Dr. Scott Nelson, MD

Dr. Scott Nelson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 47
(12)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Scott Nelson, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Loma Linda, CA. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 21 years.

25455 Barton Rd Ste 102B

Loma Linda, CA 92354

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • 4 More

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Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
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more than 54% of peers
Bursitis
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more than 53% of peers
Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
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more than 45% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Clubfoot
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Deformity
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Spine Deformities
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Slipped Epiphysis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

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Procedures

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Complex Pediatric Spine Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fusion
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Limb Lengthening
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tenoplasty of Digital Tendon

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nelson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nelson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nelson to family and friends
5.0
based on 12 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Nelson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Henderson |
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!
in Moreno Valley, CA |
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.
in Dana Point, CA |
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.
Corona, CA |
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.
in Lagos, Nigeria |
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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Dr. Nelson accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • 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

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Hospitals where Dr. Nelson has admitting privileges

Loma Linda University Medical Center
11234 Anderson St
Loma Linda, CA 92354
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Loma Linda University Medical Center - East Campus
25333 Barton Rd
Loma Linda, CA 92354
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