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



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

  Oct 10, 2023
It's always a pleasant experience visiting with Dr. Nelson & staff.

  Oct 9, 2023
I have been sent to multiple different doctors, Physical therapist, etc and Dr. Nelson was the ONLY person who said "the pain is real, you are not crazy". He went above and beyond, and found multiple solutions to care for my injury.

  Oct 3, 2023
Dr Andrew Nelson & all of his staff, were wonderful. They always treat my husband and I, with complete respect and kindnesses. Everyone is friendly as well. Dr Andrew Nelson is always knowledgeable if your condition & how to handle it..

  Sep 26, 2023
Was a referral. Office said they called me to schedule but I did not receive and no addl call. I had to make appt myself

  Sep 25, 2023
Nelson was great!

  Sep 15, 2023
Friendly, warm, happy

  Sep 14, 2023
Office was very helpful in getting my daughter squeezed in same day. Went above and beyond to get us scheduled.

  Aug 29, 2023
Very helpful staff and doctor.

  Aug 29, 2023
As an ortho surgeon, he is great.

  Aug 28, 2023
Everyone was so great to deal with, it really made a difference in my day to have all the help I needed during this less-than-ideal time in my life with the Injury I sustained. Dr. Nelson and his staff are fantastic, and I feel extremely lucky that I got them as my care team! I have no complaints at all.

  Aug 21, 2023
Everyone we had contact with was very friendly and willing to talk and help. We had a very good experience with Legacy.

  Aug 17, 2023
Dr Nelson is amazing!!

  Aug 14, 2023
They told me at first I couldn't see the Dr because I didn't have an X-ray that no one told me to do! When I suggested they switch ed what I would be seeing him For to the other leg which he had X-rays for they told me they would t and I left angry after driving o et 100 mi on a blistering day to see him and taking a half day off of work. When I went back in to get names a nice asst from the back said they would switch and ushered me back. Getting someone o. The phone to make appointments or ask a question is near impossible!

  Aug 14, 2023
Dr Nelson is knowledgeable, engaged and very competent. I have a high level of confidence in his medical care

  Aug 14, 2023
Dr Nelson, PA Stenger, the nurses and staff are excellent.

  Jul 18, 2023
Dr Nelson is a kind concerned Dr. He takes his time to explain and listens to your needs. He has a great personality and truly loves his work he is very knowledgeable and compassionate about his job to help people. His bedside manner is great. Making you feel comfortable with a smile and whatever your concerns are. If more drs. Were like this man, the medical field would sure benefit. Thank you for all you do in making a difference in people's lives Dr. Nelson.

  Jul 6, 2023
Great care!

  Jun 27, 2023
Great orthopedist!! He was extremely knowledgeable and truly listened to me and crafted a plan of action that I fully agree with.

  Jun 20, 2023
Already have recommended Dr. Nelson to a family member

  Jun 5, 2023
Dr. Nelson is wonderful. Easy to talk to. Friendly. Extremely knowledgeable!

  May 23, 2023
He was very pro-active....loved his energy and positive attitude.

  May 23, 2023
I was asked to complete a very lengthy questionnaire online, which I did, 48 hours before my appointment. It was extremely detailed and took a considerable amount of time to accurately complete. Surprisingly I was asked many of the same questions AGAIN before seeing the physician! One or the other experience was a waste of my time. Otherwise the visit was efficient and encouraging. I needed to be on my way to meet another appointment after seeing Dr. Nelson and every effort was made to get me on my way on time.

  May 16, 2023
I saw 2 surgeons before I found Dr. Nelson. The difference was night and day, he seemed more educated and caring. He took time to understood my concerns.

  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