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Dr. Joel Byron Nelson MD is a male Urologist, has 22 years of experience and practices in Urology.
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Dr. Joel Nelson has 2 office locations.
Shadyside
Department of Urology
5200 Centre Ave
Ste 209
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
(20)
Patient comments (8)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Joel Nelson is Excellent. Dr. Nelson has been reviewed by 20 patients who have provided 8 comments. The rating is 3.5 out of 4 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 3.7
  • Currently 3.6923076923077 of 4 stars
Promptness 3.5
  • Currently 3.5384615384615 of 4 stars
Courteous Staff 3.8
  • Currently 3.7692307692308 of 4 stars
Accurate Diagnosis 3.8
  • Currently 3.8461538461538 of 4 stars
Bedside Manner 3.2
  • Currently 3.2 of 4 stars
Spends Time with Me 3.3
  • Currently 3.3333333333333 of 4 stars
Follows Up After Visit 3.3
  • Currently 3.2857142857143 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 Horizon 
  • 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 near Pittsburgh, PA.
See Pittsburgh Urologists.