Dr. David Robert Nelson, MD

Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gainesville, FL 32610 (5 other locations)
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About David Robert Nelson MD

Dr. David Robert Nelson, MD is a health care provider primarily located in Gainesville, FL, with other offices in Jacksonville, FL and GAINESVILLE, FL. He has 33 years of experience. His specialties include Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine. Dr. Nelson is affiliated with UF Health Shands Hospital.

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  • Patients' Choice Award (2014, 2012, 2011)

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  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014, 2012, 2011)

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  • On-Time Doctor Award (2014)

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Dr. David Robert Nelson has 6 locations

Shands Healthcare 1600 SW Archer Rd Gainesville, FL 32610
Powell Center For Rare Disease Research And Therapy 2004 Mowry Rd Gainesville, FL 32610
Uf Health Endoscopy Center 2001 SW 13th St Gainesville, FL 32608
University Of Florida Gastroenterology 1600 SW Archer Rd Rm 12 Gainesville, FL 32610
Uf Health Jacksonville 655 W 8th St Jacksonville, FL 32209
Select Specialty Hospital Gainesville 1600 SW ARCHER RD FL 5 GAINESVILLE, FL 32610


Dr. David Robert Nelson has the following 2 specialties

Specialty Expertise

Dr. David Robert Nelson has the following 12 areas of expertise

  • Viral Human Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis C
  • Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Celiac Disease
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Colonoscopy
  • Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Constipation


33 Years Experience

Suny Upstate Medical University College Of Medicine

Graduated in 1990

University Of Florida Health


Dr. David Robert Nelson Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Avmed Choice
  • AvMed Choice POS - Large Group
  • AvMed Empower
  • AvMed Empower - Small Employer Groups (1-50)
  • AvMed Engage
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS FL Blue Choice
  • BCBS FL myBlue
  • BCBS Florida myBlue
  • BCBSA Blue Card High Performance Network
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health PPO
  • Florida Blue BlueCare HMO
  • Florida Blue BlueOptions
  • Multiplan PPO
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. David Robert Nelson

David R. Nelson, M.D., is a professor of medicine and associate dean for clinical research in the University of Florida College of Medicine and director of the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Funded in part by the National Institutes of Health, the UF CTSI helps improve how biomedical research is conducted and enables scientists to work together to speed the translation of laboratory discoveries into clinical treatments. Dr. Nelson received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and his medical degree from SUNY Upstate University in Syracuse. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Massachusetts and obtained fellowship training in gastroenterology and hepatology at UF. Dr. Nelson's area of clinical expertise is hepatology with an emphasis on the management of viral hepatitis and liver cancer. Dr. Nelson also has strong translational research interests, focusing primarily on the immunopathogenesis and treatment of chronic hepatitis C and hepatocellular carcinoma. He oversees more than 15 active clinical trials and has a 15-year track record of NIH funding. Dr. Nelson serves as principal investigator on basic science, clinical research and training grants in gastroenterology and hepatobiliary diseases. He has an impressive record of academic achievement with more than $30 million in research funding and more than 200 publications.


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