It’s easy to focus on the basics when evaluating your doctor. Did they go to medical school? Are they in your insurance plan’s network? Do they have a good reputation with patients and the medical community? These questions are an important part of choosing and building a relationship with your physician, but we also believe knowing more about your physician leads to better communication around your healthcare! At Columbia Surgical Associates we want you to have a familiar face behind the stethoscope, it can make all the difference to your quality of care!
Dr. Nelson and her husband have 3 children and live in Columbia, MO. Dr. Nelson is originally from Iowa, where she did her undergraduate studies. She graduated medical school in 2009 from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Nelson is a board-certified general surgeon, an associate fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. Dr. Nicole Nelson joined Columbia Surgical Associates in the fall of 2014 as a general surgeon. She specializes in breast cancer and melanoma. In her free time she enjoys running, biking and spending time with her family.