Dr. Roscoe Nelson, MD

UrologyMaleAge 57

Dr. Nelson
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Arizona Center for Urology

6320 W Union Hills Dr Ste 2600b Glendale, AZ 85308

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Dr. Roscoe Nelson, MD is a Urology Specialist in Glendale, AZ and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Nelson has more experience with Urinary Conditions than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine medical school in 1993. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Abrazo Arrowhead Campus and Honorhealth Deer Valley 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. Roscoe is a great guy, I like him. He is friendly and knowledgeable, but not arrogant at all. It is possible to have a real good conversation with him about your options, he is a surgeon to.
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Dan- Glendale – Jan 18, 2020
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Dr Nelson was very nice and informative. The PA, Michelle, was so kind and attentive. Loved her.
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Tracy Bridges – Aug 27, 2019
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Dr. Nelson has treated my husband for several years, providing exceptional ability to treat a myriad of problems. In addition to the typical complications of prostate cancer, Dr. Nelson has proactively handled kidney problems. He is incredibly clear in his explanations, compassionate and thorough in dealing with complications, and always available to interact with other medical professionals to come up with the best outcome. He is a truly gifted physician! His medical staff, Shauna and Michelle are also impeccable. They are both extremely capable and professional, with the added gift of compassion and humor. They each bring great skill and ability to quickly, efficiently and proactively accomplish the scheduling of surgery, answering all questions thoroughly. By the time Dr. Nelson, Shauna and Michelle have taken care of all questions and details, we had incredible peace of mind. Thank you!
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Marion Goff – Aug 25, 2019
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I had multiple forward plumbing problems that other Doctors had bee unable to resolve. I thought that since I was 78 it was just old age. I looked up Doctor Nelson & others on the Internet and picked him. I’ve seen him 4 times in the last 7 months and he has resolved all of my current forward plumbing problems. It turns out l had 3 UTI bugs that were the primary problem that another Doctor/ Test lab failed to discover. He’s the best Urologist in my life experience. Good staff too.
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James McDonald in Sedona, Az – May 02, 2018
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Excellent Doctor! Took a lot of time with me as a new patient and explained everything in detail. Highly recommend this Urologist. Almost no wait time to see him. Very friendly and professional staff.
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Joseph Garcia in Phoenix, Arizona – Feb 07, 2018
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Dr Nelson was fantastic! He listened to my concerns and ensured the tests he ordered left no stone unturned. My hero sits at the front desk. Never in the history of my working with the front desk of doctors offices have I had the level of service I received from Fatima. She honestly went above and beyond for me as a new patient to the practice. Fatima you are the best and I appreciate you!
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Elisa M in Phoenix, AZ – Nov 30, 2017
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As a physician I can honestly say Dr Nelson and his staff were exceptional in every area of my healthcare experience. I was made to feel comfortable for what I considered an uncomfortable procedure. I was able to take medication prior to my vasectomy procedure which really helped relax me. I know other urologists don't allow for it and I think it made all the difference. The staff was great at calling me regarding my follow up lab results. I can't say enough positive things.
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Dr. KMB in Phoenix, AZ – Aug 31, 2017
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Have been seeing Dr Nelson For many years and he is like fine bottle of wine (better with age). He explains problems in laymans terms, so it is easy to understand. I highly recommend Dr. Nelson for your urological problems.
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Glendale, AZ – Aug 24, 2017
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Fantastic staff and doctor. I can't say enough about this practice, they're the best!
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Phoenix, AZ – Jun 21, 2017
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Dr. Nelson diagnosed and treated several kidney stones in both kidneys. The treatment was painless and extremely successful. You can't ask for more than that. And, he is a professional who is personable and easy to discuss your health issues with.
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Bruce Kaspari in Scottsdale, AZ – Jun 14, 2017
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I have know Dr. Nelson for over a decade and found him to be an excellent surgeon as well as a compassionate human being.
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Max Premseler in Phoenix, AZ – Apr 30, 2017
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I appreciate Dr. Nelson for staying on the cutting edge. I was suffering with menopausal symptoms, hot flashes, headaches and weight gain. I was miserable! Dr. Nelson checked my hormone levels and recommended hormone pellets to be placed. I took his advice and I have my life back! No more head aches, hot flashes and I have lost 10 pounds. I feel like I have come out of a deep fog! It has made a night and day difference in my life! None of my other doctors could help me, they just expected me to
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Karen P – Apr 04, 2017
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Dr. Nelson is truly an outstanding urologist, and uses the latest information and techniques in the selection of his treatment options. He has an outstanding reputation far beyond Glendale and Phoenix and I traveled from El Paso, Texas because of this factor. My evaluation and treatment were the best possible, and far better than my local options. His surgical skills are all any patient could hope for. My recovery has been without complications, and the pain less than anticipated.
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Wiley James in El Paso, TX – Mar 14, 2017
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extremely professional, knowledgeable, helpful, kind
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Avondale, AZ – Nov 28, 2016
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Outstanding in every way!!! I had bladder cancer, and he treated me, saving my bladder, so that I do not have to carry a bag. Many others would have just removed the bladder, especially from a man of my age.(i was 77 at the time, I'm 81 now. Just simply: Rocky is the best!
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Larry Schreibman in Phoenix, AZ – Jan 06, 2016
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I am 71 yrs. old and I've seen a lot of doctors over the years but I've never a met a more professional and personable doctor than Dr. Nelson. When I was diagnosed with possible prostate cancer, there isn't a doctor in the country that I would have rather trusted my life with. Can I say more than that!
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David A. Pape in Page, AZ – Dec 18, 2015
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Roscoe Nelson is a nationally recognized, Board Certified Urologist. His practice encompasses all urologic conditions with a strong focus on prostate...Read more

Biography

I grew up in Escondido, CA, and received my undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University where I graduated as the valedictorian of my class. I completed...Read more

Specialties

  • Urology

Board Certifications

Education

1999
University of California at Davis
Residency Hospital
1994
University Of California Davis Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1993
University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine
Medical School
1989
Brigham Young University
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Danish
  • Norwegian

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Valedictorian - Brigham Young University, April 1989
  • Regents Scholarship - UCLA, Sept. 1989

Media & Publications

  • Is Fluorescence In Site Hybridization Positivity a Reliable Indicator of Bladder Cancer?, Jan 2010
  • Re-evaluation of Renal Cell Carcinoma Tumor Thrombus Extension by Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography., April 2000
  • Vaginal Wall Sling: Long-Term Outcome Analysis of Factors Contributing to Patient Satisfaction and Surgical Success., April 1997
  • New Method for Large Suprapubic Tube Placement Using a Nephrostomy Balloon Dilator., Sept. 2009
  • Evaluation and Management of Male Urinary Incontinence, 1997

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

Dr. Nelson frequently treats Urinary Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Nelson specializes.

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

Dr. Nelson's office is located at 6320 W Union Hills Dr Ste 2600b, Glendale, AZ 85308. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Nelson speaks Norwegian, Danish, and English. View profile to see all.

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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 (602) 942-5600.

Urinary Conditions

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Dr. Nelson is experienced in the area of Urinary Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
Urinary Incontinence
Bladder Infection
Polyuria
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Dr. Nelson's conditions and procedures:

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Balanitis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedwetting
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Blood in Semen (Hematospermia)
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Brachytherapy
  • Chronic Prostatitis
  • Circumcision
  • Complex Penile Surgery
  • Congenital Obstruction of Ureteropelvic Junction
  • Cystectomy
  • Cystotomy
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Electronic Shock Wave Lithotripsy
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Epididymitis
  • Excision of Testicular Lesion
  • Gonorrhea Infections
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Hydrocele
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypogonadism
  • Incomplete Circumcision Repair
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Incontinence Surgery
  • Indigo Laser Treatment
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Removal
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Kidney Stone Removal
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Stones
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Nephrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lithotripsy
  • Male Infertility
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • No-Scalpel Vasectomy
  • Orchiectomy
  • Orchiopexy for Undescended Testicle
  • Orchitis
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Paraphimosis
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Penile Cancer
  • Percutaneous Destruction of Kidney Lesion
  • Percutaneous Procedures
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Phimosis
  • Polyuria
  • Priapism
  • Prostate Biopsy
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cyst
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostate Stones
  • Prostate Surgery
  • Prostatic Abscess
  • Prostatitis
  • Prosthetic
  • Pubovaginal Sling
  • Radical Prostate Removal
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sperm Abnormalities
  • Spermatocele
  • Testicular Atrophy
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Transurethral Microwave Thermography of the Prostate
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of the Prostate)
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Ureterscopies
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urethral Sling
  • Urethral Stones
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Varicocele
  • Varicocelectomy or Hydrocelectomy
  • Vasectomy
  • Vasectomy Reversal
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Wound Repair
  • Yeast Infections

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Dr. Nelson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Centene
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Health Net PPO
Health Net of Arizona, Inc.
Health Net of Arizona HMO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Phoenix Standard
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
PHCS
PHCS Par-Multi Plan PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare PPO
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Locations

Arizona Center for Urology

Arizona Urology Specialists Arrowhead6320 W Union Hills Dr Ste 2600b Glendale, AZ 85308
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Abrazo Arrowhead Campus

Glendale, AZ

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Honorhealth Deer Valley Medical Center

Phoenix, AZ

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

HonorHealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center

Scottsdale, AZ

82% Patient Experience Rating, 13% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

St. Joseph's Hospital And Medical Center

Phoenix, AZ

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

20 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)