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Dr. Christine Nielson Is this you?

About

Dr. Christine Nielson, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Fort Myers, FL, with other offices in Gainesville, FL and Greensboro, NC (and 4 other locations). She has 12 years of experience. Her specialties include Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Nielson is affiliated with Cape Coral Hospital, Lee Memorial Hospital and Shands Hospital at The Univ. of Florida. She speaks English.

Specialties

Dr. Christine Nielson has the following 3 specialties

  • Family Medicine

    A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
    The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.

  • Geriatric Medicine

    A geriatric specialist is a physician who treats the elderly population and the conditions that most commonly affect them. These doctors have special training in the effects of aging on the body and mind of a patient.
    Geriatric specialists treat common ailments faced by senior citizens, such as frailty, incontinence, memory problems, arthritis, senility, decreased functioning and more.
    In addition, geriatric specialists keep abreast of the different medications that an elderly person is prescribed to treat their more complex health issues in order to decrease adverse side effects and avoid dangerous drug interactions.

  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine

    Hospice care & Palliative medicine specialists focus their practice on pain management, symptom relief and qualify-of-life treatments to relieve the suffering of terminally ill patients. These doctors have specialized expertise in the treatment of patients with serious illnesses, advanced diseases and conditions resulting from catastrophic injury. Though often they work within hospice settings, they prevent and alleviate suffering appropriate at any age and stage of disease and can work alongside practitioners providing curative treatments.
    Hospice care & Palliative medicine focuses on depression, pain, fatigue, constipation, nausea, shortness of breath, loss of appetite and difficulty sleeping, among other conditions. They also alleviate psychosocial distress and other stressors that accompany terminal illnesses. They are skilled in guiding families through legal and ethical decision-making in end-of-life care and can address spiritual issues at these times. By coordinating care across settings by improving communication among providers, they improve access to information for families so that they understand the patient's condition and treatment options.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Nielson is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Cape Coral Hospital

    636 Del Prado Blvd S
    Cape Coral, FL 33990

  • Lee Memorial Hospital

    2776 Cleveland Ave
    Fort Myers, FL 33901

  • Shands Hospital at The Univ. of Florida

    1600 Sw Archer Rd
    Gainesville, FL 32610

  • Lee Memorial Hospital-Healthpark
  • Malcom Randall
  • Shands Hospital at The Univ. of Florida

    1600 SW Archer Rd
    Gainesville, FL 32610

  • Education

    12 Years Experience

  • University of Florida

    Graduated in 2001

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