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Cory Nelson, MD

Dr. Nelson is an orthopedic surgeon in the Scottsdale area. He is affiliated with Honorhealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center.
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Dr. Nelson saw more arthritis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more osteoarthritis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more torn meniscus patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more rotator cuff syndrome patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more rotator cuff tear patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more degenerative disc disease (DDD) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more sprained joint patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more sprained shoulder patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more herniated disc patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more spine condition patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more back problems patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more sprained knee patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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33 doctors
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Dr. Nelson saw spondylolisthesis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.

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46 doctors
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Dr. Nelson saw more repetitive stress injury (RSI) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more patellar tendonitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more tennis elbow patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.

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19 doctors
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18 doctors
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9 doctors
Dr. Nelson saw more frozen shoulder patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more tendonitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more chronic pain patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more sprained hip patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more broken bone patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw sprained neck patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw chondromalacia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw golfer's elbow patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.

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9 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Nelson saw tendon rupture patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.

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7 doctors
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Dr. Nelson saw sprained elbow patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.

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107 doctors
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Dr. Nelson saw spinal stenosis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.
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Dr. Nelson saw more sprained ankle patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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37 doctors
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Dr. Nelson saw sprained back patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.

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Locations

Dr. Nelson sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

Spine & Orthopedic Specialists
20401 N 73rd St
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
2,166 miles away
  • Spanish
Spine & Orthopedic Specialists
16838 E Palisades Blvd
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
2,158 miles away

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Credentials
  • George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 2003
  • Stony Brook University Hospital - Stony Brook, New York
    INTERNSHIP
  • Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic - Los Angeles, California
    FELLOWSHIP

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Orthopaedic Surgery
    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Orthopaedic Surgery
    3. Sports Medicine

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Nelson is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Honorhealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arise Health Plan
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Banner Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Dean Health Plan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Fallon Health
  • First Choice Health
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Hawaii Medical Assurance Association
  • Health Alliance
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthNow New York
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Hometown Health
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • MVP Health Care
  • MagnaCare
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • MedCost
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Network Health Plan
  • Optima Health
  • PacificSource
  • Pomco
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • Security Health Plan
  • Southeastern Indiana Health Organization
  • SummaCare
  • TRICARE
  • Trilogy Health Insurance
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Unity Health Insurance
  • WPS Health Insurance
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield