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Dr. Joel Byron Nelson MD is a male Emergency Medicine Specialist, has 22 years of experience and practices in Urology, Emergency Medicine, and Preventive Medicine.
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Dr. Joel Nelson has 2 office locations.
Department of Urology
5200 Centre Ave
Ste 209
Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA 15232

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Locations and availability (2)
License & Identifications

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Patient Reviews

3.5
  • Currently 3.5 of 4 stars
(15)
Patient comments (8)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Joel Nelson is Excellent. Dr. Nelson has been reviewed by 15 patients who have provided 8 comments. The rating is 3.5 out of 4 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 3.7
  • Currently 3.6666666666667 of 4 stars
Promptness 3.5
  • Currently 3.5 of 4 stars
Courteous Staff 3.8
  • Currently 3.75 of 4 stars
Accurate Diagnosis 3.8
  • Currently 3.8333333333333 of 4 stars
Bedside Manner 3.1
  • Currently 3.1428571428571 of 4 stars
Spends Time with Me 3.3
  • Currently 3.2857142857143 of 4 stars
Follows Up After Visit 3.2
  • Currently 3.2307692307692 of 4 stars

Specialties & Research

Dr. Joel Nelson, MD is board certified in Urology.

  • He has special expertise in 11 areas:
  • Biological Therapy (Immunotherapy)
  • Castration (Orchiectomy)
  • Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
  • Hormone-Dependent Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer (Renal Cell Carcinoma)
  • Kidney Stones (Kidney Calculi)
  • Laproscopic Surgery (Laparoscopy)
  • Local Neoplasm Recurrence
  • Prostate Cancer (Prostatic Neoplasm)
  • Prostate Surgery (Prostatectomy)

Education & Awards

Dr. Nelson graduated from Northwestern University, Chicago. He has 4 awards.

Awards  
One of America's Leading Experts on:
Prostate Cancer (Prostatic Neoplasm)
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® (2002 - 2008, 2010 - 2014)
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® for Cancer (2005 - 2007, 2009 - 2012, 2014)
Patients' Choice Award (2010, 2013)

Affiliations

Dr. Nelson has 12 hospital affiliations:

  • UPMC Presbyterian/Shadyside 
  • UPMC South Side 

Accepted Insurance Plans

Dr. Nelson accepts these health insurances in at least one office:

  • UPMC Health Plan - 13 plans
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield - 15 plans
  • Great-West Healthcare - 3 plans
  • Unicare - 11 plans
  • Aetna - 2 plans
  • Gateway Health Plan - 1 plan

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Where does Dr. Joel B. Nelson practice?
Dr. Joel Nelson practices Urology, Emergency Medicine, and Preventive Medicine near Pittsburgh, PA.
See Pittsburgh Urologists, Pittsburgh Emergency Physicians, and Pittsburgh Preventive Medicine Specialists.