Dr. Valerie Nelson, MD

Dr. Valerie Nelson, MD

Medical OncologyFemaleAge 43

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

New Patient

(847) 260-7897

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Dr. Valerie Nelson, MD is a Medical Oncology Specialist in Grayslake, IL and has over 13 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University Of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine medical school in 2008. She is affiliated with medical facilities Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Nelson to book an appointment.

Locations

Northwestern Medical Group

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(847) 260-7897
Northwestern Medical Group - Pavilion A: Cancer Center1475 E Belvidere Rd Grayslake, IL 60030
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Northwestern Medical Group

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Pavilion A Level 11000 N Westmoreland Rd Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Northwestern Medicine Primary & Specialty Care

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Glenview Outpatient Care Center2701 Patriot Blvd Glenview, IL 60026
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Nelson is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Lake Forest, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Nelson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nelson

4.7

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Dr Nelson is a very knowledgeable Doctor. I feel blessed that I chose the right oncologist. She gave me hope and compassion. She answered all my questions about the chemo I was getting, and I felt good about the path she chose for me. It was the right one! I was in great hands!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Very happy with Dr.Nelson approach to my very rare leukemia cancer . I was very fortune that after only a few (8) weeks of treatments ordered by Dr.Nelson my results were normal, and I am hoping to be in remission for long time.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Douglas Surovy in Riverwoods, IL – Oct 30, 2019
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Dr. Nelson is a both a great doctor and great person. Every doctor should take the time with their patients that she does. Very personable and caring, which is what you need when you are going through chemo.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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HUNTLEY, IL – Oct 02, 2018
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Dr.Nelson is smart, kind, and compassionate. What more could you want in an oncologist.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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Jill in Antioch, IL – Jan 11, 2016
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Experience
Background

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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
Anemia
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson treats Anemia more than 92% of her peers

Dr. Nelson treats this condition more than 92% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Aplastic Anemia
  • Anemia of Pregnancy
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA)
  • Chronic Anemia
  • Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D - HUS)
  • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, Pregnancy Related
  • D-Positive Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D + HUS)
  • Diamond-Blackfan Anemia
  • Hemolytic Anemia, Acquired Autoimmune
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Hereditary Spherocytosis
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Megaloblastic Anemia
  • Microcytic Hypochromic Anemia
  • Myelpathic Anemia
  • Neonatal Anemia
  • Nutritional Anemia
  • Nutritional Sideroblastic Anemia
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts-1
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts-2
  • Secondary Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia With Spinocerebellar Ataxia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia, Pyridoxine-Responsive, Autosomal Recessive
  • Warm Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
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Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson treats Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma more than 87% of her peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, During Pregnancy
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Gastric
Erythropoietin Test
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson performs Erythropoietin Test more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Nelson performs this procedure more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Nelson's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Erythropoietin Test
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Hemophilia
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Melanoma
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Pancytopenia
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Purpura
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Sarcoma
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency

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Dr. Nelson accepts the following insurance:

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Aetna PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
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HealthLink
HFN
Humana
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Humana HMO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I give my patients the best cancer care available in the context of a compassionate and honest partnership, ensuring our treatments are not only effective...Read more

Specialties

  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

2014
McGaw Medical Center Of Northwestern University
Fellowship Hospital
2011
McGaw Medical Center Of Northwestern University
Residency Hospital
2008
University Of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Valerie Nelson, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (847) 260-7897, and for other questions, call (847) 582-2134.

Does Dr. Valerie Nelson, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Nelson has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Valerie Nelson, MD accepting new patients?

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

Dr. Nelson frequently treats Anemia, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, and Erythropoietin Test. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Nelson treats.

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

Dr. Nelson's office is located at 1475 E Belvidere Rd, Grayslake, IL 60030. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital

Lake Forest, IL

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Chicago, IL

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)