Andrew Nelson, DO

Accepting new patients

Patient Rating:

5.0 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, Legacy Silverton Medical Center

Patient Rating

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Average Rating:  5.0 out of 5.0

  May 21, 2024

  May 21, 2024
He was very thorough about explaining my condition and listened to my concerns. Gave me options when possible.

  May 20, 2024
Very good experience everyone treated me very kindly thank you

  May 7, 2024
Dr. Nelson, Sandie and Erin are all absolutely FANTASTIC!!

  May 7, 2024
Dr Nelson is an amazing doctor has great bedside manner he's very professional

  Apr 2, 2024
I had a particularly good experience with this visit (and others in the past). Dr, nurses, and staff are always positive and eager to answer any of my questions - and I don't hold back because I am generally curious about procedures and processes. Wait times are minimal and the staff is very respectful of my time. If there was any slight delay it was overshadowed by their attentiveness and generally positive attitudes.

  Mar 15, 2024
I really enjoyed my visit- I appreciated everyone's helpfulness, kind and friendly care.

  Mar 4, 2024
This provided is always kind, full of knowledge And gentle as possible.

  Feb 6, 2024
Dr Nelson is the best of the best, he is the friendliest and nicest doctor I have ever had, wish I could get him as my primary care doc

  Feb 1, 2024
It is always an easy visit. Everyone is so nice and friendly. We never have to wait to long.

  Jan 29, 2024
Dr Nelson was absolutely fantastic. He listened to my concerns, explained all my options and helped me understand at a basic level what was going on with my knee. He provided future plans and things to look out for, and was incredibly thorough and kind.

  Jan 29, 2024
Dr Nelson is an outstanding medical doctor and an AMAZING surgeon. I feel so blessed that he provided my shoulder and biceps surgeries! He's a jewel in the medical field! He actually listens to what I say and is genuine in his care and responses!

  Jan 18, 2024
It has been a great experience. Lots of appointments and very helpful in understanding it all.

  Jan 18, 2024
Receptionists are always fast, efficient and kind. I'm never in the waiting room longer than 5 minutes max (awesome!!) before my appointment. Dr Nelson's energy matches mine & he did a "beyond outstanding job" on my surgery and follow up. He and his assistant both answered all the questions I had & am SO happy & fortunate that I got the BEST surgeon to fix my shoulder. My livelihood depends on my ability to move & he secured that livelihood. I could not be more grateful!!

  Jan 18, 2024
I appreciate the concern and caring extended to me and my condition. Extreme care and know I am in good hands for treatment

  Jan 12, 2024
Dr. Nelson was outstanding! He knew what my knee problem was before he even entered the room just by looking at the X-rays. He explained what was going on and showed me on the X-rays what the issue was. He was very kind and explained in layman's terms what was happening. I am so grateful to him, and I wish I had come to him months earlier. He referred me to another surgeon which I appreciate immensely.

  Jan 9, 2024
Dr. Nelson is FANTASTIC and I would HIGHLY recommend him to everyone

  Dec 21, 2023
One of the best doctors I have ever seen. He heard me and really cared about what was happening.

  Dec 21, 2023
Dr Nelson has done 2 surgeries ( hand)(shoulder) and an injection (knee). I have the utmost confidence in him,as does my husband.

  Dec 4, 2023
The dr is veery knowledgeable and explains things so I can easily understand all aspects.

  Nov 21, 2023
I really appreciate Dr. Nelson.

  Nov 16, 2023
It was good

  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.