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

  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.

  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.