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Dr. Scott Nelson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 49

Dr. Nelson

Loma Linda University Health Care Orthopedic Surgery Department

25455 Barton Rd Ste 102B Loma Linda, CA 92354

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(909) 558-2808


Dr. Scott Nelson, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Loma Linda, CA and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from Loma Linda University School Of Medicine in 1996 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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Dr. Nelson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net of California
Large Group PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare
PacifiCare HMO
United Healthcare
WellPoint

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Nelson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Bursitis
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson treats Bursitis more than 62% of his peers

Dr. Nelson treats this condition more than 62% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson performs Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open more than 47% of his peers

Dr. Nelson performs this procedure more than 47% of his peers

Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson performs Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair more than 45% of his peers

Dr. Nelson performs this procedure more than 45% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction

Dr. Nelson's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Clubfoot
  • Complex Pediatric Spine Surgery
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fusion
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Deformity
  • Limb Lengthening
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Spine Deformities
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Slipped Epiphysis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tenoplasty of Digital Tendon
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

Dr. Nelson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nelson

5.0

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What People Say About Dr. Scott Nelson, MD
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In a nut shell, 10 stars!! We were looking for a Dr. for our daughter's leg lengthening and we found him to be the most experienced with the latest procedures. Most everyone we spoke with had little knowledge and experience in the use of nail technique, He is above and beyond everyone else! We are out of state which posed numerous issues; however, he made it much smoother, responded to all emails within an hour or two of sending, answered every question. 6 months post surgery, all has gone well!
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Dr. Nelson is my daughter doctor. He is by far the best orthopedic. He's very caring of his patients. We are honored to have him as a doctor.
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My wife and I were nervous about our 2 year old having double hip surgery. Prior to the my little girl entering the operating room , I asked Dr. Nelson if I could pray for him, his staff and my daughter. He agreed and respectfully bowed his head. After I said Amen, he continued the prayer with a thoughtfulness and sincerity that can only come from a man with a big heart. Every interaction with Dr. Nelson has been uplifting to my family. He is really an answer to our prayers. Thank you.
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Dr. Nielson was highly recommended by a Ped. Chief of Ortho. from another hospital to perform open surgery on our 10 year old. All my questions were answered and I was very comfortable leaving our daughter in the hands of Dr. Nielson and his team. He is an excellent doctor and I highly recommend him.
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My family experience is incredible. He has performed wonderfully well for our daughter' surgery, {SAMIRA AHMED}. We will never forget him and his kindness. He is the best after GOD almighty.
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Biography

Dr. Scott Nelson, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Loma Linda, CA and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from Loma Linda University School Of Medicine in 1996 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2009
Ucsd
Fellowship Hospital
2001
Loma Linda University Med Center
Residency Hospital
1997
Loma Linda University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1996
Loma Linda University School Of Medicine
Medical School
2009
2001
1997
1996

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Locations

Loma Linda University Health Care Orthopedic Surgery Department

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76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average