfreesboro Post Besties Award Best Dermatologist, 2012
  • Daily News Journal Ruthies Award Favorite Dermatologist, 2012
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 49 total reviews (12 with comments)
Dr. Nelson Says:

Dr Ronald Nelson "Junior" opened Stones River Dermatology in October 2010 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He has NO affiliation with Murfreesboro Dermatology Clinic in Murfreesboro or McMinnville, Tennessee

Dr. Nelson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (12)
in Murfreesboro, TN |
Dr. Nelson and his staff are the ultimate in providers of good care! Their front office employees are efficient and always ready to help. Dr. Nelson and the other medical employees there are competent, caring and efficient. I cannot recommend them more heartily!
Murfreesboro, TN |
His receptionist was awful on the phone and in person... not very friendly at all. I overall liked Dr. Nelson and aesthetician Heather ... but having to deal with the receptionist is pain to talk to!
Murfreesboro, TN |
Dr. Nelson and his staff are wonderful! This is an office where they truly know Dermatology. I have waited before, but it is because he and his NP are so thorough. I have seen comments regarding phones and wait times and this is true as with many offices. The difference again, is that they care, and take the time with everyone. Highly recommend this doctor!
in Hillsboro, TN |
I called for a routine appointment and it was made for the following day. I saw Dr. Nelson August 23, 2016. I was on time and waited maybe 10-15 minutes, which is expected in a medical setting. The place is clean! Staff friendly. Dr. Nelson was thorough and discovered some pre-cancer on my face which he treated, and gave me a script for another skin condition. He took his time, explained everything. I will return.
in Normandy |
My only experiences with Dr Nelson and his staff have both been disappointing. I seriously doubt that he or his staff read these patient comments, but I feel compelled to enter my opinions SOMEWHERE. My wife and I both had appointments to see Dr. Nelson on the same day because we live 50 miles away. His office staff contacted me THREE times to remind me of the appointment; they contacted my wife twice. We arrived at the Murfreesboro office fifteen minutes early, checked in, paid our co-pay in ad
Murfreesboro, TN |
*Only commenting on recent experience of scheduling appointment as a new patient with this provider - the person who answered the phone was not friendly and cut me off at one point. Actually seemed to discourage making an appointment and then tried to steer me to a Nurse Practitioner though I made it clear that I was referred to and wanted to see Dr. Nelson. I hope the actual appointment goes much better.
in New York, NYMurfreesboro, TN |
An absolutely OUTSTANDING Doctor in every respect! I have been his patient for almost 10 years & have never left his office without being 100% satisfied. He is extremely thorough & his office staff is always friendly and professional. Dr. Nelson & his staff have my highest recommendation!
in Murfreesboro, TN |
Was referred to Dr. Nelson by my primary physician. GP made the appointment. Dr. Nelson's office called to make sure I filled out online forms. Day of appointment, I was made to wait two hours, then told only way he would see me is if I paid cash because they didn't have insurance referral number. Refused to speak to insurance rep who said I could be treated and the number would be provided same day. Spoke with Doctor and he made it clear, in my opinion, he only cares about the money.
Murfreesboro, TN |
I went Dr. Nelson for some minor skin surgery. I waited undressed for 30 minutes in a very cold room on my initial visit. I developed an infection at one of the areas. I called at least10 times to either discuss or make an appointment. There was never an answer. I was called back at 5:30. For the follow-up, I waited 50 minutes. There were 4 people ahead of me. I left untreated. I will not ever return to Dr. Nelson, nor would I recommend him to anyone else. It is a shame.
in Murfreesboro, TN |
Friendly staff. Awesome experience.
in Lynchburg, TN |
Dr. Nelson is outstanding. Explains aliment and treatment very well. Spends needed time and doesn't make you fell rushed. I would recommend Dr. Nelson to anyone.
in Murfreesboro, TN |
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Dr. Nelson accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
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Hospitals where Dr. Nelson has admitting privileges

Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital
1700 Medical Center Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
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