Dr. Samuel Nelson, MD

Dr. Samuel Nelson, MD

Psychiatry  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 74
Dr. Samuel Nelson, MD is a psychiatry specialist in Tucson, AZ and has been practicing for 45 years. He graduated from New York Univ Sch Of Med in 1968 and specializes in psychiatry and internal medicine.

3100 N 1st Ave

Tucson, AZ 85719

Contact Information

(520) 202-1960

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

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ADHD and-or ADD
more than 89% of peers
Psychiatric Diseases
more than 16% of peers
more than 2% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Internal Medicine

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Nelson does not have any board certifications listed.

32  Conditions Treated


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • New York Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1968
  • Metro Hospital Ny Med College
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1969
  • Metro Hospital Ny Med College
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1971
  • University Ariz College Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • University Ariz College Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1973

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nelson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nelson to family and friends
10 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

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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

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr. Nelson was neglectful of a heart condition. Three times he induced near death experiences ignoring a very low heart rate and high reaction to low doses of medication. Even after I had a swollen tongue, rigid muscles, anf losing consciousness he was unhelpful and not responsive. I have a clot...more
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If every Doctor could be even a small bit like Dr. Nelson...it would be fantastic! He is what a DOCTOR should be/Psychiatrist and otherwise. Period. I see him at CODAC so I would give them (their staff & office, etc.) separate ratings.
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I find Dr Nelson to be kind compassionate and caring. He has some been of great help to me.
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