Andrew Nelson, DO

Patient Rating:

4.9 Read all reviews

My Specialties:

Orthopedic Surgery, Board-eligible, Fellowship Trained; Sports Medicine, Fellowship Trained

My Areas of Focus:

Sports Medicine, Cartilage Replacement, Arthroscopy Surgery




Silverton Medical Center

About Me:

Dr. Nelson is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery and cartilage restoration. He earned a medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences–COMP. He completed residency at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis, OR, with core rotations at Oregon Health and Sciences University, Shriners Hospitals for Children, and Legacy Emanuel. He completed a sports medicine fellowship at Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Southern California, with coverage of multiple NCAA, USA, and professional teams and athletes. Dr. Nelson’s passion is to provide compassionate and comprehensive orthopedic and sports medicine care, no matter his patients’ age, activity level or injury.

Hospitals Served: Legacy Silverton Medical Center

Patient Rating

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Average Rating:  4.9 out of 5.0

  May 11, 2023
Medical assistant Andy and PA Chad Palmer as well as Dr Nelson we're all terrific. I was so nervous and scared and they all put me at ease quickly and I felt confident I was in good hands

  May 8, 2023
Everything at this office was amazing no complaints there, but when I called to schedule appointment the receptionist or office person was not the best very short and kinda rude.but u knew I needed the appointment and I knew the Dr. Was good so made appointment anyways if not I would have gone some where different right off the back based on that call... Once at the office visit was super good...

  May 8, 2023
Dr Nelson is very knowledgeable and utilizes a common sense approach to orthopedic care that I value and respect.

  Apr 25, 2023
Dr. Nelson is caring, compassionate, and extremely knowledgeable.

  Apr 17, 2023
Arrived 15 minutes prior as requested and waited a full 15 minutes before receptionist acknowledged my presence and did intake. She was brusque and not particularly welcoming

  Apr 17, 2023
All my legacy experiences have been good. I am sorry that my primary doctor was denied the service of her scribe because then she has to focus on writing her accounts & has less time for me to ask questions.

  Apr 11, 2023
Amazing service

  Apr 6, 2023
Very professional.

  Apr 4, 2023
Dr. Nelson and his staff always helpful and respectful.

  Apr 3, 2023
Extremely long wait time in the lobby, for both of our appointments. Otherwise, everyone is great and provides great care!

  Mar 24, 2023
All the staff is very friendly..Doctor is the best

  Mar 21, 2023
Both Dr Nelson as well as his staff are awesome at explaining everything and very professional and efficient. You know you're in the best hands.

  Mar 13, 2023
Dr. Nelson & staff were very helpful, always answered any question or concerns I had. Always on time & courteous I would recommend them to anyone in need of a ortho doctor.

  Feb 28, 2023
Everyone was extremely nice & very helpful. Dr Nelson is excellent. My husband has been his patient for approximately 8mo. He recommended him to me because, he liked him & staff so much.

  Feb 21, 2023
The office was supposed to send a referral over to Salem Rehab and I have called twice, they said they sent it but I just called salem rehab today and they still don't have it and tomorrow it'll be 2 weeks. I am going to see a different Doctor since your group can't seem to get the referral over in a timely manner.

  Feb 16, 2023
Dr. Nelson explained my knee x-ray and condition very well, answered my questions, gave me options for treatment, and set up a follow-up appointment. A friend recommended Dr. Nelson to me for my knee pain and I will continue to see him in the future. I very much appreciate the time he took to explain what he saw in the x-rays and answer my questions.

  Feb 7, 2023
Very impressed Dr. Nelson and the speed that I was able to schedule an MRI, get results & see Dr. Nelson.

  Feb 7, 2023
To be fair, this was the first time I saw Dr Nelson. I was extremely impressed with the quality of care provided. Dr Nelson answered all my questions and provided me with options for treatment. I would recommend Legacy Health and Dr Nelson to my friends and family.

  Feb 6, 2023
Dr. Nelson is amazing.

  Jan 31, 2023
Just waited too long while I was in the room. Doctor himself was quite professional.

  Jan 30, 2023
Always great service wit Dr Nelson

  Jan 23, 2023
Phone waiting times and waiting on the office is a real problem for this office and for any Legacy office I've ever experienced.

  Jan 19, 2023
Dr. Nelson was very clear on the surgery. Dr. Nelson has a great bedside manner. I have had a lot of surgeries. His attitude and his demeanor are very good. It is very nice to see somebody with such high energy. I am grateful that he is a part of the legacy health team.

  Jan 17, 2023
All was good

  Jan 12, 2023
He listened carefully to my concerns and recommened forms of treatment I hadn't concidered.

  Jan 9, 2023
I felt heard and had my questions answered. Dr. Nelson was very respectful and worked hard to get me scheduled for my surgery.

  Jan 5, 2023
Dr. Nelson's MA's are the best! So helpful, friendly, professional! Dr. Nelson is attentive, best active listener, so knowledgeable about what he does.

  Jan 3, 2023
It's hard getting results/follow ups unless I call on my own & even then I don't always get a response right away and sometimes it's not for a few days. I've gotten different answers from multiple people as well so I never know if it's from the doctor or what the MA's think I should do.

  Dec 13, 2022
I like Dr. Nelson. He has a good bedside manner. He's friendly and isn't rushing in and out like a lot of doctors do.

  Dec 12, 2022
Dr. Nelson was courteous and informative. We had a good talk and he responded to all my questions

  Dec 6, 2022
We had to send the referral twice. Apparently the first one got lost.

  Dec 5, 2022
Dr. Nelson has taken small steps so we good see if they made my shoulder feel better prior to recommending a MRI. I appreciate the fact that we are not talking surgery unless It Is absolutely necessary as I have indicated to him. He listens to what I have to say. He is a natural in talking with you and give you confidence

  Nov 15, 2022
Dr. Nelson is very nice and a very good Orthopedic Doctor.

  Nov 10, 2022
Dr Nelson actively listens. He clearly laid out potential future decisions. The injection that I received on this visit was the most effective yet. I feel that I understand the possibilities, and limits, of future treatments.Please thank Dr Nelson for his competence and kindness.

  Oct 17, 2022
Dr. Nelson was very nice and thro. He made sure my son could understand his injury and how to take care of it. Making sure we both knew to contact his office anytime with concern or questions.

  Sep 27, 2022
Excellent care

  Sep 27, 2022
Very knowledgeable. Took the time to explain the pros and cons of the treatment.

  Sep 26, 2022
This was one of the best medical experiences I have had in a long while

  Sep 19, 2022
I was treated with the utmost care and explanations of my treatments.

  Sep 19, 2022

  Sep 15, 2022
Fair diagnosis leaving room for future inquiries...

  Aug 29, 2022
Only needed the provider for emergency visit

  Aug 29, 2022
Excellent care

  Aug 23, 2022
Dr Nelson and his team is the best experience I've had in any dr's in Salem. He explains surgery and recovery in detail and takes all the time I need. The office runs like clockwork and every call returned in an hr. I'm thrilled with my recovery and the personal care taking care of my shoulder!

  Aug 23, 2022
Very pleasant and knowledgeable! The other staff were extremely kind & pleasant! I look forward to them taking care of me!

  Aug 15, 2022
Great experience with Dr. Nelson - Recommended a shot that helped me!

  Aug 2, 2022
Dr Nelson was great, very professional, communicated effectively and explained my injury in a way I could understand

  Jul 12, 2022
Dr Nelson is very clear in his discussions and very easy to understand. Very personable.

  Jun 28, 2022
Dr Nelson was amazing. I absolutely love him, and this was the first visit.

  Jun 21, 2022
Very thorough explanation of all the options for treatment.

  Jun 21, 2022
He was very polite and very helpful. He listened to me

  Jun 16, 2022
Dr Nelson is someone that engeners confidence in his competence. He is personable. He does indeed listen.

  Jun 13, 2022
Dr Nelson is totally awesome I hope the course of action he recommended will help me greatly ... He is very personable and I was very at Ease and he did an awesome job with the injection.

  Jun 9, 2022
Dr Nelson is professional, courtious, kind, helpful, knowedgable and personable.