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Dr. Stephen Nelson Jr, MD

Pediatric Neurology ·  Male · Age 50

Dr. Nelson Jr

Tulane Lakeside

4720 S I 10 Service Rd W Metairie, LA 70001

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Dr. Stephen Nelson Jr, MD is a pediatric neurology specialist in Metairie, LA and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from Univ Of Ca in 2000 and specializes in pediatric neurology and pediatrics.

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Has cancelled my child's annual appointment 3 years in a row, final scheduled visit was not in the system and due to over crowding from Dr. Nelson taking 2 weeks off after having those clinic days fully booked my child was not able to be seen. Does not return phone calls. Does not care about parental concerns. Over books and reschedules appointments too frequently.
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Wonderful doctor, recommend to everyone!
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2-hour wait in the exam room. His nurse Tanisha is rude, ineffiecent, & unprofessional. After THREE months, I had to do a medical records request to see why my son was being referred to more specialists. They would not give me results & the doctor did not return my calls. Random specialist referrals were made with no clue as to why, and I was told to call around myself, as she had done everything correctly for her part. After FOUR months, still no CT scan or MRI scheduled, as I was told would be
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After a long road with my son in almost getting expelled, multiple visits w/ doctors and therapist along with counseling. With only one visit to Dr. Nelson I feel like we were thoroughly cared for and that my child was seen as a patient and not a pay check. I am relieved that I actually feel that I will finally have valuable answers for the money that I spend. Thank you for making me feel like family Dr. Nelson.
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Care Philosophy

All patients receive excellent care. Race, religion, insurance, method of payment, etc do not impact care. All patients deserve the best care possible.


  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatrics

Board Certifications

  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
  • Pediatrics


Stanford University
Fellowship Hospital
Wilford Hall Medical Center, USAF
Residency Hospital
Wilford Hall Medical Center, USAF
Internship Hospital
Univ Of Ca
Medical School
Calif State U
Undergraduate School


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(504) 988-5263

Dr. Nelson Jr accepts the following insurance:

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Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
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MultiPlan PPO
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Dr. Nelson Jr's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Brain Disorders
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Dr. Nelson Jr treats Brain Disorders more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Nelson Jr treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

All Headaches (incl. Migraine)

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson Jr treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Nelson Jr treats this condition more than 87% of his peers


Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson Jr treats Migraine more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Nelson Jr treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Basilar Migraine
  • Classic Migraine
  • Common Migraine
  • Complicated Migraine
  • Facioplegic Migraine
  • Familial Hemiplegic Migraine
  • Headache-Free Migraine
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Migrainous Stupor Migraine
  • Oculomotor Migraine
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Visual Migraine

Dr. Nelson Jr's conditions and procedures:

  • 24-Hour Ambulatory Electroencephalogram
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • ADHD Testing
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ataxia
  • Autism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baclofen Pump Therapy
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Intractable Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Developmental Delay
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Encephalomyelitis
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Evoked Potential Test
  • Febrile Convulsion
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Genetic Diseases
  • Genetic Fetal Risks
  • Genetic Predisposition to Autism
  • Headache
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Infantile Spasms
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intractable Epilepsy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Management of VNS Devices for the Treatment of Epilepsy
  • Migraine
  • Movement Disorders
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neurological Testing
  • Nystagmus
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Refractory Epilepsy
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Study
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spine Disorders
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Tic Disorders
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo



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    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    • Sat: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    • Sun: 8:30am - 5:30pm
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