Dr. Ian Nelson, MD

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Dr. Ian Nelson, MD
I am from Elkart, IN where I played football, basketball, and baseball at Concord High School. For my undergraduate degree I went to Butler University where I was a 3 year starter at quarterback for the Bulldogs. I then stayed in Indianapolis for medical school before moving to Madison, WI for my orthopedic residency. I then spent an extra year in Southern California where I did my subspecialty sports fellowship at Kaiser Permanente before making my journey back home to Indiana. In my journey through college and beyond I have had 5 orthopedic surgeries myself. This gives me a unique insight into the pains and concerns of my patients. Given my own injuries and loss of athletic seasons at times I approach every injury with the sensitivity and care I experienced from the wonderful surgeons and teams who cared for me in the past.

Dupont location

2512 E Dupont Rd Ste 110

Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Contact Information

(260) 436-8686

Dr. Ian Nelson, MD

Dr. Ian Nelson, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Sagamore Health Network
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Care Philosophy

I make every effort to treat every patient with my sports-specific mindset in an effort to not only get them back to daily activities, but truly get them back to their full potentials as fast as possible. I do not aim for good enough, but rather for excellent. Also, I take significant pride in the time and quality I have with patient interaction to ensure that questions are answered and the patient's goals are at the center of treatment decisions.
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Dr. Nelson's Experience

Dr. Nelson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Sports Medicine
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Nelson does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Bone Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sports Injuries


  • ACL Surgery
  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.


  • Butler University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2005
  • In Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2009
  • University Of Wisconsin / Madison
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2014
  • Kaiser Permanente
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2015

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Nelson has no awards or honors listed.

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
based on 6 total reviews (6 with comments)
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 (6)
in New Haven,IN |
My son 16 had a broken collarbone and he not only fixed it with a plate but was very informative and kind.. choose him every time
in Ft Wayne, IN |
Dr. Nelson is extremely easy to talk to. I felt like he listened carefully to my health issues and instead of jumping to surgery as the first option (like many surgeons do) he gave me several options to consider - including physical therapy. He was very knowledgable and compassionate.
in Ft Wayne, IN |
Dr Nelson and his staff were simply amazing! Very upbeat and positive!
in New Haven, IN. 46774 |
Dr. Nelson is a very caring sympathetic Dr...He listened to me unlike another I had seen prior to seeing him...I would highly recommend him to anyone I know and I already have...
Ft Wayne, IN |
Dr. Nelson is a very knowledgeable doctor and explains things in great detail. He was very kind and never made me feel like he was in a rush to get through my appointment. I really appreciated his specific instructions on how to get better as quickly as possible.
in fort wayne |
He made me feel like i made up the problems i was having with my knees. I left crying in my car. He did not gove me the answers i needed.
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Dr. Nelson accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Sagamore Health Network
    Sagamore Plus
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Nelson has admitting privileges

Lutheran Health Network - The Orthopedic Hospital
7952 W Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
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Dupont Hospital
2520 E Dupont Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
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Parkview Regional Medical Center
11109 Parkview Plaza Dr
Fort Wayne, IN 46845
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Lutheran Hospital of Indiana
7950 W Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
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